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Marine Weather and Tides
Richmond, CA

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Sunrise 6:58AMSunset 7:30PM Monday March 27, 2017 9:24 AM PDT (16:24 UTC) Moonrise 6:00AMMoonset 6:18PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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PZZ530 San Pablo Bay Suisun Bay The West Delta And San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 820 Am Pdt Mon Mar 27 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from noon pdt today through this evening...
Today..NW winds 10 to 20 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 25 kt in the evening decreasing to 5 to 15 kt after midnight.
Tue..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tue night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Wed..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 20 kt.
Fri..N winds 10 to 20 kt.
PZZ500 820 Am Pdt Mon Mar 27 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds will increase this afternoon and persist through midweek as a strong surface pressure gradient builds over the region. In addition, a building northwest swell will move through the coastal waters through midweek. Moderate to gusty northwest winds will then likely continue through late week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Richmond, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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national weather service san francisco bay area
750 am pdt Mon mar 27 2017

Synopsis Partly cloudy skies are forecast today along with
brisk northwest winds during the afternoon and evening. High
pressure will build over california through midweek, resulting in
dry weather and a warming trend through Wednesday. Slightly cooler
conditions are expected on Thursday as a weather system moves
into eastern california. That weather system will bring only a
slight chance of showers to the northern and eastern portions of
our area, and also result in blustery conditions near the coast
and in the hills by late Thursday. High pressure will redevelop
late in the week and result in warmer weather once again by the
weekend.

Discussion As of 7:45 am pdt Monday... Kmux shows that the last
few showers this morning have finally dissipated. Overall looks
very quiet for our weather today outside of breezy northwesterly
winds especially along the coast. Highs will mostly be in the 50s
to mid 60s. 12z NAM now in through Thursday continues to downplay
precipitation chances from the mid-week inside slider.

No major updates planned.

Previous discussion The weak frontal system that brought
light rain to much of our region Sunday afternoon and evening has
moved off to our east and south early this morning. Radar still
shows isolated light showers over our area, but all shower
activity is expected to end by daybreak as drier air continues to
move in from the northwest. That drier airmass is already
resulting in clearing in the north bay and this clearing trend is
expected to continue from north to south through this morning. By
afternoon, expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies in all
areas.

Surface high pressure will begin to build off the northern
california coast today and the resulting tightening pressure
gradients will generate brisk northwest winds along the coast
this afternoon. Local gusts up to 35 mph are possible in the
windier coastal locations from late afternoon through early
evening.

An upper level ridge is forecast to build over california during
the next few days, resulting in dry weather and a warming trend
through Wednesday. By Wednesday, high temperatures will be mostly
in the upper 60s and 70s, with a few lower 80s possible in
monterey and san benito counties.

Daytime temperatures on Thursday will cool by 5 to 10 degrees as
an inside slider type system drops inland to our east. The gfs
keeps all precipitation with this system to our north and east,
but the ECMWF tracks the system a bit farther to the west and
clips the northern and eastern fringes of our area with light
shower activity late Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Either
solution will result in blustery conditions in the hills and near
the coast by Thursday afternoon when locally strong northwest
winds develop. Northerly winds will ease near the coast by Friday,
but remain locally strong and gusty in the hills into Friday
night.

Upper level ridging is forecast to redevelop over california just
in time for the weekend, and current model projections indicate
dry and seasonably warm weather on both Saturday and Sunday.

Aviation As of 4:55 am pdt Monday for 12z tafs. Winds have
switched to the northwest overnight with a weak frontal passage.

ExpectVFR conditions to prevail after 16z. There are a few low
clouds around ksfo and kmry as of 11z, but not expecting there to
be significant impacts as the boundary layer continues to dry
through the day. West to northwest winds can be expected this
afternoon with possible gusts exceeding 25 kts in the afternoon.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR conditions early this morning with a few
low cloud decks. Expect ceilings to improve by 16z as drier air
continues to move in. West to northwest winds will become gusty
this afternoon in excess of 20 to 25 kts.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... A few low clouds continue to impact kmry
this morning with ceilings around 3000 ft. ExpectVFR conditions
by mid-morning with gusty west to northwest winds this afternoon,
notably at ksns.

