Sunday, September24, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Pacific City, OR

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Sunrise 7:02AMSunset 7:06PM Sunday September 24, 2017 7:40 PM PDT (02:40 UTC) Moonrise 10:36AMMoonset 8:52PM Illumination 20% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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- 210 Pm Pdt Sun Sep 24 2017
Tonight..N wind 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt, easing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves N 2 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 3 ft at 10 seconds.
Mon..N wind 5 kt, backing to nw to 5 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves N 2 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 4 ft at 10 seconds.
Mon night..SW wind to 5 kt, backing to se after midnight. Wind waves sw 2 ft at 4 seconds, shifting to the se at 4 seconds after midnight. W swell 5 ft at 10 seconds. Chance of rain.
Tue..N wind to 5 kt, rising to 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves N 2 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 6 ft at 11 seconds.
Tue night..N wind 15 to 20 kt, easing to 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves N 3 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 5 ft at 10 seconds.
Wed..NE wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 5 ft.
Wed night..NE wind 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 4 ft.
Thu..S wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 4 ft.
Fri..NW wind 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 4 ft.
PZZ200 210 Pm Pdt Sun Sep 24 2017
Synopsis for southern washington and northern oregon coast.. High pressure builds over the waters today. A warm front moves across the washington and northern oregon waters Monday. High pressure returns Tuesday and will persist through much of next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pacific City, OR
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Area Discussion for - Portland, OR
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national weather service portland or
247 pm pdt Sun sep 24 2017

Synopsis A weak front arrives Monday, with light rain
brushing southwest washington and far northwest oregon. High
pressure builds later Tuesday and remains over the region through
Thursday and possibly next weekend. Temperatures will peak in the
mid-80s under offshore flow.

Short term Tonight through Wednesday... High pressure is building
offshore with the axis a little west of 140w. A shortwave will ride
along the north end of the ridge then drop south over the region as
the ridge axis drifts to 130w tomorrow. There is a consensus of
models showing a few to several hundredths of rain along the far
north coastal area north coast range willapa hills between late
tomorrow afternoon and early tomorrow evening, so have pushed pops
up to at least the likely category. Still have significant
reservations about how far inland this system will bring rain as it
falls apart under the anti-cyclonic motion. Thus, have continued a
limited pop mention for areas east of i-5. Main timing focus remains
during the early evening hours.

The upper ridge continues to build north Tuesday then continues to
drift east Wednesday. A thermal trough pushes north along the
cascades Tuesday then drifts westward Tuesday night becoming
established over western oregon Wednesday. This results in easterly
flow across the cascades to the valley with a secondary node of the
thermal trough bringing weaker flow from the valley and across the
coast range to the coast. This will bring temperatures into the
upper 70s Tuesday and into the lower to mid 80s Wednesday.

Additionally, the coast will see temperatures pushing 80 Wednesday
along the north coast where the winds will be most enhanced by the
mt. Hood mt. Adams gap followed by the lower columbia gap. Jbonk

Long term Wednesday night through Sunday... The upper ridge
continues getting pushed east by a high amplitude upper trough
digging well offshore. The surface thermal trough axis will likely
weaken Wednesday night but could still exert enough influence to
hold onshore flow at bay Thursday.

Southwesterly flow aloft dominates the flow by Thursday night with
the ECMWF being the most aggressive at advancing the upper trough
over the area. Both the GFS and euro swing a weak front toward the
area Thursday night and early Friday with the GFS showing the
frontal energy and associated precip dissipating before the front
hits land. Added in some low end pops for Thursday night and Friday
as a slight nod toward the non-zero rain threat, but potential qpf
remains meager at best.

A brief period of zonal flow is in play for Saturday and Sunday from
the combined lifting of the trough and a return of a building ridge
off the california coast. May get another weak shortwave or two
crossing during this time for very low end pop chances, mainly
across the north. Jbonk &&

Aviation Vfr conditions through early evening then some ifr
cig and or vis developing especially along the coast. Expect ifr
coverage elsewhere to be similar to this morning, not quite making
it to pdx or most of the central or southern willamette valley.

Conditions will again improve toVFR by 19z inland and 21z at the
coast, except possibly later on the north coast around kast.

Kpdx and approaches...VFR conditions through today. Small chance for
MVFR cig after 12z Monday. Bowen

Marine Quiet marine weather continues into next week with
light winds less than 15 knots and seas less than 6 feet. North
winds will start to increase late in the day on Tuesday as the
thermal tough builds up the coast. Winds are likely to rise above 20
kt Tuesday afternoon beginning in the southern waters before
expanding northward. These gusty winds will likely be short lived as
the gradient relaxes and winds switch to offshore by late in the day
Wednesday. Bowen

Pqr watches warnings advisories
Or... None.

Wa... None.

Pz... None.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TLBO3 - 9437540 - Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay, OR 27 mi41 min 56°F1019.9 hPa (+0.0)
SBEO3 - 9435380 - South Beach, OR 38 mi41 min W 2.9 G 4.1 58°F 56°F1019.6 hPa (+0.0)
NWPO3 - Newport, OR 39 mi41 min N 8.9 G 11 57°F 1019.9 hPa (+0.0)
46097 41 mi171 min N 9.7 58°F 1019.6 hPa
46050 - STONEWALL BANKS - 20NM West of Newport, OR 45 mi31 min N 9.7 G 12 59°F 58°F1020.5 hPa57°F

Wind History for Garibaldi, OR
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tillamook, Tillamook Airport, OR19 mi66 minN 010.00 miFair61°F53°F77%1020.3 hPa

Wind History from TMK (wind in knots)
Last 24hrE3CalmCalmS3CalmCalmSE3CalmSE4CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmSW3NW4CalmNW9SW5SW5CalmSW3
1 day agoCalmCalmSE3SE4CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmSE3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmW3CalmNW5W7W7NW5SW4Calm
2 days agoCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmNW9SW5NW9W7SW4Calm

Tide / Current Tables for Nestucca Bay entrance, Oregon
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Nestucca Bay entrance
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Sun -- 03:56 AM PDT     6.40 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:05 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:54 AM PDT     1.90 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 11:36 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 03:41 PM PDT     7.18 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:08 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:52 PM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 10:40 PM PDT     0.64 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Taft, Siletz Bay, Oregon
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Sun -- 03:49 AM PDT     5.47 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:06 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:55 AM PDT     1.55 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 11:36 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 03:34 PM PDT     6.13 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:09 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:53 PM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 10:41 PM PDT     0.52 feet Low Tide
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Portland, OR (22,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, OR
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