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Coastal Waters Forecast for California
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
900 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

Point Arena to Point Piedras Blancas and out 60 nm including the
San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay

PZZ500-162330-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including
the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank
National Marine Sanctuaries...

Light to moderate winds will prevail today as high pressure
remains off the coast. Winds will switch southerly late tonight
and Wednesday as a low pressure system develops off the British
Columbia coast and pushes the high south. Large swells will impact
the beaches through early tonight before decreasing. A larger
swell with long period will arrive Thursday.

$$

PZZ570-162330-
Point Arena To Point Reyes 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TODAY...NW winds 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 14
ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 kt...becoming southeast after midnight.
Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 11 to 14 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 10 to
12 ft at 14 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
9 to 12 ft at 21 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening, then
rain likely after midnight.
.THU...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 20 to
21 ft at 21 seconds. Chance of rain.
.FRI...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 17 to
19 ft. Chance of showers.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 14 to
17 ft. Slight chance of rain.

$$

PZZ571-162330-
Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TODAY...N winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 14
ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 13 to
14 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 10 to
12 ft at 14 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 8 to
9 ft at 21 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the evening, then
chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 18 to
21 ft at 21 seconds. Chance of rain.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 16 to
18 ft. Chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 14 to
17 ft. Slight chance of rain.

$$

PZZ575-162330-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TODAY...N winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 13
ft at 16 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the morning.
.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell
12 to 14 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 12 ft
at 15 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 8 to
10 ft at 21 seconds. Slight chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...S winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming W. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W
swell 18 to 21 ft at 21 seconds. Chance of rain.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 15 to
18 ft. Chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 14 to
17 ft.

$$

PZZ576-162330-
Point Pinos To Point Piedras Blancas 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 11 to
13 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell
13 to 14 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 12 ft
at 15 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell
8 to 10 ft at 21 seconds.
.THU...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 14 to
17 ft at 21 seconds...increasing to 19 to 20 ft at 21 seconds.
Slight chance of rain in the morning, then chance of rain in the
afternoon.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 14 to
17 ft. Chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 13 to
16 ft.

$$

PZZ540-162330-
Point Arena To Point Reyes To 10 nm-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TODAY...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to
14 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 kt...becoming northeast after midnight.
Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 11 to 13 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 9 to
12 ft at 14 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell
8 to 10 ft at 21 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening, then
rain likely after midnight.
.THU...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 18 to
21 ft at 21 seconds. Rain likely, then chance of showers.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 15 to
18 ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance of showers.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 12 to
15 ft. Slight chance of rain.

$$

PZZ545-162330-
Point Reyes To Pigeon Point To 10 nm-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to
13 ft at 16 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the morning.
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to
13 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...SE winds 10 kt...becoming SW in the afternoon. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. W swell 9 to 12 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 8 to
9 ft at 21 seconds. Slight chance of rain.
.THU...S winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming W. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W
swell 16 to 19 ft at 21 seconds. Rain likely in the morning, then
chance of rain in the afternoon. Chance of showers.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 13 to
16 ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 11 to
14 ft. Slight chance of rain.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...Combined seas 10 to 13 ft at 16
seconds.

ACROSS THE BAR...Combined seas 13 to 16 ft at 16 seconds. Maximum
ebb current of 2.8 knots at 03:43 PM Tuesday and 1.4 knots at
04:49 AM Wednesday.

$$

PZZ560-162330-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos To 10 nm-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW in the afternoon. Wind
waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 12 to 14 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of
rain in the morning.
.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell
11 to 14 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 9 to 12 ft at
15 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 8 to
9 ft at 21 seconds.
.THU...S winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming W. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W
swell 13 to 16 ft at 21 seconds...increasing to 18 to 20 ft.
Chance of rain, then chance of showers.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 13 to
16 ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 11 to
14 ft.

$$

PZZ565-162330-
Point Pinos To Point Piedras Blancas To 10 nm-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
13 to 14 ft at 16 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
12 to 14 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 10 to
12 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
8 to 10 ft at 21 seconds.
.THU...SW winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming NW. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
W swell 12 to 15 ft at 21 seconds...increasing to 17 to 20 ft.
Slight chance of rain in the morning, then chance of rain in the
afternoon. Chance of showers.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 14 to
17 ft. Chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 12 to
15 ft.

$$

PZZ530-162330-
San Pablo Bay Suisun Bay The West Delta and San Francisco Bay
North of the Bay Bridge-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TODAY...SE winds 10 kt...becoming north in the afternoon. Chance
of rain in the morning.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Patchy fog after midnight.
.WED...E winds 10 kt. Patchy fog in the morning.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Slight chance of rain after
midnight.
.THU...S winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming W 5 to 15 kt. Chance of
rain, then chance of showers.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of showers, then slight chance
of showers.
.SAT...W winds 10 kt.

$$

PZZ531-162330-
San Francisco Bay South of the Bay Bridge-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TODAY...SE winds 5 kt...becoming NW in the afternoon. Chance of
rain in the morning.
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 kt.
.WED...E winds 5 kt...becoming NW in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt.
.THU...S winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming W. Chance of rain, then
chance of showers.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of showers, then slight chance
of showers.
.SAT...W winds 10 kt.

$$

PZZ535-162330-
Monterey Bay-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TODAY...NE winds 5 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Wind waves
2 ft or less. W swell 10 to 13 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of rain
in the morning.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 kt...becoming east after midnight. Wind
waves 3 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 9 to
12 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...NE winds 5 kt...becoming W 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 to 3 ft.  W swell
8 to 10 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 6 to
8 ft at 21 seconds.
.THU...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 12 to
15 ft at 21 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the morning, then
chance of rain in the afternoon. Chance of showers.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 10 to
13 ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 9 to
12 ft.

$$

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