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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
918 AM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

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

PZZ500-010430-
918 AM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

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

NORTHERLY FLOW WILL INCREASE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS TODAY AS HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS OFF THE WEST COAST. WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST NORTH
OF POINT REYES. GUSTY WINDS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE IN THE SAN
FRANCISCO BAY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE INCREASED WINDS WILL
PRODUCE STEEPER WIND WAVES AND LOCALLY HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.
NORTHWEST SWELL WILL INCREASE FRIDAY AND OVER THE WEEKEND.

$$

PZZ570-010430-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
918 AM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT...INCREASING TO 8 TO 10 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ571-010430-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
918 AM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ575-010430-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
918 AM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ576-010430-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
918 AM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT LATE IN THE MORNING...
BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ540-010430-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
918 AM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ545-010430-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
918 AM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 NW SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
2 TO 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL
PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.3 KNOTS AT 07:33 PM
THURSDAY AND 1.5 KNOTS AT 08:00 AM FRIDAY.

$$

PZZ560-010430-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
918 AM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. NW SWELL 2 TO 3 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG LATE IN
THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
2 TO 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ565-010430-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
918 AM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
 NW SWELL 3 TO 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
2 TO 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 NW SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ530-010430-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
918 AM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

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

$$

PZZ531-010430-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
918 AM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DECREASING TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ535-010430-
MONTEREY BAY-
918 AM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT...BECOMING 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. W SWELL 2 TO 3 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING LESS THAN 2 FT. NW
SWELL 2 TO 3 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT...BECOMING 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NW
SWELL 2 TO 3 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
3 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 2 TO
4 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$


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