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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
228 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

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

PZZ500-190515-
228 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

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

SOUTHERLY WINDS THIS EVENING AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING FRONT THAT
WILL SPREAD RAIN OVER THE NORTHERN WATERS TONIGHT. RAIN WILL
SPREAD SOUTHWARD FRIDAY MORNING AS A COLD FRONT PASSES THROUGH THE
WATERS WITH WINDS TURNING WESTERLY. BEHIND THE FRONT LARGE NW
SWELLS WILL BUILD INTO THE WEEKEND. BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BRING LIGHTER WINDS OVER THE WEEKEND. THE COMBINATION OF LARGE
SEAS AND UNUSUALLY HIGH TIDES WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS SEAS OVER THE
OCEAN AND NEAR THE COAST FOR MUCH OF THE WEEKEND.

$$

PZZ570-190515-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
228 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

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

.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...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING
3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 15 TO 18 FT AT 19 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 14 TO 17 FT
AT 18 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 12 TO 15 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ571-190515-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
228 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

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

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 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 9 TO
11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 12 TO 15 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 18 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 11 TO 14 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ575-190515-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
228 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

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

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 14 TO 17 FT AT 19 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 13 TO 16 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 12 TO 14 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 9 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ576-190515-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
228 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

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

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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 8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
WAVES 3 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
14 TO 17 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 13 TO 16 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 12 TO 13 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW 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 12 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ540-190515-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
228 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

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

.TONIGHT...S 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...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 12 TO 15 FT AT 19 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 11 TO 14 FT
AT 18 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS. 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.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT.

$$

PZZ545-190515-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
228 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 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 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
WAVES 3 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 18 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 18 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT...INCREASING TO 8 TO 10 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 1 KNOT AT 1:10 AM
FRIDAY MORNING AND 2.4 KNOTS AT 1:04 PM FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

$$

PZZ560-190515-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
228 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

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

$$

PZZ565-190515-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
228 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

.TONIGHT...SE 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 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 12 TO 15 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 11 TO 14 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ530-190515-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
228 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...DECREASING TO 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW.
.MON AND TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.

$$

PZZ531-190515-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
228 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.MON AND TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.

$$

PZZ535-190515-
MONTEREY BAY-
228 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES LESS
THAN 2 FT...BECOMING 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT.

$$


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