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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
835 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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

PZZ500-171545-
835 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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

STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON AS A RESULT OF A ROBUST NORTH TO SOUTH SURFACE PRESSURE
GRADIENT. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED TO OCCUR OVER THE
NORTHERN OUTER COASTAL WATERS WHERE GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED.
WINDS WILL DECREASE SOME ON FRIDAY BUT WILL REMAIN MODERATE
STRENGTH THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO
STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN ROUGH SEA CONDITIONS.

$$

PZZ570-171545-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
835 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 9 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ571-171545-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
835 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ575-171545-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
835 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 4 TO 6 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ576-171545-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
835 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 4 TO 6 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT...INCREASING TO 9 TO 12 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT...BECOMING 8 TO 9 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ540-171545-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
835 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. NW
SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ545-171545-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
835 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 10 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.9 KNOTS AT 05:03 AM
THURSDAY AND 1.3 KNOTS AT 06:24 PM THURSDAY.

$$

PZZ560-171545-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
835 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT...DECREASING TO 3 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ565-171545-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
835 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
7 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 3 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ530-171545-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
835 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.

$$

PZZ531-171545-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
835 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.

$$

PZZ535-171545-
MONTEREY BAY-
835 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT LATE IN THE
EVENING...BECOMING LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT
10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT...
DECREASING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT
9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT...DECREASING TO 2 TO 4 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$


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