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Marine Weather and Tides
San Rafael, CA

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10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:48AMSunset 5:58PM Saturday February 23, 2019 7:05 AM PST (15:05 UTC) Moonrise 10:57PMMoonset 9:37AM Illumination 82% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 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 The San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 214 Am Pst Sat Feb 23 2019
Today..E winds up to 10 kt...becoming sw this afternoon.
Tonight..W winds up to 10 kt. A slight chance of rain.
Sun..S winds up to 10 kt. A slight chance of rain.
Sun night..W winds up to 10 kt. A slight chance of rain.
Mon..S winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. A chance of rain.
Mon night..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Rain likely.
Tue..S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Rain likely.
Wed..S winds 5 to 10 kt. A chance of rain.
PZZ500 214 Am Pst Sat Feb 23 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Generally light west to northwest winds will continue overnight and tomorrow. Winds will turn southerly late this weekend and continue into mid-week. Light to moderate northwest swell will persist into next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near San Rafael, 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
337 am pst Sat feb 23 2019

Synopsis Dry and seasonably cool conditions will prevail across
most of the region through the weekend. The exception may be the
north bay where there is a chance of light rain late in the
weekend. A plume of moisture will bring moderate to heavy rain to
the broader region for the first half of next week though the
exact positioning of the heaviest rains continues to vary.

Another potentially wet system may bring more rain to the region
late next week and into the following weekend.

Discussion As of 3:30 am pst Saturday... Overnight temperatures
are 5 to 15 degrees cooler versus 24 hours ago despite dew points
running 10 to 15 degrees warmer. Both nights featured clear skies
but differ in that last night featured light to breezy winds for
the majority of the night, where as winds early this morning are
mostly calm across the region. The lack of winds this morning
means the relatively warmer layers aloft decoupled from the
surface layer, allowing it to radiational cool down towards the
dew point. Latest observations suggest temperatures are now
approaching their dew point readings, meaning the cooling rate
will decrease significantly. Sunrise temperatures will be slightly
warmer this morning due to the higher overall dew points versus
24 hours ago despite being significantly cooler at this hour.

The synoptic scale pattern currently features a benign
northwesterly flow aloft with a much deeper 534dm 500mb open wave
farther northward. Forecast models suggest this open wave trough
will descend southward along the british columbia coastline
through the next 24 hours before stalling out near seattle. This
upper low stalls out due to the presence of a broad low amplitude
ridge blocking its southward progression into california.

Satellite imagery model data show the presence of a 0.80-0.90"
precipitable water plume straddling the border of the weak ridge
to the south and the aforementioned trough to the north. The
stalling upper low will tap into this moisture plume through the
weekend, but given the synoptic setup, will keep the bulk of any
rain confined to the northern extremes of sonoma napa counties
and farther northward. Previous model runs have steadily slowed
and shunted northward the precipitation this weekend with the
latest runs continue that line of thinking.

A secondary vorticity pulse will round the base of the trough
later Sunday into early Monday and reinvigorate the broader
trough. The trough deepens and expands southward Sunday night into
Monday, which finally allows precipitation to expand southward
through the north bay and into the immediate san francisco bay
area by Monday morning.

At the same time Monday, a secondary closed low that developed
north of hawaii will steadily move eastward towards northern
california. This secondary feature will drive a deeper
precipitable water plume (1.15-1.25") towards california, which
the strengthening deepening low near seattle will be able to
interact with. This moisture plume looks significant enough to be
classified as a weak to moderate atmospheric river plume and is
expected to bring wet conditions to much of northern california
from Monday through midweek. Forecast confidence remains on the
very low end regarding the positioning of this atmospheric
moisture plume, given that the GFS focuses the bulk of the plume
over the immediate san francisco bay area and the latest run of
the euro has pushed the bulk of the moisture much farther
northward, from ukiah up to central oregon. This is a significant
change, especially when contrasted with previous runs and other
models. Usually we can count on the GFS coming into alignment with
the euro when the euro has high run to run consistency, but the
latest run of the euro removes that possibility. For now, will
treat the last run of the euro as somewhat of an outlier and focus
more on consistency of previous euro runs, with a slight blend
towards the GFS solution in the current forecast package.

