Monday, March19, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
McMinnville, OR

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Sunrise 7:14AMSunset 7:26PM Monday March 19, 2018 3:26 AM PDT (10:26 UTC) Moonrise 7:43AMMoonset 8:59PM Illumination 7% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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 Cape Shoalwater Wa To Cascade Head Or Out 10 Nm-coastal Waters From Cascade Head To Florence Or Out 10 Nm- Waters From Cape Shoalwater Wa To Cascade Head Or From 10 To 60 Nm-waters From Cascade Head To Florence Or From 10 To 60 Nm- 241 Am Pdt Mon Mar 19 2018
Today..NE wind 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves ne 1 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 4 ft at 12 seconds.
Tonight..N wind 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves N 3 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 3 ft at 11 seconds.
Tue..N wind 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves N 3 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 3 ft at 10 seconds.
Tue night..N wind 10 to 15 kt. Gusts to 20 kt in the evening. Wind waves N 2 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 4 ft at 13 seconds. Chance of rain.
Wed..N wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves N 1 ft at 4 seconds. SWell W 4 ft at 12 seconds. SEcondary swell S 3 ft at 10 seconds. Rain.
Wed night..SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves sw 2 ft at 4 seconds. SWell W 4 ft at 12 seconds. SEcondary swell S 4 ft at 9 seconds. Rain.
Thu..SW wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 7 ft. NW swell 9 ft.
Fri..SW wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. NW swell 9 ft.
PZZ200 241 Am Pdt Mon Mar 19 2018
Synopsis for southern washington and northern oregon coast.. A weak low pressure over the northeast pacific will gradually weaken as it shifts southwestward today. A more active weather pattern will impact the waters during the latter half of the week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near McMinnville, OR
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Area Discussion for - Portland, OR
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national weather service portland or
250 am pdt Mon mar 19 2018

Synopsis Clouds over the region today, but not much in way of
showers. This break in the weather will last through tue. Then will
see return of clouds and rain later Tue night and wed, with much
cooler air arriving thu. This cooler air will maintain showers and
low snow levels for Thu into next weekend.

Short term Today through Wednesday... At 3 am, generally quiet
conditions across the region, under a mix of mid and high clouds. Do
have areas of fog and or low clouds, mainly north of of a tillamook
to salem line. These low clouds and fog will continue to expand over
next several hours.

Upper low remnants sitting offshore this am, with showers farther
offshore. Circulation such that not many showers will make it to the
coast, as the upper flow remains southeasterly today. So, will keep
very low pop for the oregon coast this am, where could still see a
shower over the waters come close to shore. Otherwise, mix of Sun and
clouds today with mild conditions. Will have to keep 20 pct pops over
the cascades, as still have very weak instability in the
afternoon early evening.

As the upper low offshore weakens more, cloud cover will thin
tonight. This will lead to more widespread fog and or low clouds.

Tuesday looks mostly dry as we are mainly in between weather systems,
though some moisture may brush the eastern lane county cascades with
a few showers. Overall, should be great for first day of spring, with
temperatures well into the 50s, and even lower 60s for a few spots.

Will see increasing clouds later in the day to the south, mainly lane
county, as next weather system approach
models still say some moisture will spread up from the south tue
night and mainly on Wed for more rain. This due to a low, currently
out near 35w 145w, is picked up ahead of and phased with the next
system dropping out of the gulf of alaska. There will be a bump
upward in the snow levels, but they will still tend to hover near the
elevation of the cascade passes. dean

Long term Wednesday night through Sunday... The models are tending
to remain rather consistent with the moisture from the system west of
california spreading into northwest oregon and southwest washington
Wednesday night, followed by the cooler system digging south out of
the gulf of alaska sweeping through the forecast area Thursday. Snow
levels will drop dramatically Thursday and continue low on Friday,
with snow down into the cascade foothills and the coastal mountains.

The parent cold upper low churns around and sends spokes of energy
onshore to keep showers and low snow levels over the area through
much of next weekend. Depending upon the details of the low, there
could be some thunder possible again late in the week or next
weekend. We should continue to add a bit of snow to the cascade snow
pack. All in all it will be unsettled with temperatures below normal.


Aviation Skies are clearing early this morning, which should
lead to areas of MVFR, ifr and lifr conditions developing early
this morning. Expect these flight restrictions to improve toVFR
between ~17-20z Monday. MVFR, ifr and lifr flight restrictions
should return to some TAF sites towards 12z Tuesday.

Kpdx and approaches... Any ifr flight restrictions that develop
early this morning should improve toVFR between 17-19z Monday.

Clear skies and light winds may lead to additional flight
restrictions developing towards 12z Tuesday. neuman

Marine Expect winds to generally remain less than 20 kt
through midweek. Models continue to show a more active weather
pattern returning Thursday and continuing through the weekend.

Small craft advisory level wind gusts of 25 to 30 kt and seas
climbing into the low to mid teens appear most likely during this
time. Neuman

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 45 mi39 min 50°F1024.5 hPa
SBEO3 - 9435380 - South Beach, OR 60 mi39 min E 6 G 7 41°F 51°F1024.1 hPa
NWPO3 - Newport, OR 61 mi27 min E 7 G 8 40°F 1024.1 hPa (+0.3)

Wind History for Garibaldi, OR
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
McMinnville, McMinnville Municipal Airport, OR4 mi34 minWNW 310.00 miA Few Clouds35°F35°F100%1024.5 hPa
Salem - McNary Field, OR22 mi31 minN 010.00 miFair34°F32°F92%1024.3 hPa
Aurora State Airport, OR23 mi34 minN 010.00 miFair37°F35°F93%1024.7 hPa

Wind History from MMV (wind in knots)
Last 24hrW3CalmCalmCalmN3CalmS3E3SW8SW4W6NW3W10SW5W5NW6NW3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmW3NW3
1 day agoCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmSE3E7E6SE8W13SW10W9W9SW6SW6SW4S4SW5SW4S3S6
2 days agoNW4N4CalmCalmN4N4N3N3N3CalmN4NE5N5E7N5CalmSW44SW4W4W3SW4CalmCalm

Tide / Current Tables for Portland, Morrison Street Bridge, Oregon
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Mon -- 02:37 AM PDT     0.38 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:01 AM PDT     3.05 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:15 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:40 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 03:11 PM PDT     0.54 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:22 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 07:25 PM PDT     2.75 feet High Tide
Mon -- 09:56 PM PDT     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for St. Johns, Willamette River, Oregon - IGNORE HEIGHTS
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St. Johns
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Mon -- 04:44 AM PDT     0.56 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:15 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:32 AM PDT     8.73 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:41 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 05:11 PM PDT     0.67 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:22 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:54 PM PDT     8.22 feet High Tide
Mon -- 09:57 PM PDT     Moonset
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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