...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
810 AM PDT Sun Oct 24 2021
.Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including
the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank
National Marine Sanctuaries...
A strong storm system continues to impact the waters with heavy
rain, strong winds, and high seas. Gale force gusts are expected
for the entire coastal waters at some point today including all of
the bays. Wind gusts could strengthen to 40 to 50 kt. These strong
winds will generate very steep swell that result in hazardous
conditions, especially for smaller vessels. Additionally, this
system will generate a large west to northwest swell train with
swell heights of 16 to 24 feet at 16 to 18 seconds. Swell heights
to peak on Monday and bring hazardous conditions to the surf zone
and near harbor entrances with breaking waves of 20 to 30 feet.
SE winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft, increasing to 6 to 7 ft this afternoon. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 13 seconds. Rain.
S winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind waves 7 to 8 ft. W swell 10 to 12 ft at 16 seconds. Rain.
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 17 to 19 ft at 18 seconds. Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. NW swell 16 to 18 ft at 18 seconds.
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. NW swell 14 to 16 ft at 17 seconds.
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 11 to 13 ft at 15 seconds.
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft and NW 2 to 4 ft.
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft and NW 9 to 11 ft. winds and wind waves higher in and near thunderstorms.
Winds and wind waves higher in and near thunderstorms.