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Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
723 PM PST Sat Jan 23 2021

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.

PZZ899-241745-
723 PM PST Sat Jan 23 2021

.SYNOPSIS FOR CALIFORNIA WATERS...Strong high pressure will build
to the W of the area tonight into Sun. A cold front will reach
the northern waters Sun and then move S into the southern waters
Sun night. A high pressure ridge will build towards the waters
Mon, then move across the area Mon night into Tue. Another cold
front will move rapidly south into the waters Tue, reaching the
central waters by Tue night and then moving into the southern
waters Wed into Thu night. A large area of low pressure will move
into the N portion Wed night, then weaken Thu and Thu night. 

$$

PZZ820-241745-
Point St. George to Point Arena between 60 NM and 150 NM
offshore-
723 PM PST Sat Jan 23 2021

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 13 ft. 
.SUN...N to NW winds increasing to 35 to 45 kt. Seas building to 10
to 17 ft. Chance of rain.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds becoming 30 to 35 kt, then diminishing to 25
to 30 kt. Seas building to 16 to 19 ft. Scattered showers.
.MON...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 16 to 19 ft. Scattered showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 15 to 18 ft.
.TUE...Winds shifting to S 20 to 30 kt, then increasing to 30 to
40 kt. Seas subsiding to 12 to 16 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming W to SW 15 to 25 kt.
Seas 13 to 16 ft.
.WED...S to SW winds increasing to 25 to 35 kt, then diminishing to
20 to 30 kt. Seas becoming 13 to 23 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S to SW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W 5 to 15 kt. Seas
16 to 22 ft.
.THU...Winds veering to N to NW 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 11
to 17 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 10 to 14 ft.

$$

PZZ920-241745-
Point St. George to Point Arena between 150 NM and 250 NM
offshore-
723 PM PST Sat Jan 23 2021

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 12 ft. 
.SUN...N to NW winds increasing to 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 10
to 17 ft. Chance of rain.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds diminishing to 25 to 30 kt. Seas building to
17 to 19 ft.
.MON...NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 17 to 19 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas becoming 15 to 18 ft.
.TUE...Winds shifting to W to SW 25 to 35 kt. Seas subsiding to 
13 to 16 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W to SW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas becoming 13 to 19 ft.
.WED...W winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming SW 15 to 25 kt. Seas building
to 15 to 25 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming N 20 to 30 kt.
Seas 16 to 22 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 12 to 17 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 9 to 14 ft.

$$

PZZ825-241745-
Point Arena to Pigeon Point between 60 NM and 150 NM offshore-
723 PM PST Sat Jan 23 2021

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 11 to 14 ft. 
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming N to NW 30 to 40 kt. Seas 10
to 16 ft. Chance of rain.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 30 to 35 kt. Seas building to 14 to 20 ft.
.MON...NW winds 30 to 35 kt, diminishing to 25 to 30 kt. Seas
becoming 17 to 20 ft. Scattered showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 16 to 19 ft.
.TUE...NW winds diminishing to 10 to 20 kt, then becoming SW 20 to
30 kt. Seas subsiding to 13 to 16 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S to SW winds increasing to 30 to 40 kt. Seas 12 to 16
ft.
.WED...SW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming S 15 to 25 kt. Seas building
to 14 to 22 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas becoming 17 to 22 ft.
.THU...Winds diminishing to N to NW 5 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to
14 to 19 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 11 to 15
ft.

$$

PZZ925-241745-
Point Arena to Pigeon Point between 150 NM and 250 NM offshore-
723 PM PST Sat Jan 23 2021

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N to NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 13 ft. 
.SUN...NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming N to NW 25 to 35 kt. Seas
becoming 10 to 17 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N to NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas building to 16 to 19
ft.
.MON...NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 17 to 19 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 16 to 19 ft.
.TUE...W winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming SW 25 to 35 kt. Seas subsiding
to 13 to 16 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W to SW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas becoming 13 to 19 ft.
.WED...W winds diminishing to 20 to 30 kt, then becoming SW 15 to
25 kt. Seas building to 15 to 24 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N to NW 5 to 15
kt. Seas 18 to 22 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 14 to 18 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 11 to 14 ft.

$$

PZZ830-241745-
Pigeon Point to Point Piedras Blancas between 60 NM and 150 NM
offshore-
723 PM PST Sat Jan 23 2021

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 12 to 14 ft. 
.SUN...NW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming N to NW 25 to 35 kt. Seas
becoming 10 to 13 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 30 to 35 kt. Seas building to 12 to 20 ft.
.MON...NW winds 30 to 35 kt, diminishing to 25 to 30 kt. Seas
becoming 18 to 21 ft. Scattered showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 17 to 19 ft.
.TUE...NW winds diminishing to 15 to 25 kt, then becoming SW. Seas
subsiding to 13 to 17 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S to SW winds 20 to 30 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt.
Seas becoming 11 to 16 ft.
.WED...W to SW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming S 15 to 25 kt. Seas
building to 13 to 18 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt, increasing to 30 to 40 kt. Seas
building to 14 to 21 ft.
.THU...S winds diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas 15 to 20 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming N 5 to 15 kt. Seas
subsiding to 12 to 16 ft.

