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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS56 KMTR

FZUS56 KMTR 261635
CWFMTR

Coastal Waters Forecast for California
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
835 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

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

PZZ500-270515-
835 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

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

Northwest winds have diminished, but continue with stronger gusts
this morning with squared seas around 11 to 13 feet at 11 to 13
seconds. A large storm classified as an atmospheric river
approaches the Bay Area that will drastically shift winds to the
south to southwest later this morning along its leading front
before storm force winds develop Tuesday afternoon across the
northern waters then expand southward by late Tuesday. Heavy rain
is expected and occasional thunder is possible with the atmospheric
river. Strong south to southwest winds and very steep southerly
seas at 7 to 9 seconds will result in hazardous conditions across
the coastal waters through mid- week. Extreme caution is advised.



PZZ570-270515-
Waters from Point Arena to Point Reyes 10-60 NM-
835 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

TODAY
SW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming S
25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt this afternoon. Wind waves
9 to 11 ft this afternoon. NW swell 12 to 14 ft at 16 seconds.
Rain.

TONIGHT
SW winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Wind
waves 9 to 10 ft. NW swell 10 to 12 ft at 14 seconds. Rain.

WED
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. W swell 13 to 15 ft at 13 seconds. Showers likely and
a slight chance of thunderstorms.

WED NIGHT
S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 6 to 7 ft. W swell 16 to 18 ft at 16 seconds. Rain likely
and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

THU
SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 14 to
16 ft at 15 seconds. A chance of rain.

THU NIGHT
NW winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. NW swell
10 to 12 ft at 14 seconds.

FRI
SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
2 to 3 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft and NW 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.

SAT
S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft and NW 5 to 6 ft. A chance of rain.

Winds and wind waves higher in and near thunderstorms.



PZZ571-270515-
Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10-60 NM-
835 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

TODAY
W winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S 20 to 30 kt with gusts up
to 45 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 8 to 9 ft this afternoon. NW
swell 11 to 13 ft at 16 seconds. Rain.

TONIGHT
SW winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts up to 60 kt. Wind
waves 9 to 11 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 14 seconds. Rain.

WED
S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. W swell 11 to 13 ft at 13 seconds. A chance of rain.

WED NIGHT
S winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 6 to 7 ft. W swell 15 to 17 ft at 16 seconds. Rain likely.

THU
SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. NW swell 14 to 16 ft at 16 seconds. A chance of rain.

THU NIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. NW swell 10 to
12 ft at 14 seconds.

FRI
W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
2 to 3 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft and NW 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.

SAT
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 6 to
8 ft and NW 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain. 



PZZ575-270515-
Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos 10-60 NM-
835 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

TODAY
W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming S 20 to 30 kt with gusts
up to 40 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 7 to 8 ft this afternoon.
NW swell 11 to 13 ft at 15 seconds. Rain.

TONIGHT
S winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Wind waves
10 to 12 ft. NW swell 10 to 12 ft at 14 seconds. Rain.

WED
S winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. W swell 10 to 12 ft at 13 seconds. Rain likely.

WED NIGHT
S winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 6 to 7 ft. W swell 15 to 17 ft at 16 seconds. Rain likely.

THU
S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 5 ft. NW swell 14 to 16 ft at 16 seconds. A chance of rain.

THU NIGHT
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell
10 to 12 ft at 15 seconds. A chance of rain.

FRI
W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 7 to
9 ft and NW 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.

SAT
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 6 to
8 ft and NW 4 to 5 ft. A chance of rain. 



PZZ576-270515-
Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas 10-60 NM-
835 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

TODAY
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming S
20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt this afternoon. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft this afternoon. NW swell 10 to 12 ft at 16 seconds. A
chance of rain this morning, then rain this afternoon.

TONIGHT
S winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Wind waves
12 to 14 ft. NW swell 10 to 12 ft at 15 seconds. Rain.

WED
S winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Wind waves
9 to 10 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 13 seconds. Rain.

WED NIGHT
S winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind
waves 9 to 10 ft. W swell 14 to 16 ft at 16 seconds. Rain.

THU
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 5 ft. NW swell 14 to 16 ft at 16 seconds. Rain likely.

THU NIGHT
S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell
11 to 13 ft at 15 seconds. A chance of rain.

FRI
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 7 to
9 ft and NW 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.

SAT
S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 5 to
7 ft and NW 4 to 5 ft. A chance of rain. 



PZZ540-270515-
Coastal Waters from Point Arena to Point Reyes California out to
10 nm-
835 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

TODAY
NE winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming S
25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt this afternoon. Wind waves
9 to 10 ft this afternoon. NW swell 10 to 12 ft at 15 seconds.
Rain.

TONIGHT
S winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Wind waves
8 to 9 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds. Rain.

WED
S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
5 to 6 ft. W swell 10 to 12 ft at 13 seconds. Rain likely and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.

WED NIGHT
S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 5 to 6 ft. W swell 14 to 16 ft at 16 seconds. Rain likely
and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

THU
S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 12 to
14 ft at 15 seconds. Rain likely.

THU NIGHT
NE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 9 to
11 ft at 14 seconds.

FRI
SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 5 to
7 ft and NW 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.

SAT
SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 6 to
8 ft and W 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain. 

