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Richmond, CA

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Sunrise 6:25AMSunset 8:01PM Saturday August 17, 2019 11:08 AM PDT (18:08 UTC) Moonrise 8:32PMMoonset 7:19AM Illumination 95% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 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- 834 Am Pdt Sat Aug 17 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm pdt this afternoon through this evening...
Today..SW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Tonight..SW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Sun..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Sun night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Mon..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Mon night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Wed..W winds 15 to 20 kt.
PZZ500 834 Am Pdt Sat Aug 17 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Moderate to gusty northwesterly winds will continue over the northern and outer waters into Sunday as high pressure remains over the eastern pacific. This high pressure will begin to weaken into Sunday before a strong low pressure center develops and approaches british columbia early next week. The persistent fetch produced by these systems will generate fresh short period swell that will propagate into the california coastal waters. This short period swell in combination with gusty winds will generate hazardous seas conditions, particularly for smaller vessels.


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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1048 am pdt Sat aug 17 2019

Synopsis Cooler temperatures today and tomorrow are driven by
a deeper marine layer and continued onshore flow. Conditions
remain dry and seasonal to start the work week. A warming trend
looks to begin midweek as high pressure starts to build in the
desert southwest again.

Discussion As of 08:30 am pdt Saturday... A deepening trough
extending southwestward from its central low over saskatchewan
continues to be the driving factor for the deepening marine layer
over the bay area and the persistent onshore flow. The fort ord
profiler currently lists a growing marine layer of over 2000 feet.

The onshore flow will keep the cooling trend lingering today and
tomorrow, providing relief even for inland locations from the heat
experienced earlier this week. The trough's orientation also
provides a very small chance at some light patchy drizzle overnight
Saturday and into Sunday morning for areas along the santa cruz and
big sur coasts.

Sunday into Monday, the trough shifts from a positive tilt to a
negative tilt, as lower pressure builds over the north pacific
ocean. Despite the change in trough orientation, dam heights over
the bay area will only increase slightly, giving confidence of
consistent dry and seasonal conditions. However, high pressure looks
to build again over texas, and deepening toward new mexico and arizona
by midweek. A ridge associated with this high pressure midweek
will likely provide the next warming trend for the bay area.

Prev discussion As of 3:08 am pdt Saturday... A solid 2000 foot
marine layer has returned to the coast with low clouds filling the
valleys of the central coast. Onshore breezes induced by a 2.5 mb
sfo to sac onshore gradient will continue to allow for more low
cloud formation through sunrise inside sf bay and up into the
north bay valleys. Upper low level pressure with a closed
circulation at 700 mb will drop to just west of the golden gate
later this afternoon. That should mean a slow burn off of the
stratus back to the coast through midday. A general cooling trend
continues, especially inland where locations that were around 100
could cool towards the low to mid 80s this afternoon. Closer to
the bay trends should be 4-8 degrees cooler with highs generally
in the 70s.

The upper trough axis stays positioned right over san francisco
tonight into Sunday. This should allow the marine layer to deepen
to at least 2500 feet and possibly deeper. Not surprisingly the
models portend a big push of stratus tonight into Sunday morning
with low clouds likely pushing out into the delta and possibly
bumping into the foothills. Given the deep marine layer, onshore
gradients and cool air aloft expect a slow burn off of stratus
inside sf bay Sunday with cool temperatures regionwide as the
inland valleys struggle to reach the low 80s.

Sunday should be the coolest day followed by a modest warming
trend early next week as high pressure slowly builds. However, the
pattern looks stagnant early next week. The main player will then
be another ridge building from the desert southwest that should
induce another warming trend by the middle of next week. Models
continue to augur some tropical activity west of baja by next
weekend that allows a broad 595 dm ridge to build over the west
coast and out into the pacific which suggests above normal temps
in the extended.

