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Richmond, CA

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Sunrise 6:29AMSunset 7:55PM Thursday August 22, 2019 7:05 PM PDT (02:05 UTC) Moonrise 10:54PMMoonset 12:05PM Illumination 50% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 22 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- 356 Pm Pdt Thu Aug 22 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from Friday morning through Friday evening...
Rest of today..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Fri night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Sat night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Sun..SW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Mon..SW winds 15 to 20 kt.
PZZ500 356 Pm Pdt Thu Aug 22 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds strengthened across the waters today, particularly along the coastal jets and outer waters north of point reyes. These winds are driving a steep northwest swell at 8 to 10 seconds now into Friday that may be hazardous to small craft vessels. Winds will weaken and turn southwesterly along the coast later Friday. This wind shift will also ease wind generated seas. A pair of small, longer period swells will also move through the coastal waters into next week.


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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national weather service san francisco bay area
622 pm pdt Thu aug 22 2019

Synopsis The warm temperatures today cool slightly on Friday
across the bay area. However, higher dew point temperatures tomorrow
will keep inland areas feeling warmer. Temperatures will increase
this weekend as high pressure builds over california lasting through
the early work week. By midweek, moisture increases as the remnants
of ivo traverses northward in the pacific ocean just off the
california coast allowing muggy conditions to return.

Discussion As of 02:03 pm pdt Thursday... There are higher dewpoint
temperatures today around the bay area, ranging from 61 in salinas
to 69 in san jose giving a muggy feel to the day. The marine layer
has been pseudo-constant around 1500 feet the last few hours and
will remain fairly shallow overnight, though patchy fog may be
possible in the early morning hours along the coast. Onshore flow
strengthens slightly tomorrow, providing slightly cooler
temperatures on Friday. Lingering higher dew point temperatures
inland will keep temperatures feeling warmer for interior locations.

High pressure builds over california this weekend which will drive a
warming trend for temperatures. Temperatures will MAX out on Sunday
in the mid to upper 90s, with isolated locations in southern san
benito and monterey counties reaching the low 100s. However, those
values are based on current models having the ridge axis of high
pressure north of the bay area. If the ridge retrogrades slightly,
temperatures around our area could increase even higher, thus will
be monitored as the next round of models are produced.

The warming trend looks to continue through the early part of the
work week. By Wednesday, the remnants of the tropical system ivo
will have moved northward in the pacific just west of the bay area.

Ivo will bring an increase in moisture giving a better chance for
clouds cover across the area and an overall muggy feeling. No
precipitation or thunderstorms are currently forecast, though it
will be something that will be closely monitored as the time
interval draws closer.

Aviation As of 6:22 pm pdt Thursday... An influx of drier air,
an air flow with origins having more mid-latitude influence, has
spread in on northwest coastal winds. Ifr ceilings due to coastal
stratus and fog are presently limited to the san mateo coast and
the southern half of the montery bay area and the northern salinas
valley south along the coast to point sur. Elsewhere it'sVFR, and
land based surface weather observations still show elevated dew point
temperatures, a measure of water vapor, in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

At present the latest WRF model boundary layer relative humidity is
over-forecasting areal coverage of coastal stratus and fog. The
marine layer remains compressed to 700 to 800 feet with inversion
temperatures from 24c to 26c still plenty warm to keep the inversions
intact through the period despite some near surface based cool air
advection tonight and Friday.

