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 46 47 48 49 50
000
FZUS56 KMTR 282237
CWFMTR

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
237 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

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

PZZ500-291045-
237 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

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

LOOK FOR INCREASING NORTH WINDS THIS AFTERNOON AS A HIGH AMPLITUDE
RIDGE SHIFTS EAST ALONG THE PACIFIC COAST. WINDS UP TO 20KT
POSSIBLE OVER THE OUTER WATERS FOR TOMORROW. WIND INCREASE
FURTHER AND VEER TO THE NORTHEAST BY TUESDAY AS AN ENERGETIC
AIRMASS INVADES FROM THE ARCTIC. A PERIOD OF STEEP FRESH NORTH
SWELL INVADES THE COASTAL WATERS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY.


$$

PZZ570-291045-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
237 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5
TO 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW
SWELL 5 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7
FT.

$$

PZZ571-291045-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
237 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT...DECREASING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...SE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW
SWELL 4 TO 6 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.

$$

PZZ575-291045-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
237 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 7 FT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW
SWELL 4 TO 6 FT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.


$$

PZZ576-291045-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
237 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.

$$

PZZ540-291045-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
237 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT
9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...BECOMING 2 FT
OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT...INCREASING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...SE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW
SWELL 3 TO 5 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.

$$

PZZ545-291045-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
237 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT
AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.WED...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 14 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL
PERIOD OF 14 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.5 KNOTS AT 08:53 PM
MONDAY AND 1.9 KNOTS AT 09:52 AM MONDAY.

$$

PZZ560-291045-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
237 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT
9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...DECREASING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW
SWELL 2 TO 4 FT...INCREASING TO 4 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT.

$$

PZZ565-291045-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
237 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT
AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
2 TO 4 FT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO 5 FT.


$$

PZZ530-291045-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
237 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 KT.
.WED...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...E WINDS 5 KT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT.

$$

PZZ531-291045-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
237 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.WED...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...NE WINDS 10 KT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT.

$$

PZZ535-291045-
MONTEREY BAY-
237 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING LESS THAN
2 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 2 TO 4 FT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW
SWELL 2 TO 4 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 3 TO 5 FT. SWELL LESS THAN
2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 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.