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Get Ready for a Windy Weekend

After weeks and weeks of placid 5- to 10-knot conditions, the Bay is about to do its best impression of summer, only colder. So if you want to avoid midweek traffic, go sailing.

San Francisco has seen vanilla, San Diego-like conditions for what seems like forever this winter. That’s about to change . . . at least for the weekend.

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Are you excited by this forecast (finally some wind!), or does this put a damper on your plans for a slow-and-leisurely, chardonnay-sipping sail? Here’s your weekend forecast, courtesy of the National Weather Service (and if you do go out this weekend, please send us some pictures):

N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming NW 20 to 30 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft, increasing to 4 to 6 ft this afternoon. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 16 seconds.

N winds 30 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind waves 10 to 15 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 15 seconds.

N winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Wind waves 10 to 15 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft at 14 seconds.

Sat Night
N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind waves 8 to 11 ft. NW swell around 5 ft at 13 seconds.

N winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind waves 7 to 10 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 13 seconds.

Sun Night
N winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.

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