288  
FZPN23 KWNM 261053  
OFFN08  
 
NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WATERS  
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC  
253 AM PST TUE JAN 26 2021  
 
CONDITIONS GIVEN REPRESENT THE HIGHEST WITHIN THAT PERIOD.  
 
...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS (CWF) AVAILABLE  
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED COASTAL  
WATERS FORECASTS...  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
STRONG HIGH PRESSURE W OF THE AREA WILL WEAKEN AND  
DRIFT SW OF THE REGION TODAY AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. THE STRONG  
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE N WATERS THIS MORNING, REACHING THE  
CENTRAL WATERS BY TONIGHT AND THEN MOVING INTO THE S WATERS WED.  
THE FRONT WILL THEN CONTINUE MOVING SE ACROSS THE S WATERS WED  
NIGHT THROUGH THU NIGHT BEFORE PASSING S OF THE AREA FRI. A LARGE  
AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE SE INTO THE N WATERS WED, THEN  
LINGER OVER THE N AND CENTRAL AREAS WHILE SLOWLY WEAKENING INTO  
THU, BEFORE MOVING INLAND THU NIGHT. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE  
INTO THE N AND CENTRAL WATERS FRI, THEN INTO THE CENTRAL AND S  
WATERS FRI NIGHT. ON SAT AND SAT NIGHT ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL  
MOVE SE INTO THE N AND CENTRAL WATERS.  
 
POINT SAINT GEORGE TO POINT ARENA  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 11 TO 18 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.    
TONIGHT
 
W TO SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 13 TO 19 FT. RAIN.   
WED
 
S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 15 TO 21 FT. RAIN.   
WED NIGHT
 
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 14 TO 20 FT. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS.    
THU
 
N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 10 TO 16 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.    
FRI
 
SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.    
SAT
 
SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.  
 
POINT ARENA TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.    
TONIGHT
 
S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT. RAIN WITH VSBY  
1 NM OR LESS.    
WED
 
S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 15 TO 21 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.   
WED NIGHT
 
S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 14 TO 20 FT. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS.    
THU
 
S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 17 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.    
FRI
 
W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.    
SAT
 
S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.  
 
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