Aviation As of 10:45 am pdt Saturday...VFR conditions have
returned across much of the bay area with lingering MVFR ifr
ceilings holding on around the monterey bay terminals. Should see
improving conditions region-wide as low clouds dissipate and
scatter through the remainder of the morning. Onshore winds will
increase a bit and become locally gusty this afternoon and
evening. Latest thinking is that low clouds will make an early
return late this evening as the marine layer continues to deepen.

Timing of clearing on Sunday remains a bit more tricky as cold air
advection arriving from the north should help to mix out the
marine inversion. However, look for MVFR ifr ceilings to impact
most terminals overnight tonight through early Sunday morning.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. Onshore winds will increase and become
locally gusty through the afternoon. Low clouds potentially make
an early return late this evening and will likely linger into
Sunday morning.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR ifr conditions linger this morning
given a decent onshore and a moist boundary layer. Should see
these clouds scatter out by early afternoon giving way toVFR
conditions. Modest onshore winds will also persist this afternoon
and into the early evening hours. MVFR ifr conditions return late
this evening and will likely persist into Sunday morning.

Marine As of 4:41 am pdt Saturday... Moderate to gusty
northwesterly winds will continue over the northern and outer
waters into Sunday as high pressure remains over the eastern
pacific. This high pressure will begin to weaken into Sunday
before a strong low pressure center develops and approaches
british columbia early next week. The persistent fetch produced by
these systems will generate fresh short period swell that will
propagate into the california coastal waters. This short period
swell in combination with gusty winds will generate hazardous seas
conditions, particularly for smaller vessels.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm until 3 pm
sca... Sf bay from 3 pm
public forecast: dk rww
aviation: rgass
marine: canepa
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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 mi56 min WSW 13 G 18 63°F 1011.1 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 2 mi50 min 66°F
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 4 mi45 min W 1 63°F 1011 hPa (+1.0)
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 7 mi50 min NW 2.9 G 5.1 64°F 1011.1 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 8 mi50 min N 5.1 G 7 64°F 1010.1 hPa
OBXC1 8 mi50 min 64°F 59°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 8 mi56 min WSW 1 G 1.9
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 9 mi56 min SW 9.9 G 15 64°F 64°F1011.3 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 10 mi56 min ESE 2.9 G 5.1 65°F 70°F1011.5 hPa
LNDC1 10 mi50 min SE 2.9 G 7 65°F 1011 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 12 mi50 min W 13 G 19 63°F 1010.4 hPa
UPBC1 16 mi50 min WNW 15 G 19
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 16 mi56 min WNW 14 G 16 66°F 72°F1010.1 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 16 mi38 min 59°F5 ft
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 21 mi50 min W 19 G 21 66°F 72°F1010.1 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 27 mi83 min W 15 67°F 1010 hPa59°F
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 27 mi28 min S 7.8 G 12 56°F 58°F1012.2 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 28 mi56 min WNW 14 G 19 71°F 1009.1 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 29 mi50 min NNE 5.1 G 7 66°F 76°F1011.6 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 32 mi50 min 62°F1011.5 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA17 mi75 minS 810.00 miA Few Clouds68°F55°F65%1011 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA18 mi75 minSSW 1010.00 miFair73°F55°F53%1008.6 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA19 mi73 minN 09.00 miFair68°F55°F64%1010.8 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA20 mi72 minENE 610.00 miA Few Clouds70°F55°F61%1010.7 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA21 mi74 minSW 126.00 miPartly Cloudy67°F57°F71%1009.8 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA22 mi74 minVar 410.00 miA Few Clouds67°F55°F66%1011.9 hPa

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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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Sat -- 01:16 AM PDT     5.95 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:26 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:57 AM PDT     0.19 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:18 AM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 02:41 PM PDT     5.22 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:59 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:06 PM PDT     2.31 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:31 PM PDT     Moonrise
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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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Sat -- 12:08 AM PDT     0.84 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 03:05 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:55 AM PDT     -1.30 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 06:26 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:19 AM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 09:22 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 12:51 PM PDT     1.03 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 04:10 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:22 PM PDT     -0.87 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 08:00 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:23 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 09:31 PM PDT     Moonrise
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