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Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
854 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

California waters-
Inner waters from  60 nm to 150 nm offshore.
Outer waters from 150 nm to 250 nm offshore.

Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average
height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be
more than twice the significant wave height.

PZZ899-191700-
854 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR CALIFORNIA WATERS...High pressure will build E into
the central and southern waters tonight into Thu. A cold front
will move SE over the northern and central waters Thu and Thu
night weakening the ridge. The front will continue to move SE
over the southern area Fri. High pressure will rebuild E into the
central waters Thu night and Fri behind the cold front. The ridge
will persist across the central region Sat and Sat night, then
slowly shift N Sun and Sun night. A weak low pressure trough will
continue along the southern California coast tonight into Thu
before weakening late Thu as a cold front approaches. The trough
will reform along the S and central California coast Fri, then
gradually expand N along the coast Fri night into Mon night.

$$

PZZ820-191700-
Point St. George to Point Arena between 60 nm and 150 nm
offshore-
854 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.THU...S to SW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W to SW. Seas becoming 8
to 13 ft, then building to 12 to 19 ft. Chance of rain.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 13 to 22 ft.
.FRI...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas
17 to 20 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming SW 20 to 30 kt.
Seas subsiding to 14 to 17 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 20 to 30 kt, diminishing to 10 to 20 kt. Seas
becoming 11 to 16 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 11 to 14 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 10 to 13 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N to NW. Seas 10 to
12 ft.
.MON...N winds increasing to 15 to 25 kt. Seas 11 to 13 ft.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 11 to 13 ft.

$$

PZZ920-191700-
Point St. George to Point Arena between 150 nm and 250 nm
offshore-
854 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft.
.THU...W to SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to 14 to 23 ft.
Chance of rain.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 15 to 23 ft.
.FRI...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 17 to 21 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...Winds backing to SW 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 13
to 17 ft.
.SAT...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 11 to 17 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 11 to 15 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 15 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N to NW 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 10 to 13 ft.
.MON...N to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, increasing to 10 to 20 kt. Seas 11
to 13 ft.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 13 ft.

$$

PZZ825-191700-
Point Arena to Pigeon Point between 60 nm and 150 nm offshore-
854 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W to SW. Seas 6 to 7
ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft, building to 7 to 12 ft.
.THU NIGHT...Winds veering to W to NW 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to
12 to 20 ft. Chance of rain.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas
becoming 16 to 20 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W to SW 5 to 15 kt. Seas
subsiding to 14 to 17 ft.
.SAT...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt. Seas subsiding
to 11 to 14 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N to NW. Seas
subsiding to 10 to 12 ft.
.SUN...N to NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 5 to 15 kt. Seas 10 to
11 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 10 to 11 ft.
.MON...N winds increasing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas 10 to 12 ft.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 11 to 13 ft.

$$

PZZ925-191700-
Point Arena to Pigeon Point between 150 nm and 250 nm offshore-
854 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6
to 7 ft.
.THU...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas becoming 6 to 10 ft, then
building to 10 to 16 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 13 to 21
ft.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas
becoming 17 to 20 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW 10 to 20 kt.
Seas subsiding to 13 to 17 ft.
.SAT...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 10 to 13 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 10 to 12 ft.
.SUN...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 10 to 11 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, increasing to 10 to 20 kt.
Seas 9 to 11 ft.
.MON...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 10 to 12 ft.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 11 to 13 ft.

$$

PZZ830-191700-
Pigeon Point to Point Piedras Blancas between 60 nm and 150 nm
offshore-
854 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.THU...Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming S to SW. Seas 5 to 7
ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds increasing to 10 to 15 kt, then becoming NW 10
to 20 kt. Seas building to 10 to 17 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N to NW 5 to 15 kt. Seas
becoming 14 to 18 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 14 to 17 ft.
.SAT...N to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 11 to 15 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 10 to 12
ft.
.SUN and SUN NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 11 ft.
.MON...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 12 ft.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 10 to 12 ft.

$$

PZZ930-191700-
Pigeon Point to Point Piedras Blancas between 150 nm and 250 nm
offshore-
854 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W to SW 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 6 to 7 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 15 kt, increasing to 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 9
ft.
.THU NIGHT...Winds veering to W to NW 10 to 20 kt. Seas building to
11 to 19 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Seas becoming
16 to 19 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 5 to 15 kt. Seas
subsiding to 14 to 17 ft.
.SAT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N to NW. Seas subsiding to
10 to 14 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas becoming 10 to 11 ft.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 11 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 10 ft.
.MON...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 10 to 12 ft.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 11 to 13 ft.

$$

PZZ835-191700-
Point Piedras Blancas to Santa Cruz Island, CA between 60 nm and
150 nm offshore-
854 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft, building to
8 to 13 ft.
.FRI...N to NW winds increasing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to 10
to 17 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas becoming 15 to 17 ft.
.SAT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas becoming 12 to 16 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 10 to 14 ft.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 12 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 11 ft.
.MON...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 11 ft.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Seas 9 to 12
ft.

$$

PZZ935-191700-
Point Piedras Blancas to Santa Cruz Island, CA between 150 nm
and 250 nm offshore-
854 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
.THU...N to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas becoming 6 to 10 ft,
then building to 10 to 16 ft.
.FRI...Winds veering to N 10 to 20 kt. Seas 10 to 17 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas becoming 14 to 16 ft.
.SAT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas becoming 11 to 15 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 14 ft.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 9 to 12 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 11 ft.
.MON...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 11 ft.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 10 to 12 ft.

$$

PZZ840-191700-
Santa Cruz Island, CA to San Clemente Island, CA between 60 nm
and 150 nm offshore-
854 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI NIGHT...

.TONIGHT through THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to 9 to 15 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas building to 11 to 19 ft.
.SAT...N to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 10 to 18 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 9 to 15 ft.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 7 to 12 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.MON...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.MON NIGHT...N to NW winds diminishing to 5 to 15 kt, then becoming
5 to 10 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.

$$

PZZ940-191700-
Santa Cruz Island, CA to 120W between 150 nm and 250 nm offshore-
854 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...N to NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 10 to 20 kt. Seas
6 to 8 ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.FRI...N to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas building to 9 to 16 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NW winds increasing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas building
to 10 to 18 ft.
.SAT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 12 to 18 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 11 to 15 ft.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 10 to 12 ft.
.SUN NIGHT and MON...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 11 ft.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Seas 8 to 11
ft.

$$

PZZ945-191700-
San Clemente Island, CA to Guadalupe Island from 60 nm offshore
west to 120W-
854 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8
ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 8 ft.
.FRI...N to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas becoming 7 to 12 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 11 to 18 ft.
.SAT...N to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 12 to 18 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds diminishing to 10 to 20 kt, then becoming 10 to
15 kt. Seas subsiding to 10 to 15 ft.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt. Seas subsiding to 8
to 12 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 7 to 10 ft.
.MON...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N to NW 5 to 10 kt. Seas 7 to 9
ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt. Seas 7 to
9 ft.

$$

.Forecaster Shaw. Ocean Prediction Center.



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