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Napa, CA

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Sunrise 7:02AMSunset 7:27PM Friday March 24, 2017 3:02 PM PDT (22:02 UTC) Moonrise 4:07AMMoonset 3:00PM Illumination 8% 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 San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 213 Pm Pdt Fri Mar 24 2017
Tonight..W winds 10 kt. Chance of showers in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.
Sat..NW winds 10 kt...becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Sat night..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of showers.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Showers likely.
Mon..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Slight chance of showers.
Tue..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Wed..W winds 10 kt.
PZZ500 213 Pm Pdt Fri Mar 24 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Winds will return to northwest and continue to ease this evening in the wake of the frontal boundary that moved through the coastal waters earlier today. Southerly winds are forecast to return Sunday as the next system approaches. Fresh short period swells will make for choppy conditions over the coastal waters through the weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Napa, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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1112 am pdt Fri mar 24 2017

Rain and gusty southerly winds return today...

Synopsis Rain and wind will spread southward today across the
forecast area as a cold front moves across the region. A break in
the rain is expected Saturday with showers anticipated to return
Sunday afternoon and night as a low pressure system moves through.

Discussion As of 8:10 am pdt Friday... Everything is still on
track for widespread rainfall (potentially moderate to heavy at
times) later today along with gusty southerly winds. Kmux radar
shows the bulk of the rain is currently from sf bay northward.

Over the past 30 minutes have noted an increase in moderate
cells moving across the waters and our cwa. Model guidance
continues to bring the main band and associated cold front through
later this morning around sf bay and down to monterey bay during
the afternoon. Latest CNRFC forecast has changed little from
yesterday, so still expecting 2/3" to 1.5" for many urban
locations around sf bay. Coastal ranges will mostly be in the 2-4"
category although a few spots in the north bay mountains could
see even higher values.

So far winds haven't been to high (typical windy spots still under
40 mph), although those values should increase shortly as the
front approaches. Gusts of 25 to 35 mph will be common in urban
locations.

Will be updating the forecast as the day unfolds, although do not
anticipate any major changes.

Previous discussion The approaching system is taking its time
reaching us, but kmux radar is starting to fill in with stronger
reflectivities off the coast. So far, only a couple hundredths of
an inch have been picked up by rain gauges in the north bay.

Latest model runs indicate a slightly slower solution with the
main rain band intensifying over the north bay after sunrise, then
spreading south through the remainder of the bay area during the
morning. The hrrr keeps the monterey peninsula rain-free until
early afternoon. Satellite-estimated precipitable water values
still exceed 180-200% of normal offshore, with over 1.5" of pw in
the moisture plume aimed currently aimed at the northern
california coast. Thus, once this system moves through, episodes
of locally heavy rain are possible, especially over coastal hills.

Rainfall totals through Saturday morning are forecast to range
from 1-3" in the north bay and coastal hills and from 0.25-0.75"
in the lower elevations. Rain to turn to showers this afternoon
and end overnight.

In addition to rain, southerly winds are expected to ramp up in
advance of and with the front. Winds will be strongest over the
higher terrain from santa cruz county northward, as well as some
coastal areas. A wind advisory will be issued for these areas for
much of today. Downed limbs, trees and power lines seem likely.

Precip will turn showery by Friday night and end in the pre-dawn
hours of Saturday. Saturday looks dry but seasonably cool.

Another system will bring rain chances back to the area late
Sunday. This system does not look to be as wet, but an additional
0.25-0.50" with local amounts 0.75 inches possible. This rain is
expected to be east of the area by midday Monday.

Beyond that the remainder of next week now looks dry.

Aviation As of 10:55 am pdt Friday... For 18z tafs. A heavy band
of showers is moving across the bay area at this hour resulting in
decreased vsbys and ifr to MVFR CIGS to area terminals. As the
band of rain slides south terminals currently ahead of the band
will begin to see lowered vsbys and cigs. Improving conditions
expected behind this band of showers later this afternoon and
evening.

