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Marine Weather and Tides
Novato, 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 7:16AMSunset 4:52PM Wednesday December 12, 2018 9:36 AM PST (17:36 UTC) Moonrise 11:17AMMoonset 9:53PM Illumination 26% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 841 Am Pst Wed Dec 12 2018
Today..N winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Patchy fog this morning.
Tonight..SE winds up to 10 kt.
Thu..NE winds 5 to 15 kt.
Thu night..E winds 5 to 15 kt.
Fri..S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. A chance of rain.
Fri night..S winds 5 to 15 kt. A chance of showers.
Sat..SE winds up to 10 kt.
Sun..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Rain.
PZZ500 841 Am Pst Wed Dec 12 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Breezy northerly winds behind a passing cold front will gradually subside later this afternoon and evening over the coastal waters. Winds will then become southerly by late Thursday and Friday ahead of a weekend system. A series of west to northwest swell trains will arrive to the waters over the coming days, creating hazardous conditions for small vessels. The most significant long- period swell is forecast to arrive by late Sunday or Monday, which has the potential to bring open water swells of 20 feet or more.


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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national weather service san francisco bay area
929 am pst Wed dec 12 2018

Synopsis Dry conditions are forecast to continue across our
region through Thursday night. Daytime temperatures will be mild
while nights will be seasonably cool. Patchy fog could redevelop
tonight across the area, especially in the valleys. A weak
weather system will likely produce light rain on Friday and Friday
night, especially for areas north of the golden gate. Periods of
light rain may continue into Saturday and Saturday night, mainly
in the north bay. A stronger and wetter system is then expected to
produce widespread rain across our entire region Sunday and
Sunday night. Dry weather will likely return by late Monday.

Discussion As of 09:15 am pst Wednesday... A system moving to
our north brought high clouds overnight, which limited fog
formation. Fog remained patchy this morning and was generally not
dense, with only the north bay reporting localized areas of
visibilities below one mile at times. A few locations across the
bay area experienced light drizzle from low clouds, with san jose
managing to record one hundredth of an inch of precipitation from
the drizzle. Low clouds will dissipate by late morning and the
afternoon will feature only occasional high clouds. High
temperatures today will be similar to yesterday with perhaps a
couple degrees of warming in some locations. Mostly clear skies
are expected tonight under a ridge of high pressure. This will
allow temperatures to drop to values cooler than what was
experienced this morning, and likely the coolest for the next
several nights. Temperatures will fall into the 30s across most
inland valley locations with 40s near the coast or the sf bay. The
cool overnight temperatures and mostly clear skies will allow for
patchy fog to redevelop overnight. Looking ahead, a series of
storm systems will then impact the area, one on Friday and into
Saturday and other on Sunday and into Monday. See the previous
discussion for additional details. No updates planned this morning
as short term forecast remains on track.

Prev discussion As of 3:20 am pst Wednesday... A weather system
moving inland to our north brought considerable high clouds to our
region overnight, but no rainfall. Also, areas of low clouds
developed overnight, but only patchy light fog has formed thus
far. Given the amount of cloud cover in place, feel it's unlikely
we will see widespread fog develop prior to sunrise.

The system to our north will move quickly off to the east today
while an upper ridge offshore builds inland over california. After
morning low clouds and fog clear, expect a mostly sunny day except
for occasional high clouds. High temperatures today should be
slightly warmer than yesterday. Mostly clear skies and light winds
will mean chilly conditions tonight with lows dipping into the
lower to mid 30s in the coolest inland valleys. Also, expect
patchy fog again by late tonight, especially in the valleys. The
upper ridge will maintain dry and mild conditions on Thursday,
along with a continued warming trend across the southern portion
of our region where high temperatures will climb into the mid and
upper 60s. Increasing high clouds on Thursday night are expected
to hold temps up a bit.

Rain chances return to our region on Friday when a frontal system
arrives over northern california. Models agree that most rainfall
will hold off until Friday afternoon, but both the NAM and ecmwf
forecast spotty light warm advection rainfall as early as Friday
morning in advance of the main frontal rain band. Models have
come into better agreement with respect to rainfall location and
amounts with this system. Widespread light rain is forecast to
spread across the north bay Friday afternoon and evening, with
only spotty light rain expected across the san francisco peninsula
and east bay, and little or no rain for points south. The front
is forecast to stall and mostly dissipate over the sf bay area by
Friday night. This weak remnant frontal boundary is then expected
to remain draped across the bay area through Saturday and
Saturday night, producing periods of light precipitation, mainly
over the north bay. Rainfall accumulations from Friday through
Saturday night are generally forecast to be a quarter inch or
less, except up to a half inch in the north bay. Most of this rain
will likely fall on Friday afternoon and evening.

