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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
925 PM PDT WED MAY 24 2017

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

PZZ500-251100-
925 PM PDT WED MAY 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST AND BAYS INCLUDING
THE MONTEREY BAY...GREATER FARALLONES...AND CORDELL BANK
NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

A NEWLY DEVELOPING WEAK LOW PRESSURE CENTER WILL FORM JUST WEST OF
THE BAY AREA THURSDAY AND REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY THROUGH FRIDAY.
SOUTHERLY WINDS OVER MUCH OF THE COASTAL WATERS WILL PERSIST TONIGHT
BECOMING LOCALLY ENHANCED AND GUSTY THURSDAY AND PERHAPS AGAIN ON
FRIDAY ESPECIALLY ALONG THE BIG SUR AND MONTEREY BAY COASTLINE. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL REDEVELOP OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC JUST PRIOR TO THE
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND BRINGING A RETURN TO MORE TYPICAL AFTERNOON AND
EVENING ONSHORE WINDS TO THE COASTAL WATERS AND BAYS.

$$

PZZ570-251100-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
925 PM PDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 FT
AT 10 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 FT AT
10 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 FT AT
10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW
SWELL 2 FT.

$$

PZZ571-251100-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
925 PM PDT WED MAY 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 FT AT
10 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 FT AT
10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW
SWELL 2 FT.

$$

PZZ575-251100-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
925 PM PDT WED MAY 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 6 FT AT
10 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 FT AT
10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW
SWELL 2 FT.

$$

PZZ576-251100-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDREAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
925 PM PDT WED MAY 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 6 FT AT
10 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 FT AT
10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW
SWELL 2 FT.

$$

PZZ540-251100-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
925 PM PDT WED MAY 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS. LIGHT DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS. LIGHT DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT
10 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT
AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW
SWELL 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

PZZ545-251100-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
925 PM PDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM PDT THURSDAY THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS. LIGHT DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7
FT AT 11 SECONDS. LIGHT DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...WITH AFTERNOON GUSTS TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES
1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT
AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW
SWELL 2 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 3 TO 5 FT WITH A PERIOD
OF 11 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FT WITH A PERIOD OF 11
SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.1 KNOTS AT 03:00 AM THURSDAY AND
1.1 KNOTS AT 03:48 PM THURSDAY.

$$

PZZ560-251100-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
925 PM PDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. LIGHT DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT BY AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. LIGHT
DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 5
FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 4 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 2 TO 4 FT.
PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW
SWELL 2 FT.

$$

PZZ565-251100-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
925 PM PDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM PDT THURSDAY THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. LIGHT DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. LIGHT DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT BY AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NW SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW
SWELL 2 FT.

$$

PZZ530-251100-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
925 PM PDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT BY
MIDNIGHT. LIGHT DRIZZLE POSSIBLE LATE.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. LIGHT DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...SW WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ531-251100-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
925 PM PDT WED MAY 24 2017

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

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. LIGHT DRIZZLE POSSIBLE LATE.
.THU...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 KT BY
AFTERNOON. LIGHT DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...W WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ535-251100-
MONTEREY BAY-
925 PM PDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. LIGHT DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT
10 SECONDS. LIGHT DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
3 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
2 TO 3 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 2 FT.
PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 2 FT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
2 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS.

$$


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