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Gardiner, OR

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Sunrise 6:24AMSunset 8:06PM Thursday April 19, 2018 2:38 AM PDT (09:38 UTC) Moonrise 8:15AMMoonset 11:25PM Illumination 16% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 days in cycle
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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 213 Am Pdt Thu Apr 19 2018
Synopsis for the southern oregon coastal waters..High pressure will build in throughout the day. North winds and steep seas will create hazardous conditions for small craft south of port orford this afternoon. Winds and seas should subside as a weak front approaches Friday, then dissipates near the coast late Friday night. A thermal trough will develop this weekend. This will bring strong north winds, likely gale force, to areas south of cape blanco, while areas farther north will have winds and seas hazardous to small craft.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Gardiner, OR
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Area Discussion for - Medford, OR
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area forecast discussion
national weather service medford or
853 pm pdt Wed apr 18 2018

Discussion The showers have begun to dissipate over the coastal
range, but radar still shows plenty of shower activity across the
cascades and in siskiyou county. These showers are not moving very
quickly, but they also aren't dumping a lot of rain. Overall, the
threat of thunder has decreased. The showers will continue
overnight, but become more concentrated along the cascades and
east before an area of high pressure moves in over the area. Have
not made any additional changes to the forecast, and you can read
the previous discussion in its entirety below.

Marine Updated 800 pm pdt Wednesday 18 april 2018... High
pressure will build into the area tonight into Thursday. Northerly
winds will increase to small craft advisory levels in the
southern waters Thursday afternoon resulting in steep, short
period seas fairly close to shore south of port orford. Winds and
seas should subside as a weak front approaches the waters Friday,
then dissipates near the coast late Friday night. A thermal trough
will develop this weekend. This will bring strong north winds,
likely gale force, to areas south of CAPE blanco, while areas
farther north have winds and seas hazardous to small craft. -fb

Prev discussion issued 558 pm pdt Wed apr 18 2018
update... The scattered showers will continue for the next few
hours, and we've seen a few strikes near the border of douglas and
coos counties in the coastal range. Have also seen a few cloud
flashes in eastern coos county. Have added a slight chance of
thunderstorms to the forecast for the coastal range. The threat
for thunder will largely dissipate shortly after sunset. -schaaf
discussion... 18 12z nam GFS ec in.

The northern hemispheric map looks very spring-ish. There is a
five wave progressive pattern around the globe with the jet stream
mostly north of 40n, though it dips a bit below in several
locations.

Closer to the pacific northwest, there are two events in the near
term. A trough is now digging off the coast, and it will shear
later today. The cutoff low will then dive into northern
california tonight, then move off to the east Thursday.

Ahead of the trough, there is a difluent area aloft that is
currently over the medford CWA with an embedded short wave moving
through. This is supporting shower activity over the area. More
short waves will follow, so expect this activity to continue
through today. Analysis of model soundings indicate that none of
the showers will develop into thunderstorms. It will be cool with
inland high temperatures 5-15 degrees below normal.

Tonight, the wraparound moisture associated with the cutoff low
will move into the area. This will affect areas from the cascades
east for the most part. These showers will gradually move off to
the east Thursday with the cutoff low. Inland temperatures will
warm up quite a bit, with the highs just a bit below normal over
the west side and about 5 degrees below normal east of the
cascades.

Once that system moves out, upper level ridging with dry northerly
flow will bring mostly dry conditions to the area Thursday night
into Friday. A thermal trough will form near the coast and marine
north winds will increase offshore and along the coast. The ridge
will break to the east Friday and flow aloft will turn southwesterly.

The thermal trough will break down and move inland as this
occurs. That will make Friday the warmest day in the near term
west of the cascades. Highs will be near normal along the coast
and over the umpqua basin, and 5 to 10 degrees above normal over
the rest of the area.

The next system to affect the area will move onshore Friday
night in the form of a short wave with most of the energy directed
into washington state and northern oregon. The medford CWA will
catch the southern end of the associated surface front, and this
will bring the possibility of some light rain to the coast, coast
range, and umpqua basin Friday night into Saturday. Amounts will
be quite light. The thermal trough will be forced to the east side
Saturday, making that the warmest day in the near term over there.

Compared to the Friday highs, it will be a few degrees cooler over
the west side and a few degrees warmer east of the cascades.

Long term discussion... 5 am pdt Sunday 22 apr through Wednesday 25
apr. Both models are showing a short wave moving through the
region during Sunday morning. However, the airmass will be rather
dry and we're not expecting any precipitation out of this short
wave. So a very spring like day can be expected with lots of
cumulus clouds and highs in the upper 60s.

This ridge pattern will continue for the next few days. According
to our anomalies tables, there isn't much that is unusual for the
upcoming week ahead. Maybe a bit warmer than average with highs in
the upper 60s and perhaps lower 70s at times. We are forecasting
a high of 80 on Wednesday with the thermal trough kicking into
full gear.

Eventually the GFS is expecting a low to approach our coast during
Tuesday night into Wednesday. The ECMWF on the other hand wants to
keep things dry, so the extended models are not agreeing on the
chance for some thunderstorms during Tuesday evening next week. We
personally felt that the ECMWF was not handling the low approaching
our coast correctly. Over the last week, the pattern has been very
active and short waves have been moving through fairly easily.

Therefore, sided with a more gfs-based forecast for precipitation
potential Tuesday into Wednesday.

Aviation... 19 00z TAF cycle... Low pressure will bring showers to
the area through this evening, mainly over the mountains. Overall,
expectVFR to prevail, though local MVFR and partial terrain
obscuration can be expected, especially in any of the heavier
showers. Expect areas of MVFR and local ifr to develop in the west
side valleys and perhaps along the coast toward morning. Conditions
will gradually improve toVFR by late Thursday morning with gusty
northwest winds developing east of the cascades. Breezy north winds
are expected and could be as high as 15-20 knot in the klamath basin
and lmt. -fb

Mfr watches warnings advisories
Or... None.

Ca... None.

Pacific coastal waters... Small craft advisory from 1 pm to 11 pm pdt Thursday for
pzz356-376.

Bms fjb jrs


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46229 - UMPQUA OFFSHORE, OR (139) 23 mi46 min 51°F6 ft
CHAO3 - 9432780 - Charleston, OR 29 mi63 min ESE 4.1 G 8 52°F1021.8 hPa

Wind History for Charleston, OR
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, OR22 mi43 minSE 510.00 miMostly Cloudy42°F41°F96%1022 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Gardiner, Umpqua River, Oregon
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Gardiner
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Thu -- 03:37 AM PDT     6.97 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:26 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:15 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:39 AM PDT     -0.81 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:05 PM PDT     5.43 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:05 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:30 PM PDT     1.87 feet Low Tide
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3.24.666.86.96.353.41.60.2-0.6-0.8-0.11.12.64.155.45.24.43.42.51.91.9

Tide / Current Tables for Florence, Siuslaw River, Oregon
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Florence
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Thu -- 03:25 AM PDT     6.83 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:26 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:14 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:28 AM PDT     -0.81 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:53 PM PDT     5.32 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:05 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:19 PM PDT     1.87 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.44.866.86.764.631.3-0-0.7-0.70.11.42.94.25.15.354.23.22.31.92

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