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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
840 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

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

PZZ500-282230-
840 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

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

HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING OFF THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST WILL
BRING INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS TO THE NORTHERN WATERS THROUGH
TONIGHT. THE HIGH WILL WEAKEN THURSDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH
DEEPENS OFF THE WEST COAST.

$$

PZZ570-282230-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
840 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

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

$$

PZZ571-282230-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
840 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

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

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

$$

PZZ575-282230-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
840 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

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

$$

PZZ576-282230-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
840 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 5 TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 40 KT. WIND
WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT
15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
5 TO 7 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND S 3 FT.

$$

PZZ540-282230-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
840 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
PATCHY DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 4 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 5 TO 7 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND S 3 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ545-282230-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
840 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

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

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...NW SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET AT 9 SECONDS AND
SW SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET AT 15 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...NW SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET AT 9 SECONDS AND SW SEAS 3
FEET AT 15 SECONDS.. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.9 KNOTS AT 03:43 PM
WEDNESDAY AND 2.4 KNOTS AT 03:55 AM THURSDAY.

$$

PZZ560-282230-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
840 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.  MIXED
SWELL NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 3 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 7 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AND S 3 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ565-282230-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
840 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO 5 FT
AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
5 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 4 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KNOTS50 KT. WIND
WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. MIXED SWELL NW 5 TO 7 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO
4 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
5 TO 7 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AND S 3 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ530-282230-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
840 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. PATCHY DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ531-282230-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
840 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. PATCHY DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DECREASING TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.

$$

PZZ535-282230-
MONTEREY BAY-
840 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG
IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO
4 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.  MIXED
SWELL W 2 TO 4 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 2 TO 3 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
3 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$


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