Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
853 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

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

PZZ500-051600-
853 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

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

STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AS A
DRY COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH FAR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. A GALE WATCH
HAS BEEN ISSUED OVER THE NORTHERN WATERS FOR TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. THESE WINDS WILL GENERATE STEEP AND FRESH SEAS THROUGH
MIDWEEK. WIND AND WAVES WILL GRADUALLY EASE BY LATE IN THE WEEK.

$$

PZZ570-051600-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
853 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 14 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO 14 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 40 KT.
WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 12 TO 14 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.
.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.

$$

PZZ571-051600-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
853 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 14 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO 14 FT.
.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 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.
.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.

$$

PZZ575-051600-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
853 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

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

.TONIGHT...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 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
13 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 17 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 14 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
12 TO 14 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...DECREASING TO 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

PZZ576-051600-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
853 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

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

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

$$

PZZ540-051600-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
853 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 18 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 14 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.

$$

PZZ545-051600-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
853 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND SW 3 TO 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...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 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 40 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT
16 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.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT.
.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 4 TO
6 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 4:33 AM
TUESDAY AND 1.1 KNOTS AT 5:56 PM TUESDAY.

$$

PZZ560-051600-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
853 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS
AND S 3 FT AT 18 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT AT 9 SECONDS
AND S 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY
DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.TUE 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 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 12 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. 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.

$$

PZZ565-051600-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
853 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.TUE 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 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
 NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT...INCREASING TO 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

PZZ530-051600-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
853 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT.

$$

PZZ531-051600-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
853 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ535-051600-
MONTEREY BAY-
853 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 18 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT BY THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS
AND S 3 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY
DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT
11 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 2 TO
4 FT.

$$


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