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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
203 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

POINT ARENA TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS AND OUT 60 NM INCLUDING THE SAN
FRANCISCO BAY AREA AND MONTEREY BAY

PZZ500-090615-
203 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST AND BAYS INCLUDING
THE MONTEREY BAY...GREATER FARALLONES...AND CORDELL BANK
NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

GENERALLY LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL
PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. WIND SPEEDS WILL INCREASE LATE
FRIDAY AHEAD OF A FRONTAL BOUNDARY THAT WILL BRING ANOTHER ROUND
OF UNSETTLED CONDITIONS TO THE REGION INTO SATURDAY. WINDS WILL
THEN TURN NORTHERLY IN WAKE OF THE FRONTAL PASSAGE THIS WEEKEND.
A DOMINATE WESTERLY SWELL TRAIN WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS TODAY
THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WORK WEEK.

$$

PZZ570-090615-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
203 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 6
FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING... THEN
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7
FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7
TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
13 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8
FT...DECREASING TO 4 TO 6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 5
FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6
FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ571-090615-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
203 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 6
FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 FT AT
15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6
TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 12
FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 9
TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8
FT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 5
FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 5
FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ575-090615-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
203 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 6
FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 6 FT
AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5
TO 7 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 11
FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 9
TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8
FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 5
FT...SHIFTING TO THE W. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 5
FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ576-090615-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
203 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 FT
AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 6
FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 FT AT 14
SECONDS...SHIFTING TO THE NW 5 TO 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9
FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8
FT.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 5
FT...BECOMING 4 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 FT.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ540-090615-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
203 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6
FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6
FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6
TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 9
TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7
FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 4
FT...BECOMING 3 TO 5 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT.
RAIN LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ545-090615-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
203 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
6 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 6
FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
RAIN.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 7
TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7
FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 5
FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 4
FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

.....SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST.....

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET AT 12
SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WEDNESDAY AT 12
SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.9 KNOTS AT 11:37 PM THURSDAY AND
3.0 KNOTS AT 12:25 PM FRIDAY.

$$

PZZ560-090615-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
203 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 6
FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4
TO 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7
FT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO 4
FT...SHIFTING TO THE W.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 4
FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ565-090615-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
203 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5
TO 6 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 6
FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4
TO 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9
FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO 5
FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 4
FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ530-090615-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
203 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DECREASING TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. RAIN.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ531-090615-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
203 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. RAIN.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ535-090615-
MONTEREY BAY-
203 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5
TO 6 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT... BECOMING
3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 4 TO 5 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7
FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5
TO 7 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6
FT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 FT.
CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$


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