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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 5:50AMSunset 8:24PM Saturday May 25, 2019 11:58 PM PDT (06:58 UTC) Moonrise 12:28AMMoonset 10:55AM Illumination 52% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 22 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- 854 Pm Pdt Sat May 25 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through Sunday afternoon...
Tonight..W winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Sun..W winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. A chance of rain.
Sun night..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Memorial day..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Mon night..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
PZZ500 854 Pm Pdt Sat May 25 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Gusty northwest winds will continue through the night and into Sunday, with gale-force winds over the northern outer waters tonight. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms are possible beginning early Sunday morning. Moderate northwest swell will continue through the weekend with steep choppy seas generated by the gusty winds.


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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1102 pm pdt Sat may 25 2019

Synopsis Rain showers will develop after midnight as an
cold weather system moves in from the north. In addition gusty
west to northwest winds will develop near the coast after
midnight. Showers and isolated thunderstorms are forecast for
Sunday along with unseasonably cool daytime temperatures. Dry but
cool conditions are forecast for memorial day. A gradual warming
trend is expected early next week with temperatures expected to
return to near normal by midweek.

Discussion As of 9:05 pm pdt Saturday... An unseasonably cold
upper low is currently centered just off the coast of central
oregon. A frontal boundary moving out ahead of the low center is
already spreading rain into northern california as far south as
mendocino county. Based on latest model data, rain in our area is
forecast to begin late tonight, but extrapolation of satellite and
radar data would bring rain into our area as early as midnight.

In any event, expect shower activity to develop overnight as the
initial boundary moves through. In addition, west to northwest
winds are expected to increase around midnight and become locally
gusty in the early morning hours of Sunday, mainly in coastal
areas. Gusts up to 40 mph are possible near the ocean and through
coastal gaps from about 2 am until mid morning. Winds are expected
to subside by late Sunday morning.

Scattered showers will continue through the day Sunday as the cold
upper low tracks south directly across the bay area. Isolated
thunderstorms are a definite possibility on Sunday considering
the combination of an unseasonably cold airmass aloft and strong
surface heating due to the late may Sun angle. The 00z nam
forecasts 500 mb temperatures to drop as low as minus 28 deg c by
early Sunday afternoon - a temperature that would be considered
quite cold for mid winter. The cold air aloft will also likely
mean small hail in some of the heavier showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

High temperatures on Sunday are forecast to mostly range from the
mid 50s to mid 60s... With cooler readings expected in the hills.

These temperatures will be as much as 20 degrees cooler than
normal for late may. Snow levels are projected to drop as low as
4500 feet on Sunday and so light snowfall accumulation is possible
on the higher peaks and ridges of the santa lucia mountains in
monterey county. There may even be brief light snow at the summit
mount hamilton in the bay area.

Precipitation is expected to taper off from north to south during
the late afternoon and evening hours of Sunday as the upper low
moves off to our southeast. Nearly all shower activity is expected
to end by midnight Sunday night. Rainfall totals with this system
are forecast to be a quarter inch or less in most locations.

However, some locations in the southern half of our forecast area
could see as much as a half inch, and even locally more in the
southern diablo range or santa lucias.

The upper low is forecast to be centered near las vegas by late
Sunday night and no longer pose a threat for precipitation in our
area. Therefore, memorial day is expected to be a dry day across
our region. Temperatures will begin to moderate on Monday, but
still be much cooler than seasonal averages.

Gradual warming is expected during the first half of next week as
the longwave trough position shifts to our east. Temperatures may
climb back close to normal by midweek. Longer range models
maintain dry weather through the end of next week and into next
weekend with temperatures remaining near, to slightly below,
normal.

Aviation As of 10:55 pm pdt Saturday... Leading comma cloud
shield of the approaching unseasonably cold upper low is now
moving rapidly southward through the northern half of the
district. All terminals already have or are near MVFR ceilings
except ksts. Very unusual weather circumstances for this time of
year, and forecast to bring gusty onshore winds Sunday morning,
periods of -shra and shra tonight and tomorrow, and even a
possibility of some thunderstorms and small hail. Primary impacts
look to be south of san francisco during the day on Sunday.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR ceiling has already established and is
expected to continue through the night and Sunday morning. With
the approaching storm system, expect winds to actually increase
significantly out of the west during the late night and morning
hours, becoming moderately strong and gusty, along with
developing rain showers.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR ceilings have established and are
expected to prevail through the night and Wednesday morning. Risk
of lowering to ifr however is considered to be pretty low. With
the approaching storm system, expect winds to strengthen out of
the west during the late night and morning hours, becoming
moderately strong. A few light rain showers have already been
reported at kmry. Showers will become more widespread and
numerous later tonight, continuing into Sunday along with the
possibility of thunderstorms and small hail.

Marine As of 8:54 pm pdt Saturday... Gusty northwest winds will
continue through the night and into Sunday, with gale-force winds
over the northern outer waters tonight. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms are possible beginning early Sunday
morning. Moderate northwest swell will continue through the
weekend with steep choppy seas generated by the gusty winds.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Sf bay
sca... Mry bay
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
glw... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Rough bar advisory for sf bar
public forecast: dykema
aviation: blier
marine: blier
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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 mi41 min SW 17 G 23 56°F 1006.6 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 23 mi47 min SSW 7 G 12 55°F 62°F1007.6 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 24 mi84 min S 9.9 53°F 1008 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 25 mi41 min SW 14 G 18 56°F 1008 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 25 mi47 min 55°F1008.2 hPa
UPBC1 28 mi41 min SSW 21 G 29
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 28 mi41 min SSW 18 G 22
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 29 mi47 min WSW 9.9 G 16 54°F 58°F1008.6 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 30 mi59 min 58°F6 ft
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 30 mi74 min SW 9.9 56°F 1007 hPa47°F
PXSC1 31 mi41 min 56°F 51°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 31 mi41 min Calm G 8.9 55°F 1007.3 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 32 mi41 min SW 16 G 21
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 32 mi41 min SSW 13 G 23
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 32 mi41 min SW 11 G 14 56°F 1008.3 hPa
OBXC1 32 mi41 min 56°F 53°F
LNDC1 34 mi41 min SW 11 G 15 56°F 1008.5 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 35 mi39 min WNW 21 G 27 54°F 56°F1009.1 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 35 mi47 min SW 14 G 17 55°F 65°F1009.1 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 37 mi49 min WNW 23 G 29 51°F1008.6 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 40 mi41 min WSW 9.9 G 19

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA3 mi84 minW 58.00 miOvercast54°F51°F94%1007.8 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA6 mi64 minS 810.00 miMostly Cloudy55°F50°F82%1007.1 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA17 mi65 minSSW 16 G 2410.00 miMostly Cloudy56°F51°F84%1006 hPa
Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport, CA23 mi66 minSSE 58.00 miOvercast54°F48°F83%1006 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Upper drawbridge, Petaluma River, San Pablo Bay, California
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Sun -- 02:01 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 03:38 AM PDT     2.28 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:51 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:32 AM PDT     4.82 feet High Tide
Sun -- 09:34 AM PDT     Last Quarter
Sun -- 12:53 PM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 03:19 PM PDT     0.35 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 08:23 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:54 PM PDT     5.46 feet High Tide
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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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Sun -- 01:57 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:00 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 04:05 AM PDT     0.38 knots Max Flood
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Sun -- 10:41 AM PDT     -0.71 knots Max Ebb
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Sun -- 05:50 PM PDT     0.66 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 08:22 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:25 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
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