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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
820 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

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

PZZ500-240330-
820 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

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

A WEAK SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL MAINTAIN GENERALLY LIGHT TO
MODERATE WINDS ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH MUCH OF THE
FORECAST PERIOD. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE
NORTHERN WATERS. A MIXED SWELL FEATURING A MODERATE PERIOD
SOUTHERLY COMPONENT WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

$$

PZZ570-240330-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
820 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL
NW 6 TO 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 4 TO 5 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL
NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 4 TO 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 5 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW 5 TO 7 FT AT
8 SECONDS AND SW 3 TO 4 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AND SW 3 FT...BECOMING 4 TO 5 FT AND S 3 TO 5 FT.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND S 4 TO 6 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ571-240330-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
820 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW 5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 4 TO
5 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 4 TO 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 5 TO 7 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DECREASING TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 4 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW 5 TO 7 FT AT
8 SECONDS AND SW 3 TO 4 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AND SW 3 FT...BECOMING 4 TO 5 FT AND S 3 TO 5 FT.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ575-240330-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
820 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 5 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW 4 TO
6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW 5 TO
7 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
PATCHY NIGHT AND MORNING FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AND SW 3 FT...BECOMING 4 TO 5 FT AND S 3 TO 5 FT.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AND S 4 TO 6 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ576-240330-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
820 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 5 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW 4 TO
6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AND SW 3 FT...BECOMING 4 TO 5 FT AND S 3 TO 5 FT.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AND SE 4 TO 6 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ540-240330-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
820 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 5 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
MIXED SWELL NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND
SW 3 TO 4 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND SW 3 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W AND S 3 TO 4 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW 2 TO
4 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ545-240330-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
820 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.  MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 5 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL
NW 3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
IN THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 3 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
PATCHY NIGHT AND MORNING FOG.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT
AND SW 3 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W AND SW 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL
PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.4 KNOTS AT 03:30 PM
SATURDAY AND 1.7 KNOTS AT 03:38 AM SUNDAY.

$$

PZZ560-240330-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
820 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
IN THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
NW 3 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW
SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 2 TO 4 FT
AND SW 3 FT...BECOMING NW 2 TO 4 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 3 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ565-240330-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
820 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 5 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
NW 3 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW
SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 4 FT AND SW 3 FT...BECOMING NW 3 TO 4 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 3 FT AND S 3 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ530-240330-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
820 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ531-240330-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
820 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ535-240330-
MONTEREY BAY-
820 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. MIXED SWELL W
2 TO 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. MIXED SWELL
W 2 TO 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 2 TO
3 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND SW 3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 2 TO 3 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 2 TO
3 FT AND SW 3 FT...BECOMING W 2 TO 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W
SWELL 2 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW. SWELL LESS THAN 2 FT. PATCHY
FOG.

$$


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