Marine As of 04:47 am pdt Monday... Northwest winds will
increase this afternoon through at least Tuesday as a strong
surface pressure gradient builds across the region. At the same
time, a building northwest swell will pass through the waters.

Typical gusty spring time northwest winds will continue at least
through midweek and likely through Friday as the next weather
system will likely increase the surface pressure gradient once
again.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tday Sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm from 12 pm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm from 12 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 12 pm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm from 12 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm from 12 pm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Mry bay from 12 pm
sca... Sf bay from 12 pm
public forecast: bell/dykema
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 1 mi60 min WNW 4.1 G 6 55°F 1023.2 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 2 mi54 min NW 8.9 G 12 52°F 57°F1022.9 hPa
PXSC1 7 mi54 min 55°F 43°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 7 mi60 min NNW 6 G 9.9 53°F 1023.1 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 8 mi54 min NNW 6 G 8
OBXC1 8 mi72 min 53°F 46°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 9 mi54 min WNW 9.9 G 13 55°F 56°F1023.4 hPa
LNDC1 10 mi60 min NW 5.1 G 11 53°F 1023.1 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 10 mi54 min NW 4.1 G 6 54°F 58°F1023.5 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 12 mi54 min WNW 8.9 G 12 53°F 1022.5 hPa
UPBC1 16 mi54 min WNW 12 G 18
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 16 mi54 min W 13 G 17 52°F 56°F1022.8 hPa48°F
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 16 mi54 min 56°F6 ft
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 21 mi54 min W 8.9 G 12 52°F 55°F1022.6 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 27 mi99 min WNW 5.1 48°F 1022 hPa46°F
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 27 mi94 min NW 18 G 19 54°F 55°F6 ft1022.7 hPa (+1.5)
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 28 mi54 min WNW 8 G 12 53°F 1022.3 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 29 mi54 min WNW 8.9 G 11 54°F 59°F1022.8 hPa
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 46 mi94 min NW 18 G 21 55°F 55°F6 ft1022.5 hPa (+1.6)

Wind History for Point Potrero Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA17 mi31 minNW 910.00 miA Few Clouds56°F46°F72%1023.4 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA18 mi31 minWNW 710.00 miFair54°F46°F75%1021.6 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA19 mi29 minNW 710.00 miFair54°F44°F72%1023.7 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA20 mi28 minWNW 1010.00 miA Few Clouds55°F45°F69%1023.5 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA21 mi30 minN 510.00 miFair53°F46°F77%1022.1 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA22 mi30 minWNW 1110.00 miA Few Clouds55°F44°F67%1023.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Richmond Inner Harbor, San Francisco Bay, California
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Richmond Inner Harbor
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Mon -- 12:21 AM PDT     5.66 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:12 AM PDT     0.86 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:59 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 07:01 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 12:22 PM PDT     5.88 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:28 PM PDT     0.17 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:17 PM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 07:28 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 07:59 PM PDT     New Moon
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.65.54.83.62.31.30.91.11.934.25.25.85.753.72.20.90.30.312.13.54.7

Tide / Current Tables for Point Richmond .5 mi W, San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Point Richmond .5 mi W
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Mon -- 01:51 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:19 AM PDT     -1.24 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 06:59 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 07:01 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:24 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:52 AM PDT     1.15 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 02:00 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:38 PM PDT     -1.38 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 07:17 PM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 07:28 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 07:46 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:59 PM PDT     New Moon
Mon -- 11:15 PM PDT     1.19 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.90.5-0.1-0.8-1.2-1.1-0.8-0.20.30.71.11.110.6-0-0.7-1.3-1.3-1-0.50.10.611.2

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (12,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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