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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
858 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

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

PZZ500-251615-
858 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

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

AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL BRING A CHANCE OF RAIN AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ON FRIDAY. WEST WINDS WILL SWITCH TO
NORTHWEST LATE FRIDAY AFTER THE TROUGH PASSES. A MIXED SWELL WILL
ENTER THE SOUTHERN COASTAL WATERS ON SATURDAY FEATURING A MODERATE
SIZED MEDIUM PERIOD WESTERLY SWELL AND A LONG PERIOD SOUTHERLY
SWELL. THE MIXED SWELL WILL LAST INTO THE START OF NEXT WEEK.

$$

PZZ570-251615-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
858 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT
AT 15 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 14 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 20 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 FT.
S SWELL 3 TO 4 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 FT
AND S 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 8 FT.
S SWELL 3 FT.

$$

PZZ571-251615-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
858 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6
TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE
EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT
AT 15 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 14 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 20 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
 NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.

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PZZ575-251615-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
858 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 7
FT AT 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 15 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 21 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 14 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 20 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.

$$

PZZ576-251615-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
858 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5
TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT AT 15 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 21 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS AND S 4 FT AT 20 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
7 TO 8 FT AND S 4 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.

$$

PZZ540-251615-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
858 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN
RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AT 15 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AT 14 SECONDS AND SW 3 TO 4 FT AT 20 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 6 TO 8 FT. SW SWELL
3 TO 4 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.

$$

PZZ545-251615-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
858 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7
FT AT 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 21 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AT 15 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 21 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT
14 SECONDS AND SW 4 TO 6 FT AT 20 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
 W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AND SW 4 TO 6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND SW 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND SW 3 TO 4 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 11 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 11 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.2 KNOTS AT 01:20 AM FRIDAY
AND 1.6 KNOTS AT 01:33 PM FRIDAY.

$$

PZZ560-251615-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
858 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
 W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 6 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 15 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 21 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 14 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 20 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL
NW 5 TO 7 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
 MIXED SWELL NW 5 TO 7 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.

$$

PZZ565-251615-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
858 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 15 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 21 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 20 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
 MIXED SWELL NW 5 TO 7 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.

$$

PZZ530-251615-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
858 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE
EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ531-251615-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
858 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 KT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ535-251615-
MONTEREY BAY-
858 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT LATE IN THE
EVENING...BECOMING LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT
11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT...BECOMING 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. W
SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING. CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT
15 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 21 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL W
4 TO 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 20 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
MIXED SWELL W 4 TO 6 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AND S 3 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SW. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W
SWELL 3 TO 5 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.

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