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Marine Weather and Tides
San Rafael, CA

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Sunrise 6:58AMSunset 7:05PM Saturday September 23, 2017 1:15 PM PDT (20:15 UTC) Moonrise 9:19AMMoonset 8:25PM Illumination 10% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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- 844 Am Pdt Sat Sep 23 2017
Today..N winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun..SW winds 5 kt...increasing to 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Sun night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Mon..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tue..NE winds 10 kt...becoming w.
Wed..NE winds 5 kt...becoming w.
PZZ500 844 Am Pdt Sat Sep 23 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure offshore will bring light to breezy north to northwest winds today and through the coming days. The northwest swell train that first arrived several days ago will continue to weaken.

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
1249 pm pdt Sat sep 23 2017

Synopsis Building high pressure over the eastern pacific will
result in a gradual warming trend through much of the upcoming
workweek.

Discussion As of 12:48 pm pdt Saturday... A cool, dry air mass
remains in place over the region this afternoon with temperatures
generally only warming into the 60s and 70s. While a few spots may
top out in the lower 80s inland, temperatures remain below
seasonal averages for most locations. For tonight, temperatures
will cool back into the 40s for most inland valley locations with
light winds and a mainly clear sky. With that said, cannot rule
out a few low clouds developing off of the central coast that may
briefly push inland over the monterey peninsula early Sunday
morning.

Daytime temperatures nudge up to near seasonal averages on Sunday as
the long-wave trough shifts eastward and a ridge of high pressure
begins to develop over the eastern pacific. With the building ridge
off of the coast, temperatures will continue on a gradual warming
trend into early next week with very little to no coastal stratus to
speak of. By Tuesday afternoon, widespread 80s will be likely region-
wide with some of the warmest inland valley locations and higher
elevations reaching into the 90s.

The ridge axis is then forecast to shift inland across northern
california by midweek with well above average temperatures likely to
develop. In addition, weak offshore flow will be possible by midweek
which will help drive warmer conditions all the way to the coast.

Currently, Wednesday and Thursday appear to be the warmest days of
the week with mid upper 80s possible at the coast and widespread 90s
inland. With 850 mb temperatures only forecast to warm to around 18-
19 deg c during this heat event, the heat risk will likely remain
low to potentially moderate. The dry air mass and mainly clear sky
conditions will also allow for modest cooling during the overnight
hours, further reducing any heat risks. Nonetheless, will closely
monitor model trends and adjust the forecast accordingly in the
coming days. Slight cooling is then expected by Friday of next week
as the ridge aloft weakens ahead of a mid upper level trough to the
north. However, above average temperatures and dry weather
conditions are favored through the extended.

Aviation As of 10:50 am pdt Saturday... WidespreadVFR through
the duration at all TAF sites. Breezy onshore winds by the
afternoon, especially along the coast. Models all showing a few
low marine clouds attempting to sneak into the monterey region
around sunrise tomorrow, however, confidence is low.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. West winds 14-16 kt after 22z.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR. Some low clouds possible around
sunrise.

Fire weather As of 3:30 am pdt Saturday... A warming and drying
trend will start this afternoon and continue at least into at
least Tuesday morning. In addition to the warm temperatures there
will be lowering humidity values and periods of gusty northeast
winds across the north bay hills, especially across the napa
county hills and the hills of northern sonoma county. Fine fuels
will continue to dry given the lack of marine air and humidity.

Climatology also favors a greatly chance for critical fire
weather conditions for the weekend and next week.

Marine As of 10:50 am pdt Saturday... High pressure offshore
will bring light to breezy north to northwest winds today and
through the coming days. The northwest swell train that first
arrived several days ago will continue to weaken.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Mry bay from 2 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 2 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm from 2 pm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
public forecast: rgass
aviation: drp
marine: drp
fire weather: bell rww
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 5 mi46 min NW 6 G 7 72°F 65°F1012.9 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 8 mi46 min N 6 G 11 77°F 1013.4 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 12 mi46 min WNW 6 G 12 72°F 1012.6 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 12 mi46 min WSW 11 G 13 65°F 62°F1013.7 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 13 mi46 min W 5.1 G 8.9 72°F 1012.2 hPa
PXSC1 13 mi46 min 72°F 44°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 14 mi46 min WNW 8 G 8.9
OBXC1 14 mi46 min 68°F 45°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 14 mi46 min WNW 7 G 9.9 66°F 1013.1 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 16 mi76 min 61°F4 ft
LNDC1 16 mi46 min WNW 6 G 11 72°F 1013.1 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 17 mi46 min WNW 4.1 G 9.9 74°F 66°F1013.5 hPa
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 19 mi46 min NNE 7 G 12 73°F 68°F1013 hPa30°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 23 mi46 min NE 1.9 G 5.1 72°F 68°F1012.8 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 25 mi86 min WNW 12 G 16 58°F 57°F5 ft1013.6 hPa (+0.3)
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 27 mi46 min WNW 13 G 16 69°F 54°F1013.3 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 28 mi91 min NNW 6 75°F 1012 hPa35°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 31 mi46 min NE 14 G 19 72°F 1012.4 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 35 mi46 min NW 5.1 G 7 70°F 68°F1012.9 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 48 mi36 min WNW 14 G 16 61°F 58°F1013.9 hPa53°F
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 48 mi86 min NW 9.7 G 12 61°F 61°F6 ft1013.6 hPa (+0.7)

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA12 mi41 minNW 5 G 1610.00 miFair81°F28°F15%1012.9 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA19 mi22 minNNW 11 G 1810.00 miFair81°F25°F13%1011.5 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA20 mi41 minWNW 7 G 1410.00 miFair79°F32°F18%1012.5 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA22 mi23 minNNE 710.00 miFair80°F30°F17%1011.2 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA23 mi23 minWNW 1310.00 miFair76°F37°F25%1012.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Point San Quentin, San Francisco Bay, California
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Point San Quentin
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Sat -- 02:58 AM PDT     5.05 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:58 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:42 AM PDT     1.53 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 10:19 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 02:57 PM PDT     5.57 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:04 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:20 PM PDT     0.69 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:25 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Point San Pablo Midchannel, San Pablo Bay, California Current
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Point San Pablo Midchannel
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Sat -- 01:51 AM PDT     1.75 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 04:55 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:58 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:36 AM PDT     -2.09 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 10:18 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:43 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 01:30 PM PDT     2.02 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 04:49 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:04 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:01 PM PDT     -2.42 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 09:25 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 11:48 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (16,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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