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Marine Weather and Tides
Novato, CA

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Sunrise 7:26AMSunset 6:21PM Monday October 23, 2017 6:58 PM PDT (01:58 UTC) Moonrise 9:58AMMoonset 8:15PM Illumination 15% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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- 220 Pm Pdt Mon Oct 23 2017
Tonight..NE winds 10 kt.
Tue..NE winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tue night..W winds 10 kt.
Wed..NE winds 10 kt.
Wed night..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Thu..NE winds 10 kt...becoming nw.
Fri..NE winds 5 kt...becoming w.
Sat..N winds 5 kt...becoming sw.
PZZ500 220 Pm Pdt Mon Oct 23 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Generally light northwesterly winds will prevail over the coastal waters this afternoon and overnight with locally breezy conditions possible in the outer waters north of point reyes. Additionally, the northwest swell will decrease through the middle of the week, but then increase again late week as another long-period swell arrives.

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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501 pm pdt Mon oct 23 2017

Synopsis A rapid warming trend that got underway today will
persist into Tuesday with the potential for record to near record
breaking daytime temperatures. Temperatures cool slightly as
offshore flow and the high pressure aloft weakens by midweek, yet
temperatures look to remain above seasonal averages through late
week. In addition, ongoing dry conditions will likely persist
through the end of the month.

Discussion As of 01:45 pm pdt Monday... A strong ridge of high
pressure building in from the south and west has resulted very
warm to hot conditions across the region. Afternoon temperatures
are forecast to be around 15 to 20 deg f above seasonal averages
and will likely warm by a few more degrees on Tuesday as weak
offshore flow persists. With this type of late season heat event,
temperatures will be evenly spread from near the coast in the 80s
to 90s inland this afternoon. The warmest and driest air mass
appears to remain placed over southern california and up into the
central coast where afternoon temperatures will potentially reach
into the middle upper 90s on Tuesday afternoon. Cannot even rule
out lower 90s in and around the monterey area as well as santa
cruz. These warm temperatures may reach or exceed current record
values for the calendar date, both today and on Tuesday.

The heat will result in concerns for our more heat sensitive
populations such as the elderly, young and homeless with heat risk
levels reaching into the low to moderate category, especially across
the central coast. However, long october nights and clear skies will
allow for sufficient overnight cooling with lows generally in the 50s
for most urban areas while higher elevations only cool into the 60s
and lower 70s.

By midweek, a slight cooling trend is likely as the mid upper level
ridge retreats back out over the pacific in response to trough
digging into the great basin and central plains. While onshore flow
returns at the coast, weak offshore flow will persist inland to help
maintain temperatures that are above seasonal averages at least on
Wednesday and Thursday.

Stronger onshore flow is then anticipated late in the week into early
next week which will help cool inland areas as well. However, look
for values to remain on the warm side of normal through early next
week. Will have to watch for the return of overnight early morning
coastal clouds late in the week as the boundary layer moistens up.

Otherwise, ongoing dry weather conditions are likely to persist
through the end of the month.

Aviation As of 5:00 pm pdt Monday...VFR through the entire
period for all tafs due to an offshore flow in place. Winds will
generally be under 12 kt. High confidence.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR through the period. Winds forecast to be
under 10 kt. High confidence.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR through the period. Stronger winds
near ksns with speeds over 10 kt possible starting after 12z. High
confidence.

Fire weather As of 5:00 pm pdt Monday... Winds are anticipated
to decrease later this afternoon and evening for the north bay and
east bay hills. Otherwise, generally light offshore wind will
continue for all other zones through tomorrow. Another hot and dry
day tomorrow, with single digit humidity values possible for
parts of monterey and san benito counties. Humidity values
increase by Wednesday. With cooler conditions slated for our
entire region by Thursday.

Marine As of 08:54 am pdt Monday... Northwest winds will
continue to gradually diminish through the day. Additionally, the
northwest swell will decrease through the middle of the week, but
then increase again late week as another long-period swell
arrives.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
public forecast: rgass
aviation: bell
marine: rowe
fire weather: bam
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 16 mi46 min W 2.9 77°F 1021 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 16 mi40 min Calm G 1.9 74°F 61°F1020.5 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 18 mi40 min NE 5.1 G 6 76°F 1020.4 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 18 mi40 min NE 5.1 G 5.1 72°F 1021 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 21 mi40 min S 2.9 G 4.1 71°F 56°F1020.9 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 22 mi58 min 56°F8 ft
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 22 mi40 min Calm G 1 57°F1020.4 hPa
PXSC1 23 mi40 min 70°F 56°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 23 mi40 min NW 1.9 G 2.9 71°F 1019.6 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 24 mi40 min NE 2.9 G 2.9 68°F 1020.6 hPa
OBXC1 24 mi40 min 74°F 54°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 25 mi40 min NNE 4.1 G 4.1
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 25 mi40 min NNE 2.9 G 5.1 75°F 62°F1021 hPa53°F
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 27 mi40 min N 4.1 G 5.1 77°F 63°F1021 hPa
LNDC1 27 mi40 min N 2.9 G 5.1 76°F 1020.6 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 27 mi68 min NNW 7.8 G 9.7 59°F 57°F10 ft1020.7 hPa (-1.2)
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 29 mi40 min ENE 1.9 G 2.9 72°F 63°F1020.6 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 31 mi73 min S 4.1 78°F 1020 hPa55°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 37 mi40 min SSE 2.9 G 5.1 73°F 1020.4 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 39 mi28 min NW 1.9 G 5.8 56°F 55°F1021.2 hPa55°F
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 46 mi40 min NW 1.9 G 1.9 79°F 65°F1020.2 hPa
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 48 mi28 min 55°F11 ft

Wind History for Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA4 mi83 minSSE 510.00 miFair81°F51°F37%1021 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA11 mi83 minVar 410.00 miFair81°F55°F42%1021 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA18 mi64 minSSW 310.00 miFair75°F57°F54%1019.8 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 -- 04:51 AM PDT     4.91 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:27 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:35 AM PDT     2.09 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:57 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 03:48 PM PDT     5.82 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:21 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:15 PM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 11:16 PM PDT     0.16 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 -- 01:16 AM PDT     0.54 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 04:47 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:03 AM PDT     -0.41 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 07:26 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:46 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:56 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 12:12 PM PDT     0.63 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 03:31 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:20 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 06:51 PM PDT     -0.82 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 09:15 PM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 11:17 PM PDT     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 (21,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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