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Marine Weather and Tides
San Rafael, CA

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Sunrise 7:24AMSunset 6:24PM Saturday October 21, 2017 8:47 AM PDT (15:47 UTC) Moonrise 8:06AMMoonset 6:58PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 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- 304 Am Pdt Sat Oct 21 2017
Today..W winds 10 kt.
Tonight..NW winds 10 kt.
Sun..NW winds 10 kt.
Sun night..W winds 5 kt.
Mon..N winds 5 kt.
Tue..N winds 5 kt.
Wed..NE winds 5 kt...becoming sw.
PZZ500 304 Am Pdt Sat Oct 21 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure off the central california coast will weaken tonight and Sunday as a frontal system moves into the pacific northwest. The high will strengthen and build northward Sunday night and Monday after the front passes. A long period northwest swell will continue to taper down through the day.

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
815 am pdt Sat oct 21 2017

Synopsis A warming trend will begin over the weekend and
continue into early next week. Much warmer and drier conditions
are expected to develop by Monday and Tuesday. Slight cooling is
likely during the second half of the week, but temperatures will
remain well above seasonal averages.

Discussion As of 08:05 am pdt Saturday... A cool start to the
morning with widespread temperatures being reported in the 40s
with a few middle upper 30s in parts of the north bay valleys.

Otherwise, mainly clear skies prevail region-wide with a few to
scattered high clouds streaming inland over the region. The
forecast remains on track for a slight warming trend this
afternoon before a more robust warm-up gets underway Sunday
through Tuesday as high pressure builds over the region. Please
see the previous forecast discussion below for additional details
as no major forecast updates are needed at this time.

Prev discussion As of 3:30 am pdt Saturday... Quiet night
across our region today with cool temperatures (mostly in the 40s
to the lower 50s) that are running 5 to 10 degrees cooler than
this time yesterday. Drier air is also in place with dew points in
the 40s. Only real question is if fog will form before sunrise.

Best bet is in the north bay -- santa rosa is currently at 100% rh
-- so will leave it in the forecast for that region. Today should
be generally sunny with slightly warmer temperatures as a ridge
of high pressure off the coast builds toward our region. Highs
will be in the mid 60s to the lower 70s.

Temperatures will continue to trend warmer into next week as the
ridge expands and builds into the southwestern conus. This has
been a change in the synoptic pattern that has been advertised for
over a week by the models. Latest guidance has 500 mb heights at
or above 595 dm for Monday and Tuesday. At the same time 925 mb
temperatures will be in the 25-30c range which would put it close
to some of the highest values ever for the entire month of
october. With winds forecast to be offshore, very warm
temperatures will make its way across our entire region --
including local beaches. Highs will be in the 80s to mid 90s.

Records will likely fall. Overnight lows will remain cool
providing relief from the daytime heat.

After that we see a large divergence with solutions. The GFS has a
system dropping into the great plains with the ridge rex block
focused more to the northwest of our area. On the other hand the
ecmwf shows that on Wednesday the ridge will flatten while a
system dives southward from british columbia into the interior
northwest. This system will continue into eastern nevada four
corners region late on Thursday. If this solution verifies it will
lead to gusty northerly winds particularly for the north bay
mountains and east bay hills. ECMWF already has 925 mb speeds
forecast to exceed 30 kt. Although this is still a few days out,
we will be keeping a very close eye on it to see where the system
will end up. If the GFS is correct it will be a non-event.

No indication of rain through halloween.

Aviation As of 4:30 am pdt Saturday... Satellite image is
partially obscured by high clouds but indications are stratus is
nil or patchy at the coast.VFR conditions today but there could
see some vsbys down to 3-5 miles through 16z in the north bay as
the ground may still be saturated from the recent rain.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. West winds 13-15 kt after 21z.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR.

