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Marine Weather and Tides
San Rafael, CA

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Sunrise 6:54AMSunset 7:33PM Thursday March 30, 2017 5:32 PM PDT (00:32 UTC) Moonrise 7:56AMMoonset 9:47PM Illumination 13% 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- 244 Pm Pdt Thu Mar 30 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through Friday afternoon...
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 25 kt.
Fri..N winds 15 to 25 kt.
Fri night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt.
Sat..N winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sat night..NW winds 10 kt.
Sun..S winds 10 kt...becoming west 10 to 20 kt.
Mon..NW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tue..W winds 10 kt.
PZZ500 244 Pm Pdt Thu Mar 30 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Strong and gusty northwest winds will persist over the coastal waters through at least Friday...potentially extending into the weekend across the offshore waters. Northwest swell will level off while swell periods steadily decrease through tonight. Large and very long period northwesterly swell will return to the coastal waters late Saturday night that will last through the weekend.

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
444 pm pdt Thu mar 30 2017

Synopsis Gusty northerly winds are likely from Thursday afternoon
into Friday. Winds will decrease Friday afternoon with a warming
trend for the upcoming weekend as high pressure rebuilds over the
region.

Discussion As of 02:39 pm pdt Thursday... Noticeable change
across the bay area today as a cold front swept through the region
earlier today. As mentioned on previous discussions the front was
mostly dry, but a few automated gauges did measure some light
precip. Over the last 12 hours the highest precip totals fell
over the hills/mts with just a tad over a tenth of an inch. The
frontal passage also had some very strong gust with a few peaks
hitting 50 mph this morning, but winds subsided. The more
impactful change is developing behind the front, stronger winds
and colder temps. The 24 hour temp change indicates many locations
around the region are running about five to eight degrees colder
than yesterday as this time.

For the rest of the day and tonight, the northerly gradient will
continue to increase. The sfo-acv gradient is almost at 6 mb,
which is up 4 mb from this morning. The increasing northerly
gradient will result in very strong northerly winds. We had the
brief surge in winds this morning with the fropa, but this
afternoon and tonight will be more widespread strong winds for a
longer duration. The latest hi-res models initially develop strong
winds along the coast this afternoon and then over the hills
tonight and tomorrow. The local WRF has 925 mb (~2500 ft) winds of
45-50kt winds 03-18z Friday. All that being said, a wind advisory
remains in effect for portions of the coast through 8 pm this
evening and the hills from midnight tonight through 12 pm. It
should also be noted that the direction is northerly, which is
different than most other wind events earlier this year.

Therefore, trees that may have been sheltered could be more
exposed with the northerly winds. Winds will gradually diminish
later on Friday, but still remain breezy in the hills.

Temperatures rebound a little on Friday as h5 rise, 850mb temps
warm and the northerly gradient weakens.

Additional warming is expected this weekend with pleasant weather.

Saturday appears to be the warmest day with highs in the 70 and
80s... A few 60s along the immediate coast. To put this in context,
highs on Saturday could be 10 to 15 deg above normal for early
april. A slight cooldown on Sunday as patchy stratus returns with
the breakdown of the ridge.

Quiet continues early next week with relatively flat flow aloft
with moderating temperatures, but dry conditions. The extended
forecast is definitely low confidence as model guidance is all
over the place regarding precip next week. Some of the latest
model guidance is dry while others are wet. For now, did trend
drier and keep most rain chances over the north bay next Wed into
thur.

Aviation As of 4:40 pm pdt Thursday for 00z tafs.VFR
conditions are expected to prevail across terminals over the next
24 to 30 hours. Breezy northwest winds have been observed this
afternoon with many locations reporting sustained winds in excess
of 20 kt and gusts hovering around 30 kt. Wind speeds are expected
to decrease and gusts become less frequent after sunset and as
the night progresses. Models suggest another windy day in store
for Friday with gusts again exceeding 25 kt by the afternoon.

