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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
219 PM PST SAT JAN 31 2015

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.

PZZ899-011015-
219 PM PST SAT JAN 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR CALIFORNIA WATERS...A HIGH PRES RIDGE OVER THE NW
WATERS WILL DRIFT SE INTO THE CENTRAL WATERS TONIGHT AND
SUN...THEN PREVAIL OVER THE CENTRAL WATERS SUN NIGHT THROUGH TUE
NIGHT. A LOW PRES TROUGH WILL PERSIST NEAR THE COAST TONIGHT...THEN
WEAKEN SUN INTO MON. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL PASS E ACROSS THE FAR
NRN WATERS TONIGHT AND SUN. THE RIDGE WILL REBUILD ACROSS THE
ENTIRE AREA MON INTO TUE. ANOTHER WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO
THE FAR N WATERS MON NIGHT AND STALL...THEN LIFT N AS A WARM FRONT
TUE THROUGH WED NIGHT AS A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRES DEVELOPS W OF
THE WATERS. THE LOW PRES WILL REMAIN W OF THE NRN WATERS THU AND
THU NIGHT WHILE PUSHING A COLD FRONT E TOWARD THE NRN WATERS.

$$

PZZ820-011015-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
219 PM PST SAT JAN 31 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE THU...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT EARLY...
THEN...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO
20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. AREAS OF FOG AND SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 7 TO
9 FT. AREAS OF FOG AND SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS
8 TO 9 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO
8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 8 TO 13 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 10 TO 16 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 13 TO 19 FT.

$$

PZZ920-011015-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
219 PM PST SAT JAN 31 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT. WIDESPREAD RAIN.
.SUN...SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW. SEAS 5 TO
9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. AREAS OF FOG AND SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH VSBY
1 NM OR LESS.
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 8 TO
10 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS EARLY. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.WED...S WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 16 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 15 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
13 TO 17 FT.

$$

PZZ825-011015-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
219 PM PST SAT JAN 31 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE THU NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING N EARLY...THEN...BECOMING
NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 6 TO
8 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...W TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS
7 TO 8 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS
7 TO 8 FT.
.WED...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
6 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 7 TO 13 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 17 FT.

$$

PZZ925-011015-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
219 PM PST SAT JAN 31 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 10 TO 20 KT
EARLY...THEN...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
7 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 15 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 12 TO 17 FT.

$$

PZZ830-011015-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
219 PM PST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT EARLY...
THEN...BECOMING N TO NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.MON...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.WED...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 6 TO
7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 11 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 14 FT.

$$

PZZ930-011015-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
219 PM PST SAT JAN 31 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE THU NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W TO SW.
SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO
15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO
8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 7 TO 12 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 10 TO 17 FT.

$$

PZZ835-011015-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM AND
150 NM OFFSHORE-
219 PM PST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.WED...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 6 TO
7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS
5 TO 6 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ935-011015-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 150 NM
AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
219 PM PST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 7 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS
7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE.
SEAS 7 FT.
.WED...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.

$$

PZZ840-011015-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM
AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
219 PM PST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 4 TO
7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...BECOMING W TO NW.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.

$$

PZZ940-011015-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO 120W BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
219 PM PST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS
6 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.WED...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE.
SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.

$$

PZZ945-011015-
SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA TO GUADALUPE ISLAND FROM 60 NM OFFSHORE
WEST TO 120W-
219 PM PST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N EARLY...THEN...
BECOMING 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO
15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
5 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO
15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

$$

.FORECASTER BANCROFT. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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