Sunday, November19, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Pacific City, OR

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Sunrise 7:16AMSunset 4:40PM Sunday November 19, 2017 4:08 AM PST (12:08 UTC) Moonrise 8:14AMMoonset 6:00PM Illumination 1% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 1 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- 238 Am Pst Sun Nov 19 2017
.gale warning in effect from 10 am pst this morning through late tonight...
Today..S wind 10 to 15 kt, rising to 30 to 35 kt with gusts to 45 kt around midday. Combined seas 11 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds. Patchy fog early in the morning. Chance of rain.
Tonight..S wind 30 to 40 kt with gusts to 50 kt, easing to 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 45 kt late. Combined seas 17 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Rain.
Mon..SW wind 20 to 25 kt. Gusts to 35 kt early. Wind becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 15 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds in the morning. Rain.
Mon night..S wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves S 4 ft at 5 seconds. SW swell 7 ft at 11 seconds. Rain.
Tue..S wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves S 7 ft at 6 seconds. SW swell 11 ft at 10 seconds. Rain likely.
Tue night..S wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves S 6 ft at 6 seconds. S swell 10 ft at 11 seconds. Rain.
Wed..S wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. SW swell 13 ft.
Thu..S wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. SW swell 11 ft.
PZZ200 238 Am Pst Sun Nov 19 2017
Synopsis for southern washington and northern oregon coast.. A strong front will bring gale force winds as it drops southeastward across the waters today and tonight. A coastal jet could enhance winds even further within 20 nm of the coast. This front will stall near the south oregon coast early Monday before lifting back northward and spreading southerly winds back into the waters late Monday and Tuesday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pacific City, OR
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Area Discussion for - Portland, OR
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area forecast discussion
national weather service portland or
300 am pst Sun nov 19 2017

Synopsis The upcoming week looks unsettled and wet. A weak upper
ridge over the pacific northwest early today will yield to a cold
front that will slowly move SE through the region late today through
Monday. The front weakens later Monday then lifts north as a warm
front for more rain Monday night into Tuesday. The warm front will
linger across washington through wed. The next cold front moves
through on thanksgiving. A little drying early next weekend will be
followed by more precipitation the second half of next weekend.

Short term Today through Tuesday... Satellite, weather cameras
and surface observations indicated widespread fog this morning in
the valley. Metars indicated only a couple of locations with 1 4
mile or less visibility early this morning, likely due to ceilings
generally ranging from 200 to 400 ft. Will hang on to the dense fog
advisory in the south willamette valley, but at this point will
refrain from any expansion of the advisory it given the lack of
widespread low visibilities.

A cold front seen in satellite imagery extending SW from vancouver
island early this morning is expected to move SE today and tonight,
moving into SW oregon early mon. An area of modest moist low level
isentropic lift, seen along the 290k isentrope, precedes the front,
and will slowly spread a chance for rain into the NW half of the
forecast area today. Given the current position of front, 00z nam
looked too agressive in spreading the precipitation SE today, so
have leaned towards the other slightly slower solutions. As with
previous model runs, low level pressure gradients along the coast
tighten up with the approach of the cold front late today. Will be
upgrading the current high wind watches to warnings for this
afternoon into tonight, and adding warnings for the higher
elevations of the willapa hills and north oregon coast range. Models
continue to indicate 850 mb SW winds peaking in the range of 55 to
65 kt tonight, which coupled with precipitable water values of 1.1
inches spreading onto the coast with the front suggest some rather
heavy rainfall rates associated with the frontal passage. The front
is expected to remain progressive as it moves through the area
tonight into early mon, so at this point there is no reason to
expect any type of river flood threat. Snow levels over the south
washington cascades still expected to be slow tonight, which coupled
with the heavy precipitation rates suggests some heavy snow for the
higher south wa cascades tonight. Snow levels though expected to
climb above 6k ft by Mon morning. Will convert the current winter
storm watch into a warning for the south wa cascades tonight above
4500 ft.

Models in good agreement showing the front stalling to the south of
the forecast area mon, but with much of the region remaining in a
baroclinic zone, suggesting a continued threat for rain. As a short
wave passes, the upper ridge rebounds Mon night and tue, lifting the
old frontal boundary back to the north as a warm front. This spreads
the main area of rain back to the north, and put the region into a
warmer than normal air mass with snow levels above 8000 feet.

Long term Tuesday night through Saturday. No changes. Previous
discussion follows. Models in some disagreement for this time
period. The warm front from Tuesday lingers some and lifts a little
north Wednesday for some precipitation around, followed by the main
front moving through on thanksgiving for a decent shot of rain.

After some lingering shower Friday with snow levels trying to stay
above the passes, there could be a little drying early next weekend
before the next system approaches. Bishop tolleson

Aviation Much of the interior lowlands remain under lifr
conditions in stratus and fog, whileVFR continues at the coast.

There have been some improvement in vis over the last few hours.

