Friday, November16, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Benicia, 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 6:50AMSunset 4:56PM Friday November 16, 2018 7:35 AM PST (15:35 UTC) Moonrise 1:47PMMoonset 12:02AM Illumination 61% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 8 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- 236 Am Pst Fri Nov 16 2018
Today..NE winds 10 kt. Haze and patchy smoke.
Tonight..W winds 10 kt. Haze and patchy smoke.
Sat..E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming sw in the afternoon. Haze and patchy smoke.
Sat night..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Haze and patchy smoke.
Sun..E winds 10 kt. Haze and patchy smoke.
Mon..E winds 5 to 15 kt...decreasing to 5 kt.
Tue..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Slight chance of rain.
PZZ500 236 Am Pst Fri Nov 16 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Generally light winds will continue through the weekend and early next week. A mixed moderate northwest swell and light southerly swell will also persist. Wet weather develops by the middle of next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Benicia, CA
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Area Discussion for - Sacramento, CA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service sacramento ca
352 am pst Fri nov 16 2018

Synopsis
Dry with a little above normal daytime temperatures through early
next week except near or cooler than normal in areas of heavy
smoke due to the camp wildfire. Breezy northeasterly winds over
the sierra nevada Saturday night into Sunday elevating fire
danger. Cooler temperatures next week with increasing chances of
precipitation across interior norcal middle to end of next week.

Discussion
High pressure over the eastern pacific and western u.S. Will keep
the forecast area dry through the short term period. A light east
flow out of the sierra and a light northerly flow down the
northern sacramento valley combined with stable conditions under
the ridge will again concentrate smoke from the camp fire into
the central valley today. Main concentration of smoke will be
from southern tehama county southward to stanislaus county. In
this region, daytime high temperatures will be limited by lack of
sunshine keeping them near or even several degrees below normal.

Other impact will be reduced visibilities in this region with
current morning reports dropping visibility to 1 2 mile some local
spots. Only minor changes are expected in the weather pattern on
Saturday so smoke is likely to remain concentrated into roughly
the same areas. Although smoke seems to be blocking solar
insolation enough to cool temperatures during the day, radiational
cooling at night is allowing valley temperatures to drop down into
the 30s or about 5 to 8 degrees below normal.

Models in fairly good agreement in dropping a shortwave trough
southeastward through the pacific northwest into the central great
basin on Saturday with high pressure rebounding over the west
coast by Saturday night. The combination of northeast to easterly
flow aloft and a tight northeast surface gradient across the
sierra will bring breezy northeast winds Saturday night through
Sunday especially to the higher elevations and favorably oriented
sierra and foothill canyons. These breezy winds will bring
elevated fire danger and a fire weather watch will remain in
place for the sierra and foothills Saturday evening through Sunday
afternoon. The breezy winds may bring enough vertical mixing to
reduce the central valley smoke but the winds in the valley will
not be all that strong so some of the smoke concentration is
expected to remain. The main effect other than increased fire
danger will be a little warming in formally very smokey areas
Sunday where smoke amounts are reduced.

Upper ridge axis will shift just east of the forecast area by
Monday afternoon bringing a slight cooling most areas. Central
valley smoke will still be a wild card but with relatively light
winds under the ridge believe that at least light smoke will
remain in the valley. A few high clouds may start spilling into
the region late Monday preceding a possible major change in the
weather pattern coming mid week.

.Extended discussion (Tuesday through Friday)
confidence in increase in a pattern change this week, bringing
cooler temperatures and a chance of precipitation mid- to late-
week. Models continue to show a split flow pattern Tuesday, with
one upper level low moving over socal while a deeper upper low
moves east over the eastern pacific. The most recent GFS run is
nudging closer to the euro's progression, though timing
inconsistencies still remain. In general, a shortwave trough and
associated cold front is forecast to move inland Wednesday,
bringing with it a chance of precipitation and cooler daytime
temperatures. Showers could linger behind the shortwave Thursday
before another low pressure system moves onshore Thursday evening
through Friday, bringing another wave of precipitation to norcal.

