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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
305 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

CALIFORNIA WATERS-
INNER WATERS FROM  60 NM TO 150 NM OFFSHORE.
OUTER WATERS FROM 150 NM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE.

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

PZZ899-040015-
305 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR CALIFORNIA WATERS...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SE
INTO THE CENTRAL WATERS TODAY. LOW PRES ALONG THE FRONT WILL
REMAIN W OF THE CENTRAL WATERS TODAY. THE LOW PRES AND FRONT WILL
MOVE SE TOWARD THE SRN WATERS TONIGHT...THEN CROSS INTO THE SRN
WATERS WED INTO WED NIGHT AS THE LOW PRES DISSIPATES. HIGH PRES
WILL BUILD TO THE W AND NW OF THE REGION TONIGHT INTO FRI...AS A
LOW PRES TROUGH DEVELOPS ALONG THE COAST. THE HIGH PRES WILL
SLOWLY WEAKEN FRI NIGHT INTO SAT NIGHT AS ANOTHER AREA OF HIGH
PRES BUILDS IN FROM THE W AND NW.

$$

PZZ820-040015-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
305 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE THU...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
MORNING. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 13 FT. CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 14 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO
15 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 15 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 15 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 14 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 13 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ920-040015-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
305 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
MORNING. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT. WIDESPREAD RAIN EARLY IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 13 FT. CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT AND THU...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.THU NIGHT AND FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ825-040015-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
305 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N...THEN INCREASING
TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...N WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO
13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.THU AND THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 15 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

$$

PZZ925-040015-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
305 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...N TO NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. WIDESPREAD RAIN EARLY IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 14 FT.
.THU NIGHT AND FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 15 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 12 TO 14 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 11 TO 13 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ830-040015-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
305 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 6 TO
7 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.WED...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS 5 TO
9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.
.THU...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E TO SE LESS
THAN 10 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ930-040015-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
305 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 7 FT. WIDESPREAD RAIN EARLY IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6
TO 9 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 15 FT.
.FRI...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 12 TO 14 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 11 TO 14 FT.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.

$$

PZZ835-040015-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM AND
150 NM OFFSHORE-
305 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 6 TO
7 FT.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...BECOMING W TO NW
EARLY. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO
20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 7
TO 9 FT.

$$

PZZ935-040015-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 150 NM
AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
305 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NW. SEAS
6 TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NW.
SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.WED...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
6 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT
EARLY. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ840-040015-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM
AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
305 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT.
.WED...W WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.

$$

PZZ940-040015-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO 120W BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
305 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 6 TO
7 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 5 TO
15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.THU...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
6 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT AND FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

$$

PZZ945-040015-
SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA TO GUADALUPE ISLAND FROM 60 NM OFFSHORE
WEST TO 120W-
305 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
6 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS
5 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

.FORECASTER ROWLAND. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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