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Marine Weather and Tides
Port Costa, CA

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What's New / NOTES
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 7:08AMSunset 7:22PM Thursday March 21, 2019 4:55 AM PDT (11:55 UTC) Moonrise 7:25PMMoonset 6:55AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 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- 219 Am Pdt Thu Mar 21 2019
Today..NW winds around 5 kt...becoming sw 5 to 15 kt this afternoon.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt.
Fri..SE winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Rain.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. A chance of rain.
Sat..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sat night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt.
Sun..SE winds 5 to 15 kt. A chance of rain.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Rain likely.
PZZ500 219 Am Pdt Thu Mar 21 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Rain shower chances will continue through the early morning hours, mainly from pigeon point and locations south. Weak high pressure will build off the southern california coast through the day bringing light west to northwest winds. Winds will turn southerly and increase on Friday as a frontal system moves in. A moderate- period west swell will continue through Thursday before a longer period west to northwest swell arrives on Friday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Port Costa, CA
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Area Discussion for - Sacramento, CA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service sacramento ca
334 am pdt Thu mar 21 2019

Synopsis
Scattered mountain showers today with light snow higher
elevations. Another round of rain and snow Friday afternoon
through Saturday with enough mountain snow for travel impacts.

Dry Sunday then more rain and mountain snow early next week.

Discussion
Negative tilt upper trough over the state this morning brought a
few light showers to the northern sacramento valley earlier this
evening as well as some light shower activity over the northern
sierra. Most showers have ended but a slight threat of mountain
showers will continue today as the upper low shifts eastward into
the the great basin. Daytime highs will reach near normal today in
the central valley under mainly sunny skies while the mountains
remain mostly cloudy. Most areas will see dry conditions tonight
under brief upper level ridging before the next pacific frontal
system pushes onshore Friday morning. By mid day Friday, areas
west of the sacramento valley should be seeing light precipitation
if current model projections hold. By Friday afternoon, the
frontal band shifts inland over norcal with precipitation
expected over the sierra cascade range. Travel impacts are likely
over the sierra during the Friday to Saturday afternoon timeframe
as the moderately cold for the season storm system will likely
bring several increases of snowfall below pass levels. Have
therefore issued a winter weather advisory to deal with likely
travel difficulties. Light precipitation at the lower elevations
will likely only bring minimal issues. The main upper trough is
forecast to move through Saturday afternoon and night for
continued shower activity over the sierra cascade range. Snow
levels at this time are forecast to drop to 4000 feet before
precipitation drops off Saturday night.

Upper ridging will make Sunday a fairly dry day with mainly fair
skies warming daytime highs to near or a little above normal. This
dry period should make Sunday a fairly good travel day. This break
will be fairly brief, however, with the next pacific system
pushing inland by Sunday night.

.Extended discussion (Monday through Thursday)
an unsettled and cool pattern is expected next week, with periods
of rain, mountain snow and breezy winds.

Confidence is good that wet weather will spread across the area
Monday, with general agreement across GEFS ensemble membersand the
potential for a weak atmospheric river continues. Models are
pretty consistent in directing the best moisture over northern
california, but there is some variance in exactly where.

Additional waves with decent moisture plumes are expected to
continue through the week, bringing periods of moderate to heavy
rain, but exact timing remains uncertain. Early estimates of
precipitation are around 1 to 4 inches for Monday through
Wednesday. Snow levels continue to range between around 5000 to
6000 feet, with the potential for travel delays. Ek

Aviation
Vfr conditions are expected over the next 24 hours. Winds are
expected to generally under 10 knots. Ek

Sto watches warnings advisories
Winter weather advisory from 11 am Friday to 5 pm pdt Saturday
for west slope northern sierra nevada-western plumas
county lassen park.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 1 mi38 min WSW 2.9 G 4.1 49°F 56°F1018.6 hPa49°F
UPBC1 2 mi38 min WNW 2.9 G 5.1
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 6 mi38 min S 6 G 7 46°F 56°F1018.6 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 6 mi38 min N 4.1 G 4.1 48°F 1018.4 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 13 mi71 min NW 1 43°F 1018 hPa41°F
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 14 mi38 min N 5.1 G 6 50°F 1018.9 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 14 mi38 min W 5.1 G 8 51°F 1018.2 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 16 mi44 min NNW 1.9 G 4.1 51°F 56°F1018.5 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 18 mi87 min Calm 49°F 1019 hPa
LNDC1 18 mi38 min NNW 1 G 1.9 52°F 1018.5 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 18 mi38 min NNE 2.9 G 4.1 51°F 1018.7 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 18 mi38 min NNE 2.9 G 4.1
OBXC1 19 mi38 min 52°F 49°F
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 20 mi44 min ESE 1 G 1.9 50°F 58°F1018.9 hPa
PXSC1 20 mi38 min 54°F 52°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 21 mi38 min N 5.1 G 6 52°F 1017.6 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 23 mi44 min S 1.9 G 2.9 49°F 55°F1018.8 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 31 mi56 min 55°F8 ft
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 36 mi38 min Calm G 1 48°F 61°F1018.8 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 41 mi36 min ENE 3.9 G 7.8 53°F 55°F1019 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 44 mi38 min 55°F1018.4 hPa

Wind History for Martinez-Amorco Pier, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA6 mi63 minN 010.00 miFair46°F41°F83%1017.2 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA14 mi62 minN 710.00 miFair41°F37°F89%1017.7 hPa
Fairfield / Travis Air Force Base, CA21 mi60 minSW 810.00 miFair40°F36°F89%1019 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA23 mi63 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy47°F44°F90%1018.6 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA23 mi61 minNNW 410.00 miA Few Clouds43°F42°F100%1019 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Benicia, Carquinez Strait, California
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Benicia
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Thu -- 02:50 AM PDT     5.27 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:10 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:54 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:50 AM PDT     0.50 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:52 PM PDT     5.47 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:21 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:24 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 09:11 PM PDT     0.11 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Carquinez Strait, California Current
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Carquinez Strait
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Thu -- 01:13 AM PDT     2.34 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 04:29 AM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:11 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:48 AM PDT     -2.34 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:54 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 10:36 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Thu -- 01:22 PM PDT     2.48 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 04:26 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:21 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:47 PM PDT     -2.87 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 08:24 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 11:00 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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