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Coastal Waters Forecast for California
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
240 AM PDT Wed Sep 23 2020

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

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240 AM PDT Wed Sep 23 2020

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

A 980 mb low in the Gulf of Alaska will generate large long-period
northwest swells that will arrive Thursday night and Friday.
Swell heights generally around 10 to 12 feet and periods of 16 to
18 seconds are expected. High pressure off the central California
coast will bring gusty winds to the southern waters through
Friday while lighter winds prevail over the northern waters.


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PZZ570-232215-
Waters from Point Arena to Point Reyes 10-60 NM-
240 AM PDT Wed Sep 23 2020

.TODAY...W winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell
around 4 ft at 10 seconds and SW around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...W winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. NW swell 5 to
7 ft at 10 seconds and SW around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft
at 18 seconds and SW around 2 ft at 11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves around 2 ft. NW swell 11 to 12 ft at 16 seconds and S
around 2 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 5 ft. NW swell 11 to 12 ft at 15 seconds and S around 2 ft
at 11 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 4 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 14 seconds and S around
2 ft at 11 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft and SW around 2 ft.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft and SW around 2 ft.

$$

PZZ571-232215-
Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10-60 NM-
240 AM PDT Wed Sep 23 2020

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft
at 10 seconds and SW around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell
4 to 6 ft at 10 seconds and SW around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 7 to
9 ft at 18 seconds and SW around 2 ft at 11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves around 2 ft. NW
swell 11 to 12 ft at 16 seconds and S around 2 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 5 ft. NW swell 11 to 12 ft at 15 seconds and S around 2 ft
at 11 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 5 to 6 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 14 seconds and S around
2 ft at 11 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft and SW around 2 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 7 to
9 ft and SW around 2 ft.

$$

PZZ575-232215-
Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos 10-60 NM-
240 AM PDT Wed Sep 23 2020

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft, increasing
to 3 to 4 ft this afternoon. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and
SW around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell around 4 ft at 10 seconds and SW around
2 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 18 seconds and S around 2 ft at
11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves around 2 ft. NW
swell 10 to 12 ft at 16 seconds and S around 2 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. NW swell 11 to 12 ft at 15 seconds and S around 2 ft
at 11 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves around 5 ft. NW swell 11 to 12 ft at 15 seconds and S
around 2 ft at 11 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft and SW around 2 ft.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 6 to
8 ft and S around 2 ft.

$$

PZZ576-232215-
Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas 10-60 NM-
240 AM PDT Wed Sep 23 2020

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

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 11 seconds and SW around 2 ft at
16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 4 to 5 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and SW around
2 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 18 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at
11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 4 to 5 ft. NW swell 10 to 12 ft at 16 seconds and S around
2 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. NW swell 11 to 12 ft at 15 seconds and S around 2 ft
at 11 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 5 to 6 ft. NW swell 11 to 12 ft at 15 seconds and S around
2 ft at 11 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft and SW around 2 ft.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 6 to
7 ft and S around 2 ft.

$$

PZZ540-232215-
Coastal Waters from Point Arena to Point Reyes California out to
10 nm-
240 AM PDT Wed Sep 23 2020

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 3 to
4 ft at 10 seconds and SW around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell
4 to 6 ft at 10 seconds and SW around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 7 to
9 ft at 18 seconds and SW around 2 ft at 11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 10 to 12 ft at 16 seconds and S up to
2 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
4 to 5 ft. NW swell 10 to 11 ft at 15 seconds and S around 2 ft
at 11 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 5 to 6 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 14 seconds and SW around
2 ft at 11 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft and SW up to 2 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 5 to
7 ft and SW up to 2 ft.

$$

PZZ545-232215-
Coastal Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point California out to
10 nm-
240 AM PDT Wed Sep 23 2020

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 3 to
4 ft at 10 seconds and SW around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell
3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and SW around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 6 to
8 ft at 18 seconds and SW up to 2 ft at 11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell
9 to 11 ft at 16 seconds and S up to 2 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. W swell 9 to 11 ft at 15 seconds and S around 2 ft at
11 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 4 to 5 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 14 seconds and S around
2 ft at 11 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
2 to 3 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft and SW up to 2 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft
and SW up to 2 ft.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...Seas 2 to 4 ft with dominant swell
period of 10 seconds.

ACROSS THE BAR...Seas 3 to 5 ft with dominant swell period of 10
seconds. Maximum ebb current of 1.5 kt at 10:13 AM Wednesday and
3.1 kt at 09:13 PM Wednesday.

$$

PZZ560-232215-
Coastal Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos California out to
10 nm-
240 AM PDT Wed Sep 23 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft, increasing
to 4 to 5 ft this afternoon. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and
SW around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and SW around
2 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 18 seconds and SW around 2 ft at
11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 16 seconds and S around
2 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 15 seconds and SW around 2 ft
at 11 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 14 seconds and SW around
2 ft at 11 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 7 to
9 ft and SW up to 2 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 5 to
7 ft and S up to 2 ft.

$$

PZZ565-232215-
Coastal Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas
California out to 10 nm-
240 AM PDT Wed Sep 23 2020

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

.TODAY...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
4 to 5 ft. Mixed swell NW 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds and SW around
2 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind
waves 4 to 5 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and SW around
2 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
5 to 6 ft. Mixed swell NW 3 to 5 ft at 18 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft
at 11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind
waves 4 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 17 seconds and S around
2 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 5 ft. NW swell 10 to 11 ft at 15 seconds and S around 2 ft
at 11 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind
waves 4 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 15 seconds and S up to
2 ft at 11 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 7 to
9 ft and SW up to 2 ft.
.SUN...N winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft
and S up to 2 ft.

$$

PZZ530-232215-
San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, the West Delta and  the San Francisco
Bay north of the Bay Bridge-
240 AM PDT Wed Sep 23 2020

.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt.

$$

PZZ531-232215-
San Francisco Bay South of the Bay Bridge-
240 AM PDT Wed Sep 23 2020

.TODAY...W winds up to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 20 kt with
gusts up to 25 kt this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
.THU...W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 15 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt.

$$

PZZ535-232215-
Monterey Bay-
240 AM PDT Wed Sep 23 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...S winds around 5 kt, becoming W 15 to 25 kt with gusts
up to 30 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft, increasing to 3 to
4 ft this afternoon. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 10 seconds and SW up to
2 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 10 seconds and SW up to
2 ft at 16 seconds.
.THU...W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 18 seconds and SW up to 2 ft at
11 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell
5 to 7 ft at 16 seconds.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 7 to
9 ft at 15 seconds and S up to 2 ft at 11 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...E winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell
6 to 8 ft at 14 seconds and SW up to 2 ft at 11 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 4 to
6 ft and SW up to 2 ft.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft.

Locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.


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