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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZPN26 KWBC

FZPN26 KWBC 230333
OFFPZ6

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
833 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

CALIFORNIA WATERS-
INNER WATERS FROM  60 NM TO 150 NM OFFSHORE.
OUTER WATERS FROM 150 NM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE.

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

PZZ899-231545-
833 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

SYNOPSIS FOR CALIFORNIA WATERS
HIGH PRES WILL BUILD OVER THE
WATERS TONIGHT...SHIFT TO THE S PORTION THU AND THU NIGHT...THEN
DISSIPATE S OF THE AREA FRI AND FRI NIGHT. A STRONG COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE INTO THE NRN WATERS THU...THEN INTO THE CENTRAL WATERS
THU NIGHT AND FRI. THE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE SRN ZONES
FRI NIGHT AND SAT...THEN PASS S OF THE AREA SAT NIGHT. ANOTHER
HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE WATERS BEHIND THE FRONT FRI
NIGHT THROUGH SAT...THEN SHIFT S AND DISSIPATE SAT NIGHT INTO
SUN. ANOTHER STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NRN WATERS
SUN...MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL WATERS LATER SUN AND SUN NIGHT...THEN
CLEAR S OF THE SRN WATERS MON. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD E TOWARDS THE
AREA MON AND MON NIGHT. A LOW PRES TROUGH WILL FORM ALONG THE SRN
CALIFORNIA COAST LATE MON...THEN INTENSIFY AND EXPAND N MON
NIGHT.



PZZ820-231545-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
833 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

GALE WARNING


TONIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW. SEAS 7
TO 10 FT.

THU
S WINDS BECOMING 15 TO 25 KT...THEN INCREASING TO 25 TO 35
KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS BECOMING 9 TO 13 FT. RAIN WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

FRI
S TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
CHANCE OF RAIN.

FRI NIGHT
W WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 9 TO 10 FT.

SAT
W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NW. SEAS 9
TO 10 FT.

SAT NIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20
KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.

SUN
S WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 8 TO 14
FT.

SUN NIGHT
WINDS VEERING TO W TO NW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BECOMING
8 TO 11 FT.

MON
W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

MON NIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS BECOMING 10 TO 12
FT.



PZZ920-231545-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
833 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

GALE WARNING


TONIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW EARLY...THEN
BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

THU
S WINDS BECOMING 20 TO 30 KT...THEN INCREASING TO 25 TO 35
KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

THU NIGHT
S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 10 TO 13
FT.

FRI
W TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 9 TO 10 FT.

FRI NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 9
TO 11 FT.

SAT
N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 9
TO 11 FT.

SAT NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.

SUN
S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.

SUN NIGHT
W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS
10 TO 12 FT.

MON NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT.



PZZ825-231545-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
833 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.

THU
WINDS BACKING TO SW 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING S 20 TO 30
KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

THU NIGHT
S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 7 TO 13 FT.
RAIN WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

FRI
W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.

FRI NIGHT
WINDS DIMINISHING TO NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.

SAT
W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 9
TO 10 FT.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.

SUN
S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.

SUN NIGHT
WINDS VEERING TO W TO NW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10
FT.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 10 FT.

MON NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 10 TO 11 FT.



PZZ925-231545-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
833 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

TONIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS 8
TO 9 FT.

THU
S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
CHANCE OF RAIN.

THU NIGHT
S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT. CHANCE
OF RAIN WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

FRI
W TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING
W TO NW. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

FRI NIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KT.
SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.

SAT
W WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.

SAT NIGHT
W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20
KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 9 FT.

SUN
S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS 8 TO 11
FT.

SUN NIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

MON
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 10 TO 11 FT.

MON NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS
10 TO 12 FT.



PZZ830-231545-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
833 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.

THU NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
6 TO 11 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

FRI
S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT. RAIN.

FRI NIGHT
W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.

SUN
S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.

SUN NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BECOMING 9 TO 10 FT.

MON NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 11 FT.



PZZ930-231545-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
833 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8
TO 9 FT.

THU
WINDS BACKING TO SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.

THU NIGHT
SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 7 TO 13 FT.
RAIN.

FRI
W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT. RAIN.

FRI NIGHT
WINDS DIMINISHING TO NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 8 TO 11 FT.

SAT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10
FT.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.

SUN
SW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.

SUN NIGHT
W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS
8 TO 10 FT.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

MON NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 10 TO 11 FT.



PZZ835-231545-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM AND
150 NM OFFSHORE-
833 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 10 FT.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7
TO 10 FT.

THU NIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FT.

FRI
S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.

SAT
WINDS VEERING TO NW 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING 10 TO 15
KT.
SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
7 TO 9 FT.

SUN NIGHT
W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS
6 TO 9 FT.

MON
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

MON NIGHT
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 13 FT.



PZZ935-231545-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 150 NM
AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
833 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.

THU
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9
FT.

THU NIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

FRI
SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.

FRI NIGHT
W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

SAT
WINDS VEERING TO NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.

SAT NIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.

SUN
W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
7 TO 8 FT.

SUN NIGHT
W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.

MON
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO
10 FT.

MON NIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FT.



PZZ840-231545-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM
AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
833 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

TONIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.

THU
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 8 TO 12 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 10 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 8 FT.

FRI NIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS
5 TO 9 FT.

SAT
W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

SUN NIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

MON NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 13 FT.



PZZ940-231545-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO 120W BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
833 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

TONIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

THU
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

FRI
WINDS BACKING TO W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.

FRI NIGHT
W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

SAT
W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 10 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

SAT NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.

SUN NIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.

MON
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.

MON NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 13
FT.



PZZ945-231545-
SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA TO GUADALUPE ISLAND FROM 60 NM OFFSHORE
WEST TO 120W-
833 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

THU
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.

THU NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

FRI
N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 8 FT.

FRI NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BECOMING 6 TO 8 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.

MON
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.

MON NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 13 FT.



.FORECASTER HOLLEY. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.