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Coastal Waters Forecast for California
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
844 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

Point Arena to Point Piedras Blancas and out 60 nm including the
San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay

PZZ500-182345-
844 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

.Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including
the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank
National Marine Sanctuaries...

A long period west swell will continue to move through the waters
today. This swell will contribute to hazards seas throughout the
coastal waters, large breaking waves along the shoreline, and high
surf. A cold front will pass over the waters later this morning,
switching winds out of the west or northwest by this afternoon or
evening. Rain chances will increase through the morning and will
continue through the weekend.

$$

PZZ570-182345-
Point Arena To Point Reyes 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
844 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 21 to
23 ft at 19 seconds. Chance of rain.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
18 to 21 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening, then
chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after
midnight.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 16 ft
at 14 seconds. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
12 to 14 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 12 to
15 ft at 13 seconds. Slight chance of showers. Slight chance of
rain.
.SUN...SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to
10 ft...shifting to the W 12 to 15 ft. Rain likely.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 12 to
14 ft...shifting to the NW 11 to 12 ft. Chance of showers, then
slight chance of showers.

$$

PZZ571-182345-
Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
844 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

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

.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 18 to
21 ft at 19 seconds. Chance of rain.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
17 to 19 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening, then
chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after
midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 15 to
16 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell
13 to 14 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of showers in the evening, then
slight chance of showers after midnight.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 11 to
14 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to
12 ft. Chance of rain.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 12 to
15 ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance of showers.

$$

PZZ575-182345-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
844 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

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

.TODAY...S winds 10 kt...becoming NW in the afternoon. Wind waves
1 to 3 ft. W swell 16 to 19 ft at 19 seconds. Chance of rain.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
17 to 19 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening, then
chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 15 to 16 ft at
15 seconds. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell
13 to 14 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of showers in the evening, then
slight chance of showers after midnight.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 12 to
14 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
 NW swell 9 to 12 ft. Chance of rain.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 12 to
15 ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance of showers.

$$

PZZ576-182345-
Point Pinos To Point Piedras Blancas 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
844 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

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

.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 12 to
14 ft at 19 seconds...increasing to 18 to 19 ft at 19 seconds in
the afternoon. Slight chance of rain late in the morning, then
chance of rain in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
17 to 18 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening, then
chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 15 to
16 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers through the day. Slight
chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with occasional gusts to 40 kt.
Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. NW swell 13 to 14 ft at 15 seconds. Chance
of showers in the evening, then slight chance of showers after
midnight.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 12 to
14 ft at 14 seconds.
.SUN...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 9 to
11 ft. Slight chance of rain, then chance of rain.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 11 to
14 ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance of showers.

$$

PZZ540-182345-
Point Arena To Point Reyes To 10 nm-
844 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 17 to
20 ft at 19 seconds. Rain likely.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
16 to 19 ft at 16 seconds. Rain likely in the evening, then
showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 14 to
16 ft at 14 seconds. Showers likely in the morning. Slight chance
of thunderstorms through the day. Chance of showers in the
afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
12 to 13 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of showers in the evening, then
slight chance of showers after midnight.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 11 to
14 ft at 13 seconds. Slight chance of showers. Slight chance of
rain.
.SUN...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 7 to
9 ft...increasing to 10 to 13 ft. Rain, then rain likely.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 10 to
13 ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance of showers.

$$

PZZ545-182345-
Point Reyes To Pigeon Point To 10 nm-
844 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Wind
waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 15 to 18 ft at 19 seconds. Rain likely.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming NW 5 to 15 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 15 to 18 ft at
16 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening, then chance of showers
after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 13 to
16 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
11 to 14 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 10 to
13 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
.SUN...SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
 W swell 7 to 9 ft. Chance of rain, then rain likely.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 9 to
12 ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance of showers.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...Combined seas 13 to 17 ft at 19
seconds, increasing to 17 to 20 ft in the afternoon.

ACROSS THE BAR...Combined seas 14 to 17 ft at 19 seconds,
increasing to 17 to 22 ft in the afternoon. Maximum ebb current
of 2.9 knots at 05:01 PM Thursday and 1.5 knots at 06:07 AM
Friday.

$$

PZZ560-182345-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos To 10 nm-
844 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

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

.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 10 to
12 ft at 19 seconds...increasing to 16 to 18 ft at 19 seconds in
the afternoon. Chance of rain.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
15 to 18 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening, then
chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 13 to
16 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers through the day. Slight
chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
12 to 14 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of showers in the evening, then
slight chance of showers after midnight.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 10 to
13 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 8 to 10
ft. Chance of rain, then rain likely.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 9 to 12
ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance of showers.

$$

PZZ565-182345-
Point Pinos To Point Piedras Blancas To 10 nm-
844 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

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

.TODAY...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 9 to
12 ft at 19 seconds...increasing to 17 to 19 ft at 19 seconds in
the afternoon. Slight chance of rain late in the morning, then
chance of rain in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell
15 to 18 ft at 17 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening, then
chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 14 to
16 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers through the day. Slight
chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell
12 to 13 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers in the evening, then
slight chance of showers after midnight.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 10 to
13 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 8 to
10 ft. Slight chance of rain, then chance of rain.
.MON...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 10 to
13 ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance of showers.

$$

PZZ530-182345-
San Pablo Bay Suisun Bay The West Delta and San Francisco Bay
North of the Bay Bridge-
844 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of rain late in the morning,
then rain likely in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of rain in the evening,
then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Slight chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Slight chance of showers in the
morning.
.SUN...E winds 5 kt...becoming S 5 to 15 kt. Chance of rain, then
rain likely.
.MON...SW winds 10 kt...becoming north. Chance of showers, then
slight chance of showers.

$$

PZZ531-182345-
San Francisco Bay South of the Bay Bridge-
844 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming SW in the afternoon.
Chance of rain late in the morning, then rain likely in the
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of rain in the evening,
then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Slight chance of showers in the
evening.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of rain, then rain likely.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt...becoming north. Chance of showers.

$$

PZZ535-182345-
Monterey Bay-
844 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

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

.TODAY...E winds 5 kt...becoming S 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 19 seconds...
increasing to 12 to 15 ft at 19 seconds by the afternoon. Slight
chance of rain late in the morning, then chance of rain in the
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening...
becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 14 ft at 17 seconds. Chance
of rain in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 10 to
13 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W
swell 9 to 12 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 8 to
10 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
.SUN...S winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft.
Chance of rain.
.MON...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to
9 ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance of showers.

$$

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