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FZPN23 KWNM 171823
OFFN08

NAVTEX Marine Forecast for northern California waters
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
1023 AM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

Conditions given represent the highest within that period.

...Please refer to Coastal Waters Forecasts (CWF) available
through NOAA Weather Radio and other means for detailed coastal
waters forecasts...

.SYNOPSIS...A strong cold front will move SE over the northern
waters today. The front will continue to move SE across the
central waters tonight and Thu while weakening, reach the
southern waters Thu night then dissipate Fri. A low pressure
trough will move slowly E across the northern waters Thu night
and Fri. A high pres ridge will build E over the region Fri and
Fri night, and persist over the S portion Sat into Sun night.
Another strong cold front will move SE over the northern waters
Sat night into Sun, then stall and weaken over the north-central
waters Sun night.

Point Saint George to Point Arena

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...S winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 14 to 20 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 21 to 30 ft. Chance of
rain.
.THU...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 18 to 27 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 14 to 22 ft. Scattered
showers.
.FRI...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 14 to 20 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 14 to 21 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 12 to 17 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 12 to 17 ft.
.SUN...S to SW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 14 to 21 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 12 to 19 ft.

Point Arena to Point Piedras Blancas

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SUN...

.TODAY...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 13 ft.
.TONIGHT...S to SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 14 to 24 ft.
.THU...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 16 to 23 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 14 to 22 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 13 to 18 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 13 to 19 ft.
.SAT...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 11 to 17 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 11 to 16 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 13 to 19 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 12 to 18 ft.



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