Fire weather As of 5:30 am pdt Saturday... Gradual warming
trend starts today with light northerly winds. This trend
continues into tomorrow with winds turning more to the northeast
with continued warming and drying. Another round of gusty offshore
winds is forecast for the napa hills Sunday night into Monday
morning. Recent rain has helped but will need to watch the Sunday
night into Monday morning wind event closely. Long range trends
suggest warm to hot afternoons and very dry conditions with
periods of offshore winds for much of next week.

There is also concern about a potential northerly wind event for
the north and east bay hills late Thursday into Friday.

Marine As of 3:30 am pdt Saturday... High pressure off the
central california coast will weaken tonight and Sunday as a
frontal system moves into the pacific northwest. The high will
strengthen and build northward Sunday night and Monday after the
front passes. A long period northwest swell will continue to taper
down through the day.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Rough bar advisory for sf bar until 3 pm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
public forecast: rgass
aviation: W pi
marine: W pi
fire weather: bell
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 5 mi48 min NNW 6 G 7 53°F 58°F1023.9 hPa (+1.4)
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 6 mi81 min Calm 52°F 1024 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 8 mi48 min N 5.1 G 8 55°F 1024.2 hPa (+1.4)
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 12 mi48 min SSW 1.9 G 2.9 52°F 56°F1024.3 hPa (+1.4)
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 12 mi48 min S 1.9 G 2.9 51°F 1023.7 hPa (+1.4)
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 13 mi48 min Calm G 1 55°F 1022.9 hPa (+1.4)
PXSC1 13 mi48 min 56°F 47°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 14 mi48 min NNE 6 G 8
OBXC1 14 mi48 min 54°F 46°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 14 mi48 min NNE 7 G 8 54°F 1024 hPa (+1.4)
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 16 mi48 min 56°F9 ft
LNDC1 16 mi48 min NNE 1.9 G 2.9 54°F 1023.9 hPa (+1.4)
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 17 mi48 min N 1.9 G 5.1 54°F 61°F1024.5 hPa (+1.4)
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 19 mi48 min NW 4.1 G 5.1 51°F 61°F1024.3 hPa (+1.6)47°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 23 mi48 min SSW 6 G 8 48°F 61°F1024 hPa (+1.7)
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 25 mi58 min NNW 7.8 G 9.7 55°F 55°F10 ft1023.8 hPa (+1.4)
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 27 mi48 min W 5.1 G 7 54°F1023.4 hPa (+1.0)
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 28 mi63 min Calm 42°F 1023 hPa41°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 31 mi48 min NW 6 G 8 54°F 1023.5 hPa (+1.8)
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 35 mi48 min S 1.9 G 2.9 51°F 64°F1023.6 hPa (+1.4)
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 48 mi38 min N 3.9 G 5.8 53°F 53°F1024.2 hPa50°F
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 48 mi58 min N 12 G 16 56°F 59°F13 ft1023.4 hPa (+1.2)

Wind History for Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA12 mi73 minN 010.00 miFair41°F39°F93%1024.4 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA19 mi54 minNNE 310.00 miFair43°F41°F93%1023 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA20 mi53 minW 310.00 miFair43°F42°F100%1024 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA22 mi55 minSW 410.00 miPartly Cloudy48°F43°F83%1022.6 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA23 mi55 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy46°F44°F93%1024.2 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 -- 02:08 AM PDT     4.95 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:24 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:31 AM PDT     1.80 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:05 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:37 PM PDT     5.73 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:23 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 07:58 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 08:10 PM PDT     0.04 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.84.64.94.84.13.22.41.91.92.33.24.155.65.75.24.12.81.40.50.10.30.91.9

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 -- 01:04 AM PDT     1.74 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 04:02 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:37 AM PDT     -1.75 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 07:24 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:05 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 09:27 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 12:14 PM PDT     1.99 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 03:28 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:23 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 06:59 PM PDT     -2.63 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 07:57 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 10:45 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.51.71.610-1-1.6-1.7-1.4-0.50.61.521.81.30.5-0.7-1.8-2.4-2.6-2.5-1.9-0.90.3

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (11,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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