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Marine Weather and Tides
Santa Venetia, CA

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Sunrise 6:14AMSunset 8:00PM Friday April 28, 2017 10:37 PM PDT (05:37 UTC) Moonrise 7:20AMMoonset 9:47PM Illumination 11% 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- 909 Pm Pdt Fri Apr 28 2017
Tonight..W winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming N 5 to 15 kt.
Sat..N winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Sat night..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun night..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Mon..NW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tue..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Wed..N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming west.
PZZ500 909 Pm Pdt Fri Apr 28 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds will remain strong and gusty through the weekend as strong high pressure remains offshore. Occasional gale force gusts are possible across the coastal waters. In addition to gusty winds...steep fresh swells with relatively short periods will make seas hazardous this weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Santa Venetia, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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850 pm pdt Fri apr 28 2017

Synopsis Sunny and warmer today and becoming breezy again
tonight in the hills under offshore flow and clear skies. Winds
will ease Saturday morning giving way to a clear and warm weekend.

Another round of offshore winds possible Monday morning otherwise
continued seasonably warm and dry through Wednesday. Cooling
trend may start by the end of next week.

Discussion As of 8:50 pm pdt Friday... Clear skies and breezy
conditions prevail this evening under the continued influence of
high pressure across the region. Temperatures finished off the day
under clear skies and temperatures in the 60s along the coast and
70s inland with moderate north to northwesterly winds around 10
to 20 mph.

A thermal trough situated along the california coast coupled with
high pressure ridging across the pacific northwest will result in
a tighter pressure gradient across northern and central california
tonight. The northerly gradient from acv to sfo is currently at 7
mb and expected to strengthen overnight. While not as strong as
yesterday northerly winds are forecast to increase to around 15 to
25 mph tonight into Saturday morning with gusts to around 35 mph.

Strongest winds will be over the elevated terrain of the north
and east bays.

Winds should taper by midday Saturday but remain mainly offshore
as high pressure fills in over the great basin. The gradual
warming trend that we have seen over the last couple of day will
kick into high gear Saturday and continue through early next week.

Temperatures will warm anywhere from 3 to 6 degrees Saturday with
an increase of 2 to 3 degrees each day thereafter. High in the
70s and 80s are expected across the region this weekend with some
lower 90s expected in the warmest inland valleys early next week.

Warmest days are expected to be Tuesday and Wednesday.

Winds will remain mostly offshore through midweek with some
period of gusty winds possible as the combination of the thermal
trough and strengthening high pressure over the eastern pacific
tighten the gradient over the region once again.

Clear skies and warm temperatures will prevail through midweek
before the ridge of high pressure begins to break down over the
west coast. By Thursday temperatures will begin to cool back down
to seasonal norms with widespread 60s and 70s. Until then please
use caution when outdoor and protect young children, the elderly
and pets from dehydration, sunburns and heat exhaustion while
never leaving children or pets unattended in vehicles.

Aviation As of 4:30 pm pdt Friday... For 00z tafs.VFR through
the forecast period. Locally gusty west to northwest winds this
evening will gradually diminish overnight. Winds will not be as
strong on Saturday afternoon/evening.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. W-nw winds gusting to around 30 knots at
ksfo through 04z then gradually diminishing through the remainder
of the evening and overnight. Winds late Saturday afternoon will
not be as strong as late Friday.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo except winds not quite as
strong.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR. Moderate west winds late afternoon
and early evening. Otherwise light winds.

Marine As of 2:20 pm pdt Friday... Northwest winds will remain
strong and gusty through the weekend as high pressure sits off the
coast. Occasional gale force gusts are possible across the
coastal waters. Steep fresh swells with relatively short periods
will make seas hazardous this weekend... In addition to the gusty
winds.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Mry bay until 3 am
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 8 mi50 min N 7 G 7 64°F 58°F1016.7 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 11 mi50 min N 7 G 12 65°F 1017 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 13 mi50 min N 12 G 14 67°F 1016.6 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 15 mi50 min SSW 7 G 12 55°F 56°F1017.2 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 16 mi62 min W 5.1 G 7 64°F 1015.8 hPa
PXSC1 16 mi50 min 64°F 39°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 17 mi50 min N 7 G 8 61°F 1016.8 hPa
OBXC1 17 mi50 min 61°F 49°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 18 mi50 min NNW 7 G 8.9
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 18 mi68 min 54°F7 ft
LNDC1 19 mi56 min NW 5.1 G 8 63°F 1016.6 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 20 mi50 min NW 2.9 G 6 63°F 63°F1016.9 hPa
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 20 mi50 min N 8.9 G 14 67°F 61°F1017 hPa28°F
UPBC1 20 mi50 min N 11 G 14
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 25 mi50 min WNW 18 G 22 53°F 52°F1017.4 hPa
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 25 mi50 min WNW 6 G 7 65°F 61°F1016.6 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 26 mi48 min NW 16 G 19 51°F 50°F8 ft1017.3 hPa (+0.6)
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 28 mi113 min NNE 4.1 60°F 1016 hPa36°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 33 mi50 min N 6 G 8 64°F 1016.5 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 39 mi50 min W 8 G 8.9 60°F 64°F1016 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 45 mi48 min NW 23 G 29 53°F 51°F9 ft1018.5 hPa49°F

Wind History for Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA9 mi43 minN 1010.00 miFair54°F48°F82%1017.6 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA17 mi43 minNW 310.00 miFair52°F46°F82%1017.9 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA18 mi44 minN 1110.00 miFair61°F34°F36%1016.1 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA24 mi45 minN 010.00 miFair63°F35°F35%1015.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Gallinas, Gallinas Creek, San Pablo Bay, California
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Sat -- 03:09 AM PDT     6.42 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:15 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:13 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 09:52 AM PDT     -1.14 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:59 PM PDT     4.95 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:59 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:56 PM PDT     1.93 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 11:51 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.9566.46.25.23.61.80.2-0.9-1.1-0.70.21.42.73.84.64.94.63.82.92.21.92.2

Tide / Current Tables for Petaluma River Approach #3/#4, San Pablo Bay, California Current
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Petaluma River Approach #3/#4
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Sat -- 03:42 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:15 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:03 AM PDT     -0.99 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 09:13 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:59 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 01:26 PM PDT     0.58 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 05:50 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:59 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:04 PM PDT     -0.42 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 10:18 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 11:51 PM PDT     Moonset
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 (1,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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