Winds and wind waves higher in and near thunderstorms.



PZZ545-270515-
Coastal Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point California out to
10 nm-
835 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

TODAY
NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S 20 to 30 kt with gusts
up to 40 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 8 to 9 ft this afternoon.
W swell 8 to 10 ft at 15 seconds. Rain.

TONIGHT
S winds 35 to 45 kt with gusts up to 65 kt. Wind waves
11 to 13 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds. Rain.

WED
S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
5 to 6 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 13 seconds. Rain likely.

WED NIGHT
S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 6 to 7 ft. W swell 13 to 15 ft at 16 seconds. Rain and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.

THU
S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. W swell 11 to 13 ft at 16 seconds. Showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.

THU NIGHT
SE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 8 to
10 ft at 14 seconds. A chance of rain.

FRI
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 5 to
7 ft and NW up to 2 ft. A chance of rain.

SAT
S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 4 to
6 ft and W 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain. 

Winds and wind waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

..SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST
..

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...Combined Seas 10 to 12 ft with a
dominant period of 12 seconds.

ACROSS THE BAR...Combined Seas 12 to 15 ft with a dominant period
of 12 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 2.9 kt at 02:19 PM Tuesday
and 1.1 kt at 03:25 AM Wednesday.



PZZ560-270515-
Coastal Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos California out to
10 nm-
835 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST THIS MORNING

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

TODAY
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming S
20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt this afternoon. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft this afternoon. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 16 seconds. A
chance of rain this morning, then rain this afternoon.

TONIGHT
S winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Wind waves
12 to 14 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 14 seconds. Rain.

WED
S winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 13 seconds. Rain likely.

WED NIGHT
S winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 8 to 9 ft. W swell 12 to 14 ft at 16 seconds. Rain.

THU
S winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 5 ft. W swell 11 to 13 ft at 16 seconds. Rain and a slight
chance of thunderstorms.

THU NIGHT
S winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell
9 to 11 ft at 15 seconds. Rain likely.

FRI
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 6 to
8 ft and NW up to 2 ft. A chance of rain.

SAT
SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 4 to
6 ft and W 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain. 

Winds and wind waves higher in and near thunderstorms.



PZZ565-270515-
Coastal Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas
California out to 10 nm-
835 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST THIS MORNING

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

TODAY
NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming S 15 to 25 kt this
afternoon. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft this afternoon. NW swell 8 to
10 ft at 16 seconds. A slight chance of rain this morning, then
rain this afternoon.

TONIGHT
S winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Wind waves
11 to 13 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 15 seconds. Rain.

WED
S winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Wind waves
11 to 13 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds. Rain.

WED NIGHT
S winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Wind
waves 9 to 11 ft. W swell 12 to 14 ft at 16 seconds. Rain.

THU
S winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
7 to 8 ft. W swell 12 to 14 ft at 16 seconds. Rain.

THU NIGHT
S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 4 to 5 ft. NW swell 10 to 12 ft at 15 seconds. Rain likely.

FRI
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 6 to
8 ft and NW up to 2 ft. A chance of rain.

SAT
SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 4 to
6 ft and NW 3 to 5 ft. 



PZZ530-270515-
San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, the West Delta and  the San Francisco
Bay north of the Bay Bridge-
835 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

TODAY
W winds up to 10 kt, becoming S 15 to 25 kt with gusts
up to 30 kt this afternoon. Rain likely.

TONIGHT
S winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts up to 60 kt. Rain.

WED
SE winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Rain.

WED NIGHT
SE winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Rain.

THU
SE winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Rain and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.

THU NIGHT
SE winds up to 10 kt. Rain likely.

FRI
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. A chance of rain.

SAT
S winds 5 to 10 kt. A chance of rain. 

Winds and wind waves higher in and near thunderstorms.



PZZ531-270515-
San Francisco Bay South of the Bay Bridge-
835 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 3 PM PST
THIS AFTERNOON...
...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

TODAY
N winds up to 10 kt, becoming S 15 to 25 kt with gusts
up to 30 kt this afternoon. Rain.

TONIGHT
S winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Rain.

WED
SE winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Rain.

WED NIGHT
SE winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Rain.

THU
SE winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Rain and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.

THU NIGHT
E winds around 5 kt. Rain likely.

FRI
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. A chance of rain.

SAT
S winds 5 to 10 kt. A chance of rain. 

Winds and wind waves higher in and near thunderstorms.



PZZ535-270515-
Monterey Bay-
835 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST THIS MORNING

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

TODAY
E winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 25 kt with gusts up
to 30 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft this afternoon. W
swell 5 to 7 ft at 16 seconds. A chance of rain.

TONIGHT
S winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts up to 60 kt. Wind waves
9 to 10 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 15 seconds. Rain.

WED
S winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind waves
6 to 7 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 14 seconds. Rain.

WED NIGHT
S winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves around 6 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 15 seconds. Rain.

THU
SE winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
3 to 4 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 15 seconds. Rain and a slight
chance of thunderstorms.

THU NIGHT
S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 15 seconds. Rain likely.

FRI
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft and
NW up to 2 ft. A chance of rain.

SAT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft
and W 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain. 

Winds and wind waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

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