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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
254 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

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

PZZ500-271700-
254 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

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

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY
AS A STRONG SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT BUILDS ACROSS THE REGION. AT
THE SAME TIME, A BUILDING NORTHWEST SWELL WILL PASS THROUGH THE
WATERS. TYPICAL GUSTY SPRING TIME NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE AT
LEAST THROUGH MIDWEEK AND LIKELY THROUGH FRIDAY AS THE NEXT
WEATHER SYSTEM WILL LIKELY INCREASE THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT
ONCE AGAIN.

$$

PZZ570-271700-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
254 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT BY THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
12 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT.

$$

PZZ571-271700-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
254 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT BY THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 12 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
10 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT.

$$

PZZ575-271700-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
254 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT BY THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 11
SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 12 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
10 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT.

$$

PZZ576-271700-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDREAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
254 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
11 FT.

$$

PZZ540-271700-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
254 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

$$

PZZ545-271700-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
254 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FT WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 12 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 10 FT WITH A DOMINANT SWELL
PERIOD OF 12 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.3 KNOTS AT 03:12
AM MONDAY AND 1.7 KNOTS AT 03:18 PM MONDAY.

$$

PZZ560-271700-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
254 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 8 TO
9 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.

$$

PZZ565-271700-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
254 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM PDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 12 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
10 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.

$$

PZZ530-271700-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
254 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING DECREASING TO 5 TO
15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.

$$

PZZ531-271700-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
254 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING DECREASING TO 5 TO
15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ535-271700-
MONTEREY BAY-
254 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING WEST 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.

$$


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