Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:35AM||Sunset 8:54PM||Monday June 26, 2017 11:50 AM PDT (18:50 UTC)||Moonrise 7:40AM||Moonset 10:08PM||Illumination 8%|
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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 824 Am Pdt Mon Jun 26 2017 |
Synopsis for the southern oregon coastal waters..South to southwest winds and light seas will persist over the waters today into tonight. A disturbance moving up from the south may bring some isolated Thunderstorms or showers to areas near the coast this morning. A thermal trough develops along the coast Tuesday and strengthens on Wednesday. This is expected to bring gusty north winds and steep to very steep choppy seas to the waters. Highest winds and steepest seas are expected from cape blanco southward. These conditions will persist through late in the week.
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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
1007 am pdt Mon jun 26 2017
Updated aviation discussion
Discussion A challenging thunderstorm forecast for this
afternoon and evening. An upper trough axis approaching crescent
city will be located over southwest oregon this afternoon and lake
county by late evening. This approaching trough will cool
temperatures aloft and increase the instability over the region.
This morning's sounding at medford showed atmospheric moisture
close to the 90th percentile for this time of year so there is
sufficient moisture in the atmosphere to create and sustain
thunderstorms today. However, the greatest lift and moisture will
be ahead of this trough across northeast oregon late today and
this evening. The NAM 700 mb equivalent potential temperature
(theta e) which takes into account increased temperature and
dewpoint shows a maximum axis from central siskiyou county to
klamath and northern lake counties by 5 pm today, although the
greatest values late today are across northeast oregon.
The bottom line is... There will be less thunderstorm activity
today compared with yesterday but still a significant thunderstorm
event for our area. The populated westside inland valleys may
only see isolated thunderstorms this afternoon while more
organized (scattered) thunderstorms could develop across the
cascades, klamath, and northern lake counties late this afternoon
into the evening. A few severe storms are also possible with large
hail and strong winds.
Prev discussion issued 328 am pdt Mon jun 26 2017
latest observations at this hour show some weak and isolated
convection over the coast and north western portions of douglas
county. Behind this convection, relatively drier air is starting
to push into southern oregon and northern california. The
probability for additional thunderstorms this morning is quite
low with the elevated drier air moving in.
As for later today, no major changes to the forecast except for
removing the chance for thunderstorms in southern modoc county.
Otherwise, we have high confidence that we will see convection
east of the cascades today. The reason for this confidence is the
broad upper level destabilization as the low moves through in
addition to being positioned under the left exit region of the
upper level jet. These features should break down convective
inhibition during the day and allow surface heating to kick off
storms. Also, the cloud cover from the convection last night is on
the way out. The models handled this cloud cover quite well
giving us even more confidence in the probability of convection.
The only uncertainty that remains is the exact location of the
storms. It appears they will start out in the northern portions of
lake and klamath counties before the storms dive a bit farther
south Monday evening. However, conceptual thinking should also
allow for some storms over josephine and jackson counties. Dew
points are also sitting in the upper 50's, which does suggest
there will be some potential instability over us tomorrow.
Regarding severity, the storm prediction center has us in a
marginal risk, which seems fairly appropriate given the forecast
for 0-6km shear and moisture near the surface. Wouldn't be
surprised if one or two storms become severe tomorrow evening over
our entire cwa. At this time, it seems more probable over the east
As for Tuesday evening, we have a slight chance for some
thunderstorms in southern siskiyou county. Confidence is low for
this event as there appears to be a little upper level energy
pushing through. This appears to be enough for some of the models
to initialize convection.
Aside from thunderstorms, flow will turn generally zonal with
some northwest flow during the later part of the week. As a
result, look for partly cloudy skies with highs in the 80's.
aviation... 26 06z TAF cycle... Along the coast, expect MVFR ifr
ceilings to continue through the next 24 hours.VFR conditions
will continue everywhere inland from the coast through the taf
period. Isolated thunderstorms are possible over inland areas
tonight, then scattered thunderstorms are expected tomorrow
afternoon along and east of the cascades. Gusty winds are also
expected during the afternoon across much of the east side. -bpn
marine... Updated 300 am Monday, 26 june 2017... South to
southwest winds and light seas will persist over the waters today
into tonight... Becoming north late tonight. A disturbance moving up
from the south is bringing isolated thunderstorms and showers to
areas near the coast this morning. A thermal trough develops along
the coast Tuesday and strengthens on Wednesday. This is expected to
bring gusty north winds and steep to very steep choppy seas to the
waters. The strongest winds and seas are forecast from CAPE blanco
south but periods of small craft winds and seas are possible north
of the cape. These conditions may persist through late in the week.
fire weather... Updated 1000 am Tuesday, 26 june 2017... Isolated
thunderstorms are possible this morning as an upper trough
approaches, then storms will increase in coverage and intensity in
the afternoon and evening as the main trough arrives. The focus for
lightning is expected to be from the siskiyous and western slopes of
the cascades eastward. However isolated to scattered storms are
possible over western valleys in jackson and eastern josephine
county as well into western and central siskiyou county this
afternoon and early this evening. It will be cooler today compared
to yesterday, but breezy west winds and continued low humidities may
fan any new fire starts. Gusty west winds with gusts of 20 to 25 mph
are expected to develop east of the cascades this afternoon and
evening. A red flag warning has been issued for much of modoc county
due to expected wind gusts of 30 mph and humidity 15 percent or
less. Also of concern is the potential for erratic and gusty winds
near storms today. Gusts of 40 to 50 kt are possible near
thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, especially for storms that
develop east of the cascades.
Red flag warnings remain in effect for the potential of increased
initial attack activity. The rest of the week should be quieter as
cooler weather dominates. -cc sk
Mfr watches warnings advisories
Or... Red flag warning until 11 pm pdt this evening for orz621-
623. Red flag warning until 11 pm pdt this evening for orz624.
Red flag warning until 8 pm pdt this evening for orz620-622. Red
flag warning until 11 pm pdt this evening for orz625.
Ca... Red flag warning until 8 pm pdt this evening for caz281.
Red flag warning until 8 pm pdt this evening for caz280.
Red flag warning from 1 pm this afternoon to 7 pm pdt this
evening for caz285.
Pacific coastal waters... None.
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|CECC1 - 9419750 - Crescent City, CA||93 mi||51 min||SSW 2.9 G 5.1||58°F||60°F||1017.9 hPa (+0.8)|
|PORO3 - 9431647 - Port Orford, OR||99 mi||51 min||SSW 2.9 G 4.1||54°F||52°F||1017.4 hPa (+0.4)|
|46027 - ST GEORGES - 8NM West Northwest of Crescent City, CA||99 mi||61 min||S 3.9 G 3.9||55°F||53°F||4 ft||1017.5 hPa (+0.6)|
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|Rogue Valley International Airport, OR||11 mi||58 min||NW 4||10.00 mi||Fair||81°F||63°F||54%||1011.8 hPa|
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Mon -- 01:14 AM PDT 7.91 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:43 AM PDT Sunrise
Mon -- 08:16 AM PDT -1.96 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:48 AM PDT Moonrise
Mon -- 02:54 PM PDT 6.36 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:19 PM PDT 2.22 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:56 PM PDT Sunset
Mon -- 11:14 PM PDT Moonset
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Mon -- 01:22 AM PDT 7.52 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:42 AM PDT Sunrise
Mon -- 08:28 AM PDT -1.81 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:47 AM PDT Moonrise
Mon -- 03:02 PM PDT 6.04 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:31 PM PDT 2.05 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:58 PM PDT Sunset
Mon -- 11:15 PM PDT Moonset
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