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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
217 PM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

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

PZZ500-300515-
217 PM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

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

HIGH PRESSURE OFF THE COAST OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WILL CAUSE A
TIGHTENING OF THE PRESSURE GRADIENT OVER THE COASTAL WATERS THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH MIDWEEK. AS A RESULT...NORTHERLY WINDS AND STEEP
SHORT PERIOD WAVES WILL BUILD ON TOP OF A SMALL SOUTHERLY SWELL.
EXPECT NEAR GALE TO GALE CONDITIONS IN THE LEE OF PROMINENT POINT
SUCH AS POINT SUR. CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO REMAIN STRONG INTO
THE WEEKEND...THOUGH AN APPROACHING UPPER TROUGH MAY DISRUPT THIS
PATTERN.

$$

PZZ570-300515-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
217 PM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 6 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ571-300515-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
217 PM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 6 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 40 KT. WIND
WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
10 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ575-300515-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
217 PM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 5 FT
AT 7 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
5 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ576-300515-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
217 PM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 7 TO 9 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 7 TO 9 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 7 TO 9 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ540-300515-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
217 PM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 7 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 6 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ545-300515-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
217 PM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT AT 6 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET AT 10 SECONDS
BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET TONIGHT.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 3 TO 5 AT 10 SECONDS BUILDING TO 6
TO 8 FEET TONIGHT. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.3 KNOTS AT 03:13 PM
MONDAY AND 2.9 KNOTS AT 03:19 AM TUESDAY.

$$

PZZ560-300515-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
217 PM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 5 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT
7 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ565-300515-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
217 PM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 KT.
WIND WAVES 6 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 40 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 5 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ530-300515-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
217 PM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT.

$$

PZZ531-300515-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
217 PM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ535-300515-
MONTEREY BAY-
217 PM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 4 FT AT 6 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT
7 SECONDS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT.
PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W
SWELL 3 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 FT. W
SWELL 3 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$


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