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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
240 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

CALIFORNIA WATERS-
INNER WATERS FROM  60 NM TO 150 NM OFFSHORE.
OUTER WATERS FROM 150 NM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE.

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

PZZ899-232145-
240 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR CALIFORNIA WATERS...HIGH PRES OVER THE WATERS EARLY
TODAY WILL SHIFT TO THE S PORTION TODAY AND TONIGHT...THEN
DISSIPATE S OF THE AREA FRI AND FRI NIGHT. A STRONG COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE INTO THE NRN WATERS TODAY...THEN INTO THE CENTRAL
WATERS TONIGHT AND FRI. THE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE SRN
ZONES FRI NIGHT AND SAT...THEN PASS S OF THE AREA SAT NIGHT.
ANOTHER HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE WATERS BEHIND THE
FRONT FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...THEN SHIFT S AND DISSIPATE SAT
NIGHT INTO SUN. ANOTHER STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NRN
WATERS SUN...MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL WATERS LATER SUN AND SUN
NIGHT...THEN CLEAR S OF THE SRN WATERS MON. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD
E TOWARDS THE AREA MON AND MON NIGHT. A LOW PRES TROUGH WILL FORM
ALONG THE SRN CALIFORNIA COAST LATE MON...THEN INTENSIFY AND
EXPAND N MON NIGHT.

$$

PZZ820-232145-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
240 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7
TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 13 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
8 TO 14 FT. RAIN WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.FRI...SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING W TO SW 5
TO 15 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 9 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 8 TO 14 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...WINDS VEERING TO W TO NW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BECOMING 8
TO 11 FT.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS BECOMING 10 TO 12
FT.

$$

PZZ920-232145-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
240 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO
13 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 10 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...W TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 9
TO 11 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
8 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 10
TO 12 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT.

$$

PZZ825-232145-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
240 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT
EARLY...THEN BECOMING S 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 7 TO 13 FT. RAIN WITH
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
9 TO 12 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 9 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS
9 TO 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...WINDS VEERING TO W TO NW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 10 TO 11 FT.

$$

PZZ925-232145-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
240 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7
TO 12 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN
WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.FRI...W TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING W 10
TO 15 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO
20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS 8 TO 11
FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 10 TO 11 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 10 TO
12 FT.

$$

PZZ830-232145-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
240 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT
EARLY...THEN BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT...THEN
BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. RAIN.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS
8 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7
TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7
TO 9 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BECOMING 9 TO 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 11 FT.

$$

PZZ930-232145-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
240 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9
FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 7 TO 13 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...WINDS DIMINISHING TO NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
8 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8
TO 10 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 10 TO 11 FT.

$$

PZZ835-232145-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM AND
150 NM OFFSHORE-
240 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT.
.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BECOMING 6 TO 11 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6
TO 11 FT. RAIN.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO
9 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT.
.MON...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 13 FT.

$$

PZZ935-232145-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 150 NM
AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
240 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT
EARLY...THEN BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 13 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING NW
10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. RAIN.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO
8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10
FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ840-232145-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM
AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
240 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 13 FT.

$$

PZZ940-232145-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO 120W BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
240 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6
TO 9 FT.
.FRI...WINDS BACKING TO W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 10 TO 15
KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.MON...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 13 FT.

$$

PZZ945-232145-
SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA TO GUADALUPE ISLAND FROM 60 NM OFFSHORE
WEST TO 120W-
240 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BECOMING 7 TO 9 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.MON...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 13 FT.

$$

.FORECASTER HOLLEY. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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