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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
226 PM PST WED FEB 22 2017

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

PZZ500-230515-
226 PM PST WED FEB 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST AND BAYS INCLUDING
THE MONTEREY BAY...GREATER FARALLONES...AND CORDELL BANK
NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

NORTHWESTERLY WINDS INCREASE TONIGHT AND INTO TOMORROW THEN WEAKEN
ON FRIDAY. WINDS THEN SHIFT TO THE SOUTH AND INCREASE THIS
WEEKEND. THE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF IN STRENGTH
THROUGH THE COMING DAYS. HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FROM SQUARED SEAS
WILL EXIST IN PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH THE COMING
DAYS AS WELL.

$$

PZZ570-230515-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
226 PM PST WED FEB 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT
AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...
THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 10 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT...INCREASING TO 11 TO 12 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ571-230515-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
226 PM PST WED FEB 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 7 FT
AT 17 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ575-230515-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
226 PM PST WED FEB 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT
13 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 7 FT
AT 17 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...BECOMING
3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 11 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ576-230515-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDREAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
226 PM PST WED FEB 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 FT AT
17 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 11 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ540-230515-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
226 PM PST WED FEB 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING
2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W
SWELL 4 TO 5 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
 W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
 NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ545-230515-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
226 PM PST WED FEB 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM PST THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT
13 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 6 FT AT
17 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...BECOMING
3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 13 FEET AT 13 SECONDS.
MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 0.6 KNOTS AT 02:00 AM THURSDAY AND 1.6
KNOTS AT 01:24 PM THURSDAY.

$$

PZZ560-230515-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
226 PM PST WED FEB 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING
2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW
SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
 NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ565-230515-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
226 PM PST WED FEB 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT
14 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT
17 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 3 TO 11 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ530-230515-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
226 PM PST WED FEB 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING WEST. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ531-230515-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
226 PM PST WED FEB 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NORTH 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING WEST. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ535-230515-
MONTEREY BAY-
226 PM PST WED FEB 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NORTH 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT
AT 17 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
4 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

$$


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