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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
918 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

PZZ500-042215-
918 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

AN UPPER LOW IN THE AREA WILL BRING MODERATE NORTHERLY WINDS IN
THE OUTER WATERS NORTH OF PT REYES. LIGHTER SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL
PREVAIL SOUTH OF PT REYES. THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE DUE
TO COLD UNSTABLE AIR. WINDS AND SEAS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE LATE
THIS WEEK.

$$

PZZ570-042215-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
918 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.

$$

PZZ571-042215-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
918 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

PZZ575-042215-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
918 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 MIXED SWELL NW 4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S
3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.

$$

PZZ576-042215-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
918 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 MIXED SWELL NW 4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S
3 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.

$$

PZZ540-042215-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
918 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S
3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT
14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO
4 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT.

$$

PZZ545-042215-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
918 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
 MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND
S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL
NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S
3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET AT 13
SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...3 TO 5 FEET AT 13 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT
OF 2.2 KNOTS AT 03:13 PM WEDNESDAY AND 4.0 KNOTS AT 03:37 AM
THURSDAY.

$$

PZZ560-042215-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
918 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.  MIXED
SWELL NW 4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL
NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
5 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW 5 TO
6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT
AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.

$$

PZZ565-042215-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
918 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. MIXED SWELL NW 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT
14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED
SWELL NW 4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
5 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
5 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW
SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
6 FT.

$$

PZZ530-042215-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
918 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ531-042215-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
918 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ535-042215-
MONTEREY BAY-
918 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. NW SWELL 3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.  NW
SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT.

$$


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