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Marine Weather and Tides
Petaluma, CA

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
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Sunrise 5:53AMSunset 8:21PM Sunday May 20, 2018 10:49 AM PDT (17:49 UTC) Moonrise 10:15AMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 33% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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- 830 Am Pdt Sun May 20 2018
.small craft advisory in effect from noon pdt today through this evening...
Today..SW winds 10 to 20 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt this afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Mon..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Mon night..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Tue night..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 10 kt.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
PZZ500 830 Am Pdt Sun May 20 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... A strong north to south pressure gradient along the california coast will maintain moderate to strong northwesterly winds over the coastal waters through Monday. As a result, steep wind waves will produce hazardous conditions for small crafts. A long period southerly swell will increase and mix with northwesterly swell by Monday morning, gradually increasing through much of the week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Petaluma, 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
1036 am pdt Sun may 20 2018

Synopsis A deep marine layer will allow for continued overnight
and morning clouds along the coast the next few days. Temperatures
will remain seasonably cool this week and into next weekend.

Discussion As of 8:59 am pdt Sunday... Deep marine layer around
3000 feet this morning with clouds inundating most areas from sf
southward. Clouds will be slow to clear with upper trough and
continued onshore flow. Afternoon highs still below normal on
average for inland areas with highs only in the 70s once the sun
breaks out. 12z NAM shows some more coastal drizzle tonight into
early Monday morning with cyclonic flow aloft, deep marine layer
and moist onshore flow. Upper trough will be slow to move over
southern california Monday and Tuesday with the end result being
continued below normal temperatures for the bay area with morning
clouds followed by afternoon sunshine.

There may be some weak midweek upper ridging but the net result
wont be too much change in the sensible weather with daytime highs
generally 60s coast and 70s inland with very few sites reaching
the 80s this week, so overall trend of below normal.

Long range models indicate a stronger upper trough approaches for
memorial day weekend implying continued below normal temps.

Aviation As of 10:35 am pdt Sunday... For 18z tafs. MVFR
ceilings continue to impact the san francisco bay and monterey bay
terminals this morning. Should see some partial clearing this
afternoon for the san francisco bay terminals with low clouds
likely to remain in place over the monterey bay terminals though
much of the day. Onshore winds will also increase and become gusty
at times through the afternoon and evening hours. Low clouds make
an early return once again given the deep marine layer in place
with winds diminishing slightly into Monday morning.

Moderate forecast confidence.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR ceilings through at least 20-21z, with
the possibility of only partial clearing this afternoon. Westerly
breezy gusty winds will continue through the day and evening. Low
MVFR ceilings, if they do scatter out, likely to make early return
late this evening.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR ceilings likely to persist over the
monterey bay terminals through the forecast period. Slight chance
of brief clearing at ksns this afternoon, but confidence is low.

Ceilings may lower to ifr tonight and into early Monday morning.

Breezy onshore winds, occasionally gusty this afternoon and
evening.

Marine As of 08:49 am pdt Sunday... A strong north to south
pressure gradient along the california coast will maintain
moderate to strong northwesterly winds over the coastal waters
through Monday. As a result, steep wind waves will produce
hazardous conditions for small crafts. A long period southerly
swell will increase and mix with northwesterly swell by Monday
morning, gradually increasing through much of the week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Sf bay from 12 pm
sca... Mry bay from 12 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 12 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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marine: rgass
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 21 mi49 min SW 7 G 11 56°F 1014.4 hPa (+0.6)
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 23 mi49 min NNW 2.9 G 5.1 56°F 60°F1014.7 hPa (+0.6)
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 24 mi56 min SE 5.1 55°F 1015 hPa (+1.0)
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 25 mi49 min S 4.1 G 8.9 57°F 1015.3 hPa (+0.9)
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 25 mi49 min WNW 21 G 26 52°F1014.8 hPa (+0.3)
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 28 mi49 min WSW 8 G 9.9 57°F 63°F1014.6 hPa (+0.5)52°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 29 mi49 min W 7 G 13 55°F 56°F1015.4 hPa (+0.7)
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 30 mi64 min WNW 11 58°F 1014 hPa50°F
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 30 mi49 min 54°F5 ft
PXSC1 31 mi49 min 56°F 49°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 31 mi49 min W 9.9 G 15 56°F 1014.1 hPa (+0.7)
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 32 mi49 min W 6 G 8.9 56°F 1015.1 hPa (+0.6)
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 32 mi49 min SSW 6 G 14 58°F 63°F1014.3 hPa (+0.5)
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 32 mi49 min WNW 8 G 11
OBXC1 32 mi49 min 56°F 50°F
LNDC1 34 mi49 min W 5.1 G 8 56°F 1015.1 hPa (+0.6)
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 35 mi39 min WNW 18 G 23 53°F 51°F1016.5 hPa50°F
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 35 mi49 min W 8.9 G 13 56°F 62°F1015.4 hPa (+0.6)
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 37 mi39 min NW 21 G 25 53°F 1015.7 hPa49°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 40 mi49 min W 12 G 19 58°F 1014 hPa (+0.4)

Wind History for Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA3 mi54 minVar 310.00 miFair61°F50°F68%1014.2 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA6 mi74 minSW 8 G 1410.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F48°F68%1014.6 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA17 mi55 minW 410.00 miMostly Cloudy0°F0°F%1013.8 hPa
Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport, CA23 mi56 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy61°F48°F63%1013 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Upper drawbridge, Petaluma River, San Pablo Bay, California
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Upper drawbridge
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Sun -- 12:36 AM PDT     2.20 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 12:49 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 05:41 AM PDT     6.46 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:55 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 11:15 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 01:20 PM PDT     -0.80 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 08:06 PM PDT     5.65 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:19 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.32.32.945.36.26.4653.72.10.7-0.3-0.8-0.60.21.42.84.25.25.65.44.73.8

Tide / Current Tables for Petaluma River Approach, San Pablo Bay, California Current
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Petaluma River Approach
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Sun -- 12:48 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 01:47 AM PDT     0.60 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 05:03 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:55 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:28 AM PDT     -0.90 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 11:15 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 12:51 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 04:10 PM PDT     0.61 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 07:46 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 08:17 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 10:14 PM PDT     -0.41 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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