Moderate southeasterly winds with locally stronger gusts will
continue across the forecast area. Wind gusts could reach 25-30 kt
at times through about 00z, as a cold front passes.

Moderately high confidence.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR CIGS with periods of moderate rain and
gusty winds expected through 00z. Moderate southeasterly winds
with gusts around 25 kt or more expected through the afternoon
and early evening.

Sfo bridge approach... Same as ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR CIGS prevail at this hour with cigs
expected to lower to MVFR around 20z with the arrival of the rain.

Southeast winds will turn increasingly to the south by the
afternoon, with gusts around 20 kt possible.

Marine As of 10:49 am pdt Friday... Occasional gale force gusts
are possible through the day today as a storm system impacts the
region with strong southerly winds and rain. Seas will be rough
with the frontal passage... But should begin to decrease by this
evening. Expect northwest winds to return by Saturday morning
before briefly becoming southerly on Sunday as another weak
system moves over the waters.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tday Wind advisory... North bay mountains from 6 am this
morning to 3 pm pdt this afternoon.

Sca... Mry bay
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Sf bay
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm until 3 pm
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aviation/marine: cw
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 15 mi78 min SSW 12 55°F 1021 hPa53°F
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 17 mi45 min SSW 8 G 12 55°F 1021.1 hPa
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 20 mi45 min S 15 G 19 55°F 58°F1021.7 hPa55°F
UPBC1 20 mi45 min SSW 8.9 G 18
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 21 mi45 min S 11 G 15 55°F 57°F1021.3 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 27 mi45 min SSW 4.1 G 8.9 55°F 57°F1021.4 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 28 mi45 min S 16 G 21 55°F 1021.7 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 28 mi51 min S 8.9 G 13 58°F 1021.3 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 34 mi51 min SSE 13 G 17 54°F 1021.7 hPa
OBXC1 34 mi45 min 54°F 53°F
PXSC1 35 mi45 min 55°F 55°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 35 mi45 min SSE 14 G 17
LNDC1 35 mi51 min SSE 9.9 G 14 53°F 1021.7 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 36 mi45 min SW 5.1 G 8 55°F 56°F1021.9 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 37 mi45 min SE 15 G 18 53°F 59°F1022.1 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 40 mi63 min 56°F11 ft
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 42 mi45 min W 5.1 G 8.9 55°F 56°F1021.1 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 48 mi73 min SSW 9.7 G 12 54°F 55°F10 ft1021.6 hPa (+1.1)

Wind History for Martinez-Amorco Pier, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA6 mi69 minSSW 1610.00 miOvercast58°F54°F87%1020.3 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA17 mi68 minW 75.00 miOvercast55°F53°F94%1021.7 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA18 mi68 minWSW 1110.00 miOvercast57°F53°F88%1021.3 hPa
Vacaville Nut Tree Airport, CA18 mi70 minSSE 85.00 miLight Rain Fog/Mist54°F51°F90%1021.6 hPa
Fairfield / Travis Air Force Base, CA19 mi65 minS 117.00 miLight Rain54°F51°F91%1021.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Napa, Napa River, Carquinez Strait, California
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Napa
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Fri -- 12:42 AM PDT     6.08 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:06 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:28 AM PDT     2.30 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:05 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:47 AM PDT     6.74 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:00 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 06:50 PM PDT     0.12 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:25 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.96.15.64.73.72.82.42.43.14.25.56.56.76.35.33.92.41.10.30.10.61.73.14.6

Tide / Current Tables for Mare Island Strait, So Vallejo, San Pablo Bay, California Current
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Mare Island Strait
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Fri -- 12:36 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 02:32 AM PDT     -1.32 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 05:06 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:38 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:05 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:50 AM PDT     1.33 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 11:39 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 02:18 PM PDT     -2.13 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 04:00 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 06:32 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:25 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:13 PM PDT     1.47 knots Max Flood
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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