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|Sunrise 7:43AM||Sunset 5:10PM||Tuesday January 16, 2018 1:35 AM PST (09:35 UTC)||Moonrise 7:24AM||Moonset 5:09PM||Illumination 0%|
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|PZZ356 Coastal Waters From Florence To Cape Blanco Or Out 10 Nm- Coastal Waters From Cape Blanco Or To Pt. St. George Ca Out 10 Nm- 811 Pm Pst Mon Jan 15 2018 |
.gale watch in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening...
.hazardous seas warning in effect until 1 am pst Tuesday...
Tonight..S wind 15 to 25 kt...easing to 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 6 to 9 ft...subsiding to 3 to 6 ft after midnight. Mixed swell sw 12 to 14 ft at 12 seconds and W 7 ft at 16 seconds. Rain.
Tue..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. SW swell 11 to 13 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of showers.
Tue night..S wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 12 to 13 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of rain through the night.
Wed..S wind 30 kt...rising to gales 40 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft...building to 11 to 14 ft in the afternoon. W swell 13 ft...building to sw 17 ft in the afternoon. Rain likely.
Wed night..S wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 11 to 14 ft... Subsiding to 8 to 10 ft after midnight. SW swell 19 ft...becoming W and...building to W after midnight. Rain.
Thu..SW wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. W swell 29 to 30 ft. Showers.
Thu night..SW wind 15 to 25 kt...easing to 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft...subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight. W swell 25 to 26 ft. Showers.
Fri..SW wind 10 to 15 kt...veering to W in the evening, then... Backing to sw after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 23 to 25 ft.
Sat..SW wind 10 kt...backing to S 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon and evening, then...rising to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 8 ft. W swell 20 ft...subsiding to 14 ft.
|PZZ300 811 Pm Pst Mon Jan 15 2018 |
Synopsis for the southern oregon coastal waters..A stormy pattern will dominate over the coming week. A front will move onshore this evening. This is bringing gale force south winds to much of the area, mostly beyond 10 nm of the coast but closer in near the capes. Another stronger front will move onshore Wednesday afternoon, and this will bring gale force and possibly storm force winds to the area. Very heavy west swell will develop Wednesday night. Weaker storms will follow Thursday into Friday. Another strong front will move onshore sometime next weekend.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Port Orford, ORHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Medford, OR  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus66 kmfr 160450|
area forecast discussion
national weather service medford or
850 pm pst Mon jan 15 2018
Discussion The change to a wetter, colder, more active pattern
is off to its expected modest start. A high surf advisory remains
in effect for southern oregon beaches into early Tuesday morning,
and gusty advisory strength south to southeast winds that reached
a peak of nearly 50 mph at weed will continue in the shasta
valley through the remainder of this evening. Otherwise, the main
impact is a swath of light to moderate precipitation with a snow
level around 7000 feet now... Falling to 5500 feet by the time that
precipitation tapers off early Tuesday morning. High mountain
snowfall will be generally up to 2 inches. Precipitation has
already diminished near the coast but will continue to be mainly
from the cascades westward through around midnight with highest
amounts in western and southern siskiyou county. The focus will be
on the east side from around midnight through 7 am pst Tuesday.
An update will be issued to decrease the probability of
precipitation on Tuesday with a weak shortwave passing across
northwest oregon expected to pose little risk of producing more
than an increase of mid and mainly high level clouds. To a large
extent, our area will be between systems on Tuesday. A warm front
will brush past to the north late Tuesday ahead of a strong cold
front. Rain is likely to reach the coast by the end of Wednesday
afternoon with the main day-time impact arising from increasing
southerly winds... Becoming gusty and strong in the afternoon in
the shasta valley and in lake county. Dangerous very high surf
will reach beaches on Wednesday night while precipitation spreads
inland and southerly winds continue to increase. Please see
further details below in the previous discussion.
Aviation 16 00z TAF cycle... From the cascades west...VFR
conditions will prevail initially, but an incoming front will bring
in areas of MVFR CIGS this afternoon and evening with higher terrain
becoming obscured. Ifr CIGS could develop after frontal passage and
higher level clouds clear late tonight. The lower conditions will
persist into Tuesday morning before clearing toVFR Tuesday
afternoon. Llws will be a concern at koth, krbg, and kmfr until the
front passes through this evening.
East of the cascades...VFR conditions will prevail through Tuesday,
but there will be gusty winds this afternoon and evening and areas
of higher terrain will become obscured tonight into Tuesday morning.
Marine Updated 845 pm pst Monday 15 jan 2018... A stormy
pattern will dominate over the coming week. A front will move
onshore this evening. Another stronger front will move onshore
Wednesday afternoon, and this will bring gale force and possibly
storm force winds to the area.
Very heavy west swell will develop Wednesday night. The models are
indicating swell as high as 30 feet, which would be historically
high. This will make for very hazardous bar conditions and very high
Weaker storms will follow Thursday into Friday. Another strong front
will move onshore sometime next weekend. -sven
Prev discussion issued 223 pm pst Mon jan 15 2018
short term... Some bands of light rain or sprinkles are moving
across the area this afternoon, and a few locations have received
measurable rain, mainly along the coast and in the coastal
mountains. The primary rain band associated with a front is
approaching the coast now and will move inland tonight. This is
not a particularly wet front, but all areas in our forecast domain
should see at least some rain over the next 18-24 hours. Also of
note is that snow levels are very high right now (there is not one
current observation below freezing in our area) and will stay that
way through the vast majority of the precipitation, so snow
impacts are not expected.
