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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
915 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

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

PZZ500-070415-
915 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

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

MODERATE TO STRONG NOTHERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE COASTAL
WATERS TODAY. GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE NORTHERN
WATERS...INCLUDING NORTH OF PT REYES WITHIN 10 MILES OF THE
COAST...AND NORTH OF PIGEON POINT BEYOND 10 MILES OF THE COAST
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
WITH STEEP WIND WAVES AND FRESH SWELL. WIND AND WAVES WILL
GRADUALLY DECREASE OVER THE WEEKEND.

$$

PZZ570-070415-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
915 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO 19 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 14 TO 19 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 12 TO
15 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 14 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT...DECREASING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...INCREASING TO 6 TO 8 FT.

$$

PZZ571-070415-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
915 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 18 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 19 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 11 TO
14 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...INCREASING TO 7 TO 9 FT.

$$

PZZ575-070415-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
915 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

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

.TODAY...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.
.TONIGHT...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 12 TO
15 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT...DECREASING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...INCREASING TO 6 TO 8 FT.

$$

PZZ576-070415-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
915 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
12 TO 15 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...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.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 12 TO
15 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.

$$

PZZ540-070415-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
915 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 35 KT. WIND
WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT
15 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 35 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 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW
SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AND SW 3 FT.

$$

PZZ545-070415-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
915 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 15 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 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.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT
8 SECONDS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 5 TO 7 FT.

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

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.1 KNOTS AT 06:39 PM
WEDNESDAY AND 2.8 KNOTS AT 05:43 AM THURSDAY.

$$

PZZ560-070415-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
915 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...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 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT
AT 8 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

PZZ565-070415-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
915 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 13 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...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 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW
SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

PZZ530-070415-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
915 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DECREASING TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ531-070415-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
915 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

$$

PZZ535-070415-
MONTEREY BAY-
915 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND S 3 FT
AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT OVERNIGHT. WIND
WAVES 2 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT...BECOMING 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT.

$$

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