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Marine Weather and Tides
Port Orford, OR

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Sunrise 7:05AMSunset 5:55PM Wednesday February 20, 2019 3:34 PM PST (23:34 UTC) Moonrise 7:33PMMoonset 8:05AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ356 Coastal Waters From Cape Blanco Or To Pt. St. George Ca Out 10 Nm- 236 Pm Pst Wed Feb 20 2019
.hazardous seas warning in effect through Thursday morning...
.small craft advisory in effect from Thursday morning through late Thursday night...
Tonight..N wind 10 to 20 kt. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, nw wind 10 to 15 kt...veering to N 5 to 10 kt in the late evening and overnight. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 10 seconds. Showers.
Thu..N wind 10 to 20 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt late in the afternoon. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, N wind 10 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 11 ft at 12 seconds.
Thu night..N wind 20 to 25 kt...becoming ne 10 to 20 kt in the late evening and overnight. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, ne wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 3 to 6 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 13 seconds.
Fri..NE wind 5 kt...backing to nw in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 7 ft.
Fri night..Northern portion, sw wind 5 to 10 kt. Brookings southward, nw wind 5 to 10 kt...backing to se after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 ft after midnight. NW swell 5 to 6 ft. Rain.
Sat..W wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft. Rain.
Sat night..SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft. Rain.
Sun..W wind 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 ft in the morning...becoming 2 ft or less, then... Becoming 4 ft after midnight. NW swell 6 to 7 ft.
Mon..S wind 20 kt...veering to sw in the afternoon, then... Veering to N in the evening...veering to se after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft...becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 ft...shifting to the sw 6 ft.
PZZ300 236 Pm Pst Wed Feb 20 2019
Synopsis for the southern oregon coastal waters..A mix of fresh swell, northerly wind waves and longer period west swell continues to affect the waters. This will maintain very steep seas for most of the area through Thursday morning. Winds and seas will begin to subside Thursday from north to south and more so Friday morning as high pressure moves through. A weak front will move in Friday night into Saturday. Northwest swell will build behind the front, and seas may become steep. A stronger storm is expected from the southwest Sunday or Monday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Port Orford, OR
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Area Discussion for - Medford, OR
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Fxus66 kmfr 202306
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area forecast discussion
national weather service medford or
305 pm pst Wed feb 20 2019
the long term section has been updated...

Short term An upper level shortwave and moist onshore flow is
resulting in numerous showers across the area today. Shower
activity will continue through this evening, then decrease
tonight. Some lingering light showers will continue into
Thursday, mainly during the morning across the mountains and
northwest facing slopes.

Snow levels with this system have fluctuated between 1500
and 2500 feet today. Accumulating snow has mainly occurred above
2000 feet during the day but as snow levels lower to 1500 this
evening, expect some light to moderate accumulations between 1500
and 2000 feet. This is expected to affect lower passes west of
the cascades. Lower valley locations west of the cascades where
there is upslope flow during northwest wind, such as along the
umpqua divide south of canyonville, the western foothills of the
cascades, portions of the rogue valley from phoenix to ashland
will be favored for moderate showers and potential for snow
showers this evening. Otherwise expect all higher passes in the
cascades and siskiyous to see periods of moderate snow showers
into this evening. Models also show increased showers across
western and central siskiyou county late today and this evening.

East of the cascades, expect a mix of light to moderate showers.

Winter weather advisories remain in effect through this evening.

Please see the wswmfr for details.

As snow levels lower and some light scattered to isolated showers
linger tonight, may see a light dusting of snow on some lower
valley floors down to 1000 feet elevation. However, since shower
activity will be diminishing, expect this to be limited. Of note,
temperatures will fall into the 20s tonight for many western
valleys. So any moisture remaining on roadways is expected to
freeze and may result in ice on some area roadways.

Partial clearing and a cold air mass over the area will result in
cold temperatures at the coast late tonight and Thursday morning.

With temperatures expected to drop into the lower to mid 30s, have
issued a frost advisory for the immediate coast. Temperatures may
locally dip to freezing and also expect areas just inland of the
coast to reach freezing. Please see the npwmfr for details.

As the trough shifts to the southeast Thursday afternoon and
evening, expect mainly dry conditions across the area. The one
exception will be some lingering light wrap around showers over
lake county. Weak high pressure will build into the area late
Thursday. Thursday night into Friday morning, expect very cold
temperatures overnight with lows in the lower to mid 20s for many
western valleys in siskiyou, jackson and josephine counties and in
the mid 20s to low 30s in valleys in douglas county. Coastal
areas may see another night of temperatures in the lower to mid
30s. East side areas will also trend colder with lows in the
single digits to around 10 degrees.

A front will move down from the northwest and into the area
Friday evening through Saturday. Models have trended weaker and
less moist with this front. So, expect widespread light to
locally moderate precipitation as this front moves into the area.

Snow levels are expected between 2000 to 2500 feet Friday night
and Saturday morning, but locally down to 1500 feet. Then snow
levels are forecast to rise to 2500 to 3500 feet during the day
Saturday. Saturday night, as a low approaches from the southwest
it will bring ample moisture into the area. The GFS shows a plume
of high precipitable water, originating from hawaii, moving into
the coast beginning Saturday night and early Sunday. So there is
the potential for moderate to heavy rain to develop at the coast
by Saturday night with areas of moderate rain inland. Snow levels
are expected to remain around 2500 feet or higher during this
period.

