Monday, January22, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Netarts, OR

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Sunrise 7:40AMSunset 5:08PM Monday January 22, 2018 2:20 AM PST (10:20 UTC) Moonrise 10:44AMMoonset 11:04PM Illumination 31% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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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PZZ250 Coastal Waters From Cape Shoalwater Wa To Cascade Head Or Out 10 Nm- 810 Pm Pst Sun Jan 21 2018
.small craft advisory for winds in effect until 4 am pst Monday...
.small craft advisory for hazardous seas in effect through Monday evening...
.gale watch in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening...
Tonight..SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves sw 4 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 17 ft at 15 seconds. Showers and a slight chance of tstms.
Mon..SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Gusts to 20 kt early in the morning. Wind waves sw 2 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 14 ft at 13 seconds. Showers likely.
Mon night..SE wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves se 3 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 11 ft at 12 seconds. Chance of showers in the evening, then chance of rain after midnight.
Tue..S wind 20 to 25 kt, rising to 25 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 14 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Rain.
Tue night..S wind 20 to 25 kt. Gusts to 35 kt in the evening. Combined seas 14 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Rain.
Wed..SW wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. W swell 11 ft. Rain.
Wed night..S wind 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Combined seas 17 ft. Showers.
Thu..SW wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 6 ft. W swell 19 ft.
Fri..S wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. W swell 14 ft.
PZZ200 810 Pm Pst Sun Jan 21 2018
Synopsis for southern washington and northern oregon coast.. Brief high pressure over the waters tonight and Monday will be replaced by a deepening low pressure center which will push a front towards the area Monday night and Tuesday. This will bring another round of gales and increasing seas. Additional systems are expected on Wednesday night and Thursday and again next weekend which will bring increasing seas and more gale force winds.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Netarts, OR
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Area Discussion for - Portland, OR
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area forecast discussion
national weather service portland or
835 pm pst Sun jan 21 2018

Synopsis Showers with snow in the mountains in onshore flow will
continue tonight into Monday morning then decrease later Monday and
Monday night. The next fairly strong system will move in mainly on
Tuesday for more rain, coastal wind, and cascade snow. The associated
front will move onshore Tuesday, stall as it pivots and becomes
north-south oriented Tuesday night into Wednesday, then move east
late Wednesday as the next frontal band pushes onshore late Wednesday
and Wednesday evening for more rain and mountain snow. We could see
significant snows in the cascades Tuesday and Wednesday. The trailing
upper low will spread more showers and an even cooler air mass into
the forecast area with snow possibly down into the cascade foothills
and the coastal mountains. Showers linger into Friday, then the next
warmer system is expected to bring rain to the area next weekend.

Short term Tonight through Wednesday... The front from earlier
today has finally moved east of the forecast area this evening, with
onshore flow and showers to continue to spread onshore in its wake
the remainder of tonight into Monday. The models suggest decent qpf
and snows in the cascades in the south through a chunk of tonight and
in the north into Monday morning, and thus have extended the snow
advisories out accordingly. The models say that the showers should
decrease by later Monday and especially Monday evening, and that
still seems reasonable.

We had a few lightning strikes move into pacific county washington
earlier in the afternoon, and the models suggest some instability
will continue for while longer tonight near our northern coastal
areas, so will continue to carry a few thunderstorms in the forecast
along the south washington and far north oregon coasts overnight.

The next significant system approaches Monday night and spreads an
occluded front onshore Tuesday for more rain and cascade snow. This
front will bring windy conditions to the coast again. The front
stalls over our area as it pivots and becomes more north-south
oriented due to the upper flow orientation and energy digging south
toward california. That puts us in a prolonged period of rain and
mountain snow from Tuesday through a good part of Wednesday. At this
point, flooding is not expected, but this will need to be monitored.

In addition, significant snows could fall in the cascades during this
period, perhaps one of our better snowfalls of the season so far.

A secondary front will then approach the coast Wednesday afternoon
and move onshore later Wednesday and Wednesday evening for more rain
and mountain snow. This front will be colder, and could be of a
convective nature, meaning precipitation rates could be briefly
higher, with gusty convectively driven winds accompanying it.

Precipitation totals for Tuesday into Wednesday evening could reach
around 4 inches along the coast, with 2-4 inches in the cascades,
highest north, and 0.6-1.2 inches in the valleys. Snow in the
cascades could be 1-2 ft or more.

All in all, it looks like a pretty unsettled week coming up. Tolleson

Long term Wednesday night through Sunday... Active weather pattern
to continue through Friday as a slow-moving trough keeps swinging
moisture into the pacific northwest.

