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|Sunrise 7:02AM||Sunset 7:39PM||Tuesday March 28, 2017 8:52 AM PDT (15:52 UTC)||Moonrise 6:52AM||Moonset 7:47PM||Illumination 1%|
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|PZZ376 Waters From Cape Blanco Or To Pt. St. George Ca From 10 To 60 Nm- 701 Am Pdt Tue Mar 28 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect from this evening through Wednesday afternoon...
Today..Northern portion, S wind 5 to 10 kt...rising to 15 kt in the afternoon. Southern portion, nw wind 5 kt...backing to sw in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 10 ft at 11 seconds and W 8 to 9 ft at 17 seconds.
Tonight..Northern portion, S wind 15 to 20 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt early in the morning. Southern portion, sw wind 10 kt... Backing to S after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. SWell W 10 to 11 ft at 16 seconds. Showers likely.
Wed..Northern portion, S wind 20 to 25 kt...easing to 15 to 20 kt late in the afternoon. Southern portion, S wind 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. SWell W 10 to 11 ft at 15 seconds. Rain.
Wed night..SW wind 15 kt...veering to nw after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. SWell W 10 to 11 ft. Rain in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
Thu..NW wind 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. SWell W 8 ft. Slight chance of showers.
Thu night..N wind 15 kt northern portion and N 20 to 25 kt southern portion. Wind waves 4 ft. SWell W 7 to 8 ft.
Fri..N wind 20 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. W swell 8 ft... Subsiding to 6 ft.
Sat..N wind 20 kt...rising to 25 kt in the evening, then... Easing to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. SWell W 6 ft...building to W 9 ft.
|PZZ300 701 Am Pdt Tue Mar 28 2017 |
Synopsis for the southern oregon a waters..High pressure will remain over the waters today and seas will be dominated by steep long period swell. Seas will remain high and steep through Wednesday night...largely due to a front that will bring advisory strength southerly winds Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon north of gold beach. Winds will veer to north Wednesday night then may reach advisory strength late Thursday in the outer waters south of gold beach.
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national weather service medford or
810 am pdt Tue mar 28 2017
Discussion 28/12z NAM in.
The northern hemispheric projection continues to show a wave
number of four around the globe and occasionally hints at a five
over the next several days. This argues for a moderately
progressive pattern. That is what we will get over the next few
days... But it will slow down towards the end of the week. Overall
the pattern looks quite spring like... With weaker storms driven by
low amplitude upper level troughs. The primary storm track will
remain to the north of the area... But there will be some action
A long wave ridge continues to build into the west coast this
morning. There was some light shower activity over the
umpqua... Western siskiyou county... And the coast earlier this
morning but all appears quiet now.
The ridge will bring dry and warmer weather to the area today.
The ridge axis will flatten and break to the east of the area late
tonight into early Wednesday. A short wave riding up the back
side of the ridge will move onshore to the north of the area
Wednesday morning. A warm front will move onshore Tuesday
night... Followed by a trailing cold front Wednesday afternoon.
With most of the upper level support remaining to the north... Both
fronts will be relatively weak this far south. Even so... Most if
not all of the medford CWA will get some light precipitation
Tuesday night into Wednesday night. Snow levels will be way up
there... Around 8000 feet. A stronger short wave with a more
southerly trajectory will move onshore late Wednesday night or
early Thursday morning with the long wave trough. This along with
short waves diving down the back side of the trough will support
post-frontal showers lasting into Thursday evening... But shower
intensity and coverage will diminish through the day Thursday.
Snow levels will drop to 3000-4000 feet with the trough... But the
heaviest precipitation will have already fallen by that time.
Cold air will pour into the region behind the system, and this
transition will result in gusty northwest winds across the east|
side Thursday afternoon and evening. Temperatures will then be
much colder over the entire region, although not much below
normal for this time of year. Areas of frost are possible in the
west side valleys Friday morning, where some sensitive vegetation
may have started spring growth.
After that... Another long wave ridge will build into the west
coast and this will bring another round of dry and warmer weather
beginning Friday and continuing into Saturday.
Aviation 28/12z TAF cycle...VFR conditions are expected across
the area today with partial mountain obscurations. Rain and mid
level clouds will increase tonight as a front approaches the area.
Ceilings will lower at the coast and approach MVFR around 06z.
Inland expectVFR to continue tonight but mountain obscurations will
increase from the cascades west. /cc
Marine Updated 300 am pdt Tuesday 28 march 2017... High pressure
will remain over the waters today and seas will be dominated by a
west swell at 12 seconds and another west swell at 18 seconds. Seas
will remain high and steep through Wednesday night... Largely due to
a front which will bring increasing southerly winds and steep seas
Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Wind speeds are expected to
reach advisory strength for areas north of gold beach. Winds will
decrease Wednesday evening and then veer to the north Wednesday
night into Thursday. Winds may reach advisory strength in the outer
waters south of gold beach late Thursday afternoon into Saturday.
Confidence is low in the forecast beginning Saturday and into early
next week with additional storms possible. /cc
Pacific coastal waters... Small craft advisory from 11 pm this
evening to 5 pm pdt Wednesday for pzz350-356-370-376.
Small craft advisory for hazardous seas until 5 am pdt Thursday
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|Brookings, Brookings Airport, OR||118 mi||57 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Overcast||44°F||42°F||93%||1030.9 hPa|
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