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Novato, CA

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Sunrise 7:05AMSunset 7:27PM Thursday March 23, 2017 9:23 AM PDT (16:23 UTC) Moonrise 3:27AMMoonset 2:01PM Illumination 16% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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- 827 Am Pdt Thu Mar 23 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through Friday evening...
Today..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Slight chance of rain in the evening, then chance of rain after midnight.
Fri..SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Rain.
Fri night..SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Rain likely in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.
Sat..N winds 10 kt...becoming west.
Sun..SW winds 10 kt. Chance of showers, then showers likely.
Mon..W winds 10 kt. Slight chance of showers.
PZZ500 827 Am Pdt Thu Mar 23 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... As a storm system approaches from the west, winds will increase and become southerly this afternoon. Gusts to gale force possible at times late tonight and into tomorrow...especially for the northern coastal waters. Rough seas possible ahead of and just behind Friday's system, but should decrease by Saturday morning. Northwest winds will return by Saturday morning before briefly switching to southerly on Sunday as another weak system moves in.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Novato, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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836 am pdt Thu mar 23 2017

Synopsis Mild and dry conditions are anticipated today as high
pressure briefly builds in over the state. Rain and moderately
south winds return to the north bay area late tonight as a
frontal system approaches. Rain and winds will spread southward
Friday as the front moves across the region. A break in the rain
is expected Saturday with rain anticipated to return to the
district as early as Sunday afternoon and persist into Monday
as a low pressure system moves through the region.

Discussion As of 8:35 am pdt Thursday... Main forecast issue for
the shift remains the system that will push through tonight and
Friday across our entire region. 12z guidance now coming in is
very close to the previous 0z and 06z runs, so not anticipating
any major changes. Will continue to highlight the potential for
moderate to heavy rain tomorrow along with gusty winds as the
front GOES through. CNRFC forecast continues to keep gauges well
below flood stage for the russian, salinas, and napa rivers along
with coyote creek. Overall current forecast appears to be on
track.

Previous discussion Doppler radar continues to pick up a
couple stray showers here and there but showers have wound down
considerably overnight. Mild and dry conditions await the region
today as the area transitions between storms. High pressure will
briefly build in over the state this morning resulting in mostly
sunny/clear skies and seasonable highs in the lower to mid 60s.

Temperatures along the coast will likely only see a degree or two
of warming while inland temperatures warm anywhere from 3 to 5
degrees with southernmost inland valley seeing the most warming.

The forecast remains on course with models solutions remaining
fairly consistent with regard to storm track and intensity for
the next storm system heading our way. Rain chances will begin
tonight over the north bay then will slide south overnight into
Friday as the frontal system moves across the region. The bulk of
the rain will move through the bay area during the day Friday
making for a wet morning and afternoon commute. Precipitable water
values are forecast around 1" to 1.25" with this system. This
will translate into rain totals around 1.5" to 3" in the north
bay and 2/3" to 1.5" across the bay area. Areas from the monterey
bay south will see a slight delay in the rain with the main band
of rain moving through Friday afternoon/evening. Accumulations of
less than 2/3" are expected. Coastal mountain will see the
highest rain totals as orographic coupled with a perturbation
along the front enhances the rainfall amounts as the system slides
south. Coastal mountains as well as the mountain of the north bay
may see rainfall totals in anywhere from 3" to 4+".

Gusty southerly winds are also anticipated to accompany this
system with speeds of 25 to 35 mph anticipated. High gusts
possible over elevated terrain. A wind advisories is not expected
at this time but will be monitored closely.

As the system slides south Friday evening the north bay region
will begin to see drier conditions with clearing expected
overnight. Cool and drier weather is forecast for Saturday as high
pressure over the eastern pacific ridges north and east across
the state. This drying trend will be short-lived as the next
system approaches from the west on Sunday spreading rain across
the district Sunday afternoon into Monday. Precipitable water
values for this system are forecast around 1"... Slightly less than
Friday's system. Therefore accumulations totals will not be as
high with this storm.

