Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:59AM||Sunset 4:44PM||Saturday November 17, 2018 8:39 PM PST (04:39 UTC)||Moonrise 2:21PM||Moonset 12:53AM||Illumination 76%|
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area forecast discussion
national weather service medford or
819 pm pst Sat nov 17 2018
Discussion A few updates to the cloud cover and patchy fog for
this evening and tonight. One was to delay the low clouds and
patchy fog in the illinois valley until late tonight. Second was
to fine tune the detail on the stratus in the umpqua basin, the
coast and marine waters to better reflect the latest fog image.
This image is showing the stratus moving northward along the
coast and should cover most, if not the entire marine waters by
early Sunday morning. Stratus is also in portions of the umpqua
basin and recent trend show it's expanding. Elsewhere, skies will
remain clear tonight.
Dry weather will continue through Tuesday afternoon or early
evening. A change in the pattern is likely starting Tuesday night
with the first of several precipitation events moving through the
forecast area. Details on this can be found in the previous
forecast discussion below. -petrucelli
Aviation For the 18 00z tafs... Over the coastal waters and along
the coast, areas of ifr CIGS are spreading north over the waters and
will continue to do so through Sunday morning. Some coastal areas,
including koth, will see MVFR ifr CIGS vsbys in low clouds and fog
late tonight into Sunday morning. Over the umpqua basin and the
illinois valley... Areas of ifr CIGS will return to the same areas
late tonight into Sunday morning, including krbg. Over the
remainder of the west side...VFR conditions will prevail through
Sunday morning. East of the cascades... Areas of MVFR CIGS will clear
toVFR this afternoon. Most of the area will remainVFR through
Sunday morning, but local ifr CIGS vsbys will develop in some of the
valley locations late tonight into Sunday morning, including klmt.
Smoke haze will continue to be prevalent, which could cause periodic
reduced vsbys in northern california.
Marine Updated 200 pm pst Saturday 17 november 2018... Offshore
high pressure and a trough of low pressure near the coast have
weakened. Relatively light winds and seas will persist into Tuesday.
A weak front will move onshore Tuesday night into Wednesday. A
stronger front will move onshore Thursday, and this may bring gale
force south winds to the area. Heavy west swell may develop Thursday
Prev discussion issued 309 pm pst Sat nov 17 2018
updated aviation section.
Short term... Tonight through Tuesday night... Satellite imagery
shows an upper ridge axis overhead this afternoon, and clear skies
are being observed in most areas except for the roseburg area and
the coast south of CAPE blanco. The marine layer low clouds
streaming up the coast will become a fixture through early next
week. Also, the low clouds in roseburg are clearing late this
afternoon, but they are expected to return tonight, with some
patchy fog possible there and also in the grants pass and illinois
We maintain an air stagnation advisory for most valleys through
Monday night, and we've extended the advisory through Tuesday night
for west side valleys. We did this because mixing will likely be
poor again on Tuesday, and we don't expect winds to surface in west
side valleys on Tuesday ahead of the front. East of the cascades,
and near the coast, mixing should improve sufficiently to keep the
Tuesday morning expiration of the air stagnation advisory.
It should be noted that we do expect some smoke to enter the
forecast area, from south to north, from the camp fire over northern
california. This will occur Sunday through Tuesday. Siskiyou
county will be the main part of the forecast area impacted by
some surface smoke, already pushing northward some per satellite
imagery. Then, as the smoke moves into oregon it should be mainly|
aloft, in the form of haze. We're not expecting any air quality
impacts in oregon from this smoke, but again, conditions could get
a bit hazy Sunday into Monday.
Tuesday will be a transition day for the forecast area, shifting
from a stagnant, dry and warm pattern (warm days, cold nights)
towards a more typical late november weather pattern of
increasing winds, rain and mountain snow. Conditions will become
breezy east of the cascades, in the shasta valley, and at the coast
and over the coastal waters.
Long term... Wednesday through Saturday...
*travel delays will be possible for the thanksgiving holiday
starting Wednesday through the weekend.
*snow expected on the highest passes, including highway 140 near
lake of the woods and the diamond lake junction on Thursday and
Friday. Snow levels are expected to be near, but higher than
*windy conditions could make travel difficult for high profile
vehicles east of the cascades and along the coastal highways.
Wednesday is going to mark the beginning of a drastic pattern
change, just in time for the thanksgiving holiday and the weekend
afterward. We are expecting several fronts to come through and bring
moderate precipitation to the coast, the coastal range, and the mt.
Shasta area. The first front on Wednesday is expected to be the
weakest of the three fronts, which will have to work to break down
the area of high pressure that is currently over the pacific
northwest. This will bring mainly breezy to gusty winds east of the
cascades and at the coast.
The second front will arrive on Thursday, and will be much stronger.
The ECMWF model has come more in line with the GFS and are
indicating the moderate to brief periods of heavy precipitation
across the aforementioned areas. The timing of the system still
needs to be ironed out, but the major models and ensembles are
zeroing in on Thursday evening.
The big question is going to be what happens with the snow levels
and snow. We are expecting snow across the cascades and the higher
peaks of the siskiyous. This includes mt. Ashland. For the mountain
passes, the snow levels will be around 5000 to 6000 feet on
Wednesday and lower to near 4500 feet for Thursday night into
Friday. This means that we are expecting snow on our highest passes,
including highway 140 near lake of the woods, diamond lake junction
area. Although we are expecting snow levels to be higher than
siskiyou summit, it is worth noting that this is in the extended
forecast; so confidence is only so-so.
The next front will arrive Friday into Saturday and continue into
the weekend. The system will be a bit weaker, so the precipitation
is not expected to be as strong. Overall, if this forecast verifies,
these systems will quickly bring southern oregon and northern
california back to near normal precipitation and snowfall for
november. Thus, it is recommended to keep an eye on the forecast for
Mfr watches warnings advisories
Or... Air stagnation advisory until 4 am pst Tuesday for orz021.
Air stagnation advisory until 4 am pst Wednesday for orz023.
Air stagnation advisory until 4 am pst Tuesday for orz024>031.
Pacific coastal waters... None.
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