Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:21AM||Sunset 9:06PM||Tuesday June 19, 2018 7:10 PM PDT (02:10 UTC)||Moonrise 11:25AM||Moonset 12:08AM||Illumination 41%|
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|PZZ250 Coastal Waters From Cape Shoalwater Wa To Cascade Head Or Out 10 Nm-coastal Waters From Cascade Head To Florence Or Out 10 Nm- 217 Pm Pdt Tue Jun 19 2018 |
Tonight..N wind 5 to 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt until early morning. Wind waves N 2 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 5 ft at 13 seconds.
Wed..NW wind 5 kt. Wind waves nw 1 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 5 ft at 12 seconds.
Wed night..W wind 5 to 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves W 1 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 5 ft at 11 seconds. Occasional drizzle after midnight.
Thu..SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves sw 1 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 4 ft at 10 seconds. Occasional drizzle.
Thu night..NW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves nw 1 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 3 ft at 10 seconds.
Fri..NW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 3 ft.
Fri night..NW wind 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 3 ft.
Sat..NW wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. W swell 4 ft.
Sun..NW wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. W swell 3 ft.
|PZZ200 217 Pm Pdt Tue Jun 19 2018 |
Synopsis for the southern washington and northern oregon coast.. Weak low pressure will remain over the waters through tonight. High pressure quickly moves across the waters Wednesday, with a brief disturbance on Thursday. Stronger high pressure late in the week, joined by a thermal low pressure over northern california and southwestern oregon.
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area forecast discussion
national weather service portland or
328 pm pdt Tue jun 19 2018
Synopsis an upper level disturbance will approach from the
southwest Wednesday, with increasing threat of showers and strong
thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening, especially over the
cascades and foothills. A chance of thunderstorms will extend into
the north part of the willamette valley. Some thunderstorms will
contain heavy rain hail and strong gusts winds. Strong onshore flow
will follow this system into western oregon Wednesday afternoon and
night with marine clouds and much cooler weather on Thursday.
Ridging Friday result in dryer and warmer conditions through the end
of the week.
Short term Tonight through Friday... Clear skies this afternoon
across much of northwest oregon and southwest washington. There is
some instability over the cascades with models showing the
potentially most unstable are over the south washington cascades
this evening. Will continue a chance of thundershowers in that area
for the evening.
Strong convection is becoming likely on Wednesday afternoon and
night. Water vapor imagery shows a short wave off the northern
california coast moving toward oregon. GFS nam ecwmf are good
agreement with the path and structure of this short wave low which
passes over western oregon tomorrow afternoon. This is a classic
pattern for severe weather over western oregon... With the cascades,
foothills and adgecent areas being the primary focus. NAM has
precipitable water of 1.3 inches over cascades which is way above
normal for this time of year. GFS and NAM both put out impressive
qpf with and it will be possible to get over 1 inch amounts in
isolated heavy downpours. NAM bufr soundings for the pdx show cape
over 2500j kg and lis of -8 with lots of CAPE in the hail growth
There is also a really good chance that there won't be any clouds
around inland to inhibit heating during the first half of the day.
With southerly flow ahead of the system temperatures should warm
into the 80s and lower 90s in the valleys. I expect that convection
will develop over the lane county cascades and foothills
first... Shortly after noon, then spread quickly north to the north
oregon cascades foothills, then south washington cascades foothills
during the late afternoon. Models haven't put much precipitation or
convection into the willamette valley but with the good surface
heating and very unstable conditions as the trough passes during the
later half of the afternoon surface based convection is a good
possibility over the northern willamette valley and into extreme
southwest washington and possibly even the north oregon coast range.
There is a potential for severe thunderstorms and the storm
prediction center has the foothills and cascades at a marginal risk
(wind gusts greater than 60 mph and or hail 1 inch or greater). It
appears that hail would be the most likely threat, but wind could
not be ruled out as a factor if outflow develops.
Thunderstorms will contain frequent lightning but with the heavy
rain and already moist fuels there will be minimal threat of fire
starts that could go anywhere. In fact there is more of a threat of
flash flooding, especially in any of last summers burn areas such as
potato hill and eagle creek and we will have to take a closer look
at that as the system moves in tomorrow.
Models show cool marine are flooding in from the southwest into the|
south willamette valley Wednesday afternoon which will cut off any
threat of thunderstorms there. That push will move north and spread
across western oregon and southwest washington during the evening.
