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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
301 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

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

PZZ500-222315-
301 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST AND BAYS INCLUDING
MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST WILL RESULT IN
INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS OVER THE SOUTHERN AND OUTER WATERS THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY. WINDS WILL DECREASE BY TUESDAY NIGHT AS
THE HIGH MOVES INTO THE GREAT BASIN. WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN BY
THURSDAY AS ANOTHER HIGH STRENGTHENS OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC.

$$

PZZ570-222315-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
301 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PST TODAY THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN
THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 18 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW
SWELL 12 TO 15 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.

$$

PZZ571-222315-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
301 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PST TODAY THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN
THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 18 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT...
DECREASING TO 3 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.

$$

PZZ575-222315-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
301 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY
DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT
16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 18 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW
SWELL 12 TO 15 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT...DECREASING TO 6 TO 8 FT.

$$

PZZ576-222315-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
301 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY
DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW
SWELL 10 TO 13 FT...INCREASING TO 12 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT...DECREASING TO 6 TO 8 FT.

$$

PZZ540-222315-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
301 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN
THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 18 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...
BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 11 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.

$$

PZZ545-222315-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
301 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN
THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT
AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 18 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...
BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 11 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 4 TO 6 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 14 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 11 TO 13 FEET WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 14 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.2 KNOTS AT 03:33 AM
MONDAY AND 2.8 KNOTS AT 03:00 PM MONDAY.

$$

PZZ560-222315-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
301 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN
THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 18 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT...
BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 10 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.

$$

PZZ565-222315-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
301 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY
DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT...
BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 9 TO 12 FT...INCREASING TO 11 TO
13 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

PZZ530-222315-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
301 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY
DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ531-222315-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
301 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY
DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ535-222315-
MONTEREY BAY-
301 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
WAVES 3 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES LESS
THAN 2 FT...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 FT...BECOMING LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.

$$


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