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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
849 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

PZZ500-241030-
849 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

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


OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT AND INTO
TOMORROW AS A STORM SYSTEM IMPACTS THE REGION WITH STRONG
SOUTHERLY WINDS. ROUGH SEAS POSSIBLE JUST AHEAD OF AND BEHIND THE
FRONTAL PASSAGE, BUT SHOULD BEGIN TO DECREASE BY SATURDAY. EXPECT
NORTHWEST WINDS TO RETURN BY SATURDAY AS WELL BEFORE BRIEFLY
BECOMING SOUTHERLY ON SUNDAY AS ANOTHER WEAK SYSTEM MOVES OVER THE
WATERS.

$$

PZZ570-241030-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
849 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING WEST 5 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT
14 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT
15 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO 9 FT
AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. SHOWERS, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
12 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 12 TO
14 FT.

$$

PZZ571-241030-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
849 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT
15 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT...BECOMING 6 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
12 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 12 TO
13 FT.

$$

PZZ575-241030-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
849 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT
15 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
 W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 12 TO
13 FT.

$$

PZZ576-241030-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDREAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
849 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT.

$$

PZZ540-241030-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
849 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 20 TO 30 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 7 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING WEST IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W
SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING,
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W
SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
 W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY, THEN SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 12
FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
13 FT.

$$

PZZ545-241030-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
849 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...INCREASING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...
BECOMING 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT
15 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7
FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
13 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FT WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 11 FT WITH A DOMINANT SWELL
PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 0.8 KNOTS AT 01:24 AM
FRIDAY AND 1.5 KNOTS AT 12:54 PM FRIDAY.

$$

PZZ560-241030-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
849 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AT 15 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7
FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9
FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
10 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ565-241030-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
849 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT
12 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.

$$

PZZ530-241030-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
849 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE
EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING WEST 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS, THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ531-241030-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
849 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ535-241030-
MONTEREY BAY-
849 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PDT FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING
2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE
EVENING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.

$$


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