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Marine Weather and Tides
North Richmond, CA

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
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 6:49AMSunset 4:58PM Thursday November 15, 2018 2:04 AM PST (10:04 UTC) Moonrise 1:16PMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 48% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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- 814 Pm Pst Wed Nov 14 2018
Tonight..W winds up to 10 kt...becoming northeast after midnight. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Thu..NE winds up to 10 kt. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Thu night..N winds around 5 kt. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Fri..NE winds up to 10 kt. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 10 kt.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun..W winds around 5 kt.
PZZ500 814 Pm Pst Wed Nov 14 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Generally light north to northwest winds will continue across the coastal waters through the end of the week and into the coming weekend. Expect locally breezy winds near coastal gaps and favored coastal jet locations during the afternoon and evening hours. Light mixed swell will persist before a new northwest swell arrives tomorrow.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near North Richmond, 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
927 pm pst Wed nov 14 2018

Synopsis Smoke and haze continue to impact much of the bay area
while dry and seasonable weather persists elsewhere. No big
changes in the weather through the end of the work week with some
signs of less smoke and slightly cooler temperatures over the
weekend. Dry conditions persist at least through Tuesday with
possible pattern change by the middle of next week.

Discussion As of 08:50 pm pst Wednesday... The biggest impact
to the bay area this since this afternoon continues to be focused
on smoke and its impacts. There was a wind shift through the
delta late this afternoon leading to a deluge of smoke into san
francisco bay and portions of the east bay. It was so bad the
webcams had a hard time showing the sunset with visibility sensors
at 3 4 of a mile. Once the smoke made its way west it eventually
pushed southward into the santa clara valley as well. The san jose
airport dropped down to 2 1 2 miles vis. Lastly, air quality
stations took a nose dive during this timeframe to the very
unhealthy category for some areas. Needless to say smoke continues
to adversely impact the region. Unfortunately, now that Sun has
set and the atmosphere is becoming more stable smoke will remain
tonight. The early frames from the 00z hrrr smoke model confirm
this thinking with smoke lingering around san francisco bay. No
updates are planned for the overnight period. One potential area
that may be an issue are overnight lows. This morning's low were
pretty chilly across the interior valleys. Model guidance has
trended slightly warmer for tonight, but would not be surprised if
a few protect valleys drop into the mid to lower 30s.

Now for the extended forecast - a giant question mark, well at
least for timing and details. Model run consistency and consensus
has not been that great. GFS keeps flip flopping from wet to dry
and vice versa. The ECMWF has been slightly more consistent, but
not great. Keep in mind the forecast period having trouble is
toward the end of the model run and confidence is usually pretty
low that far out. For what it's worth the 00z GFS is in and keeps
the bay area dry through thanksgiving and finally brings rain next
Friday.

Prev discussion As of 2:56 pm pst Wednesday... Smoke from the camp
fire continues to be one of the main impacts on bay area weather.

Satellite showed another belch of smoke this morning that has
worked its way down the sac valley and into the bay area.

Gradients show a half millibar offshore from sac to sfo with east
winds blowing in the delta and bringing the smoke westward into
the bay area. Visibility is now less than a mile in livermore with
the east bay indicating some of the poorest visibility. Hazy
skies continue elsewhere with afternoon highs generally in the 60s
with 70s for the central coast. Very dry conditions continue this
afternoon with many sites reporting humidity values in the single
digits including usually wet spots such as big sur coming in at
9%
day over day changes in the large scale weather remain minor with
daytime highs in the 60s and 70s with fairly cool overnight lows
from the mid 30s to mid 40s through the end of the work week.

Million dollar question is how active the camp fire will burn the
next few days. As was shown today with lighter winds and even
light offshore flow the smoke will tend to drift towards the bay
area until we get a shift in the large scale weather patterns.

That may occur by this weekend as an upper low approaches the
southern california coast and some type of southerly flow may help
to keep any smoke to our east. It should be noted that latest
trends build a ridge over northeast california over the weekend
that will keep warm and dry weather up there with a fairly strong
low level inversion likely in place, not ideal for smoke
dispersion.

