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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
853 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

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

PZZ500-171145-
853 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

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

LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS AND A MODERATE WESTERLY SWELL WILL PERSIST
OVER THE COASTAL WATERS INTO TUESDAY. STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL
DEVELOP WEDNESDAY JUST PRIOR TO A QUICKLY MOVING COLD FRONT PASSING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE COLD FRONT WILL THEN REACH SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. NORTHWESTERLY SWELL NEAR 30 FEET
WILL BUILD BY MIDDAY FRIDAY AND LAST INTO SATURDAY. EXPECT MORE WET
AND WINDY WEATHER LATE THIS WEEK AND THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND.

$$

PZZ570-171145-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
853 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. W
SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...
THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 11 TO
12 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 13 TO 17 FT.
RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 19 FT. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...THEN RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 17 TO
20 FT...INCREASING TO 22 TO 24 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 18 TO
21 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ571-171145-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
853 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT LATE IN THE EVENING...
BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT
AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
11 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 17 FT.
RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO 18 FT. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 16 TO
18 FT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 23 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 20 TO
21 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 17 TO 19 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ575-171145-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
853 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT
AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...
BECOMING 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
11 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 KT.
WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN IN
THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT...INCREASING TO
5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 13 TO 15 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN
RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 15 TO
18 FT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 23 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 20 TO
21 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 17 TO 19 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ576-171145-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
853 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7
TO 9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT
AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...
BECOMING 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN
RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 KT.
WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 10 TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN IN
THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 12 TO
15 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 14 TO
17 FT...INCREASING TO 19 TO 22 FT. RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 20 TO
21 FT...DECREASING TO 17 TO 18 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ540-171145-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
853 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.  W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 2 TO 15 FT. RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...INCREASING TO
5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 12 TO 15 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 15 TO
18 FT...INCREASING TO 19 TO 22 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 18 TO
21 FT...DECREASING TO 15 TO 18 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY.

$$

PZZ545-171145-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
853 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6
TO 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT
AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 2 TO 15 FT. RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 11 TO
14 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 13 TO
16 FT...INCREASING TO 17 TO 20 FT. RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 15 TO
18 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FT DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS.
MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF -1.1 KNOTS AT 07:54 AM TUESDAY AND -1.3 KNOTS
AT 07:00 PM TUESDAY.

$$

PZZ560-171145-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
853 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT
AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN
RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 2 TO 14 FT. RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 11 TO
13 FT...INCREASING TO 12 TO 14 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 13 TO
15 FT...INCREASING TO 17 TO 20 FT. RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 16 TO 19 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ565-171145-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
853 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT LATE IN THE EVENING...
BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT
AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 11 TO
14 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 13 TO
14 FT...INCREASING TO 17 TO 20 FT. RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 17 TO 20 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ530-171145-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
853 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN
LIKELY.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZZ531-171145-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
853 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

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

$$

PZZ535-171145-
MONTEREY BAY-
853 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT
AT 16 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN
RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 2 TO 14 FT. RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
13 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 12 TO
15 FT. RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 13 TO
16 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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