High confidence with cigs; moderate confidence with winds and
timing.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR conditions expected. Gusty northwest winds
are expected to continue into the evening hours. Several
wind gust observations have exceeded 30 kt. While it is possible
gusts may exceed 35 kt, confidence remains low. Thus, will closely
monitor wind speeds and gusts through into the evening
for the potential/need for an airport weather warning. Wind
sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals..Vfr conditions expected. Breezy and gusty
west to northwest winds at 15 to 20 kt with gusts 25 to 30 kt
will continue into the evening hours.

Marine As of 10:35 am pdt Thursday... Northwest winds will
remain strong and gusty in wake of a frontal passage earlier this
morning. Surface high pressure will build over far northern
california resulting in gale force winds over the coastal waters
through at least Friday. Northwest swell will level off while
swell periods steadily decrease today. Large and very long period
northwesterly swell will return to the coastal waters late
Saturday night that will last through the weekend.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tngt Wind advisory... Coastal areas 12pm Thu to 8pm thu.

Inland elevated terrain 12am fri
until 12pm fri.

Sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm until 5 pm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm until 5 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm until 5 pm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm until 5 pm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm until 5 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm until 5 pm
glw... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
glw... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
glw... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
glw... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
glw... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
glw... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Sf bay
sca... Mry bay
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 5 mi44 min NW 18 G 21 1016.6 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 8 mi44 min WNW 17 G 24 62°F 1016.8 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 12 mi44 min WNW 13 G 16 61°F 1016.5 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 12 mi44 min W 12 G 20 1017.4 hPa
PXSC1 13 mi44 min 60°F 46°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 14 mi44 min W 15 G 18
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 14 mi44 min W 13 G 17 59°F 1017.1 hPa
OBXC1 14 mi44 min 59°F 47°F
LNDC1 16 mi50 min W 12 G 16 61°F 1017.1 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 16 mi62 min 54°F8 ft
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 17 mi44 min W 8 G 14 60°F 60°F1017.5 hPa
UPBC1 19 mi44 min WNW 16 G 19
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 19 mi44 min W 14 G 16 61°F 58°F1016.8 hPa46°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 23 mi44 min W 15 G 17 62°F 58°F1016.3 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 25 mi42 min NW 23 G 27 53°F 53°F11 ft1018.4 hPa (-2.1)
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 28 mi107 min NE 13 67°F 1017 hPa38°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 31 mi44 min NNE 19 G 21 65°F 1015.8 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 35 mi44 min W 21 G 26 58°F 62°F1017.2 hPa
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 48 mi42 min NW 27 G 33 54°F 55°F11 ft1017.9 hPa (-1.9)
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 48 mi32 min NW 31 G 39 54°F 54°F1019 hPa (-1.8)47°F

Wind History for Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA12 mi37 minWSW 15 G 2210.00 miFair64°F42°F46%1016.6 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA19 mi38 minW 1510.00 miFair64°F46°F54%1015.3 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA22 mi39 minW 1410.00 miFair66°F43°F43%1014.9 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA23 mi39 minW 198.00 miA Few Clouds and Breezy64°F46°F54%1016.9 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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Thu -- 02:20 AM PDT     6.03 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:57 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:40 AM PDT     -0.24 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:56 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 03:15 PM PDT     5.08 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:31 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:46 PM PDT     1.20 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 10:46 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.45.465.95.13.72.10.7-0.1-0.20.31.32.53.74.65.14.94.23.22.11.41.21.72.6

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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Thu -- 12:54 AM PDT     2.48 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 04:06 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:57 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:08 AM PDT     -2.97 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 08:56 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 11:04 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Thu -- 01:50 PM PDT     1.86 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 05:10 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:31 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:41 PM PDT     -2.05 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 10:43 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 10:46 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.22.52.11.20.1-1.3-2.5-3-2.8-2.2-1.3-0.111.71.91.610.2-1-1.9-2-1.6-0.80.3

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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (20,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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