The models have consistently indicated that the following system,
due to arrive by Sunday afternoon, will be both stronger and
wetter, producing widespread moderate rainfall across our region
from Sunday afternoon through Sunday night. There could be a brief
period of heavy rain just prior to frontal passage, especially in
the north bay on Sunday afternoon. Rainfall totals with the
Sunday Sunday night system are projected to range from
0.50-1.50", with potentially higher amounts in the north bay.

Gusty south winds are also likely for a short period of time just
ahead of the front on Sunday, with the strongest winds expected
along the north bay coast and in the coastal hills.

Showers may linger into Monday morning, but the models agree that
dry conditions will develop in most areas by Monday afternoon. An
upper ridge is forecast to build in quickly behind the departing
system on Monday and this ridge will likely bring dry and mild
weather to most of our region from late Monday through at least
Thursday of next week. However, the ECMWF indicates that moist
flow over the top of the ridge may result in rain across portions
of the north bay late Monday night and Tuesday.

Aviation As of 9:30 am pst Wednesday... For 18z tafs.VFR
expected today except early at lvk where some residual tule fog is
impacting visibilities. Should clear out by 20z. Winds will be
mostly light offshore with high cirrus clouds.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR except at ksns until 19z.

Marine As of 8:41 am pst Wednesday... Breezy northerly winds
behind a passing cold front will gradually subside later this
afternoon and evening over the coastal waters. Winds will then
become southerly by late Thursday and Friday ahead of a weekend
system. A series of west to northwest swell trains will arrive to
the waters over the coming days, creating hazardous conditions for
small vessels. The most significant long- period swell is
forecast to arrive by late Sunday or Monday, which has the
potential to bring open water swells of 20 feet or more.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 3 pm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
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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 mi56 min NNE 7 50°F 1026 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 16 mi49 min 55°F
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 18 mi49 min E 7 G 11 1025.8 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 18 mi49 min NE 6 G 8.9 1026.1 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 21 mi55 min NE 11 G 13 56°F1026 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 22 mi67 min 56°F6 ft
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 22 mi49 min 56°F1026.5 hPa
PXSC1 23 mi67 min 51°F 49°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 23 mi49 min N 6 G 8 1024.7 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 24 mi49 min N 8.9 G 12 1025.7 hPa
OBXC1 24 mi67 min 51°F 48°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 25 mi55 min N 8.9 G 9.9
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 25 mi55 min ESE 6 G 8.9 53°F1026.2 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 27 mi55 min N 7 G 9.9 55°F1025.7 hPa
LNDC1 27 mi49 min NNW 6 G 11 1025.5 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 27 mi37 min ENE 12 G 16 54°F 57°F1025.8 hPa (+2.1)
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 29 mi49 min NE 11 G 13 53°F1026.3 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 31 mi112 min NE 9.9 47°F 1026 hPa43°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 37 mi49 min NNW 2.9 G 5.1 1026.2 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 39 mi37 min NNW 14 G 18 57°F1026.3 hPa (+2.5)
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 46 mi49 min NNW 11 G 12 55°F1025.6 hPa
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 48 mi37 min 59°F10 ft

Wind History for Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA4 mi42 minS 53.00 miFog/Mist48°F48°F100%1026.4 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA11 mi42 minVar 30.25 miFog46°F46°F100%1026.1 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA18 mi43 minN 07.00 miFair48°F45°F89%1025.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Petaluma River entrance, San Pablo Bay, California
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Petaluma River entrance
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Wed -- 05:08 AM PST     4.95 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:17 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:51 AM PST     2.89 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 11:16 AM PST     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:23 PM PST     5.19 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:50 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 09:52 PM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 11:04 PM PST     0.20 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Petaluma River Approach, San Pablo Bay, California Current
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Wed -- 01:52 AM PST     0.62 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 05:37 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:16 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:53 AM PST     -0.34 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 10:26 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
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Wed -- 12:37 PM PST     0.48 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:42 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:50 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:06 PM PST     -0.85 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 09:52 PM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 11:24 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
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