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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
221 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

PZZ500-241715-
221 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE DAY TODAY AS
A STORM SYSTEM IMPACTS THE REGION WITH STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS AND
RAIN. SEAS WILL BE ROUGH WITH THE FRONTAL PASSAGE...BUT SHOULD
BEGIN TO DECREASE BY THIS EVENING. EXPECT NORTHWEST WINDS TO
RETURN BY SATURDAY MORNING BEFORE BRIEFLY BECOMING SOUTHERLY ON
SUNDAY AS ANOTHER WEAK SYSTEM MOVES OVER THE WATERS.

$$

PZZ570-241715-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
221 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING WEST 5 TO 15 KT BY NOON.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS... DECREASING
TO 8 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS BY NOON. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING
2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
8 TO 9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
11 FT...INCREASING TO 11 TO 12 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
12 FT...BECOMING 10 TO 13 FT.

$$

PZZ571-241715-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
221 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DECREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT...DECREASING TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. W SWELL 10 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT IN THE MORNING...
BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO 9 FT
AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 11 TO 12 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT.

$$

PZZ575-241715-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
221 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING WEST AT 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 13
SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 FT
AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 10 TO 12 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT.

$$

PZZ576-241715-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDREAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
221 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT EARLY THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 10 TO 12 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT.

$$

PZZ540-241715-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
221 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W AND DECREASING TO 10 TO
20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT
AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W
SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 KT. WIND
WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT
12 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
13 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.

$$

PZZ545-241715-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
221 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W AND DECREASING TO 10 TO
20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT...DECREASING TO 2 TO
4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. W SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING, THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 11 FT WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 6 TO 8 FT THIS
EVENING

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 12 FT WITH A DOMINANT SWELL
PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 7 TO 9 FT THIS EVENING.
MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.5 KNOTS AT 12:54 PM FRIDAY AND 0.9 KNOTS
AT 02:00 AM SATURDAY.

$$

PZZ560-241715-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
221 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT EARLY THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 KT
BY MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT
OR LESS. W SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING,
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT...BECOMING
3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...BECOMING 2 FT
OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.

$$

PZZ565-241715-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
221 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT EARLY THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING WEST 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING EAST 5 TO 15 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.

$$

PZZ530-241715-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
221 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT EARLY THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING,
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ531-241715-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
221 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT EARLY THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING WEST 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 15 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PZZ535-241715-
MONTEREY BAY-
221 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM PDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO 25 KT BY NOON.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING WEST 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING,
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING WEST 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT
12 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.

$$


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