Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
000
FZUS56 KMTR 250357
CWFMTR

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
857 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

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

PZZ500-251600-
857 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

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

LOW PRESSURE SITUATED WEST OF CAPE MENDOCINO WILL CONTINUE TO
DEEPEN TONIGHT RESULTING IN STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS ACROSS THE
COASTAL WATERS. GALE FORCE WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVERNIGHT ACROSS THE
NORTHERN WATERS WITH STRONG SMALL CRAFT WINDS DEVELOPING
ELSEWHERE. A LINE OF RAIN AND SHOWERS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING WITH THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE NORTH OF THE
GOLDEN GATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL EASE AND SHOWERS WILL
END BY SATURDAY NIGHT WITH LIGHTER WINDS AND MODERATE SEAS SUNDAY
INTO MONDAY.

$$

PZZ570-251600-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
857 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 15 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 16 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 12 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO 11 FT AT
12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT
AT 13 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 7 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ571-251600-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
857 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT TONIGHT...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT PDT TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. GUSTS UP TO 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT...INCREASING TO 4 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE
MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT
AT 13 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT
OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

PZZ575-251600-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
857 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

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

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 11 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT
13 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 7 FT.

$$

PZZ576-251600-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
857 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM PDT SATURDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 11 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 40 KT.
WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 7 FT.

$$

PZZ540-251600-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
857 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM PDT SATURDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM PDT SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT
12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE MORNING.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AT 13 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT...INCREASING TO 6 TO 8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT...DECREASING TO 4 TO 6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ545-251600-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
857 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT
SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. A FEW GUSTS UP TO 40 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AT 13 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT...DECREASING TO 4 TO 6 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 12 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL
PERIOD OF 12 SECONDS. SEAS BUILDING 10 TO 13 FEET BY SATURDAY.
MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.2 KNOTS AT 05:25 AM SATURDAY AND 2.8
KNOTS AT 04:45 PM SATURDAY.

$$

PZZ560-251600-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
857 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM PDT SATURDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AT 13 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

PZZ565-251600-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
857 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM PDT SATURDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING 15 TO 25 KT LATE.
WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 6 FT.

$$

PZZ530-251600-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
857 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM PDT SATURDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH A FEW GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KT POSSIBLE.
RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 KT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT.

$$

PZZ531-251600-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
857 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM PDT SATURDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH A FEW GALE FORCE GUSTS POSSIBLE.
RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT.

$$

PZZ535-251600-
MONTEREY BAY-
857 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING LESS THAN
2 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT
13 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES
2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
NW SWELL 3 TO 6 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SANFRANCISCO

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND YOUTUBE AT:
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSBAYAREA
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSBAYAREA
WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/NWSBAYAREA





USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.