Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
812 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

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

PZZ500-072315-
812 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

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

AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING INCREASING SOUTH TO
SOUTHEAST WINDS ACROSS THE WATERS TODAY WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS
OVER THE NORTHERN OUTER WATERS. GALE FORCE WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE
OVER THE NORTHERN OUTER WATERS. WINDS WEAKEN AND VEER WEST
OVERNIGHT AND INTO THURSDAY.

$$

PZZ570-072315-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
812 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON WITH GALE FORCE GUSTS. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6
TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 11 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. SW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT
14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT...BECOMING 8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ571-072315-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
812 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT
12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE MORNING. RAIN
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS...SHIFTING TO THE W 5 TO 7 FT AT
11 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. SW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ575-072315-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
812 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.  NW
SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. SW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W
SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ576-072315-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
812 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

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

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
3 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...
THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT.

$$

PZZ540-072315-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
812 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

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

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT
12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 2 TO 10 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...
BECOMING 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN
THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ545-072315-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
812 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE
OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. W
SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET AT 12
SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WEDNESDAY AT 12
SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.8 KNOTS AT 10:43 AM WEDNESDAY
AND 2.0 KNOTS AT 10:19 PM WEDNESDAY.

$$

PZZ560-072315-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
812 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

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

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W
SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.

$$

PZZ565-072315-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
812 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT LATE IN THE
MORNING...BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 12
SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.

$$

PZZ530-072315-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
812 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

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

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING...
THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 KT.

$$

PZZ531-072315-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
812 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

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

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING...
THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 KT.

$$

PZZ535-072315-
MONTEREY BAY-
812 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

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

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 FT AT 11 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.

$$


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