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Coastal Waters Forecast for California
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
835 AM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

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

PZZ500-160530-
835 AM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

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

A dry cold front will sweep over the coastal waters from north to
south through the next day. This will bring strong gusty north
winds to the waters, particularly overnight tonight and into
Saturday morning, with gusty north winds persisting through
Sunday. Gale force winds are likely across all outer water zones
beginning late tomorrow night through at least Sunday morning.
The strong and gusty winds will create very steep wind waves and
fresh swell, creating very rough and hazardous seas through the
majority of the weekend.


$$

PZZ570-160530-
Waters from Point Arena to Point Reyes 10-60 NM-
835 AM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PST TODAY THROUGH
THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming NW
20 to 30 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft, increasing to
4 to 6 ft this afternoon. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...N winds 30 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind waves
10 to 15 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT...N winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind waves
10 to 15 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft at 14 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind
waves 8 to 11 ft. NW swell around 5 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind waves
7 to 10 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft. NW swell
3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
.MON...N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, diminishing to
5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft, then around 2 ft or less. NW
swell 4 to 7 ft.
.TUE...S winds around 5 kt, becoming NW 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves
2 ft or less, then 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft.

$$

PZZ571-160530-
Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10-60 NM-
835 AM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming NW 15 to 25 kt with gusts
up to 35 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less, then 3 to
5 ft this afternoon. W swell 8 to 9 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind
waves 9 to 12 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT...N winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind waves
9 to 14 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind
waves 8 to 13 ft. NW swell around 5 ft at 14 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft. NW swell around
4 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 15 kt, diminishing to up to 10 kt. Wind
waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE...S winds around 5 kt, becoming W 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves
2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft.

$$

PZZ575-160530-
Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos 10-60 NM-
835 AM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM PST THIS EVENING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt, increasing to 10 to 20 kt with
gusts up to 30 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less, then
3 to 4 ft this afternoon. W swell 8 to 9 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind
waves 9 to 12 ft. W swell 7 to 8 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT...N winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind waves
9 to 12 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind
waves 8 to 13 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 14 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
4 to 7 ft. NW swell around 4 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
.MON...E winds up to 10 kt, becoming around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft
or less. NW swell 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...W winds around 5 kt, becoming NW. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 5 to 8 ft.

$$

PZZ576-160530-
Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas 10-60 NM-
835 AM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM PST THIS EVENING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 20 kt with gusts
up to 25 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less, then 3 to
4 ft this afternoon. W swell 8 to 9 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind
waves 8 to 11 ft. W swell 7 to 8 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT...N winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind waves
10 to 15 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind
waves 8 to 13 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 14 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
5 to 8 ft. NW swell around 4 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
.MON...S winds up to 10 kt, becoming southeast. Wind waves 2 ft
or less. NW swell 3 to 6 ft.
.TUE...NW winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves
2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 8 ft.

$$

PZZ540-160530-
Coastal Waters from Point Arena to Point Reyes California out to
10 nm-
835 AM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming NW 15 to 25 kt with gusts
up to 30 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less, then 3 to
5 ft this afternoon. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind
waves 7 to 10 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft. W swell 5 to
6 ft at 14 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft. NW swell
4 to 5 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 6 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 15 seconds.
.MON...E winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming northeast around 5 kt. Wind
waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 6 ft.
.TUE...SE winds around 5 kt, becoming W 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves
2 ft or less, then 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 8 ft.

$$

PZZ545-160530-
Coastal Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point California out to
10 nm-
835 AM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM PST THIS EVENING
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming NW 15 to 25 kt with gusts
up to 30 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less, then 3 to
4 ft this afternoon. W swell 5 to 8 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind
waves 6 to 9 ft. W swell 4 to 7 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind waves
6 to 9 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind
waves 5 to 8 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 14 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 7 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell
3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
.MON...E winds up to 10 kt, becoming northeast. Wind waves 2 ft
or less. NW swell 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...SE winds around 5 kt, becoming W. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
W swell 4 to 7 ft.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...Combined seas 6 to 8 ft at 15
seconds.

ACROSS THE BAR...Combined seas 7 to 9 ft at 15 seconds. Maximum
ebb current of 1.8 knots at 02:12 PM Friday and 0.7 knots at 02:42
AM Saturday.

$$

PZZ560-160530-
Coastal Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos California out to
10 nm-
835 AM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

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

.TODAY...SE winds up to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 20 kt with gusts
up to 25 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to
8 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft. W swell
5 to 8 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind waves
6 to 9 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind
waves 7 to 10 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 14 seconds.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 6 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell
3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
.MON...E winds up to 10 kt, becoming southeast. Wind waves 2 ft
or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...N winds around 5 kt, becoming NW. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 4 to 7 ft.

$$

PZZ565-160530-
Coastal Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas
California out to 10 nm-
835 AM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

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

.TODAY...W winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 10 kt this
afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 9 ft at
16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind
waves 5 to 8 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind waves
7 to 10 ft. W swell 4 to 7 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind
waves 7 to 10 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 14 seconds.
.SUN...E winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 6 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
.MON...SE winds up to 10 kt, becoming around 5 kt. Wind waves
2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...NW winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves
2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 7 ft.

$$

PZZ530-160530-
San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, the West Delta and the San Francisco
Bay north of the Bay Bridge-
835 AM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NE winds up to 10 kt, becoming W this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
.SAT...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt.
.MON...NE winds up to 10 kt, becoming around 5 kt.
.TUE...NE winds around 5 kt, becoming SW.

$$

PZZ531-160530-
San Francisco Bay South of the Bay Bridge-
835 AM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW winds up to 10 kt, increasing to 5 to 15 kt this
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
.SAT...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 15 kt.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt.
.MON...N winds around 5 kt.
.TUE...NE winds around 5 kt, becoming W around 5 kt.

$$

PZZ535-160530-
Monterey Bay-
835 AM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SE winds up to 10 kt, becoming W this afternoon. Wind
waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 7 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 3 to 6 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft. W swell 3 to
5 ft at 15 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind
waves 6 to 9 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 14 seconds.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell around
3 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell
around 3 ft at 15 seconds.
.MON...E winds up to 10 kt, becoming around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft
or less. W swell around 3 ft.
.TUE...E winds around 5 kt, becoming NW around 5 kt. Wind waves
2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 6 ft.

$$



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