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Offshore Waters Forecast (California)

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FZPN26 KWBC 180924
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Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
124 AM PST Mon Dec 18 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.

PZZ899-182215-
124 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR CALIFORNIA WATERS...A low pressure trough along the
coast will dissipate today. High pressure to the W and NW of the
waters will persist through tonight while slowly weakening. The 
high will then shift into the southern waters by Tue and 
dissipate by Tue night. A strong cold front will move across the 
northern and central waters Tue through Wed, then dissipate as it
moves into the southern waters Wed night. A coastal trough will 
redevelop Wed night as strong high pressure builds in from the W 
and NW. Both the trough and high will weaken Thu through Fri 
night. 

$$

PZZ820-182215-
Point St. George to Point Arena between 60 nm and 150 nm
offshore-
124 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas
6 to 8 ft. 
.TONIGHT...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming SW 10 to 20 kt.
Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.TUE...SW winds increasing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to
7 to 13 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft. Chance of
rain. 
.WED...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 11 to 13 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 10 to 14 ft. 
.THU...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Seas
7 to 9 ft. 
.FRI...N to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt. Seas
6 to 8 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt.
Seas 4 to 6 ft. 

$$

PZZ920-182215-
Point St. George to Point Arena between 150 nm and 250 nm
offshore-
124 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...N to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW. Seas 5 to
7 ft. 
.TONIGHT...SW winds increasing to 15 to 25 kt. Seas building
to 6 to 11 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 13 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft. Chance of
rain. 
.WED...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 13 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 9 to 13 ft.
.THU...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 15 kt, diminishing to less than 10 kt.
Seas 7 to 9 ft. 
.FRI...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E to NE. Seas 5 to
7 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E to NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 

$$

PZZ825-182215-
Point Arena to Pigeon Point between 60 nm and 150 nm offshore-
124 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas
6 to 8 ft. 
.TONIGHT...N winds less than 10 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft. 
.TUE...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N to NW 15 to
20 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft. 
.WED...N to NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 12 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 10 to 11 ft. 
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 11 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Seas
8 to 9 ft. 
.FRI...N winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N to NE. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming E to NE. Seas
5 to 6 ft. 

$$

PZZ925-182215-
Point Arena to Pigeon Point between 150 nm and 250 nm offshore-
124 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas
6 to 8 ft. 
.TONIGHT...N winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas 6 to
8 ft. 
.TUE...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft. Chance of
rain. 
.WED...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 11 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft. 
.THU...N winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas 8 to
10 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt. Seas 7 to
9 ft. 
.FRI...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E to NE. Seas 5 to
7 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming E to SE. Seas
5 to 6 ft. 

$$

PZZ830-182215-
Pigeon Point to Point Piedras Blancas between 60 nm and 150 nm
offshore-
124 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. 
.TONIGHT...N to NW winds less than 10 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. 
.TUE...Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming W. Seas 6 to 7 
ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N to NW 10 to
20 kt. Seas 7 to 8 ft. 
.WED...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 11 ft. 
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 10 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE. Seas 5 to 6 ft. 

$$

PZZ930-182215-
Pigeon Point to Point Piedras Blancas between 150 nm and 250 nm
offshore-
124 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.TONIGHT...N winds less than 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.TUE...Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming W. Seas 6 to
8 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N 10 to 20 kt. Seas
7 to 9 ft. 
.WED...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft. 
.THU...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft. 
.FRI...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E to NE. Seas 6 to
8 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E. Seas 5 to
6 ft. 

$$

PZZ835-182215-
Point Piedras Blancas to Santa Cruz Island, CA between 60 nm and
150 nm offshore-
124 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 15 kt, diminishing to less than 10 kt,
then, becoming variable. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.TONIGHT...Variable winds less than 10 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. 
.TUE...Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming W to SW. Seas 5 
to 7 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.WED...N to NW winds increasing to 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7
to 10 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. 
.THU...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 8 to 9 ft. 
.FRI...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas 6 to
8 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds less than 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 

$$

PZZ935-182215-
Point Piedras Blancas to Santa Cruz Island, CA between 150 nm
and 250 nm offshore-
124 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 15 kt, diminishing to less than 10 kt.
Seas 5 to 8 ft. 
.TONIGHT...N winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas 5 to
6 ft. 
.TUE...Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming W. Seas 5 to 7 
ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.WED...N to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. 
.THU...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 8 to 9 ft. 
.FRI...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds less than 10 kt, becoming E. Seas 5 to
6 ft. 

$$

PZZ840-182215-
Santa Cruz Island, CA to San Clemente Island, CA between 60 nm
and 150 nm offshore-
124 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...N winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas 5 to
8 ft. 
.TONIGHT...NW winds less than 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...W to NW winds less than 10 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. 
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to
7 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft. 
.THU...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft. 
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas 4 to 8 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft. 

$$

PZZ940-182215-
Santa Cruz Island, CA to 120W between 150 nm and 250 nm offshore-
124 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt, then,
becoming variable. Seas 5 to 8 ft. 
.TONIGHT...Variable winds less than 10 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. 
.TUE...Variable winds less than 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED...NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N to NW 10 to 20 kt. Seas
6 to 7 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. 
.THU...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt. Seas
7 to 9 ft. 
.FRI...E to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming E. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds less than 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 

$$

PZZ945-182215-
San Clemente Island, CA to Guadalupe Island from 60 nm offshore
west to 120W-
124 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...NE winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas 5 to
9 ft. 
.TONIGHT...N to NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft. 
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft. 
.WED...N to NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft. 
.THU...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming E to NE 10 to
20 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft. 
.FRI...E to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N to NE. Seas 4 to
7 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. 

$$

.Forecaster Nolt. Ocean Prediction Center.