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Coastal Waters Forecast for California
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
231 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

Point Arena to Point Piedras Blancas and out 60 nm including the
San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay

PZZ500-201700-
231 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including
the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank
National Marine Sanctuaries...

Moderate long period northwest swell will continue to affect the
coastal waters this morning as swell periods fall below 15 seconds
by mid morning. Swell heights will remain above 8 feet through
this evening, especially for the northern outer waters, then
decrease through the remainder of the week. Northwest winds will
briefly decrease this morning, except for the southern coastal
waters around the Big Sur Coast, before increasing again this
evening.


$$

PZZ570-201700-
Point Arena To Point Reyes 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
231 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 9 to
10 ft at 13 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
7 to 8 ft at 12 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 6 to
7 ft at 11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
6 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 to
7 ft at 10 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 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.

$$

PZZ571-201700-
Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
231 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 8 to
10 ft at 13 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell
7 to 8 ft at 12 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 to
6 ft at 11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
5 to 6 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 to
6 ft at 10 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 6 to
8 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 5 to
7 ft.

$$

PZZ575-201700-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
231 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 8 to
10 ft at 13 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
7 to 8 ft at 12 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 5 to
6 ft at 11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
5 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 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.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 4 to 6
ft.

$$

PZZ576-201700-
Point Pinos To Point Piedreas Blancas 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
231 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
8 to 10 ft at 13 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
7 to 8 ft at 12 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. NW swell 5 to
6 ft at 11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. NW swell
4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 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.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 4 to
6 ft.

$$

PZZ540-201700-
Point Arena To Point Reyes To 10 nm-
231 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at
13 seconds. Chance of showers in the morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
6 to 8 ft at 12 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 5 to
7 ft at 11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 to
7 ft at 10 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to
5 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to
4 ft...shifting to the NW 4 to 6 ft.

$$

PZZ545-201700-
Point Reyes To Pigeon Point To 10 nm-
231 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 20 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 13 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
5 to 7 ft at 12 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 4 to
6 ft at 11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
3 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 4 to
6 ft at 10 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to
5 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5
ft.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...Combined seas 6 to 8 ft with a
dominant swell period 15 seconds...decreasing to 4 to 6 feet at 12
seconds tonight.

ACROSS THE BAR...Combined seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant swell
period of 15 seconds...decreasing to 5 to 7 feet at 12 seconds
tonight. Maximum ebb current of 1.6 knots at 03:18 AM Wednesday
and 1.5 knots at 04:12 PM Wednesday.

$$

PZZ560-201700-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos To 10 nm-
231 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 6 to
8 ft at 13 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
5 to 7 ft at 12 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 to
5 ft at 11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt...decreasing to 5 to 15 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 4
ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5
ft.

$$

PZZ565-201700-
Point Pinos To Point Piedras Blancas To 10 nm-
231 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
7 to 9 ft at 13 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
5 to 7 ft at 12 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 4 to
6 ft at 11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell
3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt...decreasing to 5 to 15 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 4
ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5
ft.

$$

PZZ530-201700-
San Pablo Bay Suisun Bay The West Delta and San Francisco Bay
North of the Bay Bridge-
231 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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

.TODAY...W winds 10 to 20 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt...decreasing to 5 to 15 kt after
midnight.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming W 15 to 25 kt in the
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 20 kt.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 20 kt.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming W 10 to 20 kt.

$$

PZZ531-201700-
San Francisco Bay South of the Bay Bridge-
231 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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

.TODAY...W winds 10 to 20 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt...decreasing to 5 to 15 kt after
midnight.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming W 15 to 25 kt in the
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 20 kt.
.SAT...NW winds 10 kt...becoming SW 10 to 20 kt.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming W 10 to 20 kt.

$$

PZZ535-201700-
Monterey Bay-
231 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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

.TODAY...W winds 10 to 20 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 13 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 4
to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 3 to
4 ft at 11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell
3 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt...becoming W 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at
10 seconds.
.SAT...Light winds...becoming W 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 3 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to
4 ft.

$$


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