Long term Sun morning, feb 24th through Wed night, feb 28th...

models are consistent in still indicating an upper level trough over
the pacific northwest at the beginning of this long term period.

However, the southward progression of the front side of the trough
slows on Sunday resulting in a more westerly flow over oregon.

Sunday night the trough begins to dig off of the pacific northwest
coast as a large area of high pressure in the gulf of alaska closes
off over alaska. This occurs as subtropical energy and moisture from
major storm activity that has been affecting the hawaiian islands
during the last couple of days undercuts the ridge. Yesterday this
was mentioned in this discussion as a westerly wind burst for early
next week. In the last 24 hours models have trended faster, milder,
wetter, and more persistent with this westerly wind burst early in
the week, and then keep precipitation going under southwest flow mid-
late week. In short, we're expecting much more precipitation now
between Sunday morning and Tuesday morning, likely on the order of 1
to 3 inches of water for most of the forecast area, though lesser
amounts under an inch are expected for some areas east of the
cascades and higher amounts of 3-5 inches are expected in curry
county. With snow levels gradually rising, we're only expecting a
few inches or less of snow for elevation below 4000 feet, but 20 to
40 inches in the mountains above 5500 feet.

It should be noted that model guidance has changed very
significantly in the last 48 hours in regard to the forecast for
late in the weekend into early next week, so we could certainly see
some more twists and bends in it again in the coming days as it
attempts to grasp the influence of the subtropical energy and
moisture. The most uncertainty in the forecast for this extended
time period is, of course, in snow levels and precipitation amounts,
as models differ on the location of the focus of the 'aloha
moisture'- otherwise known as the pineapple express, or an
atmospheric river. The GEFS and GFS are farther north with the focus
of the moisture than is the ecmwf. At this point our forecast is
riding the wave of the consensus of the latest models (the 12z
cycle), as the ECMWF trended toward the GFS in the last 24 hours.

All in all, stay tuned to the forecast for this time period because
we could certainly see some significant precipitation and, possibly,
some hydrological impacts if the higher end precipitation forecasts
and or snow levels were to verify. Btl

Aviation For the 20 18z tafs... West of the cascades
(including koth, krbg, and kmfr)... Areas of MVFR CIGS vsbys in low
clouds, rain, and rain showers will persist into tonight with higher
terrain obscured. Snow levels will be 1500 to 2000 feet today,
dropping to 1000 to 1500 feet late tonight as the showers diminish.

Areas of ifr, especially north of the umpqua divide near roseburg,
will probably lower to ifr early Thursday morning. From the cascades
east (including klmt)... A mix ofVFR and MVFR conditions with
highest terrain obscured, will persist into the afternoon, but
occasional snow showers are expected this afternoon. Any snow
showers will diminish overnight with most valleys becomingVFR but
mountain obscuration persisting, especially on northeast facing
slopes. Keene

Marine Updated 200 pm pst Wednesday 20 february 2019... A mix of
fresh swell, northerly wind waves and longer period west swell
continues to affect the waters. This will maintain very steep seas
for most of the area through Thursday morning. Winds and seas will
begin to subside Thursday from north to south, but small craft
advisory conditions are still likely through Thursday night.

Conditions improve further Friday morning as high pressure moves
through. A weak front will move in Friday night into Saturday.

Northwest swell will build behind the front, and seas may become
steep. A stronger storm is expected from the southwest Sunday or
Monday. There is still considerable uncertainty on the timing and
strength of the low late this weekend or early next week. Keene

Mfr watches warnings advisories
Or... Winter weather advisory until 10 pm pst this evening for
orz029>031.

Winter weather advisory until 10 pm pst this evening for
orz025-027-028.

Frost advisory from 2 am to 8 am pst Thursday for orz021-022.

Winter weather advisory until 10 pm pst this evening above 1500
feet in the for orz024-026.

Winter weather advisory until 10 pm pst this evening above 1500
feet in the for orz023.

Ca... Winter weather advisory until 10 pm pst this evening above 2000
feet in the for caz080-081.

Pacific coastal waters...

- small craft advisory for hazardous seas until 10 am pst Thursday
for pzz356.

- hazardous seas warning until 10 am pst Thursday for pzz350-356-370-
376.

Cc nsk btl


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PORO3 - 9431647 - Port Orford, OR 0 mi34 min W 5.1 G 12
SNTO3 38 mi64 min N 2.9 45°F 1013 hPa42°F
CHAO3 - 9432780 - Charleston, OR 43 mi58 min NW 18 G 21 50°F1012 hPa

Wind History for Port Orford, OR
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Airport Reports
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Brookings, Brookings Airport, OR47 mi38 minWNW 9 G 1410.00 miLight Rain44°F39°F83%1014.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Orford, Oregon
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Port Orford
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Wed -- 12:24 AM PST     7.29 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:57 AM PST     1.77 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:08 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:05 AM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 11:54 AM PST     8.56 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:55 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 06:35 PM PST     -1.37 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:33 PM PST     Moonrise
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7.27.16.24.83.32.21.82.33.55.26.98.28.686.44.31.9-0-1.2-1.3-0.31.43.65.6

Tide / Current Tables for Wedderburn, Rogue River, Oregon
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Wedderburn
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Wed -- 12:21 AM PST     6.69 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:03 AM PST     1.56 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:07 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:04 AM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 11:55 AM PST     7.83 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:56 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 06:41 PM PST     -1.02 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:33 PM PST     Moonrise
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