Assuming the current forecast package is correct (it will change
in the coming days), the heaviest rain is expected to fall across
the north bay between Monday and Tuesday afternoons. The north
bay mountains and coastal ranges could pick up 4-6" storm total,
with 2.5-3.5" for the inland valleys. Farther southward, 1.25-2.0"
are possible for san francisco, san mateo, alameda and contra
costa counties, plus the santa cruz mountains. Increasingly lesser
amounts are expected farther southward across the south bay and
monterey bay regions as the main moisture plume remains locked in
place farther northward. These numbers will most likely change
given the very low run to run and model to model data consistency.

Southerly winds will be breezy to occasionally gusty with this
storm system but are not expected to be nearly as strong as the
other recent storms that have battered the region since the new
year. Temperatures will be warmer, with highs in the 60s and
overnight lows in the low 50s.

Models agree that we will see a brief period of drying out later
Thursday into early Friday as a weak ridge develops in the buffer
space between the aforementioned storm system and a second storm
system. This second storm system is expected to bring another
round of unsettled wet, windy weather to the region late next week
through next weekend.

Aviation As of 03:37 am pst Saturday... For 12z tafs.VFR
through tonight with increasing high clouds today. Expect CIGS to
gradually lower into this evening and overnight. Guidance shows
development of patchy low clouds into tomorrow morning. Generally
light winds this morning turning onshore this afternoon.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. Light winds this morning turning onshore
in the afternoon, but expected to remain generally light (~10 kt).

Increasing high clouds today lowering into this evening.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to sfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR. Light winds around 10 kt becoming
onshore this afternoon. Increasing high clouds throughout the day
with patchy low cloud development overnight.

Marine As of 02:14 am pst Saturday... Generally light west to
northwest winds will continue overnight and tomorrow. Winds will
turn southerly late this weekend and continue into mid-week. Light
to moderate northwest swell will persist into next week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday None.

Public forecast: drp
aviation: as
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 5 mi36 min NE 1.9 G 2.9 44°F 53°F1025.6 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 6 mi37 min SW 1 40°F 1026 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 8 mi36 min N 2.9 G 5.1 44°F 1026 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 12 mi36 min S 1.9 G 4.1 40°F 1025.6 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 12 mi36 min SE 1.9 G 2.9 43°F 53°F1025.8 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 13 mi36 min ESE 9.9 G 11 45°F 1024.6 hPa
PXSC1 13 mi36 min 47°F 42°F
OBXC1 14 mi36 min 43°F 33°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 14 mi36 min SE 5.1 G 8 43°F 1025.8 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 14 mi36 min SE 8 G 9.9
LNDC1 16 mi36 min SSE 2.9 G 4.1 42°F 1025.7 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 17 mi36 min E 4.1 G 6 43°F 52°F1026 hPa
UPBC1 19 mi36 min W 1 G 1.9
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 19 mi36 min S 2.9 G 2.9 38°F 48°F1026 hPa38°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 23 mi36 min SSE 4.1 G 5.1 38°F 48°F1025.9 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 25 mi26 min NNW 7.8 G 12 50°F 53°F1026.1 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 27 mi36 min 51°F1025.1 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 28 mi81 min S 1 31°F 1025 hPa28°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 31 mi36 min Calm G 1.9 38°F 1025.8 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 35 mi36 min Calm G 1 39°F 52°F1026.3 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 48 mi26 min NNW 16 G 18 53°F1025.7 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA12 mi71 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy34°F33°F100%1025.7 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA19 mi72 minNNE 610.00 miMostly Cloudy34°F28°F82%1024.7 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA20 mi71 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy30°F30°F100%1025.7 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA22 mi73 minN 010.00 miFair37°F27°F67%1024.6 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA23 mi73 minSE 410.00 miA Few Clouds40°F32°F73%1025.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Point San Pedro, San Pablo Bay, California
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Sat -- 03:19 AM PST     6.13 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:49 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:16 AM PST     0.90 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:36 AM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 03:32 PM PST     5.25 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:56 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 09:20 PM PST     0.93 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 10:57 PM PST     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Point San Pablo Midchannel, San Pablo Bay, California Current
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Sat -- 01:31 AM PST     2.19 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 05:01 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:49 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:00 AM PST     -2.30 knots Max Ebb
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Sat -- 02:07 PM PST     1.76 knots Max Flood
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Sat -- 08:00 PM PST     -2.47 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 10:57 PM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 11:19 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
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