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Marine Weather and Tides
Salem, OR

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Sunrise 5:46AMSunset 8:50PM Saturday July 22, 2017 11:57 PM PDT (06:57 UTC) Moonrise 4:03AMMoonset 7:18PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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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PZZ255 Coastal Waters From Cascade Head To Florence Or Out 10 Nm- Waters From Cascade Head To Florence Or From 10 To 60 Nm- 841 Pm Pdt Sat Jul 22 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through late Sunday night...
Tonight..N wind 20 to 25 kt. Gusts to 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves N 6 ft at 7 seconds. W swell 2 ft at 8 seconds.
Sun..N wind 20 to 25 kt. Gusts to 30 kt, becoming 35 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 9 ft dominant period 8 seconds.
Sun night..N wind 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt, easing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt after midnight. Combined seas 9 ft dominant period 9 seconds.
Mon..N wind 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves N 6 ft at 7 seconds. NW swell 6 ft at 8 seconds.
Mon night..N wind 20 to 25 kt. Gusts to 30 kt in the evening. Wind waves N 5 ft at 7 seconds. NW swell 7 ft at 8 seconds.
Tue..N wind 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. NW swell 7 ft.
Tue night..N wind 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. NW swell 8 ft.
Wed..N wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. NW swell 7 ft.
Thu..N wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 4 ft.
PZZ200 841 Pm Pdt Sat Jul 22 2017
Synopsis for southern washington and northern oregon coast.. High pres will continue to strengthen over the ne pac through Sunday, with thermal low pres strengthening over sw or and nw ca. Gusty N winds and steep seas increasing tonight and will continue through early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Salem, OR
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Area Discussion for - Portland, OR
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859 pm pdt Sat jul 22 2017

Synopsis A weak upper trough will pass over washington on Sunday
for a slight increase in onshore flow over southwest washington and
northwest oregon, bringing a bit of cooling to to the coast and to
the northern willamette valley. An upper ridge will build over our
forecast area on Monday and Tuesday for a warming trend. An upper
level low to our southwest may produce some thunderstorms in the lane
county cascades Sunday through Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Increased onshore flow and cooler conditions are expected for the
second half of next week, bringing temperatures back to near normal.

Short term Tonight through Tuesday... A fair amount of low clouds
were solidifying along the washington and oregon coasts this evening
and will spread inland later tonight and Sunday morning as an upper
trough passing by to the north on Sunday results in increased onshore
flow. While Saturday afternoon temperatures reached the lower 90s in
most valley locations, we should see about 5 degrees o cooling
Sunday, especially north.

There is a developing upper low off the coast of california which
will move to near the northern california coast Sunday and linger
through at least Tuesday. Southerly flow develops aloft ahead of the
low and will likely result in increasing higher level moisture and
instability over the southern portion of our oregon cascades for a
chance of thunderstorms Sunday afternoon through Tuesday, especially
during heating in the afternoon and evening hours. This appears to be
the most significant chance of lightning with the potential for fire
starts in the cascades so far this summer. Models show that any
moisture that does form will be high level and not likely to produce
any significant precipitation from these storms. The southerly flow
combines with the upper ridge to the north of the low for warming on
both Monday and Tuesday, with highs in the valley in the lower 90s on
Monday and upper 80s on Tuesday. Tolleson

Long term No changes. Previous discussion follows...

Tuesday night through Saturday... Models are in good agreement kicking
out the upper low over northern california and moving it northwest
during the day on Wednesday. Weak westerly flow develops at 700mb as
the low moves out it looks like the threat of thunderstorms will be
greatly reduced. However, this could change if the upper low lingers,
which they are notorious for doing this time of year. That could
prolong convection for another afternoon and evening heating cycle.

Models show a upper trough approaching from the northwest by Thursday
which puts us back in wsw flow aloft and drys out the cascades ending
any thunderstorm threat. Night and morning low clouds may become more
extensive Thursday through Saturday with temperatures returning to
near normal. Schneider

Aviation Low clouds have moved onto the coast south of tillamook,
with lifr conditions expected to continue at onp overnight tonight.

