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

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

PZZ500-161730-
300 AM 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...

Strong and gusty north winds will prevail in the post frontal
environment through today and Sunday. The strong and gusty winds
will create very steep wind waves and fresh swell, creating very
rough and hazardous seas through the majority of the weekend.

$$

PZZ570-161730-
Point Arena To Point Reyes 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
300 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.TODAY...N winds 25 to 35 kt. Combined seas 12 to 16 ft
dominant period 15 seconds.
.TONIGHT...N winds 25 to 35 kt. Combined seas 11 to 16 ft
dominant period 14 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft.
 NW swell 10 to 11 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
NW swell 8 to 9 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...N winds 10 to 20 kt...decreasing to 10 kt.
Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 7 to 8 ft. Chance of showers.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
NW swell 7 to 9 ft.

$$

PZZ571-161730-
Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
300 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...N winds 25 to 35 kt. Combined seas 11 to 16 ft
dominant period 15 seconds.
.TONIGHT...N winds 25 to 35 kt. Combined seas 11 to 16 ft
dominant period 14 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft.
NW swell 10 to 11 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
N swell 8 to 9 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 6 to 8 ft. Slight chance of showers.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
NW swell 7 to 9 ft.

$$

PZZ575-161730-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
300 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...N winds 25 to 35 kt. Combined seas 11 to 16 ft
dominant period 15 seconds.
.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt with occasional gusts to 40 kt.
Wind waves 9 to 11 ft...decreasing to 5 to 7 ft after midnight.
NW swell 10 to 12 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
NW swell 10 to 11 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
N swell 8 to 9 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...N winds 10 kt.  Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 6 to 8 ft. Slight chance of showers.
.WED...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
NW swell 7 to 9 ft.

$$

PZZ576-161730-
Point Pinos To Point Piedras Blancas 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
300 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...N winds 25 to 35 kt with occasional gusts to 45 kt.
Combined seas 12 to 17 ft dominant period 15 seconds.
.TONIGHT...N winds 30 to 40 kt...decreasing to 20 to 30 kt after
midnight. Combined seas 11 to 17 ft dominant period 14 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
NW swell 10 to 11 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
N swell 8 to 9 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt.  Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 6 to 8 ft.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
NW swell 7 to 9 ft.

$$

PZZ540-161730-
Point Arena To Point Reyes To 10 nm-
300 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM PST THIS MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW winds NW winds 25 to 35 kt...decreasing to 20 to 30
kt this morning. Combined seas 9 to 15 ft dominant period 15 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft.
NW swell 9 to 12 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
NW swell 8 to 9 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...E winds 10 kt...becoming north. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 6 to 8 ft. Chance of showers.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
NW swell 7 to 9 ft. Slight chance of showers.

$$

PZZ545-161730-
Point Reyes To Pigeon Point To 10 nm-
300 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.TODAY...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 6 to 8 ft.
W swell 8 to 10 ft at 14 seconds.
.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 6 to 8 ft...
decreasing to 3 to 5 ft after midnight.
NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
NW swell 9 to 10 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds 10 kt.  Wind waves 2 ft or less.
W swell 5 to 7 ft. Slight chance of showers.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
W swell 7 to 9 ft. Slight chance of showers.

.....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 0.7 knots at 2:42 AM Saturday and
1.9 knots at 2:48 PM Saturday.

$$

PZZ560-161730-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos To 10 nm-
300 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.TODAY...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 6 to 8 ft.
W swell 8 to 10 ft at 14 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt...becoming north 15 to 25 kt
after midnight. Wind waves 6 to 8 ft...decreasing to 4 to 6 ft
after midnight. NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt...becoming NW 5 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to 10 ft at
12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...N winds 10 kt.  Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 5 to 7 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
NW swell 7 to 9 ft.

$$

PZZ565-161730-
Point Pinos To Point Piedras Blancas To 10 nm-
300 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST THIS MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM PST THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...NW winds 25 to 35 kt...decreasing to 20 to 30 kt this
morning. Combined seas 9 to 15 ft dominant period 15 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt with occasional gusts to 45 kt...
becoming north 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Combined seas 9 to 16
ft dominant period 14 seconds...decreasing to 11 to 12 ft
dominant period 13 seconds after midnight.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
NW swell 9 to 10 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 5 to 7 ft.
.WED...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
NW swell 7 to 9 ft.

$$

PZZ530-161730-
San Pablo Bay Suisun Bay The West Delta and San Francisco Bay
North of the Bay Bridge-
300 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM PST THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Gusts up to 45 kt.
.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt with occasional gusts to 40 kt.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming southeast 5 to 15 kt
in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 kt.
.MON...NE winds 10 kt.
.TUE...NW winds 10 kt. Slight chance of showers.
.WED...SW winds 5 kt...becoming north. Slight chance of showers.

$$

PZZ531-161730-
San Francisco Bay South of the Bay Bridge-
300 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM PST THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...N winds 20 to 30 kt.
.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 kt in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt.
.MON...N winds 5 kt.
.TUE...E winds 5 kt...becoming NW.
.WED...W winds 5 kt...becoming north. Slight chance of showers.

$$

PZZ535-161730-
Monterey Bay-
300 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM PST THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
W swell 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds.
.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell
9 ft at 14 seconds...shifting to the NW 11 ft at 13 seconds
after midnight.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming NW in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 9 to 10 ft at 12 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
W swell 7 to 8 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...E winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
W swell 5 to 6 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft.


$$


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