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OFFN08

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR N CALIFORNIA WATERS
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
924 AM PDT MON MAY 2 2016

CONDITIONS GIVEN REPRESENT THE HIGHEST WITHIN THAT PERIOD.

...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SE OVER THE NW PORTION
TODAY...REACH THE CENTRAL WATERS TONIGHT... AND THEN STALL TUE.
AN AREA OF LOW PRES WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE FRONT W OF THE CENTRAL
WATERS TUE...AND SLOWLY WEAKEN AS IT MOVES SE WITH THE FRONT TUE
NIGHT AND WED. THE FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SE THROUGH THE SRN
WATERS WED INTO THU. A HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD IN BEHIND THE
FRONT W AND NW OF THE WATERS LATE TUE INTO FRI...AS A LOW PRES
TROUGH DEVELOPS ALONG THE COAST. THE HIGH WILL BEGIN TO WEAKEN
LATE FRI NIGHT.

POINT SAINT GEORGE TO POINT ARENA

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...WINDS BECOMING N 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.
.WED NIGHT THROUGH THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16
FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 15 FT.

POINT ARENA TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE THU NIGHT...

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.
.THU AND THU NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
.FRI...N TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT.



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