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Coastal Waters Forecast for California
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
306 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Point Arena to Point Piedras Blancas and out 60 nm including the
San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay

PZZ500-171630-
306 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including
the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank
National Marine Sanctuaries...

High pressure over the eastern Pacific will gradually weaken and
move south this week. A low pressure trough and cold front from
the Gulf of Alaska will move across the California coastal waters
later Thursday, and light rain will accompany the frontal passage.
A moderate to long period southerly swell will mix with northwesterly
swell this afternoon and tonight. A very large northwesterly swell
train, the largest of this season so far, is then forecast to arrive
Thursday night through Friday.

$$

PZZ570-171630-
Point Arena To Point Reyes 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
306 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell
NW 5 to 6 ft at 13 seconds and S 3 ft at 19 seconds.
.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 18 seconds.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 6 ft
at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell
NW 5 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 4 to
6 ft at 11 seconds...increasing to 10 to 13 ft at 20 seconds.
Swell S 3 ft. Chance of rain, then rain likely.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 16 to
19 ft. Swell S 3 ft. Slight chance of rain.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 11 to
14 ft.

$$

PZZ571-171630-
Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
306 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell
NW 5 ft at 13 seconds and S 3 ft at 18 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell
NW 5 ft at 13 seconds and S 3 ft at 18 seconds.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW
5 to 6 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW
5 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 4 to
5 ft at 11 seconds...increasing to 8 to 10 ft at 20 seconds.
Swell S 3 ft. Slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Chance of
rain.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 15 to
18 ft. Swell S 3 ft. Slight chance of rain.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 10 to
13 ft.

$$

PZZ575-171630-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
306 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell
NW 5 ft at 13 seconds and S 3 ft at 18 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell
NW 5 ft at 13 seconds and S 3 ft at 18 seconds.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW
5 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW
5 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 6 to
8 ft at 15 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds. Slight chance of
rain in the evening. Chance of rain after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 14 to
17 ft and S 3 ft...becoming 15 to 17 ft. Slight chance of rain.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 10 to
13 ft.

$$

PZZ576-171630-
Point Pinos To Point Piedreas Blancas 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
306 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft in the
afternoon. Mixed swell NW 5 ft at 13 seconds and S 3 ft at
18 seconds. Slight chance of thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed
swell NW 5 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 17 seconds. Slight
chance of thunderstorms in the evening.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW
5 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed
swell NW 5 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 5 to
7 ft at 16 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds. Slight chance of
rain after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 14 to
17 ft. Swell S 3 ft. Slight chance of rain.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 10 to
13 ft.

$$

PZZ540-171630-
Point Arena To Point Reyes To 10 nm-
306 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell
NW 4 to 5 ft at 13 seconds and SW 3 ft at 19 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed
swell NW 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 18 seconds.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell NW
4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed
swell NW 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to
5 ft at 11 seconds...increasing to 8 to 10 ft at 20 seconds.
Swell S 3 ft. Slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Rain likely
in the evening, then chance of rain after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 14 to
17 ft. Slight chance of rain.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 9 to
12 ft.

$$

PZZ545-171630-
Point Reyes To Pigeon Point To 10 nm-
306 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to
5 ft at 13 seconds and SW 3 ft at 18 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening...
becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 13 seconds and SW
3 ft at 18 seconds.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to
5 ft at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to
5 ft at 11 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to
7 ft at 15 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of rain.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 12 to
15 ft. Slight chance of rain.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 9 to 12
ft.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...Combined seas 3 to 5 ft with a
dominant swell period 13 seconds.

ACROSS THE BAR...Combined seas 4 to 6 ft with a dominant swell
period of 13 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 1.5 knots at 02:30
PM Tuesday and 1.3 knots at 02:12 AM Wednesday.

$$

PZZ560-171630-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos To 10 nm-
306 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 ft in the
afternoon. Mixed swell NW 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds and S 3 ft at
18 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell
NW 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 18 seconds.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW
3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed
swell NW 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW
4 to 6 ft at 16 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of rain
after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 11 to
14 ft. Slight chance of rain.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 9 to
12 ft.

$$

PZZ565-171630-
Point Pinos To Point Piedras Blancas To 10 nm-
306 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft in the
afternoon. Mixed swell NW 3 to 5 ft at 13 seconds and S 3 ft at 18
seconds. Slight chance of thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt...decreasing to 5 to 15 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Mixed swell NW 3 to 4 ft at 12
seconds and S 3 ft at 17 seconds. Slight chance of thunderstorms
in the evening.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell NW
4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Mixed
swell NW 4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell NW
4 to 6 ft at 16 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of rain
after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 11 to
14 ft and S 3 ft...increasing to 13 to 15 ft. Slight chance of
rain.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 10 to
13 ft.

$$

PZZ530-171630-
San Pablo Bay Suisun Bay The West Delta and San Francisco Bay
North of the Bay Bridge-
306 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Patchy smoke in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Patchy smoke.
.WED...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Patchy smoke.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt.
.THU...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Chance of rain.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Slight chance of rain.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 20 kt.

$$

PZZ531-171630-
San Francisco Bay South of the Bay Bridge-
306 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 10 kt.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 15 kt.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt.
.THU...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of rain.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Slight chance of rain.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 20 kt.

$$

PZZ535-171630-
Monterey Bay-
306 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...W winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 13 seconds and
SW 3 ft at 18 seconds.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming NW 10 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 12 seconds and
SW 3 ft at 18 seconds.
.WED...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft
at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell
3 ft at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
4 to 6 ft at 15 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of rain
after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell
10 to 13 ft. Slight chance of rain.
.SAT...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 9 to
12 ft.

$$


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