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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
214 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

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

PZZ500-301700-
214 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

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

0800Z SURFACE OBSERVATIONS AND BOUY DATA DEPICTED A COLD FRONT
ENTERING THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL WATERS. NORTHWEST
WINDS BEHIND THIS COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE
DAY TODAY. SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER FAR NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA INTO FRIDAY RESULTING IN GALE FORCE WINDS OVER THE
COASTAL WATERS BEGINNING LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING INTO
FRIDAY...AND POSSIBLY LATER FOR THE OUTER WATER ZONES. NORTHWEST
SWELL WILL LEVEL OFF WHILE SWELL PERIODS STEADILY DECREASE TODAY.
LARGE AND VERY LONG PERIOD NORTHWESTERLY SWELL WILL RETURN TO THE
COASTAL WATERS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THAT WILL LAST THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.

$$

PZZ570-301700-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
214 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 KT.
WIND WAVES 7 TO 9 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 13 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 7 TO 9 FT. NW SWELL 13 TO
15 FT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 18 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 13 TO
16 FT...DECREASING TO 9 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ571-301700-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
214 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 KT.
WIND WAVES 8 TO 10 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
13 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
12 TO 14 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT...INCREASING TO
7 TO 9 FT. NW SWELL 13 TO 15 FT...INCREASING TO 16 TO 18 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 13 TO
16 FT...DECREASING TO 11 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ575-301700-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
214 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 7 TO 9 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
13 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 14 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 12 TO
15 FT...INCREASING TO 16 TO 18 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 14 TO
16 FT...DECREASING TO 11 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ576-301700-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDREAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
214 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...INCREASING
TO 6 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NW SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 14 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT...INCREASING TO 16 TO 17 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 14 TO
16 FT...DECREASING TO 11 TO 13 FT.

$$

PZZ540-301700-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
214 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 KT.
WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 14 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
13 FT...INCREASING TO 14 TO 17 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT...DECREASING TO 6 TO 8 FT.

$$

PZZ545-301700-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
214 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT...INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 14 TO 17 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 11 TO
14 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 9 TO 11 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 10 FT WITH A DOMINANT
SWELL PERIOD OF 14 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 11 FT WITH A DOMINANT SWELL
PERIOD OF 14 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.8 KNOTS AT 05:12
AM THURSDAY AND 1.4 KNOTS AT 05:42 PM THURSDAY.

$$

PZZ560-301700-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
214 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
12 FT AT 11 SECONDS...SHIFTING TO THE WEST 6 TO 8 FT AT
14 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT
16 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT...INCREASING TO 14 TO 17 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT.

$$

PZZ565-301700-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
214 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO
6 FT. NW SWELL 12 TO 13 FT AT 11 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 5 TO
6 FT AT 14 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT.

$$

PZZ530-301700-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
214 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ531-301700-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
214 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ535-301700-
MONTEREY BAY-
214 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 11 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 4 TO 5 FT AT 14 SECONDS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING WEST. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...
BECOMING 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT.

$$


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