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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
849 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

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

PZZ500-230400-
849 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST AND BAYS INCLUDING
MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE LATER TODAY AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT
TIGHTENS. SEAS WILL ALSO BUILD OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS LEADING TO
GENERALLY DETERIORATING CONDITIONS OVER THE COASTAL WTERS INTO THE
WEEKEND. UNFAVORABLE WINDS AND SEAS PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND BEFORE
BEGINNING TO TAPER OFF EARLY NEXT WEEK.

$$

PZZ570-230400-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
849 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT THIS AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 7 TO 9 FT AT 9
SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 8 SECONDS. S SWELL 3 FT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AND S 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
MIXED SWELL NW 4 TO 6 FT AND S 3 FT.

$$

PZZ571-230400-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
849 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 8 SECONDS. S SWELL 3 FT.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT.

$$

PZZ575-230400-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
849 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT.

$$

PZZ576-230400-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
849 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS. S SWELL 3 FT.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AND S 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 4 FT AND S 3 FT.

$$

PZZ540-230400-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
849 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.MEMORIAL DAY...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT.

$$

PZZ545-230400-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
849 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS. SW SWELL 3 FT.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AND SW 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 13 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.0 KNOTS AT 08:43 PM FRIDAY
AND 1.9 KNOTS AT 07:50 AM SATURDAY.

$$

PZZ560-230400-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
849 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. NW SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. S SWELL 3 FT.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
MIXED SWELL NW 4 TO 6 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.

$$

PZZ565-230400-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
849 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS. S SWELL 3 FT.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
MIXED SWELL NW 4 TO 6 FT AND S 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.

$$

PZZ530-230400-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
849 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...SW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.

$$

PZZ531-230400-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
849 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.

$$

PZZ535-230400-
MONTEREY BAY-
849 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT...BECOMING 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
W SWELL 2 TO 3 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.

$$

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