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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
748 AM PST WED JAN 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.

PZZ899-190345-
748 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR CALIFORNIA WATERS...A HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL DRIFT SE
ACROSS THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL
MOVE SE ACROSS THE WATERS TODAY AND TONIGHT...THEN MOVE S OF THE
AREA THU. ANOTHER STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SE INTO THE WATERS
THU NIGHT AND FRI...THEN MOVE S OF THE AREA FRI NIGHT. A HIGH
PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION FRI NIGHT AND SAT. YET
ANOTHER STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA FROM W TO E SAT
NIGHT THROUGH SUN NIGHT.

$$

PZZ820-190345-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
748 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING...
...STORM FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SAT NIGHT...

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 14 TO 20 FT.
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 14 TO 16 FT.
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 14 TO 19 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S 35
TO 45 KT. SEAS 17 TO 20 FT. SHOWERS...THEN RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 17 TO 26 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 22 TO 33 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20
KT. SEAS 23 TO 32 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 35 TO 45 KT...BECOMING S 40
TO 50 KT. SEAS 19 TO 23 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 18 TO 23 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 18 TO
24 FT.

$$

PZZ920-190345-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
748 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING...
...STORM FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 15 TO
18 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 15 TO 21 FT. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 16 TO 21 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 17 TO 22 FT.
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 18 TO 32 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 40 TO 50 KT...DIMINISHING TO 30 TO
40 KT. SEAS 25 TO 37 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 20 TO 32 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 40 TO 50 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 35 TO
45 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 18 TO 22 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 19 TO 25 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
30 KT. SEAS 18 TO 26 FT.

$$

PZZ825-190345-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
748 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 10 TO 17 FT. CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 14 TO 16 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 14 TO 18 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 25 TO
35 KT. SEAS 16 TO 18 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 17 TO 25 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 21 TO 32 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 24 TO 32 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
19 TO 23 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 17 TO 21 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 17 TO
20 FT.

$$

PZZ925-190345-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
748 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 12 TO 17 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 15 TO 20 FT. CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 16 TO 21 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 25 TO
35 KT. SEAS 16 TO 21 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 18 TO 32 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 26 TO 36 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 21 TO 32 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
19 TO 22 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 18 TO 23 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 18 TO 21 FT.

$$

PZZ830-190345-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
748 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 9 TO 16 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO
25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 16 FT. ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 13 TO 17 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 25 TO
35 KT. SEAS 15 TO 18 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDIG TO 15 TO 23 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 20 TO 30 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 5 TO
15 KT. SEAS 24 TO 30 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 35 TO
45 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 18 TO 23 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 16 TO 19 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 16 TO
19 FT.

$$

PZZ930-190345-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
748 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 25 TO
35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO
30 KT. SEAS 13 TO 19 FT.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 15 TO 20 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO
35 KT. SEAS 16 TO 20 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 17 TO 30 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 24 TO
34 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 22 TO 31 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 19 TO 23 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 17 TO 20 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 18 TO
20 FT.

$$

PZZ835-190345-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM AND
150 NM OFFSHORE-
748 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI...

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT. SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS...THEN RAIN.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 13 TO 16 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI...W TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 14 TO 22 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 18 TO
28 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 24 TO 29 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT.
SEAS 18 TO 24 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 15 TO 18 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 14 TO 19 FT.

$$

PZZ935-190345-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 150 NM
AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
748 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI...

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 14 TO 18 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 15 TO 26 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 21 TO 31 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 24 TO 30 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 18 TO 23 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 15 TO 19 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 15 TO 20 FT.

$$

PZZ840-190345-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM
AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
748 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI...

.TODAY...SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW. SEAS
4 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 14 FT.
RAIN... THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
11 TO 19 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 15 TO 25 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 15 TO 26 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 14 TO 24 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 11 TO 18 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO
30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 18 FT.

$$

PZZ940-190345-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO 120W BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
748 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TODAY...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 15
TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 12 TO 21 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 14 TO 28 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 17 TO 28 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 17 TO 23 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 14 TO 19 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO
30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 20 FT.

$$

PZZ945-190345-
SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA TO GUADALUPE ISLAND FROM 60 NM OFFSHORE
WEST TO 120W-
748 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W TO SW.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 7 TO
13 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
9 TO 15 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 12 TO 20 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 14 TO 23 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE LESS
THAN 10 KT. SEAS 17 TO 23 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 13 TO 19 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.

$$

.FORECASTER SOMMERVILLE. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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