For this evening's volume, it's a moderate to high confidenceVFR
forecast for the bay area terminals. Ifr will be confined to
aforementioned locations for the evening, and still expecting ifr to
spread inland tonight, however it'll be delayed somewhat until
nighttime cooling and still favorable thermodynamics combine to
produce increasing areal coverage of coastal stratus and fog. On
Friday there should be sufficient diurnal mixing to lift ceilings to
vfr at most, mainly inland, terminals, however in terms of areal
coverage of stratus and fog it's a very low confidence forecast
Friday into Saturday morning; a temporarily ramped up (4 mb) smx-sfo
pressure gradient and wind juxtaposed to a diminishing (3 mb or
less) acv-sfo pressure gradient and wind could cause any combination
of coverage.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR, west wind 20 knots with occasional gusts
to 30 knots until 04z this evening. The combination of a compressed
marine layer and abscence of stratus and fog upstream to the
northwest supports a moderate to high confidenceVFR forecast for
the evening. After this however it's a lowering confidence ifr
ceiling forecast for tonight. The terminal and approach may just
hold on toVFR for the overnight and Friday if the aforementioned
smx-sfo pressure gradient develops (usually the NAM is slow with
this forecast) under a compressed marine layer. Will monitor as
we approach the 06z TAF issuance, a reduction in ifr forecast duration
for Friday morning is possible.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... A solid coverage of stratus and fog exists
over the southern monterey bay area and northern salinas valley.

Lifr-ifr conditions forecast tonight with northwest winds ushering
in some surface based cooling, a brief uptick in cooling and marine
layer depth is most recently seen on the fort ord profiler, cooling
then extends up to the 925 mb level Friday. Lifr-ifr Friday morning
lifts toVFR by late morning.

Marine As of 4:43 pm pdt Thursday... Northwest winds
strengthened across the waters today, particularly along the
coastal jets and outer waters north of point reyes. These winds
are driving a steep northwest swell at 8 to 10 seconds now into
Friday that may be hazardous to small craft vessels. Winds will
weaken and turn southwesterly along the coast later Friday. This
wind shift will also ease wind generated seas. A pair of small,
longer period swells will also move through the coastal waters
into next week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Mry bay until 9 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm until 9 pm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
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aviation: canepa
marine: drp
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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 mi53 min SW 15 G 18 66°F 1006.5 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 2 mi47 min 68°F
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 4 mi36 min SW 12 76°F 1006 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 7 mi47 min W 5.1 G 7 69°F 1006.8 hPa
PXSC1 7 mi53 min 68°F 59°F
OBXC1 8 mi47 min 68°F 62°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 8 mi53 min WSW 8 G 11
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 8 mi53 min WSW 8 G 16 67°F 1005.9 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 9 mi53 min WSW 17 G 23 63°F 62°F1007 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 10 mi53 min W 8 G 11 69°F 70°F1007.4 hPa
LNDC1 10 mi47 min WSW 7 G 8 71°F 1006.7 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 12 mi47 min SW 12 G 13 80°F 1005.1 hPa
UPBC1 16 mi53 min W 14 G 16
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 16 mi47 min W 12 G 13 86°F 73°F1005.1 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 16 mi65 min 60°F6 ft
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 21 mi47 min WSW 8.9 G 9.9 86°F 72°F1005 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 27 mi80 min W 9.9 90°F 1005 hPa62°F
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 27 mi35 min WNW 18 G 19 60°F 60°F1007.8 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 28 mi47 min NW 7 G 11 85°F 1004.6 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 29 mi47 min WNW 14 G 18 75°F 76°F1007 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 32 mi47 min 60°F1007.7 hPa

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 mi12 minW 1510.00 miA Few Clouds70°F57°F66%1006.7 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA18 mi12 minSW 810.00 miFair91°F54°F28%1003.6 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA19 mi10 minE 710.00 miFair84°F59°F43%1005.4 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA20 mi9 minW 2010.00 miPartly Cloudy and Breezy67°F55°F68%1006.6 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA21 mi11 minS 1110.00 miFair77°F60°F56%1004.5 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA22 mi11 minW 610.00 miFair71°F60°F68%1007.4 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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Thu -- 05:18 AM PDT     4.14 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:30 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:53 AM PDT     2.15 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 01:05 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:25 PM PDT     5.59 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:53 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:53 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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Thu -- 12:28 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:50 AM PDT     0.62 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:30 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:03 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 09:28 AM PDT     -0.68 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 12:03 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 01:05 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 03:55 PM PDT     0.63 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:56 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:53 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:59 PM PDT     -0.98 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 11:53 PM PDT     Moonrise
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