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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
956 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

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

PZZ500-231700-
956 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

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

HIGH PRESSURE IS STRENGTHENING OVER THE COASTAL WATERS IN THE WAKE
OF A SLUGGISH UPPER LOW. THIS PATTERN IS LEADING TO GENERALLY
DETERIORATING CONDITIONS FROM INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS AND
BUILDING SEAS. UNFAVORABLE WINDS AND SEAS ARE FORECAST PERSIST
THROUGH THE WEEKEND BEFORE BEGINNING TO TAPER OFF EARLY NEXT WEEK.

$$

PZZ570-231700-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
956 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW
SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AND S 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND SW 3 FT.

$$

PZZ571-231700-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
956 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW
SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AND SW 3 FT.

$$

PZZ575-231700-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
956 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AND SW 3 FT.

$$

PZZ576-231700-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
956 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT
AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW
SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AND S 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AND SW 3 FT.

$$

PZZ540-231700-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
956 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.MEMORIAL DAY...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AND SW 3 FT.

$$

PZZ545-231700-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
956 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

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

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT
8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AND SW 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
 NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AND SW 3 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 12 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 12 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.9 KNOTS AT 07:50 AM
SATURDAY AND 1.0 KNOTS AT 09:40 PM SATURDAY.

$$

PZZ560-231700-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
956 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
4 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED
SWELL NW 4 TO 6 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AND SW 3 FT.

$$

PZZ565-231700-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
956 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT
8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT
AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
MIXED SWELL NW 4 TO 6 FT AND S 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AND SW 3 FT.

$$

PZZ530-231700-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
956 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ531-231700-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
956 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...WITH A FEW GUSTS TO 20 KT IN THE
EVENING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ535-231700-
MONTEREY BAY-
956 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT LATE IN THE
EVENING...BECOMING LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT
11 SECONDS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL
2 TO 4 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 2 TO
3 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AND SW 3 FT.

$$


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