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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
831 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

PZZ500-201645-
831 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

A STRONG STORM SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH THE GULF OF ALASKA HAS
GENERATED A LARGE LONG PERIOD WESTERLY SWELL. THIS SWELL WILL MOVE
INTO THE WATERS OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AND CONTINUE TO BUILD ON
SATURDAY. SWELLS ARE EXPECT TO BEGIN TO DECREASE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON. THE LARGE LONG PERIOD SWELL WILL RESULT IN LARGE
BREAKING WAVES ACROSS THE SAN FRANCISCO BAR AND OFFSHORE REEFS AND
ROCK OUTCROPPINGS. MARINERS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION WHILE
NAVIGATING THE WATERS TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

$$

PZZ570-201645-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
831 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 15 TO 18 FT AT 19 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S 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.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 12 TO 15 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 11 TO 13 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 10 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 10 TO 12 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 13 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ571-201645-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
831 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 13 TO 16 FT AT 19 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
 W SWELL 12 TO 15 FT AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 11 TO 14 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 9 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.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 12 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ575-201645-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
831 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 13 TO 16 FT AT 19 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 13 TO 16 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W 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 10 TO 12 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 13 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ576-201645-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
831 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 14
SECONDS...INCREASING TO 17 TO 18 FT AT 19 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 13 TO 16 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 12 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 12 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 13 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ540-201645-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
831 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 13 TO 16 FT AT 19 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 11 TO 14 FT AT 17 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ545-201645-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
831 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 17 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.
.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 10 TO 12 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 20 SECONDS...BECOMING 16 TO 18 FEET WITH A
PERIOD OF 18 SECONDS LATE TONIGHT.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 15 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL
PERIOD OF 20 SECONDS...BECOMING 18 TO 21 FEET WITH A PERIOD OF 18
SECONDS LATE TONIGHT. OCCASIONAL BREAKERS 20 TO 30 FEET. MAXIMUM
EBB CURRENT OF 1 KNOTS AT 01:55 AM SATURDAY MORNING AND 2.6 KNOTS AT
01:37 PM SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

$$

PZZ560-201645-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
831 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.
.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.

$$

PZZ565-201645-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
831 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS...INCREASING
TO 13 TO 16 FT AT 19 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 11 TO 14 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ530-201645-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
831 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.

$$

PZZ531-201645-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
831 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 KT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

PZZ535-201645-
MONTEREY BAY-
831 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT.
WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

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