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Marine Weather and Tides
Walnut Grove, CA

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Sunrise 6:51AMSunset 7:27PM Wednesday March 29, 2017 4:05 AM PDT (11:05 UTC) Moonrise 7:11AMMoonset 8:33PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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 San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 307 Am Pdt Wed Mar 29 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from this afternoon through this evening...
Today..SW winds 10 kt increasing to 15 to 25 kt this afternoon.
Tonight..W winds 15 to 25 kt in the evening decreasing to 10 to 20 kt overnight.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 20 kt.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt.
Fri..N winds 15 to 25 kt.
Sat..N winds 10 kt...becoming west.
Sun..W winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming northwest 15 to 25 kt.
PZZ500 307 Am Pdt Wed Mar 29 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Moderate and gusty northwest winds will persist over the central california coastal waters through the day with increasing winds possible over the bays by the evening hours. A weak frontal system will push through the area early Thursday, bringing with it the next chance of showers. High pressure will build later this week with increasing northwest winds approaching gale force by Thursday and Friday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Walnut Grove, CA
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Area Discussion for - Sacramento, CA
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330 am pdt Wed mar 29 2017

Synopsis
Dry and milder weather expected for norcal today. Another system
will brush the region tonight through Thursday with a few showers.

Dry and warmer weather returns for the weekend.

Discussion
Clear to partly cloudy skies cover the region early this morning
as the transient ridge begins to give way to the approaching
trough from the gulf of alaska. Current temperatures range from
the mid 20s to mid 30s in the colder mountain valleys to the 40s
and 50s elsewhere.

Today is expected to be another dry and mild day across most of
the region, though clouds will be on the increase and a few
showers may even pop up late in the day across the far northern
portion of the state. The breezy northerly winds of the past
couple of days will be history as flow begins to reverse ahead of
the approaching system.

Tonight's system will be a quick hitter giving interior norcal a
glancing blow as it quickly digs into the great basin on Thursday.

Showers will be mainly confined to the northern mountains and
northern sierra nevada, though the east side of the central valley
may get a brief shower.

Despite the fairly decent moisture tap (tpw plume around an inch),
the fast movement of the system will greatly limit the amount of
qpf (mostly less than 1/4 inch in the mountains with a few
hundredths of an inch in the valley) and snow accumulation in the
northern sierra (only a few inches expected).

Dry, cooler and breezy to windy weather can be expected on the
backside of the system across interior norcal for Thursday with
only a few showers lingering along the northern sierra crest into
the afternoon. Wind gusts to 30 mph or higher can be expected in
the central valley by the afternoon.

Ridging from the eastern pacific forecast build across the region
Friday and Saturday resulting in warmer temperatures. Breezy north
winds will continue Friday, but should decrease somewhat by
Saturday.

.Extended discussion (Sunday through Wednesday)
longer-range models are converging on a consensus that brings a
shortwave trough NW to SE across the northern portions of the
state. The GFS is considerably stronger with the system, but all
solutions would suggest that most of the precipitation would be
confined to the mountains Sunday, possibly into Monday. Breezy
north winds are likely to redevelop behind this system, not unlike
the wind episodes we're seeing this week.

High pressure then rebuilds across northern california early to
mid next week, bringing another period of above normal
temperatures. The gfs, ecmwf, and gem are all hinting at a rather
wet storm system moving toward the west coast late next week. Dang

Aviation
MainlyVFR conditions with light winds less than 10 kts today. An
upper level system brushing by the region is likely to bring
ifr/lifr conditions to the mountains after 06z tonight, along with
scattered -shra across the sacramento valley. Dang

Sto watches/warnings/advisories None.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 25 mi47 min W 9.9 G 15 61°F 1021.2 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 28 mi80 min NW 1.9 53°F 1021 hPa48°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 31 mi47 min SW 8.9 G 12 56°F 57°F1021.7 hPa
UPBC1 36 mi47 min WNW 15 G 19
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 36 mi47 min W 15 G 17 58°F 57°F1022 hPa45°F
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 43 mi47 min WSW 6 G 8 56°F 1022 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 53 mi47 min NE 1 G 2.9 56°F 60°F1022.6 hPa

Wind History for Port Chicago, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Sacramento Executive Airport, CA20 mi12 minN 010.00 miFair53°F46°F77%1020.8 hPa
Fairfield / Travis Air Force Base, CA24 mi7 minN 010.00 miFair50°F45°F86%1021 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for New Hope Bridge #4, San Joaquin River, California
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New Hope Bridge #4
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Wed -- 02:26 AM PDT     0.31 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:55 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:46 AM PDT     3.73 feet High Tide
Wed -- 08:11 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:10 PM PDT     0.08 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:26 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:32 PM PDT     3.34 feet High Tide
Wed -- 09:32 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Vulcan Island .5 mi E, San Joaquin River, California Current
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Vulcan Island .5 mi E
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Wed -- 02:24 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:03 AM PDT     0.79 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:54 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:10 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:28 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:30 AM PDT     -0.56 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 03:14 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:48 PM PDT     0.66 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 07:26 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:13 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 09:32 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 11:54 PM PDT     -0.46 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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Wind Forecast for Sacramento, CA (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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