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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
155 PM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

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

PZZ500-040415-
155 PM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

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

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS APPROACHING THE COASTAL WATERS AND
WILL BRING LIGHT TO MODERATE NORTHERLY WINDS THROUGH MIDWEEK.
WINDS AND SEAS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE AFTER MIDWEEK WHEN THE
UPPER LOW SHIFTS INLAND. THE UPPER LOW WILL ALSO BRING A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS TO THE COASTAL WATERS ON FRIDAY.

$$

PZZ570-040415-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
155 PM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 5 TO 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS
AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
13 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...BECOMING 2 FT
OR LESS. NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT.

$$

PZZ571-040415-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
155 PM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...
BECOMING 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIXED SWELL W 4 TO 5 FT AT
12 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT
AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 6 FT.

$$

PZZ575-040415-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
155 PM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING
3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIXED SWELL NW 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND S 3 FT
AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
MIXED SWELL NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT
AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 7 TO 8 FT
AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 6 FT.

$$

PZZ576-040415-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
155 PM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
NW 5 TO 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 6 FT.

$$

PZZ540-040415-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
155 PM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 4 TO 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND S 3 FT
AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
 W SWELL 5 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT
AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT
AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.


$$

PZZ545-040415-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
155 PM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND S 3 FT
AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT
AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
S SWELL 3 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.


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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET AT 13 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...6 TO 8 FEET AT 13 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT
OF 2.2 KNOTS AT 02:25 PM TUESDAY AND 3.6 KNOTS AT 02:55 AM
WEDNESDAY.

$$

PZZ560-040415-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
155 PM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 4 TO 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND S 3 FT
AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.  W SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED
SWELL W 5 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W
5 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.


$$

PZZ565-040415-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
155 PM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W
4 TO 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXED SWELL W 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED
SWELL W 4 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT
AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
W 5 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.


$$

PZZ530-040415-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
155 PM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ531-040415-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
155 PM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DECREASING TO 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ535-040415-
MONTEREY BAY-
155 PM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.  W SWELL
3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT
AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT.


$$


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