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Marine Weather and Tides
Hercules, CA

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Sunrise 6:57AMSunset 7:04PM Saturday September 23, 2017 11:42 PM PDT (06:42 UTC) Moonrise 9:19AMMoonset 8:24PM Illumination 13% 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- 907 Pm Pdt Sat Sep 23 2017
Tonight..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun night..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Mon..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Mon night..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tue..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Wed..NE winds 5 kt...becoming w.
Thu..NE winds 5 kt...becoming W 5 to 15 kt.
PZZ500 907 Pm 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... Northwesterly winds will be gusty over the northern waters while winds over the remaining waters and bays remain light tonight. Surface high pressure situated offshore will also periodically build across northern nevada through early next week. A northwest swell train will arrive by the middle of next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hercules, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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1029 pm pdt Sat sep 23 2017

Synopsis Building high pressure near the west coast will
maintain dry weather through next week. A gradual warming trend
will continue through midweek.

Discussion As of 8:55 pm pdt Saturday... A warming trend got
underway today as northerly flow brought a drier airmass into the
region. Afternoon highs were generally 5 to 9 degrees warmer than
yesterday and were mostly in the 70s, except some low to mid 80s
inland. Most locations posted highs that were a few degrees warmer
than normal.

Not much change is expected going into Sunday. The airmass aloft
is forecast to warm a few degrees c as an upper trough over the
great basin continues moving to the east, while an upper ridge
offshore edges closer to the coast. Also, light northerly flow
aloft will continue to bring dry air into the region, which will
result in another day of clear skies across our entire region.

Although temps will start of relatively cool again, with early
morning lows in the 40s for most valley locations, high
temperatures on Sunday are forecast to be about 3-5 degrees warmer
than today.

The models agree that that the upper ridge offshore will continue
to build gradually eastward and over the west coast through the
middle of next week. 850 mb temperatures are forecast to climb
from their current value of about 11 degrees c to around 20 deg c
by midweek. In addition, light offshore flow is expected to
persist through at least Tuesday. The result will be a continued
warming trend region-wide through midweek. High temperatures will
be relatively uniform across the region due to light offshore
flow. Highs by Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly in the 80s
except 70s very close to the ocean and lower to mid 90s in some of
the warmest inland areas. Even a slight increase in offshore flow
could easily result in downtown san francisco reaching 90 by
Tuesday or Wednesday. Because of the longer autumn nights and dry
airmass, we will continue to see relatively good overnight cooling
through the week ahead, which will help mitigate heat risks due
to elevated daytime temperatures.

Slightly cooler weather is projected to develop by late next week
as the upper ridge axis shifts inland and light onshore flow
develops. Even so, temperatures are expected to remain warmer than
normal.

Aviation As of 10:29 pm pdt Saturday... Light winds andVFR.

Patchy ifr CIGS are possible over the monterey bay early Sunday
morning.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR. Patchy ifr CIGS are possible around
sunrise.

Fire weather As of 5:00 pm pdt Saturday... A warming and drying
trend is forecast to continue into early next week as high
pressure builds over california. Relative humidity values will
drop into the teens during the afternoon hours while overnight
humidity recoveries will only reach about 30 percent in the higher
hills. In addition, light to moderate northerly or offshore winds
are forecast to continue in the hills. Strongest winds are
expected over the north bay hills where critical fire weather
conditions are anticipated. A red flag warning is in effect
through Tuesday morning for elevations above 1000 feet in the
north bay hills. Locally gusty winds are expected elsewhere in
the hills, particularly in the east bay hills. Warm and dry
conditions are forecast to persist through next week, although
winds in the hills will likely diminish after Tuesday.

Marine As of 10:13 pm pdt Saturday... Northwesterly winds will
be gusty over the northern waters while winds over the remaining
waters and bays remain light tonight. Surface high pressure
situated offshore will also periodically build across northern
nevada through early next week. A northwest swell train will
arrive by the middle of next week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
public forecast: dykema
aviation marine: canepa
fire weather: dykema
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 3 mi43 min SW 1.9 G 1.9 64°F 1012.2 hPa (+0.5)
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 9 mi43 min SW 2.9 G 5.1 63°F 65°F1012.5 hPa (+0.7)
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 9 mi49 min SW 7 G 8 63°F 1012.9 hPa
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 9 mi43 min SSW 2.9 G 4.1 63°F 67°F1012.6 hPa (+0.5)42°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 14 mi43 min SW 6 G 7 60°F 67°F1012.1 hPa (+0.4)
OBXC1 15 mi43 min 64°F 54°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 15 mi43 min WSW 1.9 G 2.9 63°F 1012.6 hPa (+0.6)
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 15 mi43 min SW 2.9 G 4.1
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 16 mi43 min WNW 2.9 G 4.1 63°F 1011.6 hPa (+0.6)
LNDC1 16 mi49 min Calm G 0 64°F 1012.5 hPa
PXSC1 16 mi43 min 63°F 53°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 17 mi43 min W 4.1 G 8 58°F 64°F1013.1 hPa (+0.8)
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 17 mi43 min WNW 1.9 G 2.9 63°F 67°F1013.1 hPa (+0.5)
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 19 mi58 min Calm 50°F 1012 hPa43°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 21 mi43 min W 5.1 G 6 68°F 1011.5 hPa (+0.0)
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 24 mi43 min 60°F4 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 34 mi53 min NW 5.8 G 7.8 58°F 57°F5 ft1012.7 hPa (+0.4)
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 36 mi43 min SE 4.1 G 4.1 61°F 68°F1012.3 hPa (+0.5)
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 36 mi43 min W 12 G 15 62°F 56°F1012.2 hPa (+0.0)

Wind History for Union Pacific Rail Road Bridge (UPRR), CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA13 mi50 minSE 310.00 miFair63°F39°F43%1011 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA13 mi49 minE 310.00 miFair51°F39°F66%1011.5 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA16 mi48 minN 010.00 miFair54°F39°F58%1012.9 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA22 mi50 minN 010.00 miA Few Clouds59°F54°F83%1012.7 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA23 mi48 minN 010.00 miFair54°F44°F72%1012.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hercules, Refugio Landing, San Pablo Bay, California
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Hercules
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Sun -- 04:20 AM PDT     5.26 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:58 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 10:21 AM PDT     2.10 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 11:15 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 04:01 PM PDT     6.07 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:02 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 10:00 PM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 11:05 PM PDT     0.81 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.72.73.84.75.25.24.743.12.52.12.22.93.84.95.76.15.85.24.12.91.81.10.8

Tide / Current Tables for Davis Point, California Current
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Davis Point
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Sun -- 12:21 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:30 AM PDT     1.25 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 05:59 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 06:58 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:36 AM PDT     -1.40 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 11:15 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 12:03 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:21 PM PDT     1.68 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 05:21 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 07:02 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 10:00 PM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 10:09 PM PDT     -1.85 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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-0.40.61.21.20.90.5-0-0.6-1-1.3-1.4-1-0.111.61.510.2-0.4-1-1.4-1.7-1.8-1.7

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (2,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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