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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
252 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

PZZ500-171730-
252 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE OFF THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST WILL WEAKEN TODAY
AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHES THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.
SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF A FRONTAL SYSTEM.
WINDS WILL DECREASE LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS THE LOW LIFTS
NORTHEAST BUT WILL INCREASE AGAIN BY FRIDAY AS ANOTHER STORM
APPROACHES. VERY LARGE WEST SWELLS WILL ARRIVE LATER THIS WEEK
WITH SWELLS BUILDING AS HIGH AS 20 TO 25 FEET FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY.


$$

PZZ570-171730-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
252 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...
THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. GUSTS UP TO 50 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 14 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY
IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 14 FT. RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES
4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 14 TO 17 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
THEN RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 19 TO
22 FT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 28 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 21 TO
24 FT...DECREASING TO 17 TO 18 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ571-171730-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
252 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 6 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 13 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.
RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 14 TO
16 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 18 TO
20 FT...INCREASING TO 23 TO 26 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 21 TO
24 FT...DECREASING TO 16 TO 18 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ575-171730-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
252 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 6 FT
AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 9 FT AT
14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO 14 FT. RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 14 TO
16 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN LIKELY
IN THE EVENING. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 17 TO
20 FT...INCREASING TO 22 TO 25 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 21 TO
24 FT...DECREASING TO 16 TO 18 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ576-171730-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
252 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 6 FT
AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 14 FT. RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 13 TO
15 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 15 TO
18 FT...INCREASING TO 21 TO 24 FT. RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 21 TO
24 FT...DECREASING TO 16 TO 18 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.


$$

PZZ540-171730-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
252 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 FT
AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 12 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS.
RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 14 FT. RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 12 TO 15 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
THEN RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 15 TO
18 FT...INCREASING TO 21 TO 24 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 19 TO
22 FT...DECREASING TO 14 TO 17 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY.

$$

PZZ545-171730-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
252 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 10 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS...
INCREASING TO 9 TO 12 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 14 SECONDS IN THE
AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 14 FT. RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 11 TO 14 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 13 TO
16 FT...INCREASING TO 19 TO 22 FT. RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 15 TO
18 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.....SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST.....

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FT DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15
SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF -1.1 KNOTS AT 07:54 AM TUESDAY AND
-1.3 KNOTS AT 07:00 PM TUESDAY.

$$

PZZ560-171730-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
252 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 6 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 13 FT. RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 12 TO 14 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 16 TO
19 FT. RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 17 TO
20 FT...DECREASING TO 13 TO 16 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ565-171730-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
252 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 6 FT
AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE 20 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 12 TO 15 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
THEN RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 2 TO 16 FT...
INCREASING TO 2 TO 23 FT. RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 17 TO
20 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ530-171730-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
252 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...THEN RAIN.
.FRI...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT. RAIN...THEN
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ531-171730-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
252 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ535-171730-
MONTEREY BAY-
252 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT
AT 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN
RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 3 TO 11 FT. RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE EVENING. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 11 TO
14 FT...INCREASING TO 13 TO 16 FT. RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 12 TO
15 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$


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