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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
212 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.

PZZ899-182145-
212 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.

$$

PZZ820-182145-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
212 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 12 TO 21 FT. RAIN. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...WINDS DIMINISHING TO W 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BECOMING 14 TO
16 FT.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BECOMING 14 TO 19 FT.
.THU NIGHT...WINDS BACKING TO S TO SW 20 TO 30 KT...THEN BECOMING S
35 TO 45 KT. SEAS BECOMING 17 TO 20 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...WINDS DIMINISHING TO W 20 TO 30 KT...THEN INCREASING TO 25 TO
35 KT. SEAS BECOMING 17 TO 26 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 22 TO 33 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS BECOMING 20 TO 30 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20
KT. SEAS 23 TO 32 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...WINDS INCREASING TO S TO SE 35 TO 45 KT...THEN BECOMING
S 40 TO 50 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 19 TO 23 FT.
.SUN...WINDS DIMINISHING TO W 25 TO 35 KT...THEN BECOMING SW. SEAS
18 TO 23 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 18 TO 24 FT.

$$

PZZ920-182145-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
212 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT...THEN
BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 14 TO 20 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS. AREAS
OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 15 TO 21 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 16 TO 21 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 17 TO 22
FT. CHANCE OF RAIN. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI...WINDS VEERING TO W 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 18 TO 32 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS INCREASING TO 40 TO 50 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO
30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 25 TO 37 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT...THEN BECOMING S. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 20 TO 32 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 40 TO 50 KT...THEN BECOMING W TO
SW 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 18 TO 22 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 19 TO 25
FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
18 TO 26 FT.

$$

PZZ825-182145-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
212 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. RAIN WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM
OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS
BECOMING 14 TO 16 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 14 TO 18 FT.
.THU NIGHT...WINDS BACKING TO S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING S
25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 16 TO 18 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...WINDS VEERING TO W 20 TO 30 KT...THEN INCREASING TO 25 TO 35
KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 17 TO 25 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 21 TO 32 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS
BECOMING 24 TO 32 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...WINDS INCREASING TO S TO SE 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 19 TO 23 FT.
.SUN...WINDS DIMINISHING TO W 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 17 TO
21 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 17 TO 20 FT.

$$

PZZ925-182145-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
212 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
10 TO 17 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS. RAIN WITH VSBY 1
NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 15 TO 20 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 16 TO
21 FT.
.THU NIGHT...WINDS INCREASING TO S TO SW 20 TO 30 KT...THEN BECOMING
W 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 16 TO 21 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 18 TO 32 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 26 TO 36 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT...THEN BECOMING S. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 21 TO 32 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 19 TO 22 FT.
.SUN...WINDS DIMINISHING TO W 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 18 TO 23 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 18 TO 21 FT.

$$

PZZ830-182145-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
212 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.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
10 TO 16 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BECOMING 13 TO 17 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT...THEN BECOMING W TO
SW 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BECOMING 15 TO 18 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BECOMING 15 TO 23 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 20 TO 30
FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
BECOMING 24 TO 30 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING S 20 TO 30 KT...THEN INCREASING TO 35 TO
45 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 18 TO 23 FT.
.SUN...WINDS DIMINISHING TO W TO SW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
16 TO 19 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 16 TO 19 FT.

$$

PZZ930-182145-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
212 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING...

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

$$

PZZ835-182145-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM AND
150 NM OFFSHORE-
212 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 6
TO 11 FT.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 14 FT.
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...WINDS VEERING TO W TO NW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 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 BUILDING TO 18
TO 28 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
BECOMING 24 TO 29 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...WINDS BACKING TO S 15 TO 25 KT...THEN INCREASING TO 30
TO 40 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 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.

$$

PZZ935-182145-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 150 NM
AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
212 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8
TO 13 FT.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 16 FT.
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 12 TO 18 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 14
TO 18 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 15 TO 26
FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 21 TO 31
FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT...THEN BECOMING W TO NW 5
TO 15 KT. SEAS 24 TO 30 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...WINDS INCREASING TO S 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 18
TO 23 FT.
.SUN...WINDS VEERING TO W TO SW 25 TO 35 KT...THEN BECOMING W 15 TO
25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 15 TO 19 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 15 TO 20 FT.


$$

PZZ840-182145-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM
AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
212 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI...

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW...THEN BECOMING S
TO SW. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO
6 TO 11 FT.
.THU...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 14 FT.
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 11 TO 19 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 15 TO 25
FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 15 TO 26 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING S
15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 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.

$$

PZZ940-182145-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO 120W BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
212 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TODAY...W TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 13 FT.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 15 FT.
.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 INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 14 TO 28 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 17 TO 28
FT.
.SAT NIGHT...WINDS BACKING TO S 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 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...WINDS VEERING TO W TO NW 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING W
20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 20 FT.

$$

PZZ945-182145-
SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA TO GUADALUPE ISLAND FROM 60 NM OFFSHORE
WEST TO 120W-
212 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TODAY...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE...THEN
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 BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...WINDS VEERING TO NW 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING W. SEAS
BUILDING TO 7 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 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 BUILDING TO 14 TO 23 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING
VARIABLE LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS BECOMING 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 SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 14
FT.

$$

.FORECASTER SHAW. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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