Clouds will eventually make their way up to kast but expect CIGS to
be a bit higher with ifr CIGS later tonight. Inland isVFR tonight,
and will stay predominantlyVFR overnight. Some indication in the
models that we will see some areas of MVFR CIGS move into the north
willamette valley Sunday morning, but not feeling that confident
since there isn't the solid cloud bank off the coast of ast just yet.

If mfr CIGS do develop inland, expect them to clear by 17z-18z. Along
the coast, CIGS will hold on until around 18z-21z. As winds increase
along the coast, expect improving conditions at onp earlier than ast.

Expect a breezy day along the coast with wind gusts up to 30 kt
Sunday afternoon. Inland will become breezy as well with north winds
up to 20 kt.

Kpdx and approaches... PredominantlyVFR through the next 24 hours.

Small chance of MVFR CIGS around 2000 ft moving into the terminal
between 13-17z Sunday, but confidence is low. Gusty northwesterly
winds to 20 to 25 kt possible Sunday afternoon and evening. -mccoy

Marine No changes. Previous discussion follows...

high pressure will continue to strengthen over the NE pacific this
afternoon, while hot weather over SW oregon and NW california will
help to strengthen a thermal trough over those areas. This will bring
an increase in northerly winds, with gusts 25-30 kt expected across
our southern waters by sunset and spreading north into our northern
waters later tonight. The increasing winds will result in steep wind-
driven seas. Winds will continue to increase on Sunday. Models
continue to suggest that gale force winds are possible over our
southern waters. However, northerly gales over our waters are
relatively rare, so given that the stronger models continue to only
show marginal gales will stick with our current small craft
advisories for winds and hazardous seas, but would not be surprised
local gusts to 35 kt. SCA conditions look to persist into Tuesday so
the current advisories will likely need to be extended. Models then
show an upper trough from the gulf of alaska moving closer to our
waters which will likely bring a decrease in winds seas towards the
middle of next week. 64

Pqr watches warnings advisories
Or... None.

Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory until 6 am pdt Monday for coastal waters
from CAPE shoalwater wa to florence or out 60 nm.

Small craft advisory for rough columbia river bar from 3 am to
7 am pdt Sunday.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SBEO3 - 9435380 - South Beach, OR 56 mi46 min NW 5.1 G 8.9 61°F 54°F1018.5 hPa
NWPO3 - Newport, OR 58 mi58 min N 18 G 20 57°F 1018.8 hPa (+0.3)
TLBO3 - 9437540 - Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay, OR 64 mi52 min 56°F1019.3 hPa

Wind History for South Beach, Yaquina River, OR
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Salem - McNary Field, OR2 mi2 hrsNNW 710.00 miFair78°F62°F58%1016.3 hPa
McMinnville, McMinnville Municipal Airport, OR20 mi65 minNNW 510.00 miFair76°F61°F60%1017.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Portland, Morrison Street Bridge, Oregon
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Portland
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Sun -- 12:34 AM PDT     1.51 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 02:47 AM PDT     New Moon
Sun -- 05:03 AM PDT     4.41 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:44 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:08 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 02:03 PM PDT     0.55 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:05 PM PDT     3.27 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:48 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:05 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Portland, Willamette River, Oregon - IGNORE HEIGHTS
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Click for MapNote: The Columbia River is subject to annual freshets. Short range predictions are available at local river forecast centers. The data for stations above Harrington Point apply only during low river stages. There is a tidal influence along most of the

Sun -- 02:47 AM PDT     New Moon
Sun -- 03:01 AM PDT     2.03 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:44 AM PDT     Sunrise
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Sun -- 06:22 AM PDT     9.47 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:02 PM PDT     -1.80 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:51 PM PDT     7.72 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:48 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:05 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Portland, OR (2,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, OR
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