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Novato, CA

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Sunrise 7:22AMSunset 5:19PM Sunday January 19, 2020 2:12 AM PST (10:12 UTC) Moonrise 2:33AMMoonset 1:11PM Illumination 33% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 24 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- 905 Pm Pst Sat Jan 18 2020
Tonight..E winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun..NE winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun night..NE winds 5 to 15 kt.
Martin luther king jr day..E winds up to 10 kt. A slight chance of rain.
Mon night..S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Rain.
Tue..S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Rain.
Tue night..W winds around 5 kt.
Wed..NW winds around 5 kt.
Thu..NW winds around 5 kt.
PZZ500 905 Pm Pst Sat Jan 18 2020
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure over the great basin will maintain generally light to moderate offshore winds across the coastal waters through Sunday. Winds will turn southerly and increase by Monday morning ahead of an approaching frontal system. A moderate northwest swell will arrive late Saturday and Sunday while a larger northwest swell arrives the middle of next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Novato, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 190603 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area 1003 PM PST Sat Jan 18 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure building over the West Coast will result in dry and seasonably cool weather conditions through the weekend. Light rain is possible starting Monday, with higher chances of precipitation developing by Tuesday. Mostly dry conditions are then expected for the remainder of next week, with rain possibly returning next weekend.

DISCUSSION. As of 8:50 PM PST Saturday . Although an upper ridge began to build over California today, considerable high cloud cover kept temperatures near or slightly cooler than normal. The upper ridge is forecast to strengthen further tonight and early Sunday, resulting in about 2-3 deg C warming at 850 mb. This should translate into at least slight warming at the surface, although moist westerly flow aloft off the Pacific will maintain high cloud cover and prevent temperatures from warming more than a few degrees in most areas. Surface dewpoints are slightly lower this evening compared to last evening, so it's unlikely there will more than patchy fog development late tonight and early on Sunday.

An upper trough is currently centered over the Eastern Pacific along 145W. Models generally agree that this system will bring light rain to much of our forecast area from late Monday night through Tuesday. At the southern periphery of this trough, and slightly in advance of the trough axis, is a weak disturbance that has tapped into subtropical moisture. This weak feature is generally forecast to dissipate prior to reaching the California coast on Monday. However, the ECMWF has been consistent in brining light precipitation into our area on Monday in advance of the primary upper trough. Our current forecast includes only a slight chance of rain on Monday afternoon and evening which seems appropriate given that only the ECMWF forecasts light precipitation then. Rain chances will then increase from north to south late Monday night and Tuesday morning as the primary frontal system arrives. Rain intensity is forecast to be mostly light with this system, but may be moderate in the North Bay. Most rain should end by late Tuesday, although a few showers may linger into Tuesday night. As much as three-quarters of an inch or rain is forecast in the North Bay through late Tuesday, with generally a third of an inch of less expected elsewhere in our forecast area.

Although the pattern remains progressive through the rest of next week, most of the moisture and energy will be focused to our north and so dry and mild conditions will likely prevail in our area through at least the end of the work week. The exception is in the North Bay on Friday where the 12Z ECMWF brings in some rain. The forecast becomes more uncertain by next weekend when the ECMWF indicates a higher potential for significant precipitation in our area compared to the GFS.

AVIATION. as of 10:03 PM PST Saturday . For 06z TAFs, VFR except for possible patchy fog and/or low clouds late tonight and early Sunday in the North Bay valleys. Winds generally light offshore with high pressure over the Great Basin.

Vicinity of KSFO . VFR, offshore wind for most of the 06z taf.

SFO Bridge Approach . Similar to KSFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals . VFR, offshore winds.

MARINE. as of 9:59 PM PST Saturday . High pressure over the Great Basin will maintain generally light to moderate offshore winds across the coastal waters through Sunday. Winds will turn southerly and increase by Monday morning ahead of an approaching frontal system. A moderate northwest swell will arrive late Saturday and Sunday while a larger northwest swell arrives the middle of next week.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Tngt. SCA . Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm SCA . Pt Arena to Pigeon Pt 10-60 nm SCA . Pt Reyes to Pigeon Pt 0-10 nm from 3 AM SCA . Pigeon Pt to Pt Piedras Blancas 10-60 nm from 3 AM



PUBLIC FORECAST: Dykema AVIATION: Canepa MARINE: RGass

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 16 mi38 min NE 4.1 51°F 1024 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 16 mi55 min 52°F
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 18 mi55 min NE 15 G 19 54°F 1023.8 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 18 mi55 min E 9.9 G 13 51°F 1023.7 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 21 mi61 min ENE 8 G 11 52°F 53°F1023.6 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 22 mi43 min 53°F7 ft
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 22 mi55 min 53°F1022.7 hPa
PXSC1 23 mi55 min 51°F 40°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 23 mi55 min SE 5.1 G 6 50°F 1022.6 hPa
OBXC1 24 mi55 min 49°F 37°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 24 mi55 min SE 1.9 G 2.9 48°F 1023.5 hPa
UPBC1 25 mi55 min ESE 14 G 16
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 25 mi55 min SE 2.9 G 4.1
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 25 mi55 min ESE 8.9 G 11 50°F1024.2 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 27 mi33 min E 18 G 23 53°F 54°F1023.3 hPa
LNDC1 27 mi55 min Calm G 4.1 50°F 1023.4 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 27 mi55 min 52°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 29 mi55 min E 7 G 8 46°F 49°F1024 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 31 mi88 min N 1.9
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 37 mi55 min ESE 5.1 G 5.1 1024.5 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 39 mi33 min E 9.7 G 14 53°F1023.6 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 46 mi55 min SW 1 G 1.9 47°F 52°F1024.2 hPa
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 48 mi43 min 55°F10 ft

Wind History for Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA4 mi18 minS 410.00 miFair43°F41°F93%1024 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA11 mi38 minN 010.00 miFair43°F42°F100%1024 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA18 mi19 minE 910.00 miFair45°F36°F71%1022.7 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KDVO

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Tide / Current Tables for Petaluma River entrance, San Pablo Bay, California
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Petaluma River entrance
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Sun -- 02:09 AM PST     1.82 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 02:32 AM PST     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:23 AM PST     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:06 AM PST     6.68 feet High Tide
Sun -- 01:10 PM PST     Moonset
Sun -- 03:51 PM PST     0.19 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:18 PM PST     Sunset
Sun -- 09:54 PM PST     4.44 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Petaluma River Approach, San Pablo Bay, California Current
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Petaluma River Approach
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Sun -- 01:50 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:32 AM PST     Moonrise
Sun -- 04:37 AM PST     0.75 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 07:23 AM PST     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:31 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 12:19 PM PST     -0.84 knots Max Ebb
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Sun -- 06:40 PM PST     0.48 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 09:33 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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