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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
222 AM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

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

PZZ500-231700-
222 AM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

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

NORTHWEST WINDS AND SEAS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE AND STRENGTHEN
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE IMMEDIATE
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COASTLINE. STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST
ALONG THE BIG SUR COAST DOWN TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS AT LEAST
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. WINDS AND SEAS DRAMATICALLY INCREASE BY
MIDWEEK AS THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT TIGHTENS ALONG THE
CALIFORNIA COAST.


$$

PZZ570-231700-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
222 AM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
9 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE EVENING. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 9 TO 11 FT. SWELL SOUTH 3 FT.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 17 FT.

$$

PZZ571-231700-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
222 AM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 9 TO 11 FT. SWELL SOUTH 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 18 FT.

$$

PZZ575-231700-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
222 AM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 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. W SWELL 9 TO 10 FT AT 14
SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 10 FT AT 14
SECONDS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
7 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND SOUTH 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 18 FT.

$$

PZZ576-231700-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDREAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
222 AM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 40 KT.
WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND SOUTH 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT...INCREASING TO
7 TO 9 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO 14 FT...INCREASING TO 13 TO 15 FT.

$$

PZZ540-231700-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
222 AM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W
SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AND SOUTH 3 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.

$$

PZZ545-231700-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
222 AM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND SOUTHWEST 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 14 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 9 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 14 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.3 KNOTS AT 01:18 PM SUNDAY
AND 1.4 KNOTS AT 02:06 AM MONDAY.

$$

PZZ560-231700-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
222 AM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
9 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8
FT AND SOUTH 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT.

$$

PZZ565-231700-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
222 AM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND SOUTH 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT.

$$

PZZ530-231700-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
222 AM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.

$$

PZZ531-231700-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
222 AM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.

$$

PZZ535-231700-
MONTEREY BAY-
222 AM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING WEST 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING WEST 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AND SOUTH 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. SWELL SOUTH 3 FT.

$$


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