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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
218 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

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

PZZ500-300415-
218 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

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

NORTHWEST WINDS ARE FORECAST TO INCREASE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS
THROUGH THE NEXT 24 HOURS FROM SOUTH TO THE NORTH. THE STRONGEST
WINDS WILL BE SOUTH OF PIGEON POINT TOWARDS THE BIG SUR
COASTLINE. ADDITIONALLY... STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED THIS
AFTERNOON AND TOMORROW AFTERNOON AROUND ANGEL ISLAND IN THE
NORTHERN SAN FRANCISCO BAY. A LONG PERIOD WEST SWELL CONTINUES TO
MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK. THE PERIOD IS FORECAST TO INCREASE TO 18 SECONDS FOR SUNDAY.

$$

PZZ570-300415-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
218 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AT 17 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 5 FT AT 18 SECONDS AND S
3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 4 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ571-300415-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
218 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
NW 2 TO 4 FT AT 17 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AT 18 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 4 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ575-300415-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
218 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL
NW 2 TO 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 18 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 5 FT
AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ576-300415-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
218 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 18 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 40 KT.
WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO 5 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
5 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ540-300415-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
218 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
NW 2 TO 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
 MIXED SWELL NW 2 TO 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS AND
S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 2 TO 4 FT AT 17 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
2 TO 4 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ545-300415-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
218 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
MIXED SWELL NW 2 TO 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS AND
S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
2 TO 4 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
2 TO 4 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND SW 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND SW 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 15 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 15 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.1 KNOTS AT 04:09 PM
SATURDAY AND 2.2 KNOTS AT 04:25 AM SUNDAY.

$$

PZZ560-300415-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
218 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 2 TO 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
2 TO 4 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO 4 FT
AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
2 TO 4 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ565-300415-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
218 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 2 TO 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
2 TO 4 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ530-300415-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
218 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 KT...
DECREASING TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE
EVENING.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 KT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 40 KT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ531-300415-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
218 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 KT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ535-300415-
MONTEREY BAY-
218 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW 2 TO 3 FT AT
17 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.  MIXED
SWELL NW 2 TO 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW 2 TO 4 FT AT
17 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 5 FT AND SW 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW 2 TO 4 FT AND SW 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$


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