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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
239 AM PST MON FEB 20 2017

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

PZZ565-201800-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
239 AM PST MON FEB 20 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT THIS MORNING.
COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 15 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 16 SECONDS...INCREASING
TO 12 TO 17 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. HEAVY
RAIN AND WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 15 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 15 SECONDS. HEAVY RAIN AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 11
FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO 10 FT
AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 12 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 9 TO 10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF
RAIN.

$$


Small Craft Advisory


COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
239 AM PST MON FEB 20 2017

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

PZZ575-201800-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
239 AM PST MON FEB 20 2017

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...WITH GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KT.
COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 16 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 16 SECONDS. HEAVY RAIN
AND WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...WITH GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KT.
COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 14 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS. HEAVY RAIN
AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 30 KT...BECOMING WEST 5 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT...DECREASING TO 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. W SWELL 10 TO 12 FT AT 15 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE
MORNING...A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...INCREASING TO
5 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 10 TO 12 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 FT.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
824 PM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SAN MATEO POINT CA OUT 60NM INCLUDING THE
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

PZZ670-201230-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO POINT SAL FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
824 PM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 8 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 13 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 10 TO 12 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 16
SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 12 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15
SECONDS...BUILDING TO 12 TO 14 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS
13 TO 14 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS. RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 10 TO
12 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT...BUILDING TO
12 TO 13 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO
13 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 13 FT. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO
13 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
824 PM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SAN MATEO POINT CA OUT 60NM INCLUDING THE
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

PZZ673-201230-
WATERS FROM PT. SAL TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND CA AND WESTWARD 60 NM
INCLUDING SAN MIGUEL AND SANTA ROSA ISLANDS-
824 PM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING 15 TO
25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. STRONGEST NW PORTION. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 8 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 12 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 8 TO 10 FT DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS. RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS
9 TO 10 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 10 TO 13 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. STRONGEST
NORTHWESTERN PORTION. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO 14 FT DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 10 TO 12 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO 12 FT...BUILDING TO
12 TO 13 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO
13 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 13 FT. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO
13 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
304 AM PST SAT FEB 18 2017

PZZ670-673-676-181715-
/O.EXT.KLOX.SC.Y.0026.000000T0000Z-170221T0500Z/
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO POINT SAL FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM PT. SAL TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND CA AND WESTWARD 60 NM
INCLUDING SAN MIGUEL AND SANTA ROSA ISLANDS-
OUTER WATERS FROM SANTA CRUZ ISLAND TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND TO
60 NM OFFSHORE INCLUDING SAN NICOLAS AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
304 AM PST SAT FEB 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST MONDAY...

SEE THE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWFLOX) FOR MORE DETAILS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT HAZARDOUS SEA CONDITIONS WILL
EXIST FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Gale Watch


COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
824 PM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SAN MATEO POINT CA OUT 60NM INCLUDING THE
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

PZZ670-201230-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO POINT SAL FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
824 PM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 8 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 13 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 10 TO 12 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 16
SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 12 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15
SECONDS...BUILDING TO 12 TO 14 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS
13 TO 14 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS. RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 10 TO
12 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT...BUILDING TO
12 TO 13 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO
13 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 13 FT. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO
13 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 9 TO
10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
824 PM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SAN MATEO POINT CA OUT 60NM INCLUDING THE
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

PZZ673-201230-
WATERS FROM PT. SAL TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND CA AND WESTWARD 60 NM
INCLUDING SAN MIGUEL AND SANTA ROSA ISLANDS-
824 PM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING 15 TO
25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. STRONGEST NW PORTION. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 8 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 12 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 8 TO 10 FT DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS. RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS
9 TO 10 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 10 TO 13 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. STRONGEST
NORTHWESTERN PORTION. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO 14 FT DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 10 TO 12 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO 12 FT...BUILDING TO
12 TO 13 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO
13 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 13 FT. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO
13 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. W SWELL 9 TO 10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

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