Long range forecast details regarding any rainfall next week
continues to be watched. The 12 and 18z GFS deterministic runs
have been discouraging and gone completely dry. Need to note that
the ensembles still show a trough along the west coast weds
through Friday of next week. The ECMWF has a weak front on weds
and a second stronger storm by about next Friday. This is all
still 7-10 days out so confidence remains low on details as we
anxiously await a pattern shift. Until then mild and dry weather
for at least another 6 days.

Aviation As of 09:27 pm pst Wednesday... For 06z tafs. Smoke
continues to be an issue with reduced visibilities still being
reported across area terminals. Mainly MVFR vis with isolated
instances of ifr. Latest smoke model forecast does not indicate
that this will change overnight. Expect reduced vis at the surface
as well as slant range vis issues to persist due to smoke. Winds
will remain generally light through the period.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR vis due to smoke with generally light
winds. Slant range vis issues expected to persist. Latest hrrr
smoke forecast does not suggest much change in smoke conditions
through at least tonight.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to terminal.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR prevailing with periods of reduced
vis to MVFR due to smoke.

Marine As of 08:14 pm pst Wednesday... Generally light north to
northwest winds will continue across the coastal waters through
the end of the week and into the coming weekend. Expect locally
breezy winds near coastal gaps and favored coastal jet locations
during the afternoon and evening hours. Light mixed swell will
persist before a new northwest swell arrives tomorrow.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt None.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 5 mi34 min E 1.9 G 1.9 52°F 57°F1022.6 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 7 mi34 min NNW 7 G 8 51°F 1023.2 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 8 mi34 min Calm G 2.9 49°F 1022.9 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 8 mi41 min W 4.1 51°F 1023 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 14 mi34 min N 5.1 G 5.1 54°F 1022 hPa
PXSC1 14 mi34 min 55°F 46°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 14 mi52 min ENE 2.9 G 2.9 54°F 1023 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 14 mi34 min NE 2.9 G 4.1
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 14 mi34 min ESE 4.1 G 5.1 52°F 57°F1023.1 hPa
OBXC1 14 mi34 min 53°F 45°F
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 15 mi34 min Calm G 1 47°F 56°F1023.2 hPa30°F
LNDC1 16 mi34 min NE 1.9 G 2.9 52°F 1022.8 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 17 mi34 min NNE 1 G 1.9 52°F 58°F1023.2 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 19 mi34 min 55°F4 ft
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 20 mi34 min ESE 2.9 G 4.1 50°F 57°F1023.2 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 24 mi79 min N 1.9 35°F 1023 hPa26°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 27 mi34 min SSE 1.9 G 2.9 48°F 1023.1 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 29 mi24 min NW 7.8 G 9.7 54°F 56°F1023.1 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 31 mi34 min Calm G 1 55°F1022.3 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 35 mi34 min NW 1.9 G 2.9 47°F 59°F1023.2 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA13 mi69 minN 06.00 miMostly Cloudy with Haze34°F26°F75%1023.4 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA16 mi70 minN 05.00 miOvercast with Haze37°F26°F65%1022.4 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA19 mi71 minN 02.50 miHaze Smoke44°F25°F47%1021.8 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA21 mi69 minN 09.00 miOvercast36°F24°F65%1023.4 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA23 mi71 minN 02.50 miOvercast with Haze43°F30°F60%1023.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Pinole Point, San Pablo Bay, California
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Thu -- 12:02 AM PST     0.54 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:50 AM PST     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:54 AM PST     First Quarter
Thu -- 07:34 AM PST     4.92 feet High Tide
Thu -- 01:15 PM PST     Moonrise
Thu -- 01:21 PM PST     2.73 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:57 PM PST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:03 PM PST     4.50 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Pinole Point 1.2 mi W, San Pablo Bay, California Current
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Thu -- 01:12 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:24 AM PST     0.85 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:50 AM PST     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:54 AM PST     First Quarter
Thu -- 08:22 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 10:53 AM PST     -0.59 knots Max Ebb
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Thu -- 03:23 PM PST     0.52 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 04:57 PM PST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:50 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 10:14 PM PST     -0.95 knots Max Ebb
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