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Coastal Waters Forecast for California
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
223 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

Point Arena to Point Piedras Blancas and out 60 nm including the
San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay

PZZ500-171045-
223 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

.Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including
the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank
National Marine Sanctuaries...

Gale conditions are forecast to ease this evening and overnight.
Steep seas will remain through Sunday before subsiding on Monday.
A cold front will arrive on Tuesday evening into Wednesday
bringing some building swell. Northerly winds will increase
behind the front causing building steep seas for mid to late week.

$$

PZZ570-171045-
Waters from Point Arena to Point Reyes 10-60 NM-
223 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind waves
8 to 11 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind waves
7 to 10 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to
6 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...N winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell around 6 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
7 to 8 ft. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 7 to 8 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming north 15 to 25 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 25 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves
4 to 6 ft, then around 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 10 ft.

$$

PZZ571-171045-
Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10-60 NM-
223 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming 20 to 30 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 45 kt. Wind waves 9 to 12 ft, decreasing to
7 to 10 ft after midnight. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind waves
5 to 8 ft. NW swell around 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell around 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...NE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
around 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...N winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
6 to 7 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 7 to 8 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming north 15 to 25 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 4 ft, increasing to 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to
4 ft, then around 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft.

$$

PZZ575-171045-
Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos 10-60 NM-
223 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming 20 to 30 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 45 kt. Wind waves 8 to 13 ft, decreasing to
5 to 8 ft after midnight. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 6 ft. NW swell around 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell around 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...NE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...N winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
6 to 7 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 7 to 8 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming north 15 to 25 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves
3 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft.

$$

PZZ576-171045-
Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas 10-60 NM-
223 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 7 to 10 ft, decreasing to 5 to 8 ft after
midnight. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
4 to 7 ft. NW swell around 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell around 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...SW winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
6 to 7 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell around 7 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming north 15 to 25 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 4 ft, increasing to 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 20 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft.

$$

PZZ540-171045-
Coastal Waters from Point Arena to Point Reyes California out to
10 nm-
223 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 20 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt, decreasing to 30 kt after midnight.
Wind waves 4 to 7 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
3 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell
5 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...SE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
5 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...S winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
5 to 7 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 6 to 8 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming north 15 to 25 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft.
.THU...N winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft
or less. NW swell 4 to 8 ft.

$$

PZZ545-171045-
Coastal Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point California out to
10 nm-
223 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 40 kt this evening.
Wind waves 5 to 8 ft, decreasing to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. W
swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell around
5 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W
swell around 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...NE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W
swell 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...S winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to
7 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell
5 to 7 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to
6 ft.
.THU...N winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 3 to
4 ft, then around 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 7 ft.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...Combined seas 7 to 9 ft at 14
seconds.

ACROSS THE BAR...Combined seas 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds. Maximum
ebb current of 1.9 knots at 02:48 PM Saturday and 0.7 knots at
03:30 AM Sunday.

$$

PZZ560-171045-
Coastal Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos California out to
10 nm-
223 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 25 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 45 kt, decreasing to 40 kt after midnight.
Wind waves 6 to 9 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to
4 ft. NW swell around 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell around 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...SE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...N winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
5 to 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 5 to 7 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less, then 3 to
4 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming northeast 5 to 10 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 4 ft, then around 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 6 ft.

$$

PZZ565-171045-
Coastal Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas
California out to 10 nm-
223 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
4 to 7 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 6 ft. NW swell around 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell around 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...W winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
5 to 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 6 to 7 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming north 15 to 25 kt. Wind
waves 2 ft or less, then 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft.
.THU...N winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming northeast 5 to 10 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 4 ft, then around 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 6 ft.

$$

PZZ530-171045-
San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, the West Delta and the San Francisco
Bay north of the Bay Bridge-
223 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt,
diminishing to 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds up to 10 kt.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 10 kt.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds up to 10 kt.
.TUE...NE winds up to 10 kt.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds up to 10 kt.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming north.
.THU...N winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt.

$$

PZZ531-171045-
San Francisco Bay South of the Bay Bridge-
223 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 20 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt.
.SUN...NE winds up to 10 kt.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds around 5 kt.
.MON...N winds around 5 kt.
.MON NIGHT...N winds around 5 kt.
.TUE...N winds around 5 kt.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds up to 10 kt.
.WED...W winds up to 10 kt, becoming north.
.THU...NE winds 5 to 10 kt.

$$

PZZ535-171045-
Monterey Bay-
223 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt with local gusts up to 40 kt,
becoming east up to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft,
decreasing to 3 ft after midnight. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 12
seconds.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves around 3 ft. W swell around
5 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W
swell around 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...SE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell
4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W
swell 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell
3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W
swell 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...N winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to
5 ft.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming northeast. Wind waves 2 ft or
less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft.

$$


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