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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
221 AM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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

PZZ500-052130-
221 AM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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

BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC WILL RESULT IN
NORTHERLY WINDS ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST. GALE FORE WINDS WILL BE
POSSIBLE OVER THE OUTER WATERS NORTH OF PIGEON POINT. THE STRONG
WINDS WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS WITH STEEP WIND WAVES AND
FRESH SWELL. WIND AND WAVES WILL GRADUALLY EASE BY LATE IN THE
WEEK.

$$

PZZ570-052130-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
221 AM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. GUSTS TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO 14 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 18
SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. COMBINED SEAS
13 TO 18 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 8 TO 19 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO 18 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 20 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 12 TO
15 FT AT 10 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.

$$

PZZ571-052130-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
221 AM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. GUSTS TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO 14 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 18
SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WIND WAVES 4
TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 13 TO 16 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 16
SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO 19 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 14 TO 20 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.

$$

PZZ575-052130-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
221 AM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 14 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 5 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
13 TO 16 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 13 TO
16 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
14 TO 17 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.

$$

PZZ576-052130-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
221 AM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 4 TO 5 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 14 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 12 TO
15 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
13 TO 16 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.

$$

PZZ540-052130-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
221 AM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND SW 3 TO 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 14 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 14 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT.

$$

PZZ545-052130-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
221 AM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND SW 3 TO 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND SW 3 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND SW 3 TO 4 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 18 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 18 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.7 KNOTS AT 04:33 AM
TUESDAY AND 1.1 KNOTS AT 05:56 PM TUESDAY.

$$

PZZ560-052130-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
221 AM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM PDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
MORNING. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 9 SECONDS
AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY
DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT.

$$

PZZ565-052130-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
221 AM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 5 FT AT 18 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

PZZ530-052130-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
221 AM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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

.TODAY...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT OVERNIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ531-052130-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
221 AM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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

.TODAY...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT OVERNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ535-052130-
MONTEREY BAY-
221 AM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
MORNING. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS
AND S 3 FT AT 18 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY
DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS
AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY
DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT.

$$


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