Snow levels drop Wednesday night into Thursday to around 1500 ft,
then possibly lower by Friday morning. with 850-mb temps lowering
to around -6c on both the GFS and ecmwf, straight model guidance is
trying to bring snow levels down to 500-800 ft, but the pattern
doesn't seem conducive for low-elevation snow (southerly winds and
onshore pressure gradient). Looking at the 1000-500-mb thicknesses,
under onshore flow, we typically need thicknesses below 522 dam for
snow levels below 1000 ft (local study). Both the GFS and ECMWF have
thickness around 522-524 dam. The ECMWF is the lower of the two,
with lowest thickness around 521.6 dam Friday morning. Because of
the pattern and the uncertainty with it being 6 days out, for now i
have limited snow levels to 1000 ft. "if" this does pans out we may
see some snow mix down to around 800 ft; however, with precipitation
fairly light on Friday and ground temperatures above freezing, we
won't see a lot of snow and it shouldn't accumulate below 1000 ft.

Snow levels start to come back up Friday evening as a milder system
starts to move in with another surge of moisture. Saturday morning
will be pretty wet, but ridging starts to build Saturday afternoon,
pushing the moisture plume north by late Saturday night or early
Sunday. There is some uncertainty with how far north this ridge will
build. This will determine whether we dry out on Sunday. Both the
gfs and ECMWF send the plume of moisture north into northern
washington and british columbia, while the canadian cmc sags the
moisture plume farther south over our area. Have leaned toward drier
pops, while keeping a chance due to uncertainty in how far north the
ridge will build over the west coast. -mccoy

Aviation Vfr conditions prevail with isolated showers. Mainly
status quo for the next 24 hours, but could see some brief periods of
MVFR with showers.

Pdx and approaches...VFR through the period. Occasional passing
showers through the next 24 hours. Bowen bentley

Marine No updates needed this evening. The previous discussion
follows. Bowen
while everything settled down today, there was not much time for rest
as eyes shift towards the next front to bring gales to the area.

Given the model consistency for the past several days and guidance
suggesting solid gale force winds Tuesday, went ahead with a gale
watch. Seas do not look quite as high on Tuesday as this past system
with seas likely peaking at or below 20 feet.

The next storm system of concern arrives Wednesday night into
Thursday. There is now a bit better model agreement now with an
occluding surface low tracking towards vancouver island. Gale force
winds are likely again, but seas will likely be a bit higher and may
exceed 20 feet given the track and strength of this low.

There is surprisingly good model agreement even into next weekend
with enough confidence to expect another round of gale force winds
and high seas next weekend. Bentley

Pqr watches warnings advisories
Or... Winter weather advisory until 10 am pst Monday for northern
oregon cascades.

Winter weather advisory until 4 am pst Monday for cascades in
lane county.

Wa... Winter weather advisory until 10 am pst Monday for south
washington cascades.

Pz... Gale watch from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening for
coastal waters from CAPE shoalwater wa to florence or out
10 nm.

Small craft advisory for winds until 4 am pst Monday for
coastal waters from CAPE shoalwater wa to florence or out
60 nm.

Small craft advisory for hazardous seas until 10 pm pst Monday
for coastal waters from CAPE shoalwater wa to florence or
out 60 nm.

Gale watch from late Monday night through Tuesday evening for
waters from CAPE shoalwater wa to florence or from 10 to
60 nm.

Small craft advisory for rough columbia river bar until 10 pm
pst Monday.

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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 9 mi51 min 51°F1020.1 hPa
ASTO3 - 9439040 - Astoria, OR 55 mi51 min S 6 G 9.9 46°F 43°F1018.5 hPa

Wind History for Garibaldi, OR
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tillamook, Tillamook Airport, OR7 mi46 minSSE 510.00 miMostly Cloudy41°F41°F100%1021 hPa

Wind History from TMK (wind in knots)
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Tide / Current Tables for Netarts, Netarts Bay, Oregon
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Mon -- 04:26 AM PST     6.30 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:46 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:38 AM PST     2.36 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:43 AM PST     Moonrise
Mon -- 03:52 PM PST     5.75 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:08 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 10:41 PM PST     0.90 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 11:04 PM PST     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Tillamook, Hoquarten Slough, Tillamook Bay, Oregon
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Mon -- 05:01 AM PST     6.04 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:46 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:43 AM PST     Moonrise
Mon -- 12:15 PM PST     1.61 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:27 PM PST     5.51 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:08 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 11:04 PM PST     Moonset
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Wind Forecast for Portland, OR (5,6,7,8)
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