It will be a challenge forecasting the timing of flight category
changes due to the mix of mid high clouds entering the area,
timing of increase in winds to help mix the clouds and fog, and
other factors associated with the approaching system. Overall
expect early morning to remain lifr, then with some mixing later
in the morning lifting to ifr. The afternoon hours should see
clouds breaking up forVFR conditions.

A strong front will spread rain and MVFR or ifr conditions onto
the coast late in the afternoon and evening. There will also be
strong southerly winds developing at the coast, with gusts of 35
to 45 kt possible. The front will begin to spread into the
interior lowlands late in the evening, but expectVFR to prevail
through the evening then most likely see MVFR CIGS and vis
overnight as the front moves through.

Kpdx and approaches... Expect lifr CIGS to persist through the
morning with conditions improving toVFR during afternoon. MVFR
conditions may to develop during the evening, but most likely

Marine Winds at buoy 46089 just west of the northern marine
zones have slowly increased overnight as the strong front
approaches. The front will move southeast through the waters so
expect gales to start in the northwest and spread southeast.

Will likely see gale force wind gusts of 40 to 45 kt across the
waters Sunday and Sunday night. Coastal jet development will
likely enhance winds within 20 nm of the coast, and we could see
some storm force gusts of 50 kt within this region. Confidence is
low enough at this point that will continue to mention the
possibility in the forecast, but continue with a strongly worded
gale warning. One significant change over previous forecast is to
extend the gale warning for the central oregon coastal waters
through late tonight. Seas will build into the upper teens and
may briefly reach 20 ft along the front this evening. Seas will
be dominated by wind waves or fresh swell with periods of 8 to 10
second range. Seas will subside Monday to near 10 ft or slightly

The aforementioned front is forecast to stall out near the
south oregon coast Monday morning before lifting back northward
on Monday. When it does so, expect high end small craft advisory
to low end gale force southerly wind gusts of 30 to 35 kt to
spread northward across the waters. This should also result in
seas climbing well into the teens once again early next week
where they look to linger through at least thanksgiving.

Mh pyle

Pqr watches warnings advisories
Or... Dense fog advisory until 10 am pst this morning for south
willamette valley.

High wind warning from 1 pm this afternoon to 1 am pst Monday
for coast range of northwest oregon.

High wind warning from 4 pm this afternoon to 3 am pst Monday
for central oregon coast.

High wind warning from 11 am this morning to 1 am pst Monday
for north oregon coast.

Wa... High wind warning from 11 am this morning to 9 pm pst this
evening for south washington coast.

High wind warning from 1 pm this afternoon to 1 am pst Monday
for willapa hills.

Winter storm warning from 6 pm this evening to 6 am pst Monday
for south washington cascades.

Pz... Gale warning until 10 pm pst this evening for waters from cape
shoalwater wa to florence or from 10 to 60 nm.

Gale warning from 10 am this morning to 10 pm pst this evening
for coastal waters from CAPE shoalwater wa to cascade head
or out 10 nm.

Gale warning from 10 am this morning to 3 am pst Monday for
coastal waters from cascade head to florence or out 10 nm.

Small craft advisory for rough columbia river bar until 7 am
pst this morning.

Small craft advisory for rough columbia river bar from 2 pm
this afternoon to 9 am pst Monday.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NWPO3 - Newport, OR 39 mi68 min E 7 G 8.9 37°F 1019.7 hPa (-1.4)
46097 41 mi138 min SSE 12 48°F 53°F1018.3 hPa
46050 - STONEWALL BANKS - 20NM West of Newport, OR 45 mi38 min SSE 16 G 19 50°F 53°F1018.6 hPa47°F

Wind History for Garibaldi, OR
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tillamook, Tillamook Airport, OR19 mi93 minSSE 310.00 miFair32°F32°F100%1019.6 hPa

Wind History from TMK (wind in knots)
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2 days agoS7S7SW3S5S6SE7SE7S9W3CalmCalmSE9SW7SE5SE4SE4E3NE3E4CalmSE4SE3E3Calm

Tide / Current Tables for Nestucca Bay entrance, Oregon
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Nestucca Bay entrance
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Sun -- 01:09 AM PST     6.54 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:40 AM PST     2.54 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:19 AM PST     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:13 AM PST     Moonrise
Sun -- 12:16 PM PST     7.96 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:42 PM PST     Sunset
Sun -- 06:00 PM PST     Moonset
Sun -- 07:29 PM PST     -0.37 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Taft, Siletz Bay, Oregon
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Sun -- 01:02 AM PST     5.59 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:41 AM PST     2.07 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:19 AM PST     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:13 AM PST     Moonrise
Sun -- 12:09 PM PST     6.80 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:43 PM PST     Sunset
Sun -- 06:01 PM PST     Moonset
Sun -- 07:30 PM PST     -0.30 feet Low Tide
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Portland, OR (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, OR
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