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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
242 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

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

PZZ500-111800-
242 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

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

GENERALLY LIGHT NORTHWEST WINDS AND SEAS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. THE ONLY EXCEPTION WILL BE OFF THE COAST OF
BIG SUR...WHERE WINDS WILL BE MODERATE TO STRONG DUE TO THE
PRESENCE OF A COASTAL JET THIS MORNING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.
ON TUESDAY MORNING...WINDS WILL SWITCH OUT OF THE SOUTH AND
INCREASE AHEAD OF A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT WILL APPROACH THE
COASTAL WATERS BY LATE ON TUESDAY. A RESULTING DEFORMATION ZONE
WILL OCCUR WITH NORTHEAST WINDS OVER THE NORTHERN OUTER WATERS AND
SOUTHERLY WINDS OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE COASTAL AREAS. LIGHT TO
MODERATE SHOWERS WILL OCCUR BEGINNING TUESDAY MORNING...WITH
CHANCES CONTINUING THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD. WINDS ARE
FORECAST TO SWITCH OUT OF THE NORTHWEST BY THURSDAY EVENING.

$$

PZZ570-111800-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
242 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 8 FT
AT 12 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 FT AT
11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
5 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...
THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ571-111800-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
242 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 6 FT
AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. CHANCE OF
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
5 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
4 FT...INCREASING TO 6 TO 8 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ575-111800-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
242 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 6 FT
AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 7 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ576-111800-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
242 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 8 FT
AT 12 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 6 FT
AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 10 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT...INCREASING TO 4 TO 6 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

PZZ540-111800-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
242 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT...BECOMING 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

PZZ545-111800-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
242 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 6
FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
4 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 4 TO 6 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET AT 13
SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET AT 13 SECONDS. MAXIMUM
EBB CURRENT OF 4.0 KNOTS AT 01:43 PM SUNDAY AND 1.8 KNOTS AT 02:19
AM MONDAY.

$$

PZZ560-111800-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
242 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 6
FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
4 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

PZZ565-111800-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
242 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM PST THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

PZZ530-111800-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
242 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 25 KT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

PZZ531-111800-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
242 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 KT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

PZZ535-111800-
MONTEREY BAY-
242 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6
FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 5 FT
AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 FT
AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 3 FT.
NW SWELL 3 TO 4 FT AT 10 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 3 FT...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$


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