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Marine Weather and Tides
Chico, CA

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Sunrise 6:57AMSunset 7:27PM Sunday March 26, 2017 9:48 AM PDT (16:48 UTC) Moonrise 5:22AMMoonset 5:07PM Illumination 1% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 29 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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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Chico, CA
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Area Discussion for - Sacramento, CA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service sacramento ca
820 am pdt Sun mar 26 2017

Synopsis
Pacific storm moves through today into Monday bringing
some rain and mountain snow. Drier Tuesday followed by a threat
of another storm midweek.

Discussion
Some light amounts of precipitation are spreading across the
interior this morning. Other than the far north end of the valley
the rest of the valley will just see some sprinkles to maybe a few
light showers during the day. Snow levels ranging between 4500 to
5500 feet and are not expected to fluctuate that much from that
range during the day. Only light amounts of snow may accumulate
during the day today.

Previous discussion
Pacific frontal system is approaching and will move through
interior norcal today into Monday. Models have slowed onset of
precipitation across the CWA with northern and western portions
seeing the best chances today. Bulk of precip modeled to move
across the CWA tonight with showers Monday, mainly over the
mountains. Storm total QPF amounts look to be less than half an
inch in the central valley with around half an inch to inch for
the foothills and mountains. Snow levels forecast to be around
4000 feet over the shasta mountains, 4500 feet over western
plumas/lassen park, and 5500 feet over the trans-sierra passes
tonight during the peak precip period. Snow turns to snow showers
Monday morning as snow levels drop another 500 to 1000 feet. Snow
totals at this time appear to be upwards of around 3 to 6 inches
with locally up to a foot over the highest terrain. Have issued
a winter weather advisory to cover this. Lighter snow amounts
possible over the higher terrain of shasta county and the coastal
range over the next 24 hours. Some breezy conditions possible
this afternoon into evening but wind speeds remain below advisory
criteria.

Increasing subsidence over the area Monday night into Tuesday as
upper level ridging in epac pushes inland. Surface high also
builds inland across oregon into the great basin. This will
increase the low level n-s pressure gradient over interior norcal.

Tightened surface gradient along with momentum transfer from
stronger winds aloft will result in some breezy northerly wind
over the CWA Monday night and Tuesday. Above normal temperatures
expected Tuesday with highs in the lower 70s for the central
valley with 50s to 60s for the mountains and foothills.

Models suggest ridging shifts east Wednesday as next pacific storm
begins to spread some generally light precip north of a kuki-kove-
krts line during the day. Precip threat increases over most of
the forecast area Wednesday night into Thursday.

Pch
.Extended discussion (Thursday through Sunday)
a fast moving clipper system is forecast to brush through the
region Thursday bringing a chance of showers, mainly to the
mountains. Impacts are expected to be minimal. Ridging from the
eastern pacific will then build into norcal for the remainder of
the week resulting in dry and milder weather along with locally
gusty north to northeast wind.

Aviation
Weather system moves through norcal over the next 24 hours. Valley
taf sites expected to remainVFR with local MVFR possible vicinity
showers 20z-04z Monday. Widespread ifr/MVFR conditions over the
mountains. Local southerly winds 10-15 kts 18z-02z Monday.

Sto watches/warnings/advisories
Winter weather advisory from 5 pm this afternoon to 5 am pdt
Monday for western plumas county/lassen park.

Winter weather advisory from 8 pm this evening to 8 am pdt
Monday for west slope northern sierra nevada.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Chico Municipal, CA3 mi2 hrsESE 1210.00 miOvercast50°F46°F88%1018.3 hPa
Oroville, Oroville Municipal Airport, CA21 mi56 minSSE 1110.00 miOvercast52°F45°F77%1019.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Sacramento, Sacramento River, California
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Sacramento
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Sun -- 02:19 AM PDT     0.07 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:19 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 06:59 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:06 AM PDT     2.73 feet High Tide
Sun -- 02:30 PM PDT     0.40 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:06 PM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:46 PM PDT     2.88 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:24 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.50.20.10.20.81.72.42.72.62.31.91.40.90.60.40.51.122.72.92.72.41.81.3

Tide / Current Tables for Sacramento #4, Sacramento River, California
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Sacramento #4
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Sun -- 02:20 AM PDT     0.06 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:19 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 06:59 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:06 AM PDT     2.72 feet High Tide
Sun -- 02:30 PM PDT     0.39 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:06 PM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:46 PM PDT     2.87 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:24 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.50.20.10.20.81.72.42.72.62.31.91.40.90.60.40.51.122.72.92.72.31.81.3

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Sacramento, CA (12,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Beal AFB, CA
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