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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
828 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

PZZ500-211630-
828 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

LARGE LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH THROUGH THE EVENING.
LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL REMAIN A POSSIBILITY ACROSS THE SAN FRANCISCO
BAR AND OFFSHORE REEFS AND ROCK OUTCROPPINGS THROUGH THE REMAINDER
OF THE DAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST TONIGHT
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK RESULTING IN INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS OVER
THE SOUTHERN WATERS BEGINNING SUNDAY. ADDITIONALLY...THE KING TIDES
WILL IMPACT THE COAST AND INLAND BAYS OVER THE NEXT THREE DAYS. KING
TIDE IMPACTS FOR SEAFARING VESSELS WILL OCCUR PRIMARILY DURING LOW
TIDES... WITH THE POSSIBILITIES OF BOAT KEELS TOUCHING HARBOR
BOTTOM... STRONG CURRENTS IN HARBOR ENTRANCES...AND ADDITIONAL
BREAKING WAVES OVER OFFSHORE REEFS.

$$

PZZ570-211630-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
828 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
13 TO 16 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 11 TO
13 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
10 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT
AT 13 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
12 FT AT 20 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
13 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW
SWELL 10 TO 13 FT...DECREASING TO 9 TO 12 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.

$$

PZZ571-211630-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
828 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
12 TO 15 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT
AT 13 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW
SWELL 9 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ575-211630-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
828 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
12 TO 14 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 10 TO
12 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
13 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW
SWELL 10 TO 13 FT.

$$

PZZ576-211630-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
828 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 12 TO
14 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO 12 FT AT
15 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
12 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 10 TO 13 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...BECOMING
3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW
SWELL 9 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ540-211630-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
828 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT
15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT
AT 13 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. SW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. SW SWELL
10 TO 12 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 9 TO 12 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
 W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. SW
SWELL 9 TO 12 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ545-211630-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
828 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT
16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT
AT 13 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
 W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W
SWELL 9 TO 12 FT...DECREASING TO 7 TO 9 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 14 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 17 SECONDS...BECOMING 11 TO 13 FEET WITH
A PERIOD OF 16 SECONDS TONIGHT.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 14 TO 17 FEET WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 17 SECONDS...BECOMING 12 TO 15 FEET WITH A PERIOD OF 16
SECONDS TONIGHT. OCCASIONAL BREAKERS 18 TO 24 FEET THROUGH
DAYLIGHT HOURS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.1 KNOTS AT 02:42 AM
SUNDAY AND 2.8 KNOTS AT 02:15 PM SUNDAY.

$$

PZZ560-211630-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
828 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT
14 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
 W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W
SWELL 9 TO 11 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 7 TO 9 FT.

$$

PZZ565-211630-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
828 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
 W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 10 TO 11 FT...BECOMING 9 TO 12 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
 NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W
SWELL 9 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ530-211630-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
828 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ531-211630-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
828 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ535-211630-
MONTEREY BAY-
828 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. SW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. S SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. S SWELL 7 TO
9 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES LESS
THAN 2 FT...BECOMING 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT...DECREASING TO 4 TO
6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
LESS THAN 2 FT. S SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.

$$


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