$$

PZZ930-241745-
Pigeon Point to Point Piedras Blancas between 150 NM and 250 NM
offshore-
723 PM PST Sat Jan 23 2021

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 11 to 13 ft. 
.SUN...NW winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas 11 to
15 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 30 to 35 kt, becoming NW 25 to 30 kt. Seas
building to 14 to 19 ft.
.MON...NW winds 30 to 35 kt, diminishing to 25 to 30 kt. Seas
becoming 17 to 20 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 16 to 19 ft.
.TUE...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming SW 20 to 30 kt. Seas
subsiding to 13 to 17 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W to SW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 12 to 17 ft.
.WED...W winds diminishing to 15 to 25 kt, then becoming SW 10 to
20 kt. Seas building to 14 to 22 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 16 to 22 ft.
.THU...W to SW winds diminishing to 5 to 15 kt, then becoming N 10
to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 15 to 19 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 12 to 16 ft.

$$

PZZ835-241745-
Point Piedras Blancas to Santa Cruz Island, CA between 60 NM and
150 NM offshore-
723 PM PST Sat Jan 23 2021

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N to NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 11 to 13 ft. 
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 13 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas building to
11 to 19 ft. Scattered showers.
.MON...NW winds 30 to 35 kt. Seas building to 17 to 21 ft.
Scattered showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 30 to 35 kt, diminishing to 25 to 30 kt. Seas
17 to 21 ft.
.TUE...NW winds 20 to 30 kt, diminishing to 10 to 20 kt. Seas
subsiding to 13 to 18 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...Winds shifting to S to SW 15 to 25 kt, then 
increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas subsiding to 10 to 15 ft.
.WED...S winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 15 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S winds increasing to 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 13
to 22 ft.
.THU...S winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas becoming 17 to 22 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S to SE winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming S 10 to 20 kt.
Seas subsiding to 13 to 17 ft.

$$

PZZ935-241745-
Point Piedras Blancas to Santa Cruz Island, CA between 150 NM
and 250 NM offshore-
723 PM PST Sat Jan 23 2021

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 12 to 14 ft. 
.SUN...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 11 to 12 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming 25 to 30 kt. Seas
becoming 11 to 18 ft. Scattered showers.
.MON...NW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming 25 to 30 kt. Seas building to
16 to 20 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 16 to 20 ft.
.TUE...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W to SW. Seas subsiding to 13
to 18 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 20 to 30 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
subsiding to 11 to 16 ft.
.WED...S to SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 11 to 17 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas building to 14 to 20 ft.
.THU...S winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 16 to 20 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S to SW winds diminishing to 10 to 20 kt. Seas
subsiding to 12 to 16 ft.

$$

PZZ840-241745-
Santa Cruz Island, CA to San Clemente Island, CA between 60 NM
and 150 NM offshore-
723 PM PST Sat Jan 23 2021

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft. 
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 7 to 12 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming NW 25 to 35 kt.
Seas building to 10 to 16 ft.
.MON...NW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 12 to 21 ft.
Scattered showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas becoming 15 to 22 ft.
.TUE...NW winds diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 11 to
19 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W to NW winds diminishing to 10 to 20 kt, then
becoming S to SW. Seas subsiding to 8 to 14 ft.
.WED...S winds increasing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 14 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to 11 to 19 ft.
.THU...S to SE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 12 to 20 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S to SE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 10 to 17
ft.

$$

PZZ940-241745-
Santa Cruz Island, CA to 120W between 150 NM and 250 NM offshore-
723 PM PST Sat Jan 23 2021

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N to NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft. 
.SUN...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 11 to 12 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas becoming 10 to 16 ft.
.MON...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to 11 to 19 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas becoming 14 to 20 ft.
.TUE...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 13 to 18 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...Winds shifting to W to SW 15 to 25 kt. Seas 
subsiding to 11 to 14 ft.
.WED...SW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming S. Seas 9 to 15 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 20 to 30 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
building to 12 to 20 ft.
.THU...S winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 12 to 20 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 13 to 17 ft.

$$

PZZ945-241745-
San Clemente Island, CA to Guadalupe Island from 60 NM offshore
west to 120W-
723 PM PST Sat Jan 23 2021

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft. Scattered
showers. 
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft. Scattered showers.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.MON...NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W to NW 25 to 35 kt. Seas
building to 11 to 19 ft. Scattered showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming 25 to 30 kt. Seas
building to 12 to 21 ft.
.TUE...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 11 to 19 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds diminishing to 10 to 20 kt, then becoming N
to NW less than 10 kt. Seas subsiding to 8 to 14 ft.
.WED...Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming S. Seas subsiding
to 6 to 11 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S to SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.
.THU...S winds 5 to 15 kt, increasing to 10 to 20 kt. Seas building
to 9 to 15 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds increasing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 15 ft.

$$

.Forecaster Nolt. Ocean Prediction Center.