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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS56 KMTR

FZUS56 KMTR 191012
CWFMTR

Coastal Waters Forecast for California
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
312 AM PDT Fri Aug 19 2022

Point Arena to Point Piedras Blancas and out 60 nm including the
San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay

PZZ500-192315-
312 AM PDT Fri Aug 19 2022

.Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including
the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank
National Marine Sanctuaries...

Strong northwest winds and building seas today, particularly over
the northern outer waters where gale force gusts will be
possible. Steep wind waves and hazardous seas for smaller vessels
persist through Saturday, before subsiding. A moderate period
southerly swell prevails through the waters through the forecast
period.



PZZ570-192315-
Waters from Point Arena to Point Reyes 10-60 NM-
312 AM PDT Fri Aug 19 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING


TODAY
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
9 to 10 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 17 seconds. Patchy dense fog
this morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind
waves 10 to 12 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 16 seconds.

SAT
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
8 to 9 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 15 seconds.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 7 to 8 ft.

SUN
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 6 to 7 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 13 seconds.

MON
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. S swell 2 to 3 ft.

TUE
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. S swell 3 to 4 ft. 



PZZ571-192315-
Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10-60 NM-
312 AM PDT Fri Aug 19 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING


TODAY
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
8 to 9 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 17 seconds. Patchy dense fog
this morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind
waves 9 to 11 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 16 seconds.

SAT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
8 to 9 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 15 seconds.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 7 to 8 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 15 seconds.

SUN
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 6 to 7 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 13 seconds.

MON
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. S swell 2 to 4 ft.

TUE
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. S swell 3 to 5 ft. 



PZZ575-192315-
Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos 10-60 NM-
312 AM PDT Fri Aug 19 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON


TODAY
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
8 to 9 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 17 seconds. Patchy dense fog
this morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind
waves 9 to 10 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 16 seconds.

SAT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
8 to 9 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 15 seconds.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 6 to 7 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 15 seconds.

SUN
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft. S swell around
2 ft at 14 seconds.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 6 to 7 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 13 seconds.

MON
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
5 to 6 ft. S swell 2 to 4 ft.

TUE
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. S swell 3 to 5 ft. 



PZZ576-192315-
Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas 10-60 NM-
312 AM PDT Fri Aug 19 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING


TODAY
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
7 to 8 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 17 seconds. Patchy dense fog
this morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind
waves 8 to 9 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 16 seconds.

SAT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
7 to 8 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 15 seconds.

SAT NIGHT
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 5 to 6 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 15 seconds.

SUN
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. S swell around
2 ft at 14 seconds.

SUN NIGHT
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. S swell
around 2 ft at 13 seconds.

MON
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. S swell 2 to 4 ft.

TUE
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. S swell 3 to 5 ft. 



PZZ540-192315-
Coastal Waters from Point Arena to Point Reyes California out to
10 nm-
312 AM PDT Fri Aug 19 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING


TODAY
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
8 to 9 ft. Patchy dense fog this morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind
waves 9 to 10 ft.

SAT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
7 to 8 ft.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 6 to 7 ft.

SUN
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 5 to 6 ft.

MON
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. S swell 2 to 3 ft.

TUE
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 5 ft. S swell 3 to 4 ft. 



PZZ545-192315-
Coastal Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point California out to
10 nm-
312 AM PDT Fri Aug 19 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM PDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

TODAY
NW winds 10 to 20 kt, increasing to 15 to 25 kt this
afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves 7 to 8 ft. Patchy dense
fog this morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind
waves 8 to 9 ft.

SAT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
7 to 8 ft.

SAT NIGHT
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft.

SUN
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
5 to 6 ft.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft.

MON
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. S swell 2 to 3 ft.

TUE
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 5 ft. S swell 3 to 4 ft. 

..SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST
..

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...Northwest seas of 3 to 4 ft at 7
seconds.

ACROSS THE BAR...Northwest seas of 4 to 5 ft at 7 seconds.
Maximum ebb current of 1.0 kt at 11:25 AM Friday and 2.3 kt at
11:25 PM Friday.



PZZ560-192315-
Coastal Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos California out to
10 nm-
312 AM PDT Fri Aug 19 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM PDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

TODAY
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, increasing
to 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt this afternoon. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 17 seconds. Patchy dense fog
this morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 6 to 7 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 16 seconds.

SAT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft.

SAT NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft.

SUN
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft.

MON
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
5 to 6 ft. S swell 2 to 3 ft.

TUE
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
4 to 5 ft. S swell 3 to 4 ft. 



PZZ565-192315-
Coastal Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas
California out to 10 nm-
312 AM PDT Fri Aug 19 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING


TODAY
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 17 seconds. Patchy dense fog
this morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind
waves 7 to 8 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 16 seconds.

SAT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. S swell around 2 ft at 15 seconds.

SAT NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. S swell
around 2 ft at 15 seconds.

SUN
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. S swell around
2 ft at 14 seconds.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. S swell
around 2 ft at 13 seconds.

MON
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. S swell 2 to 4 ft.

TUE
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 5 ft. S swell 3 to 5 ft. 



PZZ530-192315-
San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, the West Delta and  the San Francisco
Bay north of the Bay Bridge-
312 AM PDT Fri Aug 19 2022

TODAY
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt this afternoon.
Patchy dense fog this morning.

TONIGHT
SW winds 10 to 15 kt.

SAT
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.

SAT NIGHT
SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.

SUN
SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.

SUN NIGHT
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.

MON
W winds 10 to 15 kt.

TUE
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. 



PZZ531-192315-
San Francisco Bay South of the Bay Bridge-
312 AM PDT Fri Aug 19 2022

TODAY
W winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts
up to 25 kt this afternoon.

TONIGHT
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.

SAT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.

SAT NIGHT
W winds 10 to 15 kt.

SUN
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.

SUN NIGHT
W winds 10 to 15 kt.

MON
W winds 10 to 15 kt.

TUE
W winds 10 to 15 kt. 



PZZ535-192315-
Monterey Bay-
312 AM PDT Fri Aug 19 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

TODAY
W winds 10 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt this afternoon.
Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. Patchy dense fog this morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 5 to 6 ft.

SAT
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft.

SAT NIGHT
SW winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft.

SUN
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft.

SUN NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft.

MON
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. S swell 2 to
3 ft.

TUE
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves around 4 ft. S swell 3 to
4 ft. 

Locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.