Coastal Waters Forecast
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Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest California
National Weather Service Eureka CA
838 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

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838 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

.SYNOPSIS FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WATERS...Southerly winds will
strengthen today in advance of an approaching storm. Gale force
southerlies are expected as the cold front moves through the
waters by early Wednesday morning. A long period westerly swell
will continue to subside tonight through Tuesday, however, steep
southerly wind waves will start to build on Tuesday. Another
large westerly swell will impact the coastal waters Thursday and
Friday.



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Pt St George to Cape Mendocino out 10 nm-
838 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

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

.TODAY...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves S building to 6 ft at 8
seconds...and W 5 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of rain.
.TONIGHT...S winds 20 to 30 kt. Waves S 10 ft at 9 seconds...
and W 7 ft at 14 seconds. Rain.
.WED...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves S 10 ft at 9 seconds...and W
8 ft at 13 seconds. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves W 11 ft at 9 seconds...
and W 4 ft at 16 seconds. Showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves SW 6 ft at 6 seconds...and W
17 ft at 15 seconds. Showers with small hail and isolated
thunderstorms.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves W 14 ft at 13 seconds.
.SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves W 10 ft at 9 seconds.

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PZZ470-232315-
Pt St George to Cape Mendocino 10 to 60 nm-
838 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...S winds 25 to 35 kt. Waves S 9 ft at 8 seconds...and W
6 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of rain.
.TONIGHT...S winds 25 to 35 kt. Waves S 15 ft at 10 seconds.
Rain.
.WED...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves S 11 ft at 9 seconds...and W
9 ft at 13 seconds. Chance of rain.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves W 14 ft at 9 seconds...
and W 4 ft at 16 seconds. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves SW 6 ft at 7 seconds...and W
17 ft at 15 seconds. Showers likely with small hail and
isolated thunderstorms.
.FRI...S winds 20 to 30 kt. Waves SW 5 ft at 7 seconds...and NW
14 ft at 13 seconds.
.SAT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves W 13 ft at 9 seconds.

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Cape Mendocino to Pt Arena out 10 nm-
838 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

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

.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves SE
building to 5 ft at 8 seconds...and W 6 ft at 14 seconds.
Slight chance of rain.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 20 to 30 kt. Waves S 8 ft at 8 seconds...
and W 7 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of rain.
.WED...S winds 15 to 25 kt...becoming SW 10 to 15 kt. Waves S
9 ft at 9 seconds...and W 8 ft at 13 seconds. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves W 10 ft at 9 seconds...
and W 4 ft at 16 seconds. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves W 4 ft at 5 seconds...and W
17 ft at 15 seconds. Showers with small hail and isolated
thunderstorms.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves NW 14 ft at 14 seconds.
.SAT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves W 2 ft at 5 seconds...and W
10 ft at 12 seconds.

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Cape Mendocino to Pt Arena 10 to 60 nm-
838 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves S building to 7 ft at 8
seconds...and W 6 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of rain.
.TONIGHT...S winds 20 to 30 kt. Waves S 11 ft at 9 seconds...
and W 8 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of rain.
.WED...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves S 11 ft at 9 seconds...and W
8 ft at 13 seconds. Rain likely.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves W 12 ft at 9 seconds...
and W 4 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THU...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves W 6 ft at 6 seconds...and NW
17 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers with small hail and
isolated thunderstorms.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves NW 14 ft at 14 seconds.
.SAT...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves S 6 ft at 7 seconds...and W
11 ft at 12 seconds.

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