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Sunrise 6:59AMSunset 4:53PM Wednesday November 25, 2020 3:39 AM PST (11:39 UTC) Moonrise 2:48PMMoonset 2:30AM Illumination 77% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 days in cycle
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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- 308 Am Pst Wed Nov 25 2020
.small craft advisory in effect from noon pst today through this evening...
Today..NW winds 10 to 20 kt.
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Thanksgiving day..N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt.
Thu night..NE winds 5 to 15 kt.
Fri..E winds up to 10 kt.
Fri night..NE winds up to 10 kt.
Sat..NE winds around 5 kt.
Sun..N winds around 5 kt.
PZZ500 308 Am Pst Wed Nov 25 2020
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds will increase today through Thursday following a frontal passage. Gusty winds will generate steep fresh swell hazardous for small craft vessels. A large long period northwest swell train will arrive this morning and continue through Thursday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Richmond, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 251124 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area 324 AM PST Wed Nov 25 2020

SYNOPSIS. A mainly dry cold front will pass through the Bay Area this morning. Gusty northwest winds in the hills will usher in cooler temperatures this afternoon as skies turn partly cloudy. As the front passes winds will reverse and northerly offshore winds will develop overnight into Thanksgiving morning. Breezy winds in the hills may mix into lower elevations during the day as much drier air filters over the region. The offshore winds will allow temperatures to warm into the mid 60s most areas Thanksgiving afternoon. High pressure builds Friday through the weekend with sunny and mild days followed by clear and cool nights. A possible chance of light rain in the North Bay Monday.

DISCUSSION. as of 3:24 AM PST Wednesday . Cold front is passing through the North Bay at this time with increasing northwest winds in the hills. Mt Tamalpais is gusting to 36 mph with gusts to around 25 mph for the hills of coastal Sonoma. Not seeing any tips of the rain bucket as the boundary looks mainly dry. Some local drizzle or some sprinkles could occur as the boundary interacts with lingering boundary/marine layer moisture. Dense fog down to 1/4 mile is being reported at Sonoma/Napa and Novato but the strength of the cold advection and winds aloft should disrupt this shortly after sunrise if not sooner. The main impact of the front will be a noted cooling trend this afternoon with highs upper 50s at the coast and low to mid 60s elsewhere.

By tonight a well defined upper trough will carve out over the Great Basin inducing a fairly robust offshore/northerly wind pattern by early Thanksgiving morning. Northeast winds will develop overnight and peak between 12-21z Thanksgiving Day. The strongest winds will be confined to the hills with gusts 30-40 mph on average though the usual windy spots of Mt Saint Helena and Diablo will likely gust in excess of 50 mph. The surface pattern and atmospheric profile should allow some of those winds to mix down around 16-18z as the morning inversion breaks so those setting up for outdoor plans on Thanksgiving morning may notice gusty northeast winds, especially downwind of the North/East Bay hills. The northeast wind pattern will usher in a much drier air mass. Though fire danger has been lowered due to some rain earlier this month it's worth noting that fire danger will be increasing as offshore winds and lowering humidity coincide on Thanksgiving Day. The northeast wind pattern will be favorable for adiabatic downslope warming, especially in the North Bay where temps may warm into the upper 60s as well as around Oakland/Berkeley as winds come off Mt Diablo and the East Bay Hills.

As the sun goes down Thursday evening temperatures will drop quickly as the airmass will be very dry. Overnight lows in the 40s around the Bay with 30s for the interior valleys. There will be another round of breezy east/northeast winds in the hills Thursday night that will continue to usher in a drier airmass. The winds will keep temps somewhat milder in the hills but valleys that decouple (North Bay) will quickly cool in the lower-mid 30s by Friday morning.

High pressure builds Friday through Sunday with sunny and mild days. Expect highs mid 60s with even some lower 70s for the Central Coast. Nights will continue to be cool, mainly due to the airmass being very dry so expect 30s in the interior valleys even though the overall airmass will be moderating.

Last few runs of the operational gfs and 00z ecmwf bring a weak system onshore around Cape Mendocino later Monday into Tuesday. This could bring a shot of light rain to the North Bay though ensemble guidance isn't too bullish yet. Will continue to monitor trends but rain chances drop to near zero from the Golden Gate southward with the Monday system.

General trend beyond that shows midweek drying then some signals that some jet energy will try and weaken the ridge by around Dec 2nd-3rd with another chance of rain then as a front tries to move onshore. Teleconnections suggests the PNA remains positive (ridge) through mid December before going negative (trough) the 2nd half of December.

