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Coastal Waters Forecast for California
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

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

PZZ500-182230-
905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

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

Areas of fog this morning across the coastal waters and into
the bays. Winds will increase over the bays this afternoon into
tonight. A cold front will move across the waters late tomorrow
bringing chances of light rain. A moderate to long period mixed
northwesterly and southerly swell has arrived with buoys reporting
periods of 17 to 18 seconds across the waters. Late Thursday into
Friday a large northwesterly swell train will move across he
area. This large swell will create hazardous conditions.


$$

PZZ570-182230-
Point Arena To Point Reyes 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell
6 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog late in
the morning.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell
NW 5 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...S winds 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon. NW swell 5 to 7
ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of rain in the
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 13 to
16 ft at 20 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Rain likely in the
evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 15 to
18 ft at 18 seconds. Swell S 3 ft.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 10 to
12 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to
10 ft.

$$

PZZ571-182230-
Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell
NW 5 to 6 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog
late in the morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed
swell NW 5 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW
4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of rain
in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell
9 to 12 ft at 20 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of rain
in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 15 to
18 ft at 18 seconds. Swell S 3 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 10 to
13 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to
10 ft.

$$

PZZ575-182230-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell
NW 5 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog late
in the morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell
NW 5 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell NW 4 to
5 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of
rain in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 8 to
10 ft at 20 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of
rain in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 14 to
17 ft at 18 seconds. Swell S 3 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 10 to
13 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to
9 ft.

$$

PZZ576-182230-
Point Pinos To Point Piedreas Blancas 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell
NW 5 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog late
in the morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Mixed
swell NW 5 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW
4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell
7 to 9 ft at 20 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance
of rain in the evening, then slight chance of showers after
midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 14 to
17 ft at 18 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 10 to
13 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell
9 ft...becoming 8 to 9 ft.

$$

PZZ540-182230-
Point Arena To Point Reyes To 10 nm-
905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 10 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Mixed swell NW 4 to 6 ft at
12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog late in the
morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Mixed
swell NW 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...S winds 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell NW 4 to 6 ft at 11
seconds and SW 3 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of rain in the
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 9 to
12 ft at 20 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Rain likely in the
evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 13 to
16 ft at 18 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 9 to
12 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
 W swell 8 to 10 ft.

$$

PZZ545-182230-
Point Reyes To Pigeon Point To 10 nm-
905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to
5 ft at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog late in
the morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell
3 to 5 ft at 11 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to
4 ft at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of
rain in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to
9 ft at 20 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of rain in
the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 12 to
15 ft at 18 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 8 to
10 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
 W swell 7 to 9 ft.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...Combined seas 3 to 5 ft with a dominant
swell period 12 seconds.

ACROSS THE BAR...Combined seas 4 to 6 ft with a dominant swell
period of 12 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 1.6 knots at 03:12 PM
Wednesday and 1.2 knots at 03:06 AM Thursday.

$$

PZZ560-182230-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos To 10 nm-
905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 10 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Mixed swell NW 3 to 5 ft at
12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog late in the
morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt...decreasing to 5 to 15 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Mixed swell NW 3 to 5 ft at
11 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW
3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to
7 ft at 20 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of
rain in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 11 to
14 ft at 18 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 8 to
10 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
NW swell 7 to 9 ft.

$$

PZZ565-182230-
Point Pinos To Point Piedras Blancas To 10 nm-
905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 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 3 to 5 ft. Mixed swell NW 3 to 5 ft at 12
seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog late in the morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Mixed
swell NW 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Mixed swell NW
3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell
5 to 7 ft at 21 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance
of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 13 to
16 ft at 18 seconds.
.SAT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to
12 ft.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 7 to
9 ft.

$$

PZZ530-182230-
San Pablo Bay Suisun Bay The West Delta and San Francisco Bay
North of the Bay Bridge-
905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW winds 10 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Patchy smoke.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 25 kt.
.THU...SW winds 15 to 25 kt.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Chance of rain in the evening,
then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 15 kt.
.SAT...W winds 10 kt.
.SUN...W winds 10 kt.

$$

PZZ531-182230-
San Francisco Bay South of the Bay Bridge-
905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 5 kt...becoming W 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt.
.THU...W winds 5 to 15 kt.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of rain in the evening,
then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt.
.SAT...W winds 10 kt.
.SUN...NW winds 10 kt.

$$

PZZ535-182230-
Monterey Bay-
905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...W winds 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 3 ft at 12 seconds and
SW 3 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog late in the morning.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming NW 5 to 15 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less.
W swell 3 ft at 11 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...N winds 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft
at 15 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW
swell 4 to 6 ft at 20 seconds. Chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 9 to
12 ft at 18 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to
8 ft.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to
7 ft.

$$


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