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Marine Weather and Tides
San Rafael, CA

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Sunrise 7:21AMSunset 6:28PM Saturday October 19, 2019 12:26 PM PDT (19:26 UTC) Moonrise 9:45PMMoonset 11:56AM Illumination 64% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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 The San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 913 Am Pdt Sat Oct 19 2019
Today..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun..W winds up to 10 kt.
Sun night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt.
Mon..W winds up to 10 kt.
Mon night..W winds around 5 kt.
Tue..NW winds up to 10 kt.
Wed..N winds 5 to 15 kt.
PZZ500 913 Am Pdt Sat Oct 19 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure will build over the eastern pacific and extend over far northern california into the great basin through early to mid next week. Northwest swell will subside through the weekend and into early next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near San Rafael, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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1049 am pdt Sat oct 19 2019

Synopsis A weak front is currently moving across northern
california. Radar shows most precipitation is well north of the
bay area, but light rain is still a possibility across the extreme
north portions of sonoma or napa counties late this morning.

Breezy winds are expected behind the front. Minor warming of
temperatures are expected this weekend, before a more robust
warming trend next week. High pressure will build over the
eastern pacific setting up offshore flow by midweek.

Discussion As of 10:00 am pdt Saturday... Satellite imagery
shows increasing clouds across the northern portion of the CWA as
a weak frontal system moves across northern california. Shower
activity appears to be well north of our area at this time per
radar returns, but we still have slight chance pops in the north
bay through the morning. Onshore winds will strengthen and become
breezy this afternoon, especially along the coast. Drier air will
also filter in and slightly warmer temperatures are expected this
weekend.

A more robust warming trend will occur next week as an upper level
ridge builds over the eastern pacific. High temperatures are
expected to warm into the 70s and 80s next week as the ridge axis
moves slowly east into california. Additionally, the surface
pressure gradients will trend offshore, and the stronger offshore
winds coupled with a much drier and warm airmass will elevate fire
weather concerns. Conditions are expected to become more critical
after midweek when the gradient tightens. There is still some
fine-tuning needed, but stay tuned as the event nears and
confidence in the forecast model output builds.

Aviation As of 10:50 am pdt Saturday... Weak frontal passage
will bring vcsh to ksts and MVFR CIGS across the region as it
passes through this afternoon. Winds generally light to locally
breezy in favored locations. Clearing rapidly returns tonight
into Sunday morning.

Vicinity of ksfo... Deteriorating CIGS over the next few hours as
boundary approaches with bkn ovc 2000-2500 ft posbl thru the day.

Not expecting wetting rains to impact the runways with this
system. Sust winds increasing to around 15kt with occasional gusts
into the low 20kts posbl after 21z.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Increasing clouds from the northwest
today. Lower level clouds will bring MVFR CIGS after 20-21z thru
the rest of the day before clearing out overnight. Winds 10kt or
less. No wetting rains on the runways.

Fire weather As of 3:05 pm pdt Friday... Two main fire weather
concerns over the next seven days. The first impact will be
focused tonight over the higher terrain of the santa lucia
mountains. Hi-res WRF model continues to show a localized
offshore flow scenario tonight with N to NE winds 25-35 mph with
poor humidity recovery. The second impact will be focused on next
week. High pressure is forecast to build starting Sunday Monday
and continue through much of the next week with a warming and
drying trend. More importantly, offshore flow is forecast to
develop on Monday and increase each day before peaking Wednesday
night Thursday morning. Latest GFS continues to show a robust
15mb+ sfo-wmc... That being said the ECMWF isn't as strong. None
the less, this situation next week needs watching. Even if the
strength of the wind doesn't verify rh will be low by night number
three. Stay tuned... .

Marine As of 10:43 am pdt Saturday... High pressure will build
over the eastern pacific and extend over far northern california
into the great basin through early to mid next week. Northwest
swell will subside through the weekend and into early next week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Rough bar advisory for sf bar
public forecast: sims
aviation: drp
marine: drp
fire weather: mm
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 5 mi56 min S 7 G 11
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 6 mi45 min S 11 61°F 1019 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 8 mi62 min SSW 8.9 G 14 60°F 1020.1 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 12 mi56 min WSW 11 G 14 63°F 1019 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 12 mi56 min WSW 5.1 G 8.9
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 13 mi56 min SSW 2.9 G 8 63°F 1019 hPa
PXSC1 13 mi56 min 62°F 53°F
OBXC1 14 mi56 min 62°F 54°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 14 mi56 min SSW 2.9 G 7 61°F 1020.1 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 14 mi56 min S 1.9 G 4.1
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 16 mi56 min 55°F8 ft
LNDC1 16 mi56 min S 2.9 G 5.1 61°F 1020 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 17 mi56 min ESE 4.1 G 6
UPBC1 19 mi56 min WNW 11 G 16
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 19 mi56 min W 12 G 14 65°F 63°F1019.1 hPa
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 23 mi56 min W 15 G 19 64°F 63°F1019.2 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 25 mi36 min SSW 5.8 G 7.8 57°F 56°F9 ft1020.5 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 27 mi56 min 52°F1019.7 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 28 mi101 min W 6 63°F 1019 hPa52°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 31 mi56 min NW 8.9 G 13 65°F 1018.6 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 35 mi56 min ENE 1.9 G 4.1 63°F 64°F1020.8 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 48 mi36 min S 7.8 G 12 53°F10 ft1018.6 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA12 mi31 minSW 1210.00 miPartly Cloudy68°F55°F64%1018.3 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA19 mi32 minSSW 1210.00 miOvercast68°F54°F61%1017.8 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA20 mi51 minVar 5 G 1210.00 miOvercast68°F59°F73%1019.3 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA22 mi33 minSW 1010.00 miOvercast70°F51°F51%1017.7 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA23 mi33 minS 510.00 miMostly Cloudy63°F51°F65%1020.1 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KDVO

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Tide / Current Tables for Point San Quentin, San Francisco Bay, California
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Point San Quentin
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Sat -- 05:39 AM PDT     4.24 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:22 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:10 AM PDT     2.99 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 12:55 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 04:07 PM PDT     5.37 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:26 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:45 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 11:15 PM PDT     0.12 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Point San Pablo Midchannel, San Pablo Bay, California Current
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Point San Pablo Midchannel
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Sat -- 12:57 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 03:53 AM PDT     1.43 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 07:22 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:49 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 09:38 AM PDT     -0.89 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 12:09 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
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Sat -- 03:13 PM PDT     1.84 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:00 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:26 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:16 PM PDT     -3.03 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 10:45 PM PDT     Moonrise
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