Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:40AM||Sunset 8:40PM||Friday May 25, 2018 11:37 AM PDT (18:37 UTC)||Moonrise 3:50PM||Moonset 3:02AM||Illumination 83%|
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PZZ330 1126 Pm Pdt Fri Aug 9 2013
.thunderstorms over the waters... Thunderstorms over the waters have weakened but isolated storms will continue overnight. Mariners can expect gusty and erratic winds with the storms along with frequent lightning. If caught on the open water stay below deck if possible...keep away from ungrounded metal objects. Lat...lon 4397 12411 4396 12411 4400 12413 4284 12455 4242 12440 4225 12441 4205 12428 4184 12422 4181 12580 4198 12579 4220 12589 4370 12576 4386 12565 4399 12562 4403 12414
|PZZ300 900 Am Pdt Fri May 25 2018 |
Synopsis for the southern oregon coastal waters..Moderate north winds will continue to produce steep seas today. Winds will decrease tonight, but gusty north winds will return by tomorrow afternoon south of cape blanco. Winds will spread north and strengthen further Sunday evening into early next week. Small craft advisory conditions will continue through much of next week most areas with north gales possible early to middle next week south of cape blanco.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Harbor, ORHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Medford, OR  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service medford or
1055 am pdt Fri may 25 2018
Aviation 25 18z... Areas of rain with embedded heavy showers
will continue through this afternoon from just west of the
cascade crest (including kmfr) eastward across the east side
(including klmt). Very heavy downpours and occasional lightning
will be possible within this corridor, with the heaviest rain and
greatest threat for thunderstorms being on the east side. In
general, MVFR ceilings andVFR visibility are expected, but
conditions could occasionally lower to ifr, especially across the
east side. Watch for gusty downdraft winds near any thunderstorms.
At krbg and koth, occasional showers will end from west to east
today MVFR or better conditions. -wright
Prev discussion issued 938 am pdt Fri may 25 2018
discussion... Some updates were made and sent earlier to expand
the coverage of thunderstorms. Some strikes occurred around tiller
and updated the forecast to reflect this. Rainfall amounts
overnight have been impressive for this time of year. Observations
east of the cascades showed amounts between 0.50" and up to 0.80"
with up to 0.50" west of the cascades. Given that this morning's
sounding at kmfr showed record values of precipitatable water
(1.21"), it's not surprising to have these rainfall values.
The cut-off low responsible for yesterday's and last night's
activity will gradually move into california this afternoon. The
position of the low puts our forecast area in a favorable area for
widespread showers and thunderstorms today. A deformation zone
will continue to rotate over the area and this will enhance
shower and thunderstorm activity. Widespread cloud cover west of
the cascades will keep instability minimized today. So the
favored area for thunderstorms will be in northern california and
east of the cascades where breaks in the cloud cover will enhance
East of the cascades, with the copoius amounts of rain that has
already fallen and more heavy rain expected today, have decided to
issue an areal flood advisory for areas east of the cascade
foothills through this evening. Ponding of water on roadways is
likely, and running water is possible is low lying areas. For more
details, see pdxflsmfr.
After today, the low continues east, as does the instability, so
conditions will dry out and warm up for the remainder of the
holiday weekend. For more details on this, see the previous
discussion below. Br-y
marine... Updated 840 am pdt Friday 25 may 2018... Update: this
morning's guidance all shows winds associated with the thermal
trough rising to near gales Monday, and then they are more likely
reach gales Tuesday and Wednesday. We plan to issue a gale watch
for the Monday-Wednesday period later today. -wright
previous discussion: moderate north winds will continue to produce
steep seas through Friday. Winds will decrease Friday night as
inland low pressure disrupts the north flow, but the thermal trough
will rebuild over california by Saturday afternoon, marking a return
of gusty north winds south of CAPE blanco. Winds will spread north
and strengthen further Sunday evening into early next week. The
thermal trough is likely to remain in place for several days,
producing at least small craft advisory conditions until the next
system arrives late in the week or next weekend, providing a brief
disruption to the pattern. -bpn
prev discussion... Issued 230 am pdt Fri may 25 2018
discussion... 25 00z nam GFS ec in.
