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Pistol River, OR

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Sunrise 7:32AMSunset 5:25PM Tuesday January 23, 2018 7:19 PM PST (03:19 UTC) Moonrise 11:23AMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 49% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ376 Waters From Cape Blanco Or To Pt. St. George Ca From 10 To 60 Nm- 243 Pm Pst Tue Jan 23 2018
.gale warning in effect through late tonight...
Tonight..S gales 35 kt...rising to gales 40 kt in the evening, then...easing to gales 35 kt after midnight...veering to sw late tonight. Wind waves 11 to 14 ft...building to 13 to 16 ft. W swell 6 to 7 ft at 11 seconds...building to 7 to 9 ft at 10 seconds and W 3 to 4 ft at 18 seconds. Rain.
Wed..SW wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 7 to 9 ft. SW swell 7 ft at 10 seconds...building to 10 ft at 10 seconds in the afternoon. Rain.
Wed night..SW wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 6 to 9 ft. W swell 12 to 13 ft at 10 seconds. Showers and slight chance of tstms.
Thu..SW wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 6 to 8 ft. W swell 14 to 17 ft. Showers and slight chance of tstms.
Thu night..W wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. W swell 16 to 18 ft. Showers likely.
Fri..W wind 15 kt...backing to sw in the afternoon. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 13 to 15 ft. Chance of showers.
Fri night..Northern portion, gales 40 kt after midnight. Wind S 20 kt in the evening. Southern portion, 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves 4 ft...building to 10 to 12 ft after midnight. SW swell 10 to 11 ft. Rain.
Sat..S wind 30 kt...easing to 25 kt. Wind waves 14 ft... Subsiding to 7 ft. Mixed swell sw 10 ft and nw 5 ft...building to 12 ft and nw 7 ft.
Sun..S wind 25 kt...easing to 20 kt. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft... Subsiding to 4 ft. W swell 11 to 12 ft.
PZZ300 243 Pm Pst Tue Jan 23 2018
Synopsis for the southern oregon coastal waters..South gales and very steep seas will continue overnight as a cold front moves through. The front is expected to move inland late tonight. Winds will diminish to advisory strength on Wednesday but seas will remain very steep and hazardous and build to another peak Thursday evening. The next front will bring a slight chance of Thunderstorms Wednesday night through Thursday. Winds will increase again ahead of the next strong front Friday evening. The series of fronts is expected to move through the waters this weekend into early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pistol River, OR
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Area Discussion for - Medford, OR
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area forecast discussion
national weather service medford or
302 pm pst Tue jan 23 2018

Short term A low moving into british columbia is bringing a
cold front near the coast late today which will gradually move
onshore this evening. An upper trough will drop down off the
pacific northwest coast tonight into Wednesday and the surface
front will gradually move eastward across the area through
Wednesday. With this frontal passage, expect areas of strong winds
and heavy mountain snow. Area of moderate snow are expected near
mount shasta city and for areas east of the cascades in klamath
and western lake counties as well. Behind this front, the concern
will shift to lower elevation snow late Wednesday night and
Thursday as snow levels drop to around 2000 feet and locally
lower.

Models remain on track showing this front bringing heavy rain to
the coast with inland areas seeing significant snow over the
higher mountains from the cascades west, with areas of light to
moderate snow east of the cascades. Ahead of the front, expect
strong southerly winds to develop along the coast late this
afternoon into this evening. Winds have begun to increase along
the coast early this afternoon with gusts to around 40 mph. Winds
are forecast to increase further with gusts to 60 mph by this
evening for areas along the coast. For inland areas, strong winds
are also expected to develop late today into Wednesday in the
shasta valley and for areas east of the cascades. Inland areas
will see strong winds persist into early Wednesday afternoon in
the shasta valley and into Wednesday evening east of the cascades
as the front gradually moves across the area. High wind warnings
and wind advisories are in effect for these areas. Please see the
npwmfr for details.

Heavy rain is expected to develop along the coast and in the
coastal mountains by this evening and peak overnight into
Wednesday morning with amounts of 2 to 4 inches of rain expected
for coastal areas. This heavy rain will bring rapid rises on area
streams and rises on area rivers. Localized ponding of water on
roadways is also expected for coastal areas through Wednesday
morning. A hydrologic outlook has been issued for rises on area
rivers. Please see the esfmfr for details.

For areas further inland, moderate precipitation will
spread across western portions of the area this evening and
into Wednesday. A mix of light to moderate precipitation will
spread east of the cascades late tonight and Wednesday. Snow
levels are forecast around 5000 feet in the cascades this evening
as precipitation spreads inland, lowering to 4000 feet late
tonight into Wednesday. Precipitation along with lowering snow
levels, will bring significant snow to the higher mountain passes
in the cascades, over the higher mountains in the siskiyous and to
portions of western, southern-central and eastern siskiyou
county. Snow levels are also expected to lower down to around 3000
feet at times in the mount shasta area on Wednesday. Also with
this frontal band, expect areas of moderate to locally heavy snow
to develop east of the cascades in northern and central klamath
county and over the higher terrain in western lake county on
Wednesday. Of note, strong gusty winds over the mountains and east
of the cascades may bring blowing snow and limited visibilities at
times on Wednesday. Winter storm warnings and winter weather
advisories are in effect. Please see the wswmfr for details.