Precipitation timing and amounts are still uncertain at this time
due to model inconsistencies this far out. Stay tuned to to the
forecast for any updates. Hec

Aviation
Ifr conditions continue for the central valley with MVFR
conditions for the northern sacramento valley due to smoke from
the wildfire in butte county. Winds have been fairly stagnant,
allowing localized lifr conditions in the sacramento area.

Winds generally less than 10 kts. Hec

Sto watches warnings advisories
Fire weather watch from Saturday evening through Sunday
afternoon for northern motherlode from 1000 to 3000 ft. Includes
portions of nevada-yuba-placer-amador and eldorado units-
northern sierra foothills from 1000 to 3000 ft. Includes
portions of shasta-trinity and butte units-northern sierra
including lassen np and plumas and lassen nf S west of the
sierra crest (west of evans peak-grizzly peak-beckworth peak)-
northern sierra including the tahoe and eldorado nf S west of
the sierra crest.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 0 mi36 min E 1 G 2.9 46°F 57°F1017.6 hPa (+0.0)41°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 5 mi36 min S 2.9 G 2.9 41°F 57°F1017.6 hPa (-0.3)
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 7 mi36 min E 9.9 G 12 49°F 1017 hPa (-0.0)
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 12 mi51 min NNE 1 29°F 1017 hPa25°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 13 mi36 min SE 1 G 2.9 47°F 1017.4 hPa (-0.4)
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 16 mi36 min NNW 9.9 G 11 52°F 1017 hPa (+0.0)
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 17 mi36 min 57°F
LNDC1 19 mi36 min SE 1.9 G 2.9 50°F 1016.7 hPa (+0.0)
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 19 mi36 min SE 1.9 G 2.9 48°F 1016.8 hPa (+0.0)
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 20 mi31 min W 2.9 50°F 1017 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 20 mi36 min SE 4.1 G 4.1
OBXC1 20 mi36 min 51°F 43°F
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 21 mi42 min Calm G 1 50°F 58°F1017 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 22 mi36 min NNW 8 G 9.9 54°F 1015.8 hPa (+0.0)
PXSC1 22 mi36 min 55°F 45°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 24 mi42 min N 11 G 12 55°F 56°F1016.8 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 32 mi36 min 54°F7 ft
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 37 mi36 min S 1.9 G 2.9 45°F 58°F1017.2 hPa (+0.0)
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 42 mi26 min ENE 5.8 G 9.7 56°F 55°F1016.7 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 45 mi36 min Calm G 1 54°F1016.1 hPa (+0.0)

Wind History for Martinez-Amorco Pier, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA6 mi43 minno data2.00 miOvercast with Haze37°F30°F76%1016.2 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA14 mi42 minN 63.00 miHaze Smoke34°F27°F76%1016.6 hPa
Fairfield / Travis Air Force Base, CA20 mi98 minN 03.00 miFair with Haze33°F23°F71%1018.3 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA24 mi41 minSSE 31.25 miFog/Mist32°F30°F93%1017.3 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA24 mi43 minN 01.50 miOvercast with Haze44°F34°F68%1017 hPa

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Last 24hr----CalmNE3N7N6N5N5N4NW4CalmCalmCalm----------------------
1 day agoCalmCalmCalmNE6--N4N5N3NW4CalmCalmCalmSE3CalmCalmSE3SE3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm
2 days agoCalm--Calm4--------NE5CalmCalmCalmSE3CalmSE4SE3CalmS3SE3CalmSE3------

Tide / Current Tables for Suisun Point, Carquinez Strait, California
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Suisun Point
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Fri -- 12:02 AM PST     Moonset
Fri -- 02:12 AM PST     0.19 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:50 AM PST     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:08 AM PST     4.22 feet High Tide
Fri -- 01:46 PM PST     Moonrise
Fri -- 02:45 PM PST     1.61 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:55 PM PST     Sunset
Fri -- 08:13 PM PST     3.56 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Roe Island S, Suisun Bay, California Current
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Roe Island S
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Fri -- 12:01 AM PST     Moonset
Fri -- 12:45 AM PST     -1.90 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 04:54 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:49 AM PST     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:14 AM PST     0.88 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 11:22 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 01:46 PM PST     Moonrise
Fri -- 02:19 PM PST     -1.41 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 04:55 PM PST     Sunset
Fri -- 05:27 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:40 PM PST     0.53 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 10:18 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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