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FZPN23 KWNM 282203
OFFN08

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR N CALIFORNIA WATERS
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
303 PM PDT THU APR 28 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 HIGH PRES RIDGE JUST W OF THE WATERS WILL WEAKEN
TONIGHT WHILE A LOW PRES TROUGH NEAR THE COAST PERSISTS. A WEAK
COLD FRONT WILL ENTER THE NRN WATERS TONIGHT AND PASS THROUGH THE
NRN AND CENTRAL WATERS FRI AND FRI NIGHT BEFORE DISSIPATING EARLY
SAT. THE RIDGE WILL REBUILD JUST NW OF THE WATERS LATE FRI...AS
THE COASTAL LOW PRES TROUGH STRENGTHENS. BOTH THE RIDGE AND THE
TROUGH WILL PERSIST THROUGH SAT...THEN WEAKEN SUN INTO SUN NIGHT.
A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE NRN WATERS AND INTO THE
CENTRAL WATERS LATE MON INTO TUE...AND BECOME STATIONARY OVER THE
CENTRAL WATERS LATE TUE AND TUE NIGHT. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD
ACROSS THE NRN WATERS BEHIND THE FRONT MON NIGHT THROUGH TUE
NIGHT.

POINT SAINT GEORGE TO POINT ARENA

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 15 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

POINT ARENA TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.
.FRI...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.MON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.



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