The shortwave moves out pretty quickly overnight into Thursday
morning. Cool marine air and stratus will keep temperatures down
almost 20 degrees on Thursday for quite a contrast to Wednesday.
Models agree that ridging will develop Friday for warmer conditions.
Long term Friday night through Tuesday. Fairly good agreement in
the model guidance for the start of the long term period. Heights
will rise as a shortwave ridge moves across the area with any
residual showers coming to an end Friday night (mostly lingering
north of the columbia river in the terrain of the willapa hills and
south washington cascades). This will push temperatures into the mid
to upper 70s Saturday across the interior and a little warmer
Sunday. However, a weak front will push into the coastal water and
approach the coast on Sunday. For most of the area, the primary
impact will be some increasing clouds, but some light rain or
drizzle along the coast cannot be ruled out. The parent low will
trek into north-central b.C. Early next week, but models begin to
differ considerably in terms of the depth of the trough. For now,
have increased cloud cover and trended temperatures back toward
seasonal normals for the start of next week, most closely following
a blend of models due to the timing differences, and holding off on
any mention of pops across the forecast area for now. cullen
Aviation Vfr conditions across the forecast area under mostly
clear skies this afternoon and evening. Some cumulus build-ups
will continue along and near the cascade crest. Expect that ifr
marine stratus pushes onshore again this evening, likely between
03z and 06z. Not expecting any lower CIGS to impact interior taf
sites tonight, but there is a small chance for development if
residual clouds build back west from the cascades foothills late
tonight. Looking ahead, there is some potential for thunderstorm
development Wednesday afternoon, with the best chances in the
cascades and foothills, possibly back into the northern
Kpdx and approaches...VFR expected through at least Wednesday
morning. However, some clouds will develop in the foothills
overnight and may build east toward the terminal aft 12z.
Thunderstorms expected to develop late Wednesday afternoon to
the east of the terminal in the cascades foothills, and cannot
rule out a storm making it to or near the terminal area. Cullen
Marine A rather weak surface pressure gradient across the
coastal waters through tonight, maintaining relatively light
winds. High pressure over the eastern pacific again strengthens
on Wednesday. A weak disturbance will turn winds more westerly
later in the week, but speeds will remain below advisory
criteria. Stronger high pressure returns to the waters late
Thursday night through the weekend, with a thermal low pressure
building north up the northern california and southern oregon
coastline. Expect gusty northerly winds to increase late in the
weekend, with advisory winds possible across the coastal waters
on Sunday. Seas will remain around 4 to 6 feet through the end of
the week. As the northerly winds increase, expect seas to become
somewhat steep and build to 7 to 8 feet by the end of the
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|TLBO3 - 9437540 - Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay, OR||12 mi||41 min||61°F||1015.9 hPa|
|ASTO3 - 9439040 - Astoria, OR||34 mi||41 min||WSW 12 G 14||63°F||65°F||1016.4 hPa|
|46243 - Clatsop Spit, OR - 162||37 mi||41 min||60°F||4 ft|
|46029 - COL RIVER BAR - 20NM West of Columbia River Mouth||43 mi||81 min||NNW 9.7 G 12||59°F||62°F||4 ft||1017.4 hPa (-1.3)||56°F|
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|Tillamook, Tillamook Airport, OR||21 mi||36 min||NNW 4||10.00 mi||Fair||68°F||55°F||64%||1016.3 hPa|
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Tue -- 12:37 AM PDT 1.76 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 01:08 AM PDT Moonset
Tue -- 05:25 AM PDT Sunrise
Tue -- 05:36 AM PDT 6.29 feet High Tide
Tue -- 12:24 PM PDT Moonrise
Tue -- 01:01 PM PDT -0.37 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:14 PM PDT 6.55 feet High Tide
Tue -- 09:08 PM PDT Sunset
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Tue -- 12:01 AM PDT 2.13 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 01:08 AM PDT Moonset
Tue -- 05:26 AM PDT Sunrise
Tue -- 05:49 AM PDT 6.70 feet High Tide
Tue -- 12:25 PM PDT Moonrise
Tue -- 12:27 PM PDT -0.76 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:14 PM PDT 6.89 feet High Tide
Tue -- 09:07 PM PDT Sunset
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