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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
855 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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.

PZZ899-021815-
855 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR CALIFORNIA WATERS...A WEAK LOW PRES TROUGH ALONG
THE CALIFORNIA COAST WILL MOVE OFFSHORE TONIGHT INTO MON...AND
DISSIPATE MON NIGHT. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE FAR NW
WATERS MON AND MON NIGHT...AND MOVE SE ACROSS THE NRN WATERS INTO
THE CENTRAL WATERS TUE AND TUE NIGHT. AN AREA OF LOW PRES WILL
DEVELOP ALONG THE FRONT W OF THE WATERS TUE AND SLOWLY WEAKEN AS
IT MOVES E WITH THE FRONT TUE AND TUE NIGHT. THE FRONT WILL
CONTINUE TO MOVE SE THROUGH THE CENTRAL AND SRN WATERS WED INTO
THU. A HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD IN BEHIND THE FRONT NW OF THE
WATERS LATE TUE INTO FRI...AS A LOW PRES TROUGH DEVELOPS ALONG THE
COAST. THE HIGH WILL BEGIN TO WEAKEN LATE FRI NIGHT.

$$

PZZ820-021815-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
855 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.MON...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS
7 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 7 TO 8
FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED AND WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9
TO 15 FT.

$$

PZZ920-021815-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
855 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8
FT.
.MON...NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TUE AND TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.

$$

PZZ825-021815-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
855 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NW. SEAS 7 TO 8
FT.
.MON...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 7
TO 8 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.THU...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 14 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 14 FT.

$$

PZZ925-021815-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
855 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT
EARLY. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.MON...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.TUE AND TUE NIGHT...N WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.
.THU...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.

$$

PZZ830-021815-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
855 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.MON...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NW.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TUE AND TUE NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT AND THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.THU NIGHT AND FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT.

$$

PZZ930-021815-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
855 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.MON...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS
7 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NW.
SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.THU...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 11 TO 13 FT.

$$

PZZ835-021815-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM AND
150 NM OFFSHORE-
855 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 7 TO 8
FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NW. SEAS 6
TO 7 FT.
.TUE...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.

$$

PZZ935-021815-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 150 NM
AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
855 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.MON AND MON NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7
FT.
.TUE...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NW. SEAS
6 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED AND WED NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT AND FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ840-021815-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM
AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
855 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 4 TO 8
FT.
.MON...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS 4
TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ940-021815-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO 120W BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
855 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.MON AND MON NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7
FT.
.TUE...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 6 TO
7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT AND THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BECOMING 5 TO 9
FT.
.THU NIGHT AND FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ945-021815-
SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA TO GUADALUPE ISLAND FROM 60 NM OFFSHORE
WEST TO 120W-
855 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT AND TUE...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT AND THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.

$$

.FORECASTER ROWLAND. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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