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Marine Weather and Tides
Petaluma, 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 7:09AMSunset 7:25PM Friday March 22, 2019 4:56 AM PDT (11:56 UTC) Moonrise 8:36PMMoonset 7:31AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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- 254 Am Pdt Fri Mar 22 2019
Today..SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Rain.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Rain.
Sat..W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Sat night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun..E winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun night..S winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Rain likely.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Rain likely.
Tue..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Showers likely.
PZZ500 254 Am Pdt Fri Mar 22 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Southerly winds will increase over the waters through the day as a frontal system moves across the coastal waters. Winds will become northwesterly overnight and into Saturday behind the frontal passage. A moderate long-period swell will arrive over the next 24 hours and continue through Saturday, bringing hazardous seas to mariners in smaller vessels.


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
444 am pdt Fri mar 22 2019

Synopsis A frontal boundary will move from northwest to
southeast across the region today resulting in widespread rainfall
through tonight. Mainly dry conditions develop over the weekend
with unsettled weather likely to return during at least the first
half of next week.

Discussion As of 03:11 am pdt Friday... A modest plume of
atmospheric moisture is forecast to advect inland across the
region today ahead of an approaching frontal boundary. Light rain
will develop first over coastal areas from the santa cruz
mountains northward into the north bay through the morning. As the
front pushes inland from the northwest, rain will become more
widespread over the san francisco bay area this afternoon before
shifting southward into the central coast during the evening
hours. Rainfall will generally be light to occasionally moderate
with breezy southerly winds ahead of and along the frontal
boundary. In wake of the front's passage, northerly winds will
develop and precipitation will diminish from north to south
through the night. A few lingering showers may persist into early
Saturday morning, yet much of the region will dry out shortly
after sunrise. Rainfall amounts are forecast to range from 0.25"
to 0.75" for most urban areas while the coastal ranges and north
bay mountains hills could see upwards of 1.50".

Seasonably cool temperatures are expected on Saturday with
daytime temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 60s as brisk
northwest winds prevail. Winds relax some on Sunday and turn
southerly head of the next weather system to approach the region.

This will lead to slightly warmer temperatures during the day
Sunday.

After the brief dry period this weekend, unsettled weather
conditions return late Sunday with periods of rain expected
through at least the first half next week. The models generally
agree with the first system pushing across the region Sunday night
into Monday followed by a 12 to 24 hour break in between weather
systems. Additional widespread rainfall is expected from late
Tuesday into Wednesday with the potential for subsequent systems
to move across the region through late week. The details regarding
timing and location of greatest rainfall remain difficult to pin
down at this time given differences model output. Regardless, the
ensembles point toward an unsettled pattern with periods of
rainfall through much of next week.

Aviation As of 4:44 am pdt Friday... For 12z tafs. With the
exception of sts,VFR conditions were observed at the TAF sites as
of the 12z TAF publication time. As the morning progresses,
ceilings are forecast to drop to MVFR levels as rain shower
chances increase with the next approaching system. In addition to
the lowering ceilings and rain, southerly winds are forecast for
much of the day throughout the bay area. Rain will become more
widespread in the afternoon evening hours the front approaches.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR conditions were observed as of the 12z taf
issuance, but expect lowering ceilings to MVFR levels over the
next several hours as the next system approaches, initially
accompanied with light rain showers. There will likely be a short
break in the rain late in the morning, but rain will return in the
afternoon. Southeasterly winds are forecast to prevail through the
day, becoming gusty at times this afternoon. Winds will eventually
become west to northwest overnight.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR MVFR conditions are expected as an
approaching system brings increasing clouds to both mry and sns
with southerly winds through the day.

Marine As of 03:11 am pdt Friday... Southerly winds will
increase over the waters through the day as a frontal system
moves across the coastal waters. Winds will become northwesterly
overnight and into Saturday behind the frontal passage. A
moderate long-period swell will arrive over the next 24 hours and
continue through Saturday, bringing hazardous seas to mariners in
smaller vessels.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Rough bar advisory for sf bar from 3 pm
public forecast: rgass
aviation: rowe
marine: rowe
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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 mi38 min SW 1.9 G 2.9 52°F 1020.5 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 23 mi38 min 56°F
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 24 mi45 min Calm 51°F 1021 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 25 mi38 min S 9.9 G 11 55°F 1020.9 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 25 mi38 min 56°F1019.8 hPa
UPBC1 28 mi38 min W 4.1 G 5.1
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 28 mi38 min SSE 1.9 G 2.9 1020.8 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 29 mi44 min SSE 1.9 G 2.9 52°F 55°F1021 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 30 mi56 min 55°F6 ft
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 30 mi71 min W 5.1 48°F 1021 hPa45°F
PXSC1 31 mi44 min 55°F 48°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 31 mi38 min SE 7 G 8 53°F 1019.6 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 32 mi38 min SSE 6 G 7
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 32 mi38 min SSW 2.9 G 7 49°F 56°F1020.8 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 32 mi38 min SSE 4.1 G 6 53°F 1020.8 hPa
OBXC1 32 mi50 min 54°F 48°F
LNDC1 34 mi38 min ESE 7 G 8.9 53°F 1020.7 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 35 mi36 min S 9.7 G 12 55°F 56°F1021 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 35 mi44 min ESE 7 G 11 54°F 58°F1021.1 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 37 mi36 min SSW 14 G 18 54°F1019.8 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 40 mi38 min WSW 5.1 G 7 52°F 1020.7 hPa

Wind History for Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA3 mi81 minN 010.00 miOvercast48°F48°F100%1021 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA6 mi81 minN 010.00 miOvercast46°F46°F100%1021.3 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA17 mi62 minNNE 310.00 miOvercast44°F41°F89%1019.9 hPa
Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport, CA23 mi63 minN 310.00 miLight Rain44°F43°F96%1019.4 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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Fri -- 03:28 AM PDT     7.04 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:11 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:30 AM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 10:17 AM PDT     0.18 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:44 PM PDT     6.67 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:24 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:36 PM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 10:30 PM PDT     0.38 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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Fri -- 02:51 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:02 AM PDT     -0.75 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 07:10 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:30 AM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 09:12 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 11:44 AM PDT     0.71 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 03:09 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:05 PM PDT     -0.79 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 07:23 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:20 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 09:35 PM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 11:47 PM PDT     0.74 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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