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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
856 PM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

PZZ500-051045-
856 PM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

AN UPPER LOW CENTERED WEST OF MONTEREY BAY WILL MOVE SLOWLY EAST
AND INLAND ACROSS CENTRAL CALIFORNIA BY LATE IN THE WEEK. THIS LOW
WILL RESULT IN MODERATE NORTHERLY WINDS IN THE OUTER WATERS NORTH
OF PT REYES AS WELL AS A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LIGHT WINDS WILL
PREVAIL ELSEWHERE.

$$

PZZ570-051045-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
856 PM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.

$$

PZZ571-051045-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
856 PM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT.

$$

PZZ575-051045-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
856 PM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT
13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT
AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7
FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5
TO 7 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 6
FT.

$$

PZZ576-051045-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
856 PM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7
FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3
FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW
SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5
TO 7 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

PZZ540-051045-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
856 PM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT
AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW
SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5
TO 7 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

PZZ545-051045-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
856 PM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED
SWELL NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW
SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET AT 10
SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET AT 10 SECONDS. MAXIMUM
EBB CURRENT OF 4.0 KNOTS AT 03:37 AM THURSDAY AND 2.2 KNOTS AT
04:01 PM THURSDAY.

$$

PZZ560-051045-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
856 PM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL
NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW 4
TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT
AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW
SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

PZZ565-051045-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
856 PM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL
NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 6
FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

PZZ530-051045-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
856 PM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND AFTERNOON
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
EVENING THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ531-051045-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
856 PM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
EVENING THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ535-051045-
MONTEREY BAY-
856 PM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 10
SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3
TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT
AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO
4 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT.

$$

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