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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
1140 PM PDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

PZZ500-161845-
1140 PM PDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

NORTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE ALONG THE COAST TONIGHT AS
THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT STRENGTHENS. THE STRONGEST WINDS
ARE EXPECTED OVER THE NORTHERN OUTER COASTAL WATERS WHERE GALE
FORCE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL GENERATE STEEP
FRESH SWELL OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

$$

PZZ570-161845-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
1140 PM PDT TUE APR 15 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 16 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO 16 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 9 FT. NW
SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT...DECREASING TO 7 TO 9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ571-161845-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
1140 PM PDT TUE APR 15 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 16 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 16 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. NW
SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT...DECREASING TO 6 TO 8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ575-161845-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
1140 PM PDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 16 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT...DECREASING TO 7 TO 9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ576-161845-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
1140 PM PDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT...DECREASING TO 7 TO 9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ540-161845-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
1140 PM PDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ545-161845-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
1140 PM PDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 6 TO 8 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9
SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.7 KNOTS AT 04:29 AM WEDNESDAY
AND 1.4 KNOTS AT 05:41 PM WEDNESDAY.

$$

PZZ560-161845-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
1140 PM PDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT
10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ565-161845-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
1140 PM PDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

PZZ530-161845-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
1140 PM PDT TUE APR 15 2014

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT.

$$

PZZ531-161845-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
1140 PM PDT TUE APR 15 2014

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.

$$

PZZ535-161845-
MONTEREY BAY-
1140 PM PDT TUE APR 15 2014

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 4
TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING LESS
THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT
10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 5 TO 7 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. PATCHY FOG.

$$

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