Marine Weather and Tides
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10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.
|Sunrise 7:12AM||Sunset 7:27PM||Thursday March 21, 2019 2:39 PM PDT (21:39 UTC)||Moonrise 7:31PM||Moonset 7:00AM||Illumination 99%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near McMinnville, ORHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Portland, OR  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service portland or
1016 am pdt Thu mar 21 2019
updated aviation and marine sections.
Synopsis Low pressure over california will spread some clouds
into northwest oregon and southwest washington today along with a
slight chance of showers, mainly over the cascades. A chance of rain
comes Friday as a cold front moves through, followed by a chance of
post-frontal showers Saturday. More seasonable temperatures will
spread across the area for the next few days.
Short term Today through Saturday... Water vapor pictures showed a
negative tilt upper trough extending from off the oregon coast
southeast across california. Mid and upper level moisture will tend
to spread clouds up into the region today. Most models show some qpf
spreading into northwest oregon today, although time height cross
sections tend to show main lift in the upper levels. Will keep a
chance of showers over the cascades, but limit pops to a slight
chance west of the cascades. Several degrees of cooling is evident
at 850 mb in models today in response to lowering heights aloft,
which coupled with clouds should be enough to drop high temperatures
today into the 60s.
Chances for showers drop off this evening as the california low
moves east. Another shortwave being kicked out of the gulf of alaska
upper low moves inland Friday, pushing a modest cold front inland in
the afternoon. Deeper moisture with onshore flow accompanies the
front, although the shortwave appears to stretch as it moves inland.
Will carry higher pops with this system compared with earlier
systems ranging from likely to categorical. Several degrees more
cooling can be expected with this front, dropping temperatures back
close to seasonal normals. Trailing upper trough will keep a chance
for post-frontal showers through Saturday.
Long term Saturday night through Wednesday... No changes. Previous
discussion follows. The effects of the low that passes over the
forecast area Friday will dissipate through Saturday night. Sunday
will be dry based on a short-wave ridge ahead of the next large
system. Sunday night shows a slow moving low off the oregon coast
that will pass slightly south of the forecast area. This system will
bring precipitation Monday afternoon through Thursday. The coldest
temperatures during the day look to be on Monday due to the cold
front ahead of this system. Snow levels will stay above 3000ft so
only the cascades will see snow as this system passes. --bphillips
Aviation Weak front over southern oregon will lift north
today. Plenty of clouds across region, but no much in way of any
precipitation. Generally,VFR through tonight, with variable mid
and high clouds. Could see pockets of MVFR clouds through 20z to|
south of portland. At the coast, primarily MVFR per goes-east
satellite product through midday though appears clouds decks will
be more scattered to broken in nature.
Kpdx and approaches... No adverse weather impacts through tonight.
Vfr to continue, with variable mid high clouds. Mh rockey.
Marine Weak pressure gradients will maintain southerly winds
10 to 15 kt today into tonight. Seas holding at 6 to 7 ft, but
strong ebbs will likely product rough bar conditions.
Next front will push into the region on fri, with gusty southerly
winds spreading northward across the coastal waters later in the
morning into the afternoon. Outer waters should have winds
gusting 30 to 35 kt Friday so a gale warning has been issued.
Small craft advisory continues for Friday for the 0 to 10 mi
offshore. Winds relaxing Fri evening. Seas will also build,
likely pushing 10 ft later this afternoon, and into the lower to
middle teens for Fri afternoon into the evening. Heavier fetch
of swell behind the front will arrive by evening, maintaining
seas 13 to 15 ft for Fri night through sat.
More tranquil weather for the weekend, with gradual return of
light offshore winds. Seas will gradually subside, but still
around 10 ft on sun. Mh rockey.
Pqr watches warnings advisories
Pz... Gale warning from 7 am to 3 pm pdt Friday for waters from cape
shoalwater wa to florence or from 10 to 60 nm.
Small craft advisory for winds from 9 am to 11 pm pdt Friday
for coastal waters from CAPE shoalwater wa to florence or
out 10 nm.
Small craft advisory for hazardous seas from 11 am Friday to 6
pm pdt Saturday for coastal waters from CAPE shoalwater wa
to florence or out 10 nm.
Small craft advisory for rough columbia river bar from 4 pm
this afternoon to 8 pm pdt this evening.
Small craft advisory for rough columbia river bar from 4 am to
9 am pdt Friday.
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|TLBO3 - 9437540 - Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay, OR||45 mi||46 min||51°F||1019.9 hPa|
|SBEO3 - 9435380 - South Beach, OR||60 mi||40 min||SW 7 G 8.9||53°F||52°F||1019.7 hPa (-0.4)|
|NWPO3 - Newport, OR||61 mi||40 min||SW 8 G 8.9||53°F||1019.9 hPa (-0.3)|
Wind History for Garibaldi, OR(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|McMinnville, McMinnville Municipal Airport, OR||4 mi||47 min||S 5||10.00 mi||Light Rain||55°F||46°F||72%||1018.8 hPa|
|Salem - McNary Field, OR||22 mi||44 min||SSE 3||10.00 mi||Light Rain||54°F||46°F||77%||1018.8 hPa|
|Aurora State Airport, OR||23 mi||47 min||Var 3||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||56°F||46°F||72%||1019.3 hPa|
Wind History from MMV (wind in knots)
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