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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
214 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

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

PZZ500-231015-
214 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

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

A BUILDING RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ALONG THE COAST WILL KEEP MODERATE
NORTHWESTERLY WINDS GOING ACROSS MOST OF OUR WATERS INTO TOMORROW. WINDS
WILL DECREASE BY TUESDAY NIGHT AS THE HIGH MOVES INTO THE GREAT
BASIN. ANOTHER ROUND OF MODERATE NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED
ON THURSDAY AS ANOTHER HIGH STRENGTHENS OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC.

$$

PZZ570-231015-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
214 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT
AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
12 TO 15 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW
SWELL 12 TO 15 FT...DECREASING TO 11 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.

$$

PZZ571-231015-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
214 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT
17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 14 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW
SWELL 11 TO 14 FT...DECREASING TO 9 TO 12 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT...INCREASING TO
3 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

PZZ575-231015-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
214 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 11
FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT
AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 14 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW
SWELL 12 TO 15 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT...DECREASING TO 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.

$$

PZZ576-231015-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
214 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 9
TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 10 FT
AT 17 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW
SWELL 12 TO 15 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT...DECREASING TO 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.

$$

PZZ540-231015-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
214 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT
AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
12 TO 15 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW
SWELL 11 TO 14 FT...DECREASING TO 10 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.

$$

PZZ545-231015-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
214 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT
17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW
SWELL 9 TO 12 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 14 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 14 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.8 KNOTS AT 03:00 PM MONDAY
AND 1.3 KNOTS AT 04:22 AM TUESDAY.

$$

PZZ560-231015-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
214 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
 W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT
18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT
17 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW
SWELL 10 TO 13 FT...DECREASING TO 9 TO 12 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
 NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

PZZ565-231015-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
214 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT
17 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW
SWELL 10 TO 13 FT...BECOMING 11 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 5 FT...BECOMING 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

PZZ530-231015-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
214 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT.
.SAT...LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING N 5 KT.

$$

PZZ531-231015-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
214 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ535-231015-
MONTEREY BAY-
214 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
WAVES 3 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.

$$


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