Winds have picked up in the usual spots with the strongest winds
in any populated areas being around weed with sustained winds of
30 mph and gusts to 45 mph, so far. This is exactly what was
expected, so everything seems on track for tonight. The front will
move slowly across our area tonight and Tuesday morning with rain
ending from west to east.
We're keeping some pops in the forecast tomorrow afternoon through
tomorrow night, but in reality, most locations will likely see
nothing. The best chance to see any rain will be along the north
coast where some warm frontal rain may skirt the area in the
evening and overnight.
A much stronger front will approach the coast late Wednesday and
then move slowly inland Wednesday night through Thursday morning.
This will be a good rain-maker with 2-4 inches of rain possible
along the south coast and coastal mountains and 0.50-1 inch over
the rest of the west side. It even looks wet on the east side with
a widespread 0.25-0.50 inch. Snow levels will also start out high
with this front, but they will drop enough to see impacting snows
at crater lake, diamond lake, and mt. Ashland by Thursday.
The bigger impact with the Wed Thu front is likely to be the wind.
700 mb winds of 50-60 mph and medford-redding surface pressure
gradients of around -8 mb suggest the potential for high winds in
the shasta valley and east side. High wind watches have been
issued for both locations. One place that may also get high winds
is along the coast, but models don't show enough strong onshore
component to have enough confidence for a watch at this time. The
most likely place to see high wind if it occurs will be from
around pistol river north to CAPE blanco and the headlands further
north as well.
Finally, advisory level winds are possible through the rogue
valley Wednesday evening, although confidence in that is also
low. As mentioned, the mfr-rdd gradient is tight, and SREF wind
plume diagrams for medford show a mean of 13 mph, and history
shows that 15 mph usually ends up producing wind advisory level
winds for medford. There is a lot of spread amongst the ensemble
members, but a significant number are higher than the mean. At any
rate, it will likely be breezy to windy around ashland later
Wednesday, and this may extend into the medford area, as well.
The front moves east of us Thursday, snow levels drop, and deep,
moist onshore flow will produce considerable showers over the
area. This is a day that may see significant impacts from snow
over the mountains at pass level. -wright
long term... Friday morning through Monday night... An upper
level trough moves over the area Friday and this will turn the
weather to a much cooler and continued wet pattern. Models have been
fairly consistent in showing low snow levels with this trough
passage Friday night into Saturday. Snow levels down to 2500 feet
are indicated by current model runs and shortwaves within the trough
will keep showers going through Friday night. Because of this, snow
impacts will be possible at lower elevations as well as the east of
Showers continue into Saturday morning, but should diminish in the
afternoon as a brief period of ridging moves through the area
between systems. The break will be short lived as another strong
front approaches the area Saturday night.
Models have their differences with this front. The GFS is again the
faster solution and is also further south with the bulk of the
precipitation. However, both models show ample moisture moving into
the oregon and northern california coast. Low snow levels could make
this front a significant one in terms of snowfall for lower
elevations, considering they aren't expected to come up much ahead
of this front, only up to 3,000 to 3500 feet. Will have to monitor
trends to see if snow levels fluctuate in future model runs. Winds
will also be a concern with this front, but current indications
aren't showing anything drastic for this time of year. Showers
continue behind the front as the upper level trough moves over the
area through Monday afternoon. Br-y
Mfr watches warnings advisories
Or... High surf advisory until 4 am pst Tuesday for orz021-022.
High wind watch from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday
night for orz030-031.
Ca... Wind advisory until 10 pm pst this evening for caz081.
High wind watch from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening
Pacific coastal waters... High surf advisory until 4 am pst Tuesday for
Gale watch from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for
Small craft advisory for hazardous seas from 1 am Tuesday to 7
am pst Wednesday for pzz350-356-370-376.
Hazardous seas warning until 1 am pst Tuesday for
Storm watch from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|PORO3 - 9431647 - Port Orford, OR||0 mi||47 min||SSE 15 G 18||54°F||53°F||1018.7 hPa|
|CHAO3 - 9432780 - Charleston, OR||43 mi||59 min||SSE 1.9 G 7||52°F||1018 hPa|
Wind History for Port Orford, OR(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Brookings, Brookings Airport, OR||47 mi||39 min||Var 4||10.00 mi||Overcast||50°F||48°F||96%||1022.1 hPa|
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Tue -- 12:05 AM PST 6.21 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:58 AM PST 3.70 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:23 AM PST Moonrise
Tue -- 07:45 AM PST Sunrise
Tue -- 10:48 AM PST 7.86 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:08 PM PST Moonset
Tue -- 05:10 PM PST Sunset
Tue -- 05:54 PM PST -0.40 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:18 PM PST New Moon
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Tue -- 05:02 AM PST 3.14 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:21 AM PST Moonrise
Tue -- 07:43 AM PST Sunrise
Tue -- 10:45 AM PST 7.02 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:09 PM PST Moonset
Tue -- 05:11 PM PST Sunset
Tue -- 05:57 PM PST -0.28 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:18 PM PST New Moon
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