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Coastal Waters Forecast for California
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
905 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

Point Arena to Point Piedras Blancas and out 60 nm including the
San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay

PZZ500-171145-
905 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including
the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank
National Marine Sanctuaries...

A high pressure ridge will remain stationary over the California
coastal waters tonight and Wednesday then slowly drift southward
and weaken Thursday. A deep low pressure system 1,000 miles west
of Oregon this evening will move northeastward into the Gulf of
Alaska Wednesday and Wednesday night becoming nearly stationary
off the British Columbia coast through late week. A 1032 mb high
over the central Pacific will strengthen as it moves eastward and
settles over the eastern Pacific late this week and weekend. Very
large swell, the largest swell of this season so far, will impact
beaches later this week.

$$

PZZ570-171145-
Point Arena To Point Reyes 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
905 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 5 to 15 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 12 to 14 ft at 15
seconds.
.WED...SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 9 to
11 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
8 to 10 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening, then
rain likely after midnight.
.THU...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 20 to
23 ft at 21 seconds. Chance of rain.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell
19 to 22 ft at 18 seconds. Chance of showers through the night.
Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 18 to
21 ft. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Chance of showers.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 19 to
22 ft...decreasing to 14 to 17 ft. Slight chance of showers, then
chance of rain.
.SUN...SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 11 to
14 ft. Rain likely.

$$

PZZ571-171145-
Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
905 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Wind
waves 2 ft or less. W swell 12 to 13 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 9 to
12 ft at 14 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell
9 to 10 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the evening,
then chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 18 to
21 ft at 21 seconds. Chance of rain.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell
19 to 20 ft at 18 seconds. Chance of showers.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 17 to
18 ft...shifting to the NW 17 to 19 ft. Chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 18 to
20 ft...decreasing to 14 to 17 ft. Slight chance of showers, then
slight chance of rain.
.SUN...SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 10 to
13 ft. Chance of rain.

$$

PZZ575-171145-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
905 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 12 to
13 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 10 to
12 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell
9 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 16 to 19 ft
at 21 seconds. Chance of rain.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
19 to 20 ft at 18 seconds. Chance of showers.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 17 to
18 ft...shifting to the NW. Chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 17 to
19 ft...decreasing to 14 to 17 ft. Slight chance of rain.
.SUN...S winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to
12 ft. Chance of rain.

$$

PZZ576-171145-
Point Pinos To Point Piedras Blancas 10 To 60 nm Offshore-
905 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 12 to
14 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 10 to
12 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell
8 to 9 ft at 14 seconds.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 13 to 16 ft
at 21 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the morning, then chance
of rain in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
18 to 20 ft at 18 seconds. Chance of showers.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 16 to
17 ft...shifting to the NW. Chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 17 to
18 ft...decreasing to 14 to 16 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft...becoming
3 to 5 ft. NW swell 10 to 13 ft. Chance of rain.

$$

PZZ540-171145-
Point Arena To Point Reyes To 10 nm-
905 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...N winds 10 kt...becoming S after midnight. Wind waves
2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 13 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 9 to
11 ft at 14 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
8 to 10 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening, then
rain likely after midnight.
.THU...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 17 to 20 ft
at 21 seconds. Rain likely in the morning, then chance of rain in
the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell
17 to 20 ft at 18 seconds. Chance of showers in the evening, then
showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 16 to
19 ft. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Chance of showers.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 14 to
17 ft. Slight chance of showers, then chance of rain.
.SUN...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 10 to
13 ft. Rain, then rain likely.

$$

PZZ545-171145-
Point Reyes To Pigeon Point To 10 nm-
905 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 10 to
13 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 9 to
11 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED 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 14 seconds.
Slight chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 14 to
17 ft at 21 seconds. Rain likely in the morning, then chance of
rain in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell
16 to 19 ft at 18 seconds. Chance of showers.
.FRI...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 14 to
17 ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 12 to
15 ft. Slight chance of rain.
.SUN...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 8 to
10 ft. Rain likely.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...Combined seas 10 to 13 ft at 16
seconds.

ACROSS THE BAR...Combined seas 13 to 16 ft at 16 seconds. Maximum
ebb current of 1.4 knots at 04:49 AM Wednesday and 2.9 knots at
04:25 PM Wednesday.

$$

PZZ560-171145-
Pigeon Point to Point Pinos To 10 nm-
905 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft late in the
evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 13 ft at
15 seconds.
.WED...W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 9 to 11 ft
at 15 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming east after midnight.
Wind waves 3 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell
7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds.
.THU...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 12 to 15 ft
at 21 seconds. Chance of rain.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
16 to 19 ft at 18 seconds. Chance of showers.
.FRI...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft...decreasing to
3 ft. W swell 14 to 16 ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance
of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 13 to
15 ft...decreasing to 11 to 14 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
 NW swell 9 to 11 ft. Chance of rain, then rain likely.


$$

PZZ565-171145-
Point Pinos To Point Piedras Blancas To 10 nm-
905 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell
12 to 14 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 10 to
12 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds.
.THU...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 12 to 15 ft
at 21 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the morning, then chance
of rain in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
17 to 19 ft at 18 seconds. Chance of showers.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 14 to
17 ft. Chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 13 to
16 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
 NW swell 9 to 12 ft. Slight chance of rain, then chance of
rain.

$$

PZZ530-171145-
San Pablo Bay Suisun Bay The West Delta and San Francisco Bay
North of the Bay Bridge-
905 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Patchy fog after midnight.
.WED...NE winds 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Patchy fog
in the morning.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Slight chance of rain after
midnight.
.THU...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Chance of rain.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of showers.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of showers, then slight chance
of showers.
.SAT...W winds 10 kt. Slight chance of rain.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of rain, then rain likely.

$$

PZZ531-171145-
San Francisco Bay South of the Bay Bridge-
905 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...N winds 10 kt.
.WED...NW winds 10 kt.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt...becoming southeast after midnight.
.THU...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Chance of rain.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of showers.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Chance of showers, then slight
chance of showers.
.SAT...W winds 10 kt.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of rain, then rain likely.

$$

PZZ535-171145-
Monterey Bay-
905 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell
9 to 12 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 15 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming northeast after midnight.
Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 14 seconds.
.THU...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 11 to 14
ft at 21 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the morning, then chance
of rain in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 13 to
16 ft at 18 seconds. Chance of showers.
.FRI...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft...becoming 2 ft
or less. W swell 11 to 14 ft. Chance of showers, then slight
chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 10 to
13 ft.
.SUN...S winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 9 ft.
Chance of rain.

$$


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