Long range models remain in agreement with bringing in a large
ridge of high pressure over the eastern pacific that will drive
the storm track to the north. If this solution holds the region
may be in for an extended period of dry weather.

Aviation As of 04:35 am pdt Thursday... For 12z tafs. Patchy
MVFR CIGS possible through 16z, especially for south bay and
monterey bay terminals. OtherwiseVFR through this evening for the
majority of the area. Could see MVFR CIGS by early Friday morning
for bay area terminals. Winds generally from the wsw and could be
breezy by this afternoon, 10-15 kt. Showers return as early as
04z Friday for ksts, with steady rain expected after midnight
Friday morning for all terminals. Confidence is low on exact
timing of rain.

Vicinity of ksfo... MainlyVFR. Cannot rule out brief periods of
MVFR from low level clouds through 16z. Sw/wsw winds 10-15 kt
this afternoon. Rain and lower CIGS return early Friday morning.

Sfo bridge approach... Same as ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Patchy MVFR possible through 16z, then
vfr. W/wsw winds 10-12 kt this afternoon. Rain not likely until
after 12z Friday, but a shower or two before is still possible.

Marine As of 08:25 am pdt Thursday... Winds will become
southerly and increase this afternoon ahead of another storm
system. Wind gusts may reach gale force at times late tonight and
into Friday... Especially for the northern coastal waters. Seas
may be rough ahead of and just behind the storm system on
Friday... But should decrease by Saturday morning. Winds will
switch back to the northwest by Saturday morning. Another weak
storm system is expected Sunday and may briefly switch winds out
of the south. However... Winds will quickly turn back to the
northwest by Monday morning.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tday Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm from 11 am
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm until 9 am
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm from 3 pm
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 16 mi54 min NW 6 G 7 52°F 57°F1022.4 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 18 mi54 min NW 1 G 1.9 51°F 1022.4 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 18 mi54 min Calm G 1.9 54°F 1022.9 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 21 mi54 min W 6 G 8 52°F 56°F1022.9 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 22 mi54 min 55°F7 ft
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 22 mi54 min NW 13 G 15 53°F 54°F1022.3 hPa
PXSC1 23 mi54 min 53°F 40°F
OBXC1 24 mi54 min 52°F 45°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 24 mi54 min SE 4.1 G 5.1 52°F 1022.6 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 25 mi54 min SE 4.1 G 5.1
UPBC1 25 mi54 min W 6 G 8.9
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 25 mi54 min W 6 G 8 49°F 58°F1022.7 hPa47°F
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 27 mi94 min NW 14 G 18 53°F 55°F8 ft1021.9 hPa (+1.2)
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 27 mi54 min ESE 1 G 2.9 53°F 59°F1023 hPa
LNDC1 27 mi54 min E 2.9 G 5.1 50°F 1022.4 hPa
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 29 mi54 min SSW 4.1 G 8.9 49°F 57°F1022.3 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 31 mi99 min WNW 4.1 44°F 1021 hPa43°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 37 mi54 min WNW 6 G 8 51°F 1022.1 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 39 mi44 min WNW 9.7 G 16 53°F 55°F1022.6 hPa44°F
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 46 mi54 min WSW 2.9 G 4.1 52°F 59°F1022.2 hPa
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 48 mi62 min 56°F9 ft

Wind History for Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA4 mi49 minN 010.00 miFair46°F42°F87%1023 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA11 mi29 minN 010.00 miFair46°F42°F87%1023.4 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA18 mi30 minN 010.00 miFair49°F44°F83%1022.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hog Island, San Antonio Creek, San Pablo Bay, California
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Hog Island
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Thu -- 04:26 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:27 AM PDT     2.10 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:08 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:23 AM PDT     5.48 feet High Tide
Thu -- 03:00 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:53 PM PDT     0.23 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:25 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Petaluma River Approach, San Pablo Bay, California Current
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Petaluma River Approach
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Thu -- 01:52 AM PDT     -0.44 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 04:25 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:26 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:49 AM PDT     0.52 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 07:08 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:07 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 01:40 PM PDT     -0.78 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 03:00 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:35 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:24 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:41 PM PDT     0.62 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 11:58 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (12,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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