Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
250 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

PZZ500-202300-
250 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

A LARGE STORM IN THE GULF OF ALASKA HAS GENERATED LARGE LONG-
PERIOD SWELLS THAT WILL IMPACT THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT.
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST TONIGHT
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK RESULTING IN INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS OVER
THE SOUTHERN WATERS BEGINNING SUNDAY.


$$

PZZ570-202300-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
250 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
14 TO 17 FT AT 17 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
13 TO 16 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 W SWELL 11 TO 13 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
12 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ571-202300-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
250 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
14 TO 17 FT AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
13 TO 15 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 NW SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ575-202300-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
250 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 14 TO
17 FT AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 12
TO 14 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 NW SWELL 11 TO 13 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ576-202300-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
250 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 15 TO
17 FT AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
12 TO 14 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 12 TO 13 FT AT
15 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 11
FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ540-202300-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
250 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
 W SWELL 14 TO 17 FT AT 17 SECONDS. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
13 TO 15 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 11 TO
14 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
12 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...BECOMING
3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ545-202300-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
250 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 14 TO 17 FT AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
13 TO 14 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 14 TO 17 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 18 SECONDS...BECOMING 12 TO 15 FEET WITH
A PERIOD OF 17 SECONDS TONIGHT.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 15 TO 18 FEET WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 18 SECONDS...BECOMING 12 TO 15 FEET WITH A PERIOD OF 17
SECONDS TONIGHT. OCCASIONAL BREAKERS 20 TO 25 FEET. MAXIMUM EBB
CURRENT OF 2.6 KNOTS AT 01:37 PM SATURDAY AND 1.1 KNOTS AT 02:42
AM SUNDAY.

$$

PZZ560-202300-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
250 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 14 TO
17 FT AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 12 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NW SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10
FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ565-202300-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
250 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 15 TO 17 FT AT 18 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
12 TO 15 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO 13 FT AT
15 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ530-202300-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
250 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 KT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W. CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ531-202300-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
250 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ535-202300-
MONTEREY BAY-
250 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 13 TO 16 FT AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 12 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT...BECOMING 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NW
SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT
AT 14 SECONDS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES LESS
THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

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