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Port Orford, OR

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Sunrise 6:02AMSunset 8:44PM Friday July 28, 2017 6:02 AM PDT (13:02 UTC) Moonrise 11:00AMMoonset 10:58PM Illumination 24% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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PZZ356 Coastal Waters From Cape Blanco Or To Pt. St. George Ca Out 10 Nm- 259 Am Pdt Fri Jul 28 2017
.gale warning in effect from 11 am pdt this morning through Monday evening...
Today..N wind 5 kt...rising to 10 to 15 kt early in the morning, then...rising to 20 to 25 kt in the morning... Easing to 15 to 20 kt early in the afternoon...rising to 20 to 25 kt. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, wind variable less than 5 kt...becoming E 5 kt in the morning, then... Backing to W early in the afternoon...veering to nw 10 to 15 kt late afternoon. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft. SWell W 2 to 3 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog early in the morning.
Tonight..N wind 20 to 25 kt...easing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, N wind 10 kt... Veering to E early in the morning. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 8 seconds and sw 1 ft at 17 seconds...shifting to the sw 1 ft at 17 seconds after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sat..N wind 10 to 15 kt...becoming nw 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, N wind 5 kt... Veering to se in the morning, then... Veering to nw 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft. SWell sw 1 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sat night..NW wind 20 to 25 kt except nw 10 to 15 kt within 5 nm of brookings southward. Wind waves 6 to 9 ft...subsiding to 4 to 7 ft after midnight. SWell sw 1 ft.
Sun..NW wind 20 kt except N 10 to 15 kt within 5 nm of brookings southward. Wind waves 3 to 6 ft... Building to 5 to 7 ft in the afternoon. W swell 1 ft... Building to 3 ft in the afternoon.
Sun night..NW wind 25 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, nw wind 15 to 20 kt...veering to N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft. Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft and sw 2 ft.
Mon..N wind 20 kt...rising to 25 kt in the evening, then... Easing to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft...building to 7 to 8 ft. SWell W 3 ft.
Tue..N wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft. Mixed swell S 2 ft and W 1 ft...shifting to the W 2 ft.
PZZ300 259 Am Pdt Fri Jul 28 2017
Synopsis for the southern oregon coastal waters..A thermal trough in northern california will remain in place into next week with north winds and steep to very steep seas. Small craft advisory conditions will persist south of cape blanco this morning, then expand north from about bandon south this afternoon into Sunday evening. The thermal trough will strengthen this afternoon into Sunday evening with gales beyond about 5 nm from shore and south of gold beach. Gales will expand north mainly south of port orford Sunday night through Monday evening and small craft will also expand north mainly south of coos bay.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Port Orford, OR
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Area Discussion for - Medford, OR
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national weather service medford or
322 am pdt Fri jul 28 2017

Short term Very hot conditions will develop across inland
areas late this weekend into early next week. Today, a weak
shortwave will lift northeast and the upper level ridge will
strengthen over the western u.S tonight into early next week. High
temperatures are expected to reach 100 for some western valleys
on Sunday then increase further early next week with very hot
temperatures developing. Models also continue to show very weak
impulses moving into the area, which combined with some mid level
moisture and instability may bring a slight risk for thunderstorms
to eastern modoc and southeast lake counties Saturday and Sunday.

Overall, this risk is only slight due to limited moisture and
forcing.

The building ridge will bring a warmer airmass and hot
temperatures to inland valleys this weekend. Highs are expected to
warm into the 90s to near 100 for many western valleys by Sunday
with highs in the lower to mid 90s across eastern valleys.

Meanwhile along the coast, a surface thermal trough will
strengthen and result in stronger east to northeast winds. This
will bring warming conditions to the coast, especially in the
brookigns area where a moderate chetco effect is expected.

Looking into early next week, the main concern is with the
potential for excessive heat across several inland valleys,
including the rogue, illinois and applegate valleys and the
shasta, scott and klamath river valleys in northern california.

Models currently support afternoon temperatures rising into the
lower to mid 100s across these western valleys. Additionally,
overnight low temperatures are expected to be warmer than normal
with lows near 70 Monday night and Tuesday night. This will result
in only a brief period of relatively cooler temperatures in the
overnight hours. High temperatures east of the cascades will also
rise early next week, reaching the upper 90s by Tuesday. Very hot
temperatures are expected to continue into Wednesday, then
conditions will gradually become less hot late next week as an
upper trough approaches the pacific northwest coast.

Aviation 28 06z TAF cycle... At the coast and just offshore. Ifr
and local lifr CIGS will persist for most of the morning. The
exception will be from CAPE blanco to gold beach whereVFR CIGS are
expected. However this will have to be watched closely. Some
improvement is possible this afternoon as the marine stratus peels
back just off the coast withVFR cigs, but confidence on the timing
is low to medium. The TAF at north bend shows improving conditions
around 19z, but this could change, so watch for updates on this.

