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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
838 AM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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

PZZ500-170345-
838 AM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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

A ROBUST NORTHERLY SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT ALONG THE CALIFORNIA COAST
WILL MAINTAIN STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED 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.

$$

PZZ570-170345-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
838 AM PDT WED APR 16 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 15 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 15 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...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.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ571-170345-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
838 AM PDT WED APR 16 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 15 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 15 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 10 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 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ575-170345-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
838 AM PDT WED APR 16 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 15 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 10 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 8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI THROUGH SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.


$$

PZZ576-170345-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
838 AM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 40 KT POSSIBLE.
WIND WAVES 6 TO 9 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 40 KT POSSIBLE.
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 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 KT.
WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI THROUGH SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.


$$

PZZ540-170345-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
838 AM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.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 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 10 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 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ545-170345-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
838 AM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 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 10 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 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI THROUGH SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.

.....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 1.4 KNOTS AT 05:41 PM THIS
AFTERNOON AND 2.9 KNOTS AT 05:03 AM THURSDAY MORNING.

$$

PZZ560-170345-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
838 AM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 KT.
WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE MORNING.
.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 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ565-170345-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
838 AM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 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 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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PZZ530-170345-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
838 AM PDT WED APR 16 2014

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI THROUGH SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

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PZZ531-170345-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
838 AM PDT WED APR 16 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DECREASING TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI THROUGH SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.


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PZZ535-170345-
MONTEREY BAY-
838 AM PDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

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


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