Friday, December15, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Walnut Grove, 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 7:14AMSunset 4:47PM Friday December 15, 2017 7:18 PM PST (03:18 UTC) Moonrise 4:44AMMoonset 3:29PM Illumination 5% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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- 218 Pm Pst Fri Dec 15 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from Saturday morning through late Saturday night...
Rest of today..NW winds up to 10 kt.
Tonight..NW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sat..N winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt.
Sat night..N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt.
Sun..NE winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Sun night..E winds 5 to 10 kt.
Mon..NE winds 5 to 15 kt, diminishing to up to 10 kt.
Tue..NE winds around 5 kt, becoming sw.
PZZ500 218 Pm Pst Fri Dec 15 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... A dry cold front will bring strong gusty north winds to the waters, particularly overnight tonight and into Saturday morning, with gusty north winds persisting through Sunday. Gale force winds are likely across all outer water zones beginning late tomorrow night through at least Sunday morning. The strong and gusty winds will create very steep wind waves and fresh swell, creating very rough and hazardous seas through the majority of the weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Walnut Grove, CA
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Area Discussion for - Sacramento, CA
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315 pm pst Fri dec 15 2017

Synopsis
Weak system brings a slight chance of light showers over the
northern mountains this afternoon into tonight, otherwise dry
through early next week. Breezy to windy conditions forecast this
weekend, resulting in increased fire potential.

Discussion (today through Monday)
Upper ridging along the west coast being squashed as short wave
trough progresses. Clouds are increasing over interior norcal,
with ceilings lowering, as cold front approaches. System moves
through tonight however dynamics are weak and available moisture
is limited. Models continue to show a few light showers possible
over the shasta and plumas mountains, and possibly higher
elevations of the northern sierra nevada. QPF is less than a
tenth of an inch with little to no snow accumulation expected.

Surface and upper ridging builds back inland behind this wave
late tonight into early Saturday. Strong pressure gradients
develop overnight, leading to breezy to windy conditions across
interior norcal Saturday. Latest model guidance is suggesting
wind speeds into advisory criteria Saturday across portions of the
central valley, especially over the western half extending into
the coastal range. Gusty wind will lower humidities, and with dry
fuels already in place, there will be increased fire potential.

Red flag warning and wind advisories are in effect. Synoptic
cooling on Saturday will result in highs in the upper 50s to lower
60s for the central valley with 30s to 50s for the mountains and
foothills.

Breezy conditions continue Sunday, but wind speeds and pressure
gradients look to be less. Winds will generally be light Monday as
heights and temperatures slowly trend up.

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.Extended discussion (Tuesday through Friday)
confindence is improving that a cold upper trough from the gulf
of alaska will drop down through the region on Wednesday, bring
the potential for precipitation to most of the area. This trough
has trended a little deeper and wetter, though this is not
expected to be a very wet system. Up to around a third of an inch
of liquid equivalent is expected in the mountains, up to around a
tenth of an inch in the valley. Snow levels will drop quickly
behind a strong cold front Wednesday afternoon, down to around
3500 feet over the southern cascades, 5000 feet in the sierra.

Snow amounts of 1 to 3 inches are currently projected by Wednesday
evening. Drier weather returns by Thursday and continues into the
weekend.

Temperatures cool from Wednesday on, with valley and foothill
highs generally remaining in the 50s, morning lows in the 30s. Ek

Aviation
Vfr conditions across interior norcal over the next 24 hours
except local MVFR in br for the southern sacramento and northern
san joaquin valleys. Valley northerly winds generally below 10
knots this evening, increasing to 22 kt by around 18z, with gusts
to 40 kt. An airport weather warning is in effect for sck, with
sustained winds 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon. The northerly winds
will inhibit fog formation, but morning br is possible. Ek

Sto watches warnings advisories
Red flag warning from 10 pm this evening to 10 am pst Sunday for
carquinez strait and delta-central sacramento valley in glenn,
colusa, yuba, northern sutter, and butte county below 1000 ft-
eastern mendocino nf-lake county portion of lake-napa-sonoma
unit-northern san joaquin valley in san joaquin and stanislaus
counties below 1000 ft-southeast edge shasta-trinity nf and
western portions of tehama-glenn unit-southern sacramento valley
in yolo-sacramento far western placer, southern sutter and
solano county below 1000 ft.

Wind advisory from 4 am to 6 pm pst Saturday for carquinez
strait and delta-central sacramento valley-clear lake southern
lake county-mountains southwestern shasta county to northern
lake county-northern sacramento valley-northern san joaquin
valley-southern sacramento valley.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 25 mi49 min NW 1.9 G 2.9 55°F 1016.8 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 28 mi94 min SW 2.9 49°F 1017 hPa44°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 31 mi49 min SW 4.1 G 5.1 54°F 53°F1016.8 hPa
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 36 mi49 min WNW 2.9 G 2.9 54°F 53°F1017.3 hPa50°F
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 43 mi49 min SSW 6 G 7 55°F 1016.7 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 53 mi49 min NNW 1.9 G 1.9 55°F 54°F1017.8 hPa

Wind History for Port Chicago, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Sacramento Executive Airport, CA20 mi26 minN 09.00 miFair51°F44°F77%1017.1 hPa
Fairfield / Travis Air Force Base, CA24 mi81 minSSW 510.00 miA Few Clouds50°F42°F74%1017.3 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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Fri -- 04:40 AM PST     2.72 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:44 AM PST     Moonrise
Fri -- 07:15 AM PST     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:37 AM PST     0.87 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:29 PM PST     Moonset
Fri -- 04:11 PM PST     3.71 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:46 PM PST     Sunset
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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Fri -- 02:27 AM PST     0.58 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 04:43 AM PST     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:21 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:14 AM PST     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:57 AM PST     -0.32 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 10:29 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 01:32 PM PST     0.70 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 03:29 PM PST     Moonset
Fri -- 04:47 PM PST     Sunset
Fri -- 04:56 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 08:52 PM PST     -0.62 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 (22,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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