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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
912 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

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

PZZ500-271045-
912 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC AND NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA THROUGH FRIDAY RESULTING IN STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHWEST
WINDS PARTICULARLY OVER THE NORTHERN WATERS. OVER THE MEMORIAL DAY
WEEKEND THIS HIGH PRESSURE CENTER WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN. NORTHWEST
WINDS WILL CONTINUE EARLY NEXT WEEK BUT ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE QUITE
AS GUSTY.

$$

PZZ570-271045-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
912 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT. COMBINED
SEAS 11 TO 15 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT. COMBINED SEAS
9 TO 15 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. COMBINED
SEAS 12 TO 16 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...WITH OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE GUSTS TO
35 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW
SWELL 9 TO 11 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ571-271045-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
912 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 KT.
WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 KT. WIND
WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 KT.
WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...WITH OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE GUSTS TO
35 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW
SWELL 8 TO 10 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ575-271045-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
912 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW
SWELL 8 TO 10 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ576-271045-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
912 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW
SWELL 7 TO 9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ540-271045-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
912 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW
SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ545-271045-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
912 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MEMORIAL DAY...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW
SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET AT 9 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 12 FEET AT 9 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB
CURRENT OF 1.2 KNOTS AT 09:19 PM THURSDAY AND 3.0 KNOTS AT 08:07 AM
FRIDAY.

$$

PZZ560-271045-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
912 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT
9 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MEMORIAL DAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ565-271045-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
912 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 6 FT
AT 9 SECONDS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MEMORIAL DAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...
BECOMING 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ530-271045-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
912 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ531-271045-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
912 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ535-271045-
MONTEREY BAY-
912 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. W
SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT
AT 9 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...DECREASING TO 3 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MEMORIAL DAY...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT...BECOMING 4 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 FT.
PATCHY FOG.

$$


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