The upper trough will move overhead Wednesday night and Thursday.

Of concern, models show a shortwave low moving around the trough
and into the region on Thursday. This will bring another round of
precipitation with relatively low snow levels. Snow levels down
to 1500 to 2000 feet are possible Wednesday night and Thursday
morning with light snow accumulations possible on lower mountains
in western areas, including the sexton summit area. Snow levels
may rise slightly during the day Thursday to 2500 feet. Given
model variability and the potential for impacts, will continue
to monitor the track and timing of this shortwave with future
model runs. Moderate snow accumulations are possible Wednesday
night and Thursday over the mountains west of the cascades at and
above 2000 feet elevation and in the mount shasta city area.

Showers are expected to continue into Friday as the upper trough
moves east of the area but moist onshore flow continues. Snow
levels Thursday night into Friday are expected to be around 1500
to 2500 feet and the best area for showers will be along the
coast and inland across douglas and josephine counties and into
the cascades.

Long term Friday evening through Tuesday. The active pattern will
continue. The ec and GFS have come into better agreement for this
forecast cycle. Considering the run to run changes, and somewhat
inconsistent trends, forecast confidence is not high, but has
improved over yesterday. A low will drift into the marine waters
Friday evening, pushing a warm front through the medford cwa,
bringing a substantial round of precipitation during the day
Saturday, along with some gusty south or southwest winds in the
usual areas... The coast, the shasta valley, and the east side. Warm
air advection will cause rising snow levels throughout the day.

Expect snow levels around 2500 to 3000 feet when precipitation
begins Friday night... Then snow levels will reach 6000 to 6500 feet
Saturday night. Another stream of moisture with subtropical origins
will impact the pacific northwest Sunday into Monday. Right now, it
looks like most impacts will be felt in northern oregon and southern
washington, so kept pops as mostly chance in southern oregon
northern cal for now... This feature will need to be monitored. If
the track shifts south, there could be river flooding concerns. -msc

Aviation 23 18z TAF cycle... A cold front moving inland this
evening will bring rain, widespread MVFR ceilings and mountain
obscuration to the area. South winds will also be gusty at the coast
and in the klamath basin. Low level wind shear will also be a
problem for west side terminals until 10z Wednesday. Fb

Marine Updated 200 pm pst Tuesday 23 jan 2018... Seas are
steep and hazardous and will continue to build into this evening as
a cold front approaches. Gales will persist into early Wednesday
morning. Winds will diminish to advisory strength later Wednesday
after the front has moved inland, but seas will remain high and
steep. The next front will bring thunderstorms potential Wednesday
night and Thursday.

Seas will peak again at around 18 to 20 feet Thursday evening. Winds
will slightly decrease Friday then increase again ahead of the next
strong front Friday evening. A series of fronts are expected to move
through this weekend into early next week. -fb

Mfr watches warnings advisories
Or... High wind warning from 4 am to 10 pm pst Wednesday for
orz030-031.

Winter weather advisory from 4 am to 10 pm pst Wednesday for
orz029-030.

Wind advisory from 4 am to 10 pm pst Wednesday for orz030-031.

Winter storm warning from 4 am to 10 pm pst Wednesday for
orz029-030.

Winter storm warning from 4 am to 10 pm pst Wednesday above 5000
feet in the for orz027-028.

High wind warning until 4 am pst Wednesday for orz021-022.

Ca... High wind warning from 4 am to 10 pm pst Wednesday for caz085.

Wind advisory from 4 am to 10 pm pst Wednesday for caz085.

Winter weather advisory from 4 am to 10 pm pst Wednesday below
3500 feet in the for caz082.

Winter storm warning from 4 am to 10 pm pst Wednesday above 3500
feet in the for caz082.

Winter storm warning from 4 am to 10 pm pst Wednesday for
caz080.

High wind warning until 1 pm pst Wednesday for caz081.

Winter weather advisory from 4 am to 10 pm pst Wednesday for
caz083.

Winter storm warning from 4 am to 10 pm pst Wednesday for
caz083.

Pacific coastal waters... Gale warning until 4 am pst Wednesday for
pzz350-356-370-376. Hazardous seas warning until 4 pm pst
Friday for pzz350-356-370-376.

Cc fb


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Brookings, Brookings Airport, OR118 mi23 minSE 9 G 168.00 miLight Rain49°F46°F93%1018.4 hPa

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