Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FZUS56 KMTR 181102
CWFMTR

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
302 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

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

PZZ500-182315-
302 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST AND BAYS INCLUDING
MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

LIGHT TO MODERATE SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE ALONG THE CENTRAL
COAST THROUGH FRIDAY. HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY AFTERNOON
AS A LONG PERIOD NORTHWESTERLY SWELL IMPACTS THE COASTAL WATERS.
THE LARGEST SWELL WILL BE NORTH OF PIGEON POINT AND OVER THE OUTER
WATERS. THE LARGE SWELL WILL DECREASE OVER THE WEEKEND.

$$

PZZ570-182315-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
302 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
16 TO 19 FT AT 19 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W
SWELL 13 TO 16 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 10 TO
13 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

$$

PZZ571-182315-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
302 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
13 TO 16 FT AT 19 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 12 TO
15 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

$$

PZZ575-182315-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
302 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...
THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 15 TO
18 FT AT 19 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 13 TO 16 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 12 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

$$

PZZ576-182315-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
302 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 15 TO
18 FT AT 19 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 13 TO
16 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.

$$

PZZ540-182315-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
302 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.  W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT
AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 13 TO 16 FT
AT 19 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W
SWELL 11 TO 14 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ545-182315-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
302 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014


.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 19 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9
FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL
PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.1 KNOTS AT 12:36 PM
THURSDAY AND 1 KNOTS AT 01:10 AM FRIDAY.

$$

PZZ560-182315-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
302 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...
BECOMING 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 19 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.


$$

PZZ565-182315-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
302 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014


.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 13 TO
16 FT AT 19 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO 14 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ530-182315-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
302 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW.
.MON...W WINDS 5 KT.

$$

PZZ531-182315-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
302 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 KT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT.

$$

PZZ535-182315-
MONTEREY BAY-
302 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT
19 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W
SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.

$$


VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SANFRANCISCO

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND YOUTUBE AT:
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSBAYAREA
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSBAYAREA
WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/NWSBAYAREA






USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.