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Coastal Waters Forecast for California
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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

PZZ500-192215-
827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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

A cold front will pass over the region later this evening,
bringing the first rain of the wet season, a wind shift, and
small craft criteria winds to the waters, with occasional gusts up
to or exceeding 30 mph. A very robust northwest, long period,
large swell train will arrive late this afternoon and through the
evening, generating large waves and hazardous seas through at
least Saturday. Operators of small crafts are urged to use extreme
caution if out at sea over the next several days.

$$

PZZ570-192215-
Point Arena To Point Reyes 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to
7 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of
rain late in the morning, then chance of rain in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell
11 to 14 ft at 20 seconds...increasing to 16 to 19 ft at
20 seconds after midnight. Swell S 3 ft. Rain likely in the
evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming NW 10 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 3 ft in the morning...becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell
18 to 19 ft at 18 seconds and S 3 ft at 14 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell
15 to 17 ft at 17 seconds.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft...becoming 2 ft or
less. NW swell 11 to 13 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of rain.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to
10 ft.
.MON...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to
10 ft.

$$

PZZ571-192215-
Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
 Mixed swell NW 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and
S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell
7 to 9 ft at 20 seconds...increasing to 14 to 16 ft at 20 seconds
after midnight. Swell S 3 ft. Chance of rain in the evening, then
slight chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 17 to
18 ft at 18 seconds and S 3 ft at 14 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 15 to
16 ft at 17 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 10 to
13 ft at 14 seconds.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to
10 ft.
.MON...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to
10 ft.

$$

PZZ575-192215-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
 Mixed swell NW 4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and
S 3 ft at 15 seconds.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell
4 to 5 ft at 20 seconds...increasing to 12 to 14 ft at 20 seconds
after midnight. Swell S 3 ft. Chance of rain in the evening, then
chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 16 to
18 ft at 18 seconds and S 3 ft at 14 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 15 to
16 ft at 17 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 10 to
13 ft at 14 seconds.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to
10 ft.
.MON...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 6 to
8 ft.

$$

PZZ576-192215-
Point Pinos To Point Piedreas Blancas 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW
4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell
3 ft at 20 seconds...increasing to 9 to 12 ft at 20 seconds after
midnight. Swell S 3 ft. Slight chance of rain in the evening,
then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 15 to
17 ft at 18 seconds and S 3 ft at 14 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
15 to 16 ft at 17 seconds.
.SAT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 10 to
13 ft at 15 seconds.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to
10 ft.
.MON...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 6 to
7 ft.

$$

PZZ540-192215-
Point Arena To Point Reyes To 10 nm-
827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW
4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and SW 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance
of rain late in the morning, then chance of rain in the
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
4 to 6 ft at 20 seconds...increasing to 13 to 16 ft at 20 seconds
after midnight. Swell S 3 ft. Rain in the evening, then slight
chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 14 to
17 ft at 18 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 13 to
16 ft at 17 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 9 to
12 ft at 14 seconds.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
 W swell 8 to 10 ft.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft...becoming 2 ft or
less. W swell 7 to 9 ft.

$$

PZZ545-192215-
Point Reyes To Pigeon Point To 10 nm-
827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
 NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and SW
3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell
3 to 4 ft at 20 seconds...increasing to 9 to 12 ft at 20 seconds
after midnight. Swell SW 3 ft. Chance of rain in the evening,
then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 12 to
15 ft at 18 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 11 to
14 ft at 17 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft...becoming 2 ft or
less. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 14 seconds.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
 W swell 7 to 9 ft.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
W swell 6 to 8 ft.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...Combined seas 4 to 6 ft with a
dominant swell period of 15 seconds...increasing to 8 to 12 ft
with a dominant swell period of 20 seconds in the evening.

ACROSS THE BAR...Combined seas 5 to 7 ft with a dominant swell
period of 15 seconds...increasing to 9 to 13 ft with a dominant
swell period of 20 seconds in the evening. Maximum ebb current of
1.7 knots at 03:42 PM Thursday and 1.2 knots at 03:48 AM Friday.

$$

PZZ560-192215-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos To 10 nm-
827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft late in the
morning...becoming 2 ft or less. Mixed swell NW 3 to 4 ft at
12 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming NW 15 to 25 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 20 seconds...
increasing to 7 to 9 ft at 20 seconds after midnight. Swell S
3 ft. Chance of rain in the evening, then chance of showers after
midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 11 to
14 ft at 18 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell
11 to 14 ft at 17 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 9 to
12 ft at 14 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
NW swell 7 to 9 ft.
.MON...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
W swell 5 to 7 ft.

$$

PZZ565-192215-
Point Pinos To Point Piedras Blancas To 10 nm-
827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell
NW 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell
3 ft at 20 seconds...increasing to 7 to 9 ft at 20 seconds after
midnight. Swell S 3 ft. Slight chance of rain in the evening,
then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 12 to
15 ft at 18 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
12 to 15 ft at 17 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt...becoming north 5 to 15 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to 12 ft at 15 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 7 to
9 ft.
.MON...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 6 to
8 ft.

$$

PZZ530-192215-
San Pablo Bay Suisun Bay The West Delta and San Francisco Bay
North of the Bay Bridge-
827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW winds 10 to 20 kt.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Chance of rain in the evening,
then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 15 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt.
.SAT...NW winds 10 kt.
.SUN...W winds 5 kt.
.MON...N winds 10 kt.

$$

PZZ531-192215-
San Francisco Bay South of the Bay Bridge-
827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW winds 10 kt.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Chance of rain in the evening,
then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 15 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt.
.SAT...NW winds 10 kt.
.SUN...NW winds 5 kt.
.MON...N winds 5 kt.

$$

PZZ535-192215-
Monterey Bay-
827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell
3 ft at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 15 seconds.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming W 15 to 25 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft after
midnight. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 20 seconds. Slight chance of rain
in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 10 kt...becoming W 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon. W
swell 9 to 12 ft at 18 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 9 to
12 ft at 17 seconds.
.SAT...N winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 9 ft
at 14 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to
7 ft.
.MON...N winds 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft.

$$


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