Thursday, March21, 2019 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Bandon, OR

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 7:16AMSunset 7:31PM Thursday March 21, 2019 3:02 PM PDT (22:02 UTC) Moonrise 7:35PMMoonset 7:05AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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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PZZ310 Coos bay bar- coastal waters from cape blanco or to pt. St. George ca out 10 nm- waters from cape blanco or to pt. St. George ca from 10 to 60 nm- 134 pm pdt Wed may 29 2013 a long-duration moderate to strong north wind event is expected to last from this weekend into early next week. Winds should begin to increase Friday into Saturday...peaking Sunday with storm force wind gusts possible. Very steep and hazardous waves will accompany this wind event and mariners should prepare for dangerous conditions at sea. The strongest winds and highest seas will occur beyond 5 nm from shore.
PZZ300 210 Pm Pdt Thu Mar 21 2019
Synopsis for the southern oregon coastal waters.. Long period swell will continue to build into the coastal waters through this evening and tonight. South gales and very steep wind driven seas will develop by early Friday and continue into Friday afternoon. Elevated long period west swell will persist through Saturday night before diminishing Sunday morning. After a brief break Sunday, another round of gales and very steep seas is possible Monday, with unsettled weather expected through much of next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bandon, OR
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Area Discussion for - Medford, OR
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national weather service medford or
236 pm pdt Thu mar 21 2019

Short term Tonight through Sunday night... The band of clouds
across lake, modoc, and northern klamath counties continue as part
of a tail to a low pressure system centered well off the coast of
vancouver, british columbia. A few light showers may be
associated with this cloud band, but overall expect things to be
light, if any. In fact, precipitation may dry up completely
tonight as the upper low departs and the next front approaches the
coast.

On Friday, the next front arrives and will bring widespread valley
rain and high mountain snow to the region. Precipitation amounts
don't look impressive, but eventually everyone should see some
measurable rain or snow with this front. That being said, the
heaviest amounts will be along the coast and the coastal range,
where brookings could see up to three quarters of an inch of rain
with this system. Although it may not do much to well-established
roads, it will be curious to see how the slide on highway 101
reacts to this bit of rain. As this more active pattern will
continue for the next several days. Snow levels will be around
5000 feet, and could drop to 4000 feet in showers on Saturday.

Overall, not expecting any impacts for the passes, but there could
be some light snow, even on siskiyou summit.

This front will also bring breezy conditions to many of the usual
areas. It doesn't look like any land areas will reach advisory
level wind speeds, but it will be breezy and gusty nonetheless.

The front moves through Friday night, then the upper trough will
move overhead Saturday with considerable shower activity expected.

A slight chance for thunderstorms exists on the west side
Saturday afternoon and evening as instability and moisture will be
plentiful enough. It is worth noting that the models are also
indicating these conditions across the cascades and eastward, but
snow depths of several inches (to feet) are great at dampening the
surface based instability.

As things clear out on Saturday night, low temperatures will drop
very low. Lows will be in the low 30s west of the cascades with
mid to upper 30s at the coast. Meanwhile, temperatures will be
well-below freezing across the cascades and east. Although growing
season has not officially started, except for many of the early
varieties (which can largely handle these temperatures), there
could be some frost cold temperature issues if you were impatient
like me and got some plants early during last weekend's warm-up.

Although Sunday morning will be dry, the next system appears to
arrive by Sunday afternoon or evening. The main impacts of this
system will occur on Monday, and is detailed well in the long
term discussion. -schaaf

Long term Monday through Thursday, march 25-28, 2019...

unsettled weather is expected much of next week, though we may
catch a break on Tuesday.

The upper level pattern will feature a broad closed low out around
45n and 140w on Monday. A frontal system associated with this low
will move onshore Monday morning and through the area bringing a
period of steadier precipitation across most of the CWA through
Monday evening. Heaviest precipitation will be from the coast ranges
of SW oregon to western and central siskiyou county, where amounts
of 0.50-1.50 inches are likely. Snow levels still look to be about
4500 feet with most accumulating snow occurring above 5000 feet.

