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Marine Weather and Tides
Petaluma, CA

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Sunrise 7:05AMSunset 7:27PM Thursday March 23, 2017 3:00 PM PDT (22:00 UTC) Moonrise 3:27AMMoonset 2:01PM Illumination 14% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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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PZZ531 San Francisco Bay South Of The Bay Bridge- 220 Pm Pdt Thu Mar 23 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through Friday afternoon...
Tonight..SW winds 10 kt...becoming southeast after midnight. Chance of rain after midnight.
Fri..SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Rain.
Fri night..NW winds 10 kt. Rain in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.
Sat..NW winds 10 kt.
Sat night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun..W winds 5 kt...becoming south 5 to 15 kt. Chance of showers, then showers likely.
Mon..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Slight chance of showers.
Tue..W winds 10 kt.
PZZ500 220 Pm Pdt Thu Mar 23 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... A storm system is currently approaching the waters from the west. This will cause winds to increase and turn southerly late this afternoon. Occasional gale force gusts are possible late tonight and into tomorrow...especially for the northern coastal waters. Rough seas possible just ahead of and behind the frontal passage, but should begin to decrease by Saturday. Expect northwest winds to return by Saturday as well before briefly becoming southerly on Sunday as another weak system moves over the waters.

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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138 pm pdt Thu mar 23 2017

Rain and gusty southerly winds return on Friday...

Synopsis Rain and moderately south winds return to the north
bay area late tonight as a frontal system approaches. Rain and
winds will spread southward Friday as the front moves across the
region. A break in the rain is expected Saturday with showers
anticipated to return Sunday night into Monday as a low pressure
system moves through the region.

Discussion As of 1:40 pm pdt Thursday... After an active
weather day yesterday, today -- as expected -- has been tranquil
with just scattered clouds. Temperatures have been running close
to values from Tuesday with most spots in the upper 50s to the
lower 60s. Hard to believe in less than 24 hours we will be
dealing with another round of active weather.

Synoptically a cold front associated with a 988 mb low heading
toward british columbia will move through our region on Friday.

Models have shown very little variation from previous runs, so the
forecast was changed very little during the shift. Rain will move
north-to-south starting overnight in the north bay then down to
the sf bay area early in the morning and to monterey bay region
close to noon. Rain rates will pick up with the approaching front
and could be moderate to heavy at times. Current timing brings the
main band through sf bay late in the morning or early in the
afternoon. In fact, if the current NAM verifies the bulk of the
rain will fall after morning rush and before the afternoon
commute. Along with the rain southerly winds will increase with
many spots forecast to see gusts of 25 to 35 mph. Winds for higher
elevation locations will be stronger -- gusts over 45 mph are
likely.

Rainfall totals still look like 1.5" to 3" for the north bay with
2/3" to 1.5" around sf bay with generally less than 2/3" for
points to the south. All of the coastal ranges are expected to be
in the 2-4" range with a few local spots possibly seeing slightly
higher amounts.

Rain will switch to showers behind the front with light
precipitation possible through Friday night. However, by mid-day
Saturday all of the rain should be well to our south and east.

Similar to today's time period, that break will be short as
another system moves across on Sunday. This one should be quite a
bit weaker and will have less moisture to utilize. In general
amounts will be around half of what we get out of the first round.

Rain will switch over to showers going into Monday.

A ridge of high pressure will build back to our region starting
next Tuesday, although a system will dive down from the north late
Wednesday/early Thursday possibly bringing a few light showers.

However, after it departs a more pronounced pattern change will
take place as a stronger ridge of high pressure returns to our
region. This should give us dry conditions with warmer
temperatures toward the end of next week possibly through the
following week.

Aviation As of 10:35 am pdt Thursday... For 18z tafs. Patchy
MVFR CIGS possible through late this morning. OtherwiseVFR
conditions prevail through this evening. Expecting winds to
increase this afternoon to 10-15 kt. Showers expected to move
in from north to south beginning with ksts at around 04z Friday.

Steady rain expected across all terminals by tomorrow morning.

MVFR CIGS possible early Friday morning for bay area terminals.

Low confidence on timing of rain.

Vicinity of ksfo... MainlyVFR with periods of MVFR cigs. Se/sw
winds 10-15 kt beginning late this afternoon. Rain and lower cigs
return early Friday morning.

Sfo bridge approach... Same as ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Patchy MVFR possible this morning with
vfr prevailing. W/wsw winds 10-12 kt this afternoon. Rain not
likely until after 12z Friday, but a shower or two before is still
possible.

Marine As of 08:25 am pdt Thursday... Winds will become
southerly and increase this afternoon ahead of another storm
system. Wind gusts may reach gale force at times late tonight and
into Friday... Especially for the northern coastal waters. Seas
may be rough ahead of and just behind the storm system on
Friday... But should decrease by Saturday morning. Winds will
switch back to the northwest by Saturday morning. Another weak
storm system is expected Sunday and may briefly switch winds out
of the south. However... Winds will quickly turn back to the
northwest by Monday morning.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tngt Sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 5 am
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm from 5 am
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm from 9 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm from 9 pm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm from 8 pm
sca... Sf bay from 5 am
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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 mi42 min WSW 7 G 8.9 58°F 1022.8 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 23 mi48 min S 8 G 11 56°F 56°F1023.1 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 25 mi42 min SE 2.9 G 6 55°F 55°F1023.2 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 25 mi42 min SSW 12 G 18 56°F 1023.4 hPa
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 28 mi42 min WSW 7 G 8.9 58°F 58°F1023.2 hPa42°F
UPBC1 28 mi42 min W 9.9 G 12
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 29 mi48 min WSW 5.1 G 13 55°F 58°F1023.9 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 30 mi60 min 57°F7 ft
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 30 mi75 min W 8.9 61°F 1023 hPa44°F
PXSC1 31 mi42 min 57°F 42°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 32 mi42 min W 12 G 15 58°F 58°F1022.6 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 32 mi42 min WSW 7 G 8.9 58°F 1023.5 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 32 mi42 min SW 8 G 9.9
OBXC1 32 mi42 min 56°F 44°F
LNDC1 34 mi60 min WSW 8 G 11 55°F 1023.6 hPa (+0.0)
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 35 mi70 min WSW 5.8 G 7.8 53°F 56°F8 ft1024.2 hPa (+0.0)
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 35 mi42 min WSW 6 G 8 57°F 60°F1024 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 37 mi30 min S 5.8 G 7.8 54°F 56°F1023.5 hPa43°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 40 mi42 min NNW 11 G 13 60°F 1022.5 hPa

Wind History for Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA3 mi65 minNW 510.00 miFair57°F44°F63%1024 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA6 mi65 minVar 4 G 1010.00 miFair61°F42°F52%1023.4 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA17 mi66 minSSW 810.00 miA Few Clouds61°F46°F58%1022.1 hPa
Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport, CA23 mi67 minSSE 610.00 miOvercast61°F43°F52%1021.7 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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Thu -- 12:02 AM PDT     5.06 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:26 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:50 AM PDT     2.17 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:08 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:47 AM PDT     5.89 feet High Tide
Thu -- 03:01 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:16 PM PDT     0.23 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:25 PM PDT     Sunset
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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Thu -- 01:52 AM PDT     -0.44 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 04:25 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:26 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:49 AM PDT     0.52 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 07:08 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:07 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 01:40 PM PDT     -0.78 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 03:00 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:35 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:24 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:41 PM PDT     0.62 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 11:58 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 (18,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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