Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
847 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

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

PZZ500-231030-
847 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST AND BAYS INCLUDING
THE MONTEREY BAY...GREATER FARALLONES...AND CORDELL BANK
NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

HIGH PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST WILL WEAKEN
TONIGHT RESULTING IN DECREASING NORTHWEST WINDS. THE WINDS WILL
BECOME SOUTHERLY AND INCREASE ON THURSDAY A AHEAD OF THE NEXT
SYSTEM. WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE DAY THURSDAY. WINDS WILL
SWITCH TO THE NORTHWEST FRIDAY BUT ANOTHER SYSTEM MAY IMPACT THE
WATERS ON SUNDAY.

$$

PZZ570-231030-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
847 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT THURSDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 5
TO 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. SW SWELL
8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT...INCREASING TO 7 TO 9 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY, THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
9 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ571-231030-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
847 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...
INCREASING TO 6 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 5 TO 6 FT AT
14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 FT
AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
9 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ575-231030-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
847 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT IN THE MORNING...
BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 6 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT...INCREASING TO 8 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ576-231030-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDREAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
847 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT...INCREASING TO 8 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

$$

PZZ540-231030-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
847 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ545-231030-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
847 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9
FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY, THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FT WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 12 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET AT 12 SECONDS. MAXIMUM
EBB CURRENT OF 0.6 KNOTS AT 12:36 AM THURSDAY AND 1.4 KNOTS AT
12:00 PM THURSDAY.

$$

PZZ560-231030-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
847 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT
13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
7 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT...INCREASING TO 7 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ565-231030-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
847 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE
EVENING.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT...INCREASING TO 7 TO 9 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS, THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.

$$

PZZ530-231030-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
847 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING,
THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ531-231030-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
847 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING, THEN
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ535-231030-
MONTEREY BAY-
847 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7
TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6
FT...INCREASING TO 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$


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