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Marine Weather and Tides
San Rafael, CA

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
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Sunrise 5:49AMSunset 8:38PM Wednesday June 28, 2017 12:13 AM PDT (07:13 UTC) Moonrise 10:01AMMoonset 11:16PM Illumination 18% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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- 900 Pm Pdt Tue Jun 27 2017
.small craft advisory in effect until 11 pm pdt tonight...
.small craft advisory in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening...
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Patchy fog after midnight.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the morning.
Wed night..SW winds 15 to 25 kt...becoming S 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight.
Thu..SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Patchy fog in the morning.
Thu night..SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Patchy fog after midnight.
Fri..SW winds 15 to 25 kt...decreasing to 5 to 15 kt. Patchy fog.
Sat..SW winds 5 kt...increasing to 5 to 15 kt. Patchy fog.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Patchy fog.
PZZ500 900 Pm Pdt Tue Jun 27 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure will continue to build into the eastern pacific through the rest of the week. As such, moderate to strong northerly winds will continue to increase over the waters and bays through the majority of the forecast period. Southerly swell and wind driven waves will dominate and persist through Wednesday morning.

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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1049 pm pdt Tue jun 27 2017

Synopsis Seasonably cool temperatures can be expected today
with a very gradual warming trend through Friday as a ridge
builds into our region. Outside of drizzle, dry weather the next
7 days with night and morning coastal clouds followed by sunny
afternoons is forecast.

Discussion As of 7:37 pm pdt Tuesday... An onshore wind
continues this evening with a weak upper level trough residing
over norcal. Average temperatures today were within two to three
degrees of normal for this day; it was a nice late june day in the
bay area. Low clouds will continue to spread inland tonight as
the marine layer is nearly 3,000 feet deep. Otherwise not too
much change indicated for the near term.

Prev discussion As of 1:03 pm pdt Tuesday... Visible satellite
shows the morning stratus continuing to clear out across most
inland areas. A few locations remain impacted with low clouds as
of 1 pm pdt, including san francisco and oakland airports. The san
francisco to sacramento surface pressure gradient has increased
slightly from what it was at 24 hours ago (2.6 mb vs. 2.1 mb), and
the marine layer is a bit deeper between 2,000 and 2,500 ft.

Expect skies to continue to improve through the middle of the
afternoon.

Synoptically we still have an upper level high centered over baja
california that is enabling hot and dry conditions to persist
over the southern third of the golden state. Closer to our area,
temperatures are much cooler than they were several days ago with
zonal flow overhead and onshore flow. Expect temperatures to reach
the upper 50s to the low 70s along the coast, and 70s to middle
80s across the inland valleys and mountains. The santa lucia
range, southern salinas valley, and pinnacles national park areas
will likely see temperatures MAX out in the upper 80s to the low
90s this afternoon.

On Wednesday temperatures will nudge upward a few degrees for most
inland areas as high pressure begins to rebuild over the west
coast. This gradual warming trend will continue through Friday
with temperatures within a few degrees of normal for the end of
june. Coastal areas may see subtle warming through the end of the
week, but by only several degrees at most. Models are advertising
a short wave trough to push onshore for the weekend that would
bring some cooling to the area. Aside the isolated coastal drizzle
associated with morning marine stratus, dry conditions are
expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

Aviation As of 10:43 pm pdt Tuesday... For 06z tafs. Low clouds
have begun to fill back in over the bays and valleys through the
coastal gaps and canyons. Widespread low clouds are expected
through tonight and into the morning hours. Clouds will clear back
to the coast around 17z-18z Wednesday. Moderate onshore flow will
continue to diminish overnight.

Moderate confidence.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR CIGS will lower to ifr after 08z tonight.

Cigs anticipated to clear around 17z Wednesday morning. Moderate
onshore flow will gradually diminish overnight.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Ifr lifr conditions will lower to lifr
overnight. Anticipated skies to clear around 17z-18z Wednesday
morning. Moderate onshore flow will continue to diminish
through the night.

Marine As of 9:00 pm pdt Tuesday... High pressure will continue
to build into the eastern pacific through the rest of the week.

As such, moderate to strong northerly winds will continue to
increase over the waters and bays through the majority of the
forecast period. Southerly swell and wind driven waves will
dominate and persist through Wednesday morning.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Sf bay until 11 pm
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aviation marine: cw
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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 S 6 G 8 58°F 64°F1013.4 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 6 mi52 min SSW 9.9 56°F 1014 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 8 mi44 min SSW 11 G 16 59°F 1013.8 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 12 mi44 min WSW 8 G 17 56°F 59°F1014.2 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 12 mi44 min WSW 14 G 19 59°F 1012.8 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 13 mi44 min S 5.1 G 13 57°F 1013 hPa
PXSC1 13 mi44 min 58°F 55°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 14 mi44 min WSW 8 G 12 58°F 1014.3 hPa
OBXC1 14 mi44 min 57°F 55°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 14 mi44 min WSW 12 G 20
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 16 mi74 min 58°F4 ft
LNDC1 16 mi44 min WSW 8 G 9.9 58°F 1014.3 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 17 mi44 min WSW 8.9 G 13 58°F 68°F1014.8 hPa
UPBC1 19 mi44 min W 9.9 G 14
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 19 mi44 min WSW 8.9 G 12 60°F 69°F1013.1 hPa56°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 23 mi44 min SSW 9.9 G 14 58°F 70°F1012.3 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 25 mi84 min WNW 16 G 21 57°F 57°F5 ft1014.3 hPa (+0.0)
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 27 mi44 min WNW 12 G 16 59°F 55°F1013.6 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 28 mi89 min W 8.9 58°F 1012 hPa54°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 31 mi44 min WNW 12 G 16 63°F 1011.1 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 35 mi44 min W 13 G 16 58°F 72°F1014.1 hPa
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 48 mi84 min NW 14 G 16 57°F 57°F5 ft1014.8 hPa (+0.6)
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 48 mi34 min WNW 21 G 25 55°F 56°F1013.3 hPa53°F

Wind History for Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA12 mi39 minN 010.00 miFair55°F51°F88%1013.2 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA19 mi20 minWSW 810.00 miFair58°F53°F84%1012.1 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA20 mi19 minno data6.00 miFog/Mist55°F53°F94%1013.5 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA22 mi21 minS 14 G 1910.00 miFair60°F53°F78%1011.4 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA23 mi21 minW 1310.00 miOvercast60°F54°F80%1014.4 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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Wed -- 03:38 AM PDT     5.63 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:50 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:25 AM PDT     -0.59 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 11:01 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:31 PM PDT     5.40 feet High Tide
Wed -- 08:36 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 11:07 PM PDT     2.12 feet Low Tide
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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Wed -- 02:32 AM PDT     1.82 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 05:33 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:49 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:54 AM PDT     -3.02 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 11:00 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 12:52 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:22 PM PDT     1.99 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 07:41 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:36 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:20 PM PDT     -1.70 knots Max Ebb
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 (3,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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