AVIATION. As of 10:13 PM PST Tuesday . For the 06z TAFs. It's VFR except fog and low clouds /VLIFR-MVFR/ continue developing on the coast and inland, through radiational cooling and arriving by wind advection. A cold front over NorCal is moving southeast 30-35 mph and will move over the forecast area late tonight and early Wednesday morning. Surface winds converging along the cold front will also increase areal coverage of VLIFR-MVFR conditions through tonight, possibly generating spotty light rain tonight to isolated showers in the post frontal air mass Wednesday. Guidance doesn't show gusty winds tonight or Wednesday, however given the coupling of mid-lower level dynamics, moderate speed and slope of the incoming front winds may briefly pick up to around 25 or 30 knots with frontal passage. Lower level winds will be gusty over the coastal waters with gusty winds overlapping Sonoma, Marin, possibly San Francisco and San Mateo Counties tonight; amended KSTS and KSFO to include low level wind shear tonight/Wednesday morning. Post frontal diurnal mixing should help mitigate any potential for low level wind shear Wednesday. Drier conditions Wednesday and Wednesday night for VFR at the terminals.

Vicinity of KSFO . MVFR, west to northwest wind near 10 knots late tonight and Wednesday morning, TAF has vicinity showers. The 18z/00z NAM output show spotty light rain/drizzle tonight and Wednesday morning KSFO to KOAK to KSJC. Amended TAF to include low level wind shear 12z-18z Wednesday. If mixing around frontal passage is robust, surface winds may briefly become gusty to 20-30 knots without a lower level temperature inversion in place. Momentum transfer of gusty NW winds aloft can reach the surface more easily without an inversion and when moderate or strong mid level dynamics accompany a front.

SFO Bridge Approach . Similar to KSFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals . MVFR-LIFR in fog and low clouds increasing in coverage and advancing inland tonight. Mixing will lift ceilings and visibilities to MVFR-VFR overnight and Wednesday morning with spotty light rain/drizzle possible. VFR forecast Wednesday afternoon and evening.

MARINE. as of 3:00 AM PST Wednesday . Northwest winds will increase today through Thursday following a frontal passage. Gusty winds will generate steep fresh swell hazardous for small craft vessels. A large long period northwest swell train will arrive this morning and continue through Thursday.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Tday. High Surf Advisory . CAZ006-505-509-530 SCA . Pt Reyes to Pigeon Pt 0-10 nm SCA . Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 0-10 nm SCA . Pigeon Pt to Pt Piedras Blancas 10-60 nm SCA . Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm SCA . Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm SCA . Pt Arena to Pigeon Pt 10-60 nm SCA . Mry Bay from 9 AM



PUBLIC FORECAST: RWW AVIATION: W Pi MARINE: W Pi

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 1 mi51 min SE 4.1 G 8 53°F 1021.6 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 2 mi51 min WNW 1.9 G 2.9
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 4 mi52 min Calm 54°F 1021 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 7 mi51 min Calm G 1 52°F 1021.4 hPa
PXSC1 7 mi51 min 53°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 8 mi51 min ENE 1 G 4.1
OBXC1 8 mi51 min 53°F 51°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 8 mi51 min SW 1.9 G 5.1 53°F 1020.3 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 9 mi51 min WSW 7 G 8.9 56°F
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 10 mi51 min WSW 1.9 G 5.1 56°F
LNDC1 10 mi51 min E 1.9 G 2.9 52°F 1021.3 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 12 mi51 min WSW 7 G 9.9 53°F 1020.7 hPa
UPBC1 16 mi51 min W 13 G 15
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 16 mi69 min 54°F5 ft
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 16 mi51 min WNW 8.9 G 12 51°F 56°F1020.7 hPa
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 21 mi51 min SSW 4.1 G 7 50°F 56°F1020.4 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 27 mi39 min NW 16 G 18 53°F1022 hPa (+0.4)
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 27 mi114 min W 9.9
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 28 mi51 min W 12 G 15 54°F 1019.9 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 29 mi51 min SSE 5.1 G 5.1 48°F 58°F1022.2 hPa
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 47 mi39 min NW 5.8 G 7.8 54°F 1022.2 hPa (+0.0)52°F

Wind History for Point Potrero Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA17 mi46 minN 05.00 miA Few Clouds with Haze48°F43°F83%1021.7 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA18 mi46 minSSW 810.00 miFair50°F45°F83%1019.3 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA19 mi64 minN 00.15 miFog43°F42°F100%1021.3 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA20 mi43 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy52°F48°F89%1021.3 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA21 mi45 minN 00.25 miFog39°F37°F93%1020.2 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA22 mi45 minSE 510.00 miOvercast53°F46°F80%1022.3 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KOAK

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Tide / Current Tables for Richmond Inner Harbor, San Francisco Bay, California
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Richmond Inner Harbor
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Wed -- 02:07 AM PST     1.20 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 02:30 AM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 07:01 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:48 AM PST     5.79 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:48 PM PST     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:20 PM PST     1.09 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:51 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 09:18 PM PST     4.45 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Richmond .5 mi W, San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Point Richmond .5 mi W
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Wed -- 12:15 AM PST     -0.80 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 02:30 AM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 03:28 AM PST     0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:01 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:11 AM PST     0.88 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 10:07 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:00 PM PST     -0.95 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 02:48 PM PST     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:18 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:52 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:50 PM PST     0.78 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 10:37 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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