Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
912 PM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

PZZ500-251030-
912 PM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

EXPECT LIGHT NORTHWEST WINDS TONIGHT IN THE WAKE OF A COOL FRONTAL
BOUNDARY. SOUTHERLY WINDS ARE FORECAST TO RETURN SUNDAY AS THE
NEXT SYSTEM APPROACHES. FRESH SHORT PERIOD SWELLS WILL MAKE FOR
CHOPPY CONDITIONS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

$$

PZZ570-251030-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
912 PM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 FT AT
10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT
13 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
10 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 10 TO 11 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
12 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
10 FT.

$$

PZZ571-251030-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
912 PM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 FT AT
10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 10 TO 11 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
12 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT.

$$

PZZ575-251030-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
912 PM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 FT AT
10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT
13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 11 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
12 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT.

$$

PZZ576-251030-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDREAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
912 PM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT
13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT...INCREASING TO 9 TO 12 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
12 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT.

$$

PZZ540-251030-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
912 PM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 FT AT
10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
10 FT.

$$

PZZ545-251030-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
912 PM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH A SWELL PERIOD OF
10 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 0.9 KNOTS AT 02:00 AM SATURDAY
AND 1.6 KNOTS AT 01:42 PM SATURDAY.

$$

PZZ560-251030-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
912 PM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT
13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

$$

PZZ565-251030-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
912 PM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NORTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 FT
AT 13 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT
13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.

$$

PZZ530-251030-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
912 PM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING,
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ531-251030-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
912 PM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING,
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ535-251030-
MONTEREY BAY-
912 PM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING WEST 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.

$$


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