Showers persist this morning with a few thunderstorms east of the
cascades. The 25 00z kmfr sounding had a precipitable water value
of 1.05 inches. Pretty wet for any time of year.
A cutoff low off the california coast is inducing south to|
southeast flow over the area with the medford CWA under the
deformation zone aloft. This combined with short waves rotating
around the low is supporting the current convection.
The low will move slowly east, moving onshore around noon Friday
and into nevada Saturday. As it does so, the most favored area for
convection will also move east. Expect plenty of showers Friday
over the inland areas, but thunderstorm activity will be east of
the cascades and possibly over siskiyou county, which will be
closer to the low. Model lifted indices support this scenario.
Friday highs inland will be 15 to 20 degrees cooler than the
Thursday highs under mostly cloudy skies.
By Saturday, the low will be far enough east for the flow aloft to
shift to northerly as a ridge builds in from the west. This will
bring the precipitation to an end west of the cascades. Models
still show significant activity east of the cascades, but lifted
indices indicate that these will be showers, not thunderstorms.
Those showers will dissipate by Saturday night.
Saturday highs will be warmer... Near normal west of the cascades
and 5 to 10 degrees below normal to the east.
Low level easterly flow will develop Saturday night and this will
clear out the west side Saturday night into Sunday night. Inland high
temperatures will warm back up to around 5 degrees above normal. It
will be quite warm at brookings with highs in the middle 70s. West
side highs will be 5-10 degrees above normal and the east side
will be up to 5 degrees above normal.
The ridge will hold through Monday for continued warm and dry
weather. It will be the warmest day of the stretch for all but the
coast and far east side with highs around 10 degrees above normal.
Long term discussion from the Thursday afternoon afd... Tuesday 29
may through Thursday 31 may 2018. Models are in pretty good
agreement with only minor differences through mid week.
Tuesday will be a transition day as an upper level trough
approaches the pacific northwest. Temperatures will be a few
degrees cooler, and we'll see the return of thunderstorm chances
east of the cascades. Conditions will be similar on Wednesday, but
with slightly cooler temperatures.
By Thursday, models diverge on how they handle a secondary shortwave
that swings down the backside of the trough. The GFS drops the
energy further south into northern california and shears it off
briefly into a closed low that lingers over the area through
Thursday. The ec on the other hand, moves the shortwave through the
area by Thursday afternoon. About half of the GFS ensembles agree
with the operational while the other half are similar to the ec
solution. Because of this, went with a general blend for Thursday
and introduced a slight chance for thunderstorms over southwest
siskiyou county. If the GFS pans out, convection would be a bit more
in coverage over northern california, whereas the ec would keep the
area dry for most of the day Thursday. Either solution will bring
seasonable temperatures. Br-y
Mfr watches warnings advisories
Pacific coastal waters... Small craft advisory from 5 am Saturday to 11 am pdt Sunday for
Small craft advisory for hazardous seas until 5 am pdt Saturday
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|46027 - ST GEORGES - 8NM West Northwest of Crescent City, CA||15 mi||108 min||N 9.7 G 12||52°F||51°F||6 ft||1017.3 hPa (+1.1)|
|CECC1 - 9419750 - Crescent City, CA||21 mi||98 min||WNW 2.9 G 4.1||53°F||54°F||1017.6 hPa (+1.4)|
|PORO3 - 9431647 - Port Orford, OR||49 mi||98 min||N 15 G 20||55°F||49°F||1018.3 hPa (+0.5)|
Wind History for Crescent City, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Brookings, Brookings Airport, OR||2 mi||42 min||SE 4||10.00 mi||Overcast||54°F||52°F||93%||1019.7 hPa|
|Crescent City, Jack McNamara Field Airport, CA||18 mi||42 min||N 0||6.00 mi||Light Rain Fog/Mist||54°F||52°F||93%||1018.3 hPa|
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Fri -- 03:43 AM PDT 0.72 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:02 AM PDT Moonset
Fri -- 05:47 AM PDT Sunrise
Fri -- 09:38 AM PDT 5.13 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:28 PM PDT 1.06 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:49 PM PDT Moonrise
Fri -- 08:40 PM PDT Sunset
Fri -- 09:49 PM PDT 6.85 feet High Tide
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