Marine stratus will likely return to the coast this evening with ifr
and local lifr cigs.

Inland. The latest fog image shows marine stratus in the coquille
basin and river valleys in curry county. This should burn off by
late this morning with clear skies for the afternoon. The marine
stratus will get close to roseburg, but it should remainVFR through
the TAF period. Elsewhere... VFR will persist overnight into Friday
across all inland areas, with the exception of in the vicinity of
wildfires, where smoke may occasionally restrict visibility to less
than a mile at times. -petrucelli

Marine Updated 230 am pdt Friday 28 july 2017... A thermal
trough in northern california will remain in place into next week
with north winds and steep to very steep seas. Small craft advisory
conditions will persist south of CAPE blanco this morning. The
thermal trough will strengthen this afternoon through early next
week with gales beyond about 5 nm from shore and south of gold
beach. Meanwhile small craft conditions will affect areas from
bandon south through Sunday evening. The models suggest gales and
small craft conditions could expand in coverage Sunday night through
Monday evening and decided to expand the coverage of gales and small
craft conditions. Please see mwwmfr for more details. -petrucelli

Fire weather Updated 300 am Friday 28 july, 2017... Dry and hot
weather away from the immediate coast will prevail through most of
next week. A weak upper trough will approach the area from the
southwest this afternoon. Models show south winds near 700mb
increasing between 15-20 kts and is likely to mix down near the
surface. Relative humidities will be low, but right now we don't
think winds will be strong enough to warrant red flag conditions for
fire zones 624, 625, 284 and 285, but this will need to be watched
carefully. Instability will be marginal at best this afternoon, but
mid level moisture is lacking, so were not expecting much more than
a few cumulus build ups along the cascades and east side this
afternoon and evening. Also the thermal trough will remain along the
coast resulting in breezy east to northeast winds near and at the
ridges in portions of fire zones 618, 619 and 280 tonight into
Saturday morning along with moderate recoveries. Latest data still
does not support conditions reaching critical criteria, so we'll
continue to headline in the fire weather forecast.

The overall pattern is not expected to change much for all of next
week. However the models differ with the position ofthe upper ridge.

For example the GFS has the ridge positioned over the four corners
and we'll be on the outer fringe of the ridge. Typically in this
type of situation we could be dealing with isolated thunderstorms.

Taking the GFS at face value would put southeastern lake at risk for
thunderstorms. Given the high fire danger in these areas, decided to
err on the side of caution and keep a slight chance of storms in
southeast fire zone 625 Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

In contrast, the ECMWF has the ridge positioned right over our area
which will keep thunderstorm chances pretty much next to zero with
even hotter temperatures.

Relative humidities will be low during the afternoons, but models
are not showing particularly strong winds near and at 700 and even
the 700-500 mb winds are not strong. Also the pressure gradients are
not strong, therefore surface winds will not be strong enough to
warrant red flag concerns. -petrucelli

Mfr watches warnings advisories
Or... None.

Ca... None.

Pacific coastal waters... Small craft advisory until 11 pm pdt Monday for pzz356-376.

Gale warning from 11 am this morning to 11 pm pdt Monday for
pzz356-376.

Small craft advisory from 11 am this morning to 11 pm pdt Monday
for pzz350-370.

Cc


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PORO3 - 9431647 - Port Orford, OR 0 mi51 min N 12 G 15 57°F 48°F1018.2 hPa
46015 - Port Orford - 16 NM West of Port Orford, OR 19 mi43 min N 16 G 18 56°F 57°F1019 hPa56°F
CHAO3 - 9432780 - Charleston, OR 43 mi87 min E 4.1 G 5.1 49°F1019.5 hPa

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Airport Reports
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Brookings, Brookings Airport, OR47 mi67 minN 00.50 miLight Rain Fog53°F53°F100%1018.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Orford, Pacific Ocean, Oregon
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Port Orford
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Fri -- 03:46 AM PDT     6.18 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:05 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:10 AM PDT     0.30 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 12:00 PM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:47 PM PDT     6.73 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:42 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 11:01 PM PDT     1.77 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 11:57 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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34.15.266.25.74.63.21.90.80.30.51.52.84.35.76.56.76.35.34.12.92.11.8

Tide / Current Tables for Wedderburn, Rogue River, Oregon
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Wedderburn
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Fri -- 03:46 AM PDT     5.72 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:06 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:15 AM PDT     0.42 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 11:59 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:45 PM PDT     6.20 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:41 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 11:06 PM PDT     1.62 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 11:57 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.73.74.85.55.75.34.33.11.90.90.40.61.42.645.266.25.84.93.82.71.91.6

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Wind Forecast for Medford, OR (9,2,3,4)
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