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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
1009 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

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

PZZ500-011015-
1009 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

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

A SIGNIFICANT SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL MAINTAIN MODERATE
NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH A MAJORITY
OF THE WORK WEEK...THE STRONGEST OF WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR
OVER THE NORTHERN OUTER WATERS. THESE GUSTY WINDS WILL PROMOTE
STEEP...CHOPPY SEAS.

$$

PZZ570-011015-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
1009 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 40 KT.
WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
5 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 5 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AND S 3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AND S 3 FT.

$$

PZZ571-011015-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
1009 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 40 KT.
WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND S 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND S 3 FT.

$$

PZZ575-011015-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
1009 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT
AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND S 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND S 3 FT.

$$

PZZ576-011015-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
1009 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT TUESDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT
AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND S 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND S 3 FT.

$$

PZZ540-011015-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
1009 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.

$$

PZZ545-011015-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
1009 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL W 2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S
3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN
THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED
SWELL W 2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AND SW 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...DECREASING TO 3 TO 5 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND SW 3 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 15 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 15 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.1 KNOTS AT 06:05 AM
TUESDAY AND 2.6 KNOTS AT 06:12 PM TUESDAY.

$$

PZZ560-011015-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
1009 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW 2 TO 4 FT
AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AND S 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT.

$$

PZZ565-011015-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
1009 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW 2 TO
4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
 NW SWELL 2 TO 4 FT...INCREASING TO 3 TO 5 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AND S 3 FT.

$$

PZZ530-011015-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
1009 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ531-011015-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
1009 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DECREASING TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ535-011015-
MONTEREY BAY-
1009 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT
14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON. MIXED SWELL W 2 TO 3 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT
AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE
MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
2 TO 3 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT
AT 11 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 2 TO 3 FT
AT 11 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. W SWELL 2 TO 3 FT AND SW 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. W SWELL 2 TO 3 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 2 TO 4 FT. SW SWELL
3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT
AND SW 3 FT.

$$


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