Expect a period of steady south to southeast winds pre-front in the
morning, then winds shift to SW and remain breezy as the front moves
through. Precipitation becomes more showery following the frontal
passage. We've added a slight chance of thunder to the immediate
coast and coastal waters as mid-level instability increases behind
the front.

We're expecting broad SW flow aloft to set up over the area
Monday night into Tuesday, and while isolated to scattered
showers could remain, most areas should catch a break in between
fronts. The closed low will pinwheel southeastward offshore sending
another short wave impulse and frontal system through the area
mainly Tuesday night through Wednesday. Once again, the bulk of the
moisture precipitation is expected across our southern and western
zones, but areas to the north will see some precipitation too.

A showery pattern will continue with moist, onshore flow Wednesday
night through Thursday as the closed low offshore gradually opens up
into a trough and crosses the pacnw. -spilde

Aviation For the 21 18z tafs...VFR is expected to prevail
across the region through the afternoon. A front will approach the
area overnight with MVFR ceilings, increasing south winds, and
precipitation arriving at the coast overnight. Deteriorating
conditions will spread east through the morning, with rain
overspreading all terminals by midday Friday. Freezing levels are
expected to remain well above 5000 ft asl throughout the taf
period. -bpn

Marine Updated 200 pm pdt Thursday, 21 march 2019... Offshore
buoys are beginning to detect the arrival of long period swell
this afternoon, which will continue to build into the coastal
waters through this evening and tonight. Meanwhile, satellite
imagery shows a front lying offshore, which will push into the
region tonight and pass onshore Friday. Expected south gales and
very steep wind driven seas to develop ahead of the front as it
sweeps across the waters Friday morning though Friday afternoon.

Elevated long period west swell will continue through Saturday and
into Saturday night, producing hazardous bar conditions and
higher than average surf before diminishing Sunday morning.

After a brief break in the action Sunday, another robust frontal
system is expected to arrive Monday, but the latest model solutions
suggest it could weaken significantly as it arrives. Due to the
weakening trend of the front, timing and strength are likely to
change over the next several forecast cycles, but gales may be
possible Monday morning, with steep to very steep seas persisting
into Monday night. Conditions should improve by Tuesday, but long-
term guidance suggests unsettled weather will continue into next
week, although exact details are uncertain at this time. -bpn

Mfr watches warnings advisories
Or... Beach hazards statement through late tonight for orz021-022.

Ca... None.

Pacific coastal waters... Small craft advisory from 5 pm Friday to 11 am pdt Sunday for
pzz350-356-370-376.

Gale warning from 8 am to 5 pm pdt Friday for
pzz350-356-370-376.

Hazardous seas warning from 8 am to 5 pm pdt Friday for
pzz350-356.

Hazardous seas warning from 11 pm this evening to 5 pm pdt
Friday for pzz370-376.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SNTO3 12 mi93 min SW 7 57°F 1020 hPa42°F
46128 14 mi63 min SW 12 50°F 52°F
CHAO3 - 9432780 - Charleston, OR 16 mi87 min W 8 G 13 52°F1019.5 hPa
PORO3 - 9431647 - Port Orford, OR 27 mi33 min SSE 9.9 G 12
46229 - UMPQUA OFFSHORE, OR (139) 46 mi33 min 52°F6 ft

Wind History for Charleston, OR
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, OR23 mi67 minW 1310.00 miFair56°F45°F67%1019.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bandon, Coquille River, Oregon
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Bandon
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Thu -- 12:59 AM PDT     7.20 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:04 AM PDT     0.42 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:19 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:04 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 01:04 PM PDT     7.45 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:26 PM PDT     -0.31 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:31 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:35 PM PDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Charleston, Oregon
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Charleston
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Thu -- 01:12 AM PDT     7.98 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:14 AM PDT     0.35 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:18 AM PDT     Sunrise
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Thu -- 01:19 PM PDT     8.17 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:30 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:34 PM PDT     -0.42 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:34 PM PDT     Moonrise
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