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Marine Weather and Tides
Novato, CA

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Sunrise 6:56AMSunset 4:55PM Monday November 20, 2017 7:40 AM PST (15:40 UTC) Moonrise 8:44AMMoonset 6:55PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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- 214 Am Pst Mon Nov 20 2017
Today..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of rain in the morning, then slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
Tonight..SW winds 10 kt...becoming northeast after midnight.
Tue..NE winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tue night..NE winds 10 kt.
Wed..NE winds 5 to 15 kt.
Thanksgiving day..NW winds 10 kt.
Fri..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Slight chance of rain.
PZZ500 214 Am Pst Mon Nov 20 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... The eastern edge of a very moist sub-tropical flow will overlap the northern coastal waters through early this week. A warm frontal boundary connected to this moist flow will approach the coastal waters today and become nearly stationary while another warm front to the southwest advances toward it and the bay area. By late week into early next week a cold front will move southeastward over the coastal waters. Seas are expected to remain light to moderate through the first part of next week.

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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Fxus66 kmtr 201149
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347 am pst Mon nov 20 2017

Synopsis A weather system will bring periods of light rain to
the north bay and possibly san francisco today. High pressure will
bring dry and warmer weather to the area Tuesday through Thursday.

The next chance of rain will be late this weekend.

Discussion As of 3:15 am pst Monday... Cloudcover and southwest
flow over the area is keeping temperatures in the 50s early this
morning which is about 10 degrees warmer than the past couple of
nights. A warm front is bringing light rain to the north bay this
morning. Rain amounts so far have generally been .10" or less.

Periods of light rain will continue through early afternoon in the
north bay with the possibility of a sprinkle as far south as san
mateo and alameda counties. Total rainfall amounts will remain
under one-quarter of an inch.

Things will dry out tonight as the warm front lifts north. An
upper level trough deepening along 145w will cause an upper level
ridge to build over southern california and nevada. This will
keep rain north of the district while bringing warmer temperatures
Tuesday through Thursday. The warmest temperatures will be
Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the 70s to lower 80s in
monterey and san benito counties. Temperatures around the sfo bay
area will warm into the upper 60s to lower 70s.

The ridge flattens on Friday and temperatures will cool off
slightly. Then the ridge moves a little to the east Saturday and
Sunday and the trough starts to move to the northeast. Medium
range models indicate a warm front will bring a chance of rain to
the north bay Saturday night and most of the rest of the district
Sunday. Then another chance of rain Sunday night and Monday as the
trough passes.

Based on recent performances by the models... Would not be surprised
if future model runs trend drier with the weekend system and track
it further north. In any case rainfall rates and amounts will be
light.

Aviation As of 3:47 am pst Monday... It'sVFR at the terminals
except CIGS are MVFR over the north bay this morning. Cloud bases
have been steadily lowering since last evening as a very moist,
milder, and stable SW flow from the sub-tropics becomes displaced
to the pacific northwest and northernmost california this week.

This plume of moisture will brush the north bay with light-moderate
rain today, while it remains mainly dry to dry elsewhere to the
south.

20-30 knot SW winds at the 925 mb and 850 mb levels over the north
bay counties will result in marginal low level wind shear (llws) at
ksts this morning til early afternoon. Lower level winds are much
less robust over the remaining bay area and areas to the south today
thus llws is not expected to the south.

Vicinity of ksfo... Light wind,VFR. Cloud bases lowering today, and
forecast is dry runways. Low to moderate confidence.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Light e-se winds this morning, except SE to
10 knots salinas valley.VFR and dry. Moderate to high confidence.

Marine As of 3:35 am pst Monday... The eastern edge of a very
moist sub-tropical flow will overlap the northern coastal waters
through early this week. A warm frontal boundary connected to this
moist flow will approach the coastal waters today and become nearly
stationary while another warm front to the southwest advances toward
it and the bay area. By late week into early next week a cold front
will move southeastward over the coastal waters. Seas are expected
to remain light to moderate through the first part of next week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday None.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 16 mi52 min SSE 1.9 G 2.9 56°F 58°F1017.8 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 18 mi52 min E 1.9 G 4.1 56°F 1017.7 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 18 mi52 min ESE 1.9 G 1.9 58°F 1018.2 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 21 mi52 min ENE 2.9 G 2.9 56°F 57°F1018.3 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 22 mi70 min 57°F2 ft
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 22 mi52 min SE 9.9 G 13 56°F1017.1 hPa
PXSC1 23 mi52 min 58°F 53°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 24 mi52 min E 1 G 1.9 56°F 1018.1 hPa
OBXC1 24 mi52 min 57°F 52°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 25 mi52 min NNE 1 G 1.9
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 25 mi52 min ESE 2.9 G 4.1 56°F 59°F1018.2 hPa51°F
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 27 mi50 min SE 7.8 G 9.7 57°F 57°F3 ft1017.5 hPa (-0.0)
LNDC1 27 mi58 min Calm G 0 57°F 1018.1 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 27 mi52 min Calm G 1 57°F 58°F1018.6 hPa
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 29 mi52 min E 1.9 G 2.9 56°F 58°F1018.1 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 31 mi115 min Calm 53°F 1018 hPa50°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 37 mi52 min ESE 5.1 G 5.1 55°F 1018 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 39 mi40 min E 14 G 16 56°F 56°F1017.5 hPa (+0.4)53°F
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 46 mi52 min Calm G 1 56°F 60°F1018.6 hPa
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 48 mi40 min 60°F4 ft

Wind History for Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA4 mi65 minS 310.00 miOvercast54°F48°F82%1017.9 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA11 mi45 minN 010.00 miOvercast52°F51°F100%1018.3 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA18 mi46 minN 610.00 miOvercast54°F48°F83%1017.3 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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Mon -- 02:59 AM PST     4.99 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:57 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:27 AM PST     2.18 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:44 AM PST     Moonrise
Mon -- 01:37 PM PST     6.15 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:54 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 06:54 PM PST     Moonset
Mon -- 09:10 PM PST     -0.27 feet Low Tide
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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Mon -- 02:57 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:09 AM PST     -0.34 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 06:56 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:33 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 08:43 AM PST     Moonrise
Mon -- 09:59 AM PST     0.63 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 01:17 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:50 PM PST     -0.86 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 04:54 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 06:54 PM PST     Moonset
Mon -- 09:13 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
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 (10,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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