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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
223 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017

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

PZZ500-261700-
223 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017

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

PREDOMINATELY LIGHT TO MODERATE NORTHWEST WINDS TODAY WITH
STRONGER WINDS LOCALLY ALONG THE BIG SUR COAST. NORTHWEST WINDS
INCREASE TONIGHT ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
OFFSHORE. STRONG WINDS AND STEEP FRESH SWELL WILL THEN PERSIST
THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK.

$$

PZZ570-261700-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
223 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 10 FT
AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
10 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
10 FT.

$$

PZZ571-261700-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
223 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS
AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 10 FT
AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
10 FT.

$$

PZZ575-261700-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
223 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
 MIXED SWELL WEST 5 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS
AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 10 FT
AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
10 FT.

$$

PZZ576-261700-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDREAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
223 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL
NORTHWEST 5 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 10 FT
AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

$$

PZZ540-261700-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
223 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
 W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND SOUTH
3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

$$

PZZ545-261700-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
223 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND SOUTHWEST
3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND SOUTHWEST 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FT WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
10 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.8 KNOTS AT 03:24 AM
WEDNESDAY AND 1.4 KNOTS AT 03:54 PM WEDNESDAY.

$$

PZZ560-261700-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
223 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 MIXED SWELL WEST 4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND
SOUTH 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.

$$

PZZ565-261700-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
223 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL
NORTHWEST 5 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 13 SECONDS AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.

$$

PZZ530-261700-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
223 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING,
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING WEST.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ531-261700-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
223 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING,
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING WEST 15 TO 25 KT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING WEST.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ535-261700-
MONTEREY BAY-
223 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND SOUTH 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT IN THE EVENING...
BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND SOUTH
3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING WEST 5 TO 15 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 4 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT
11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.

$$


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