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NWS Forecast

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
922 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

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.

PZZ899-230600-
922 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR CALIFORNIA WATERS
A HIGH PRES RIDGE OVER THE
CENTRAL WATERS WILL DRIFT S TODAY AND TONIGHT...THEN MOVE OVER
THE SRN WATERS WHILE WEAKENING WED AND WED NIGHT. A WEAKENING
COLD FRONT OVER THE NRN WATERS WILL DISSIPATE TODAY. A STRONGER
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OVER THE NW PORTION TUE...THEN CONTINUE SE
ACROSS THE WATERS TUE NIGHT INTO WED NIGHT WHILE WEAKENING AS THE
ASSOCIATED LOW PRES PASSES TO THE NW OF THE AREA. ANOTHER HIGH
PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE CENTRAL WATERS THU AND THU
NIGHT...THEN SHIFT N OVER THE NRN WATERS FRI AND FRI NIGHT. A LOW
PRES TROUGH WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE SRN AND CENTRAL COAST THU
THROUGH FRI NIGHT.



PZZ820-230600-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
922 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

TODAY
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

TONIGHT
S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

TUE
S WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 9
FT...HIGHEST NW. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

TUE NIGHT
S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 14 FT...HIGHEST NW. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

WED
S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FT.

WED NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 11 TO 15 FT.

THU
S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 9 TO 12 FT.

THU NIGHT
S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.

FRI
W TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...VEERING TO NW LATE. SEAS 8
TO 10 FT.

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.



PZZ920-230600-
POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
922 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

TODAY
S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO S 15 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

TUE
S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 11
FT...HIGHEST NW. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 18
FT...HIGHEST NW. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

WED
SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 19 FT...HIGHEST N.

WED NIGHT
SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BECOMING 12
TO 17 FT.

THU
SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 12 FT.

THU NIGHT
W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW LATE.
SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.

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

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.



PZZ825-230600-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
922 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

TODAY
W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

TONIGHT
S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

TUE
S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

TUE NIGHT
S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10
FT...HIGHEST NW. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS EARLY.

WED
S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW LATE. SEAS
BUILDING TO 10 TO 13 FT.

WED NIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE.
SEAS 10 TO 13 FT.

THU
S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS BECOMING 8 TO 12 FT.

THU NIGHT
W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 9 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 7 TO
9 FT.

FRI NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO N 15 TO 25
KT LATE. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.



PZZ925-230600-
POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
922 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

TODAY
S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

TUE
S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BECOMING 5 TO 8 FT. AREAS OF FOG
WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

TUE NIGHT
W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 13
FT...HIGHEST NW. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1
NM OR LESS.

WED
SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 15 FT...HIGHEST
N.

WED NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS BECOMING 12 TO 15 FT.

THU
W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 12 FT.

THU NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 9 TO 10 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 5 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.



PZZ830-230600-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
922 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

TODAY
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

TUE
W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 5 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

TUE NIGHT
S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.

WED
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 11 FT...HIGHEST NW.

WED NIGHT
W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE.
SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FT...HIGHEST N.

THU
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN
10 KT LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

THU NIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 8 FT.

FRI NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9
FT.



PZZ930-230600-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
922 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

TODAY
W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

TONIGHT
W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

TUE
SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS LATE.

TUE NIGHT
S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 9 FT...HIGHEST NW. AREAS OF
FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS EARLY.

WED
W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW LATE. SEAS
BUILDING TO 7 TO 13 FT...HIGHEST N.

WED NIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS BECOMING 10 TO 13
FT.

THU
W TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 10 TO 12 FT.

THU NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 10 FT.

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

FRI NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.



PZZ835-230600-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM AND
150 NM OFFSHORE-
922 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

TODAY
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

TUE NIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

WED
W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 9
FT...HIGHEST NW.

WED NIGHT
W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NW LATE.
SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 11 FT...HIGHEST NW.

THU
N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS BECOMING 9 TO 11 FT.

THU NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.

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

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



PZZ935-230600-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 150 NM
AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
922 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

TODAY AND TONIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

TUE
W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
4 TO 5 FT.

TUE NIGHT
W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 11 FT...HIGHEST NW.

WED NIGHT
W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N LATE. SEAS
7 TO 12 FT...HIGHEST N.

THU
N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NW LATE. SEAS
10 TO 11 FT.

THU NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.

FRI
N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 FT.

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.



PZZ840-230600-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA BETWEEN 60 NM
AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
922 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

TODAY
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.

TUE AND TUE NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10
FT...HIGHEST NW.

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

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



PZZ940-230600-
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO 120W BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
922 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

TODAY AND TONIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

TUE
N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
4 TO 5 FT.

TUE NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

WED
N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NW LATE. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT.

WED NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 11
FT...HIGHEST NW.

THU
N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT...HIGHEST NW.

THU NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.

FRI AND FRI NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.



PZZ945-230600-
SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA TO GUADALUPE ISLAND FROM 60 NM OFFSHORE
WEST TO 120W-
922 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

TODAY THROUGH WED
N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.

THU
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 10 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT...HIGHEST NW.

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

FRI AND FRI NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.



.FORECASTER KELLS. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.