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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
859 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

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

PZZ500-271030-
859 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

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

WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO SWITCH TO THE NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT AS A
WEAK COLD FRONT PASSES THROUGH THE WATERS. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
INCREASE MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AS A STRONG SURFACE
PRESSURE GRADIENT SETS UP ACROSS THE REGION. AT THE SAME TIME A
BUILDING NORTHWEST SWELL WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS BUT BECOME
MESSY IN THE NEAR SHORE WATERS DUE TO THE STRONG WINDS. TYPICAL
GUSTY SPRING TIME NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE AT LEAST THROUGH
MIDWEEK AND LIKELY THROUGH FRIDAY AS THE NEXT WEATHER SYSTEM WILL
LIKELY INCREASE THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT ONCE AGAIN.

$$

PZZ570-271030-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
859 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 10 FT...BECOMING 10 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ571-271030-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
859 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 10 FT...BECOMING 10 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ575-271030-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
859 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ576-271030-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDREAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
859 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

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

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 10 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ540-271030-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
859 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 9 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 9 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.

$$

PZZ545-271030-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
859 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NORTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
W SWELL 10 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 12 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEASON 7 TO 9 FEET EVERY 12 SECONDS.
MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.3 KNOTS AT 3:12 AM MONDAY AND 1.7 KNOTS
AT 3:18 PM MONDAY.

$$

PZZ560-271030-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
859 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ565-271030-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
859 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM PDT MONDAY THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 6 FT AT
12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ530-271030-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
859 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.

$$

PZZ531-271030-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
859 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ535-271030-
MONTEREY BAY-
859 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 5 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT.

$$

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