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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
203 PM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

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

PZZ500-240645-
203 PM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

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

MODERATE NORTHWESTERLY CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG ALL OF OUR WATERS
THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD WITH THE HIGHEST SPEEDS NEAR THE
COAST. WINDS AND SEAS WILL DRAMATICALLY INCREASE BY THURSDAY AS
THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT TIGHTENS ALONG THE CALIFORNIA COAST.

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PZZ570-240645-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
203 PM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING,
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT
11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 FT AT
10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND SOUTH 3 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 17 FT.

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PZZ571-240645-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
203 PM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT
11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 FT
AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND SOUTH 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 8 FT. W SWELL 11 TO
14 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 12 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 17 FT.

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PZZ575-240645-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
203 PM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 8 FT
AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 FT
AT 10 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND SOUTH 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT...INCREASING TO
7 TO 9 FT. W SWELL 12 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT...INCREASING TO
7 TO 9 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO 14 FT.

$$

PZZ576-240645-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDREAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
203 PM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND SOUTH 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 13 TO
16 FT...DECREASING TO 12 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT.

$$

PZZ540-240645-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
203 PM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 FT
AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W
SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT
AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
 W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AND SOUTH 3 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO 14 FT.

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PZZ545-240645-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
203 PM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT
11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AND SOUTHWEST 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FT WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 14 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
14 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.3 KNOTS AT 01:18 PM SUNDAY
AND 1.4 KNOTS AT 02:06 AM MONDAY.

$$

PZZ560-240645-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
203 PM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT IN THE
EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
5 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8
FT AND SOUTH 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 11 TO 12 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.

$$

PZZ565-240645-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
203 PM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND SOUTH 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 10 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.

$$

PZZ530-240645-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
203 PM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING WEST 10 TO 20 KT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.

$$

PZZ531-240645-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
203 PM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 25 KT.

$$

PZZ535-240645-
MONTEREY BAY-
203 PM PDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7
TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING WEST 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 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
5 TO 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT
11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT
AND SOUTH 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.

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