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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
735 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

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.

PZZ899-210545-
735 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR CALIFORNIA WATERS...A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
SE INTO THE WATERS TODAY...THEN PASS S OF THE AREA TONIGHT. A
HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT AND SAT.
ANOTHER STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE E OVER THE WATERS SAT NIGHT
THROUGH SUN NIGHT...THEN PASS S OF THE AREA MON. A LOW PRES
TROUGH WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE CALIFORNIA COAST MON NIGHT WHILE A
RIDGE BUILDS IN FROM THE W. A THIRD RIDGE WILL BUILD E OVER THE
WATERS TUE AND TUE NIGHT.

$$

PZZ820-210545-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
735 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 19 TO
27 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 21 TO
35 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 23
TO 35 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING S TO SE 35 TO 45 KT...THEN INCREASING TO
45 TO 55 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 19 TO 23 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...WINDS DIMINISHING TO SW 25 TO 35 KT...THEN BECOMING 25 TO 30
KT. SEAS 18 TO 22 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 18 TO 23 FT.
.MON...WINDS INCREASING TO W TO NW 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 20
TO 33 FT.
.MON NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING N 30 TO 40 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO
20 TO 30 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 15 TO 30 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 17 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 11 FT.

$$

PZZ920-210545-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
735 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 19 TO 33 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS INCREASING TO 40 TO 50 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO
35 TO 45 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 25 TO 39 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 29 TO
36 FT...SUBSIDING TO 20 TO 28 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 45 TO 60 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 18 TO 25 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 19 TO 25 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 19 TO 24 FT...BUILDING
TO 20 TO 33 FT.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 23 TO 35 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 16 TO 31 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 17 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...WINDS DIMINISHING TO S TO SW 5 TO 15 KT...THEN BECOMING
S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FT.

$$

PZZ825-210545-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
735 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 19 TO 27 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 24 TO 34 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 24
TO 34 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...WINDS INCREASING TO S TO SE 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 18 TO 24 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...WINDS DIMINISHING TO W TO SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
16 TO 20 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 17 TO 21 FT.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 18
TO 32 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 30 TO 40
KT. SEAS 19 TO 31 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS BECOMING 20 TO 30 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20
KT. SEAS BECOMING 14 TO 21 FT...THEN SUBSIDING TO 11 TO 15 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ925-210545-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
735 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 22 TO 32 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 28 TO 37 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 22 TO 35 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT...THEN BECOMING W 20
TO 30 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 18 TO 23 FT. RAIN. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 17 TO 22 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 18 TO 27 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS BUILDING TO 21 TO 33
FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 18 TO 31
FT.
.TUE...N WINDS BECOMING 20 TO 30 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20
KT. SEAS BECOMING 13 TO 21 FT...THEN SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 15 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 12 FT.

$$

PZZ830-210545-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
735 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 18 TO 27 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 23 TO 31 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
BECOMING 25 TO 32 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING S 20 TO 30 KT...THEN INCREASING TO 30 TO
40 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 18 TO 24 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...WINDS DIMINISHING TO W TO SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
16 TO 19 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 16 TO 20 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 17 TO 27 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 22 TO 31 FT.
.TUE...WINDS DIMINISHING TO N 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 17 TO 26
FT...THEN SUBSIDING TO 13 TO 18 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 9 TO 14 FT.

$$

PZZ930-210545-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
735 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 21 TO 32 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 27 TO 34 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
BECOMING 23 TO 33 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT...THEN BECOMING S TO
SW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 18 TO 23 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 17 TO 20 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 17 TO 22 FT.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 19 TO 29 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 23 TO 31 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 17 TO 26
FT...THEN SUBSIDING TO 12 TO 18 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 9 TO 13 FT.

$$

PZZ835-210545-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM AND
150 NM OFFSHORE-
735 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 15 TO 25 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 19 TO 29 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT...THEN BECOMING W 10
TO 20 KT. SEAS BECOMING 24 TO 30 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...WINDS INCREASING TO S 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 19
TO 24 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 15 TO 19 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 15 TO 18 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 16 TO 22 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 30 TO 40 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 18 TO 29 FT.
.TUE...N TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 16 TO 27 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
10 TO 17 FT.

$$

PZZ935-210545-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 150 NM
AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
735 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 17 TO 28 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 22 TO 33 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 35 KT...THEN BECOMING W TO
SW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 24 TO 32 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING S 20 TO 30 KT...THEN INCREASING TO 25 TO
35 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 18 TO 24 FT.
.SUN...WINDS BECOMING W 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 15 TO 18
FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 16 TO 20 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 17 TO 25 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 20 TO 29 FT.
.TUE...N TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 15 TO 27 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 17 FT.

$$

PZZ840-210545-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM
AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
735 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 19 FT.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 14 TO 27 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT...WINDS BECOMING NW 25 TO 30 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20
KT. SEAS 14 TO 28 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...WINDS SHIFTING TO S 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BECOMING 14 TO
24 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 11 TO 19 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING W 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 18 FT.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 12 TO 19 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 14 TO 23
FT.
.TUE...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 15 TO 25 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 12 TO 20 FT.

$$

PZZ940-210545-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO 120W BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
735 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 13 TO 22 FT.
.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 14 TO 29 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS BECOMING 20 TO 30 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20
KT. SEAS BECOMING 18 TO 29 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...WINDS INCREASING TO S TO SW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING
19 TO 24 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 15 TO 20 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 14 TO 19 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 14 TO 21
FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 17 TO 23
FT.
.TUE...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 17 TO 25 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 12 TO 20
FT.

$$

PZZ945-210545-
SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA TO GUADALUPE ISLAND FROM 60 NM OFFSHORE
WEST TO 120W-
735 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15
FT.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 13 TO 22 FT.
.SAT...WINDS BECOMING NW 25 TO 30 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20
KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 14 TO 24 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 16 TO 23 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 14
TO 20 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 11 TO 16 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 11 TO 17 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BECOMING 14 TO 18 FT.
.TUE...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 14 TO 20 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 10 TO 20
KT. SEAS 14 TO 20 FT.

$$

.FORECASTER MUSONDA. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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