Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
820 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

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

PZZ500-162330-
820 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

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

LIGHT TO MODERATE NORTHERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST ALONG THE CENTRAL
COAST AS HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS OFF THE WEST COAST. A MODERATE
WESTERLY SWELL WITH A MODERATE PERIOD WILL ALSO PERSIST TODAY. A
FRONT WILL APPROACH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY WITH
INCREASING SOUTH WINDS THAT WILL TURN SOUTHWEST BY WEDNESDAY
NIGHT. LARGE NW SWELL WILL BUILD MIDWEEK AND BEYOND WITH POTENTIAL
FOR 20 FOOT PLUS SEAS BY FRIDAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND WITH AT LEAST
TWO MORE STRONG STORMS PASSING OVER THE WATERS.

$$

PZZ570-162330-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
820 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT.
W SWELL 11 TO 14 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 13 TO 16 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 13 TO
16 FT...INCREASING TO 19 TO 21 FT. RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.


$$

PZZ571-162330-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
820 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 6 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES
4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE MORNING...THEN RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 13 TO 15 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 13 TO
14 FT...INCREASING TO 17 TO 20 FT. RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.


$$

PZZ575-162330-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
820 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5
FT...INCREASING TO 6 TO 8 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 13 TO 15 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 12 TO
13 FT...INCREASING TO 16 TO 19 FT. RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.


$$

PZZ576-162330-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
820 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. WIND
WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN THEN RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 13 TO 15 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 11 TO
13 FT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 18 FT. RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.


$$

PZZ540-162330-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
820 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT.
W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 12 TO 15 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 11 TO
14 FT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 18 FT. RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.

$$

PZZ545-162330-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
820 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED
SEAS 7 TO 13 FT...INCREASING TO 7 TO 16 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN
RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 11 TO 14 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
12 FT...INCREASING TO 14 TO 17 FT. RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.


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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 17 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 17
SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF -1.6 KNOTS AT 06:12 PM MONDAY AND
-1.1 KNOTS AT 07:54 AM TUESDAY.

$$

PZZ560-162330-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
820 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED
SEAS 5 TO 10 FT...INCREASING TO 8 TO 16 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 11 TO 14 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 12 TO 15 FT. RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ565-162330-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
820 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON
THEN RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 12 TO 14 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 11 TO 14 FT. RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.

$$

PZZ530-162330-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
820 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. PATCHY DENSE FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.


$$

PZZ531-162330-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
820 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 KT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ535-162330-
MONTEREY BAY-
820 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT. RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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