Thursday, August17, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Kalama, WA

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Sunrise 6:13AMSunset 8:17PM Thursday August 17, 2017 12:22 PM PDT (19:22 UTC) Moonrise 12:47AMMoonset 4:09PM Illumination 21% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 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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PZZ210 Columbia River Bar- 824 Am Pdt Thu Aug 17 2017
In the main channel..Combined seas 5 ft today and tonight. However, seas temporarily near 7 ft during the ebb around 145 pm today, and to 8 ft during the strong ebb around 215 am early Fri.
PZZ200 824 Am Pdt Thu Aug 17 2017
Synopsis for southern washington and northern oregon coast.. High pres will persist over the coastal waters through early next week. Thermal low pres over nw ca/sw or will keep northerly winds in place, with breezy afternoon/evening winds.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kalama, WA
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Area Discussion for - Portland, OR
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Fxus66 kpqr 171643
area forecast discussion
national weather service portland or
943 am pdt Thu aug 17 2017

Synopsis Persistent surface high pressure over the NE pacific
combined with low pressure east of the cascades will maintain onshore
winds the next several days. Slight variations of the upper level
pressure pattern will result in slight variations in how expansive
nighttime morning clouds will be through early next week. The clouds
should clear in the afternoons with temperatures remaining near the
seasonal normals. An upper level ridge is expected early next week
for less clouds and slightly warmer temperatures.

Short term This afternoon through Saturday... Latest satellite
imagery shows morning stratus has spread throughout the coast, coast
range, and entire willamette valley, even spreading into the northern
oregon cascade foothills. Expect stratus to be slow to burn off,
dissipating from south to north when it does. Updated sky cover
forecast this morning to reflect latest satellite trends and push
back the clearing of skies, particularly north of about corvallis
and along the coast north of newport. Otherwise the forecast looks
great with seasonable temperatures and mainly sunny skies later this
afternoon. Bowen
there will be little change in the weather tonight and Friday
as another upper level trough passes by to the north and low-level
onshore winds persist. The marine layer should deepen late Friday
night and early Saturday morning as an upper level trough develops
over NW oregon for a better chance for more widespread clouds
Saturday morning. Therefore the temperatures Saturday afternoon will
be slightly cooler. Mh ~tj

Long term Saturday night through Wednesday. Overall, rather benign
pattern with varying degrees of onshore flow for the weekend. Weak
system will pass to over region on Saturday, but seems system is
splitting. This will keep local mostly dry, with threat of any
showers staying well north over british columbia. But this system
will allow for increased onshore flow, with some spotty drizzle along
the the coast. Mainly, expect more in way of clouds around region for
sat, and again later Sat night into sun.

Now, for the big question: what about Monday? At this time, looks
like will slip back into the pattern we have had the past few days.

This will keep threat of late night and morning clouds along the
coast, mainly to north of newport. However, confidence is only at
about 50% for the area of eclipse totality along the coast Monday
morning. Models are showing small but significant differences in
surface winds, which could mean the difference between overcast skies
and clear skies at the coast. The interior looks to remain clear on
Monday, though cannot rule out a few clouds along and to
north of the columbia river prior to 10 am (outside of the eclipse
totality). Temperatures stay near seasonable.

But changes appear in store for the region for Tue and beyond. Upper
low off calif coast will start drifting northward, bringing a return
to southerly flow over the region. This will allow for increasing
threat of afternoon evening thunderstorms over the oregon cascades.

Temperatures still near seasonable levels. Bowen rockey

Aviation Moderate onshore flow this am, with widespread MVFR
stratus across the region. Tops generally 3500 to 4000 ft, so
expect most of the inland stratus to break between 18z and 20z.

But coastal stratus will hold bit longer, with last to scattered
being that around and north of astoria.

Marine stratus will spread back along the coast tonight, and into
the interior later tonight. But with bit less onshore flow, will
not be as extensive inland or as far south as was today.

Kpdx and approaches... MVFR stratus now, with clouds gradually
breaking after 18z. Likely notVFR til 19z or 20z. Will see MVFR
stratus return late tonight into Fri am. rockey.

Marine High pres will remain over the coastal waters through
early next week, with thermal low pres over northwest california
and southwest oregon. This will keep our summer-time northerlies
in place, with breezy winds developing in the afternoon evening
hours for the next several days, especially south of newport. A
sca for winds remains in effect from this afternoon through early
Friday, with additional advisories likely this weekend.

Seas will generally be around 5 to 7 ft through the period, but
may build to around 8 ft at times as the winds increase. Seas may
also become steep at times during the afternoon evening hours.

Pqr watches warnings advisories
Or... None.

Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory for winds for this afternoon through
tonight on coastal waters from cascade head to florence.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LOPW1 - 9440422 - Longview, WA 9 mi52 min 72°F1022.7 hPa
ASTO3 - 9439040 - Astoria, OR 51 mi52 min W 2.9 G 5.1 61°F 71°F1023 hPa
TLBO3 - 9437540 - Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay, OR 64 mi52 min 51°F1022.7 hPa

Wind History for Longview, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Southwest Washington Regional Airport, WA9 mi26 minW 610.00 miOvercast66°F54°F65%1023.3 hPa
Scappoose Industrial Airpark, OR16 mi29 minN 610.00 miMostly Cloudy71°F53°F53%1022 hPa

Wind History from KLS (wind in knots)
Last 24hrN6W75W6W8W7NW10W10
1 day agoN755N8NW7W9
2 days ago--33CalmSW54W7W6NW53CalmCalmCalmCalmNW3CalmCalmNW3NW3CalmCalmN4N7N7

Tide / Current Tables for Kalama, Washington - IGNORE HEIGHTS
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Click for MapNote: The Columbia River is subject to annual freshets. Short range predictions are available at local river forecast centers. The data for stations above Harrington Point apply only during low river stages. There is a tidal influence along most of the

Thu -- 12:01 AM PDT     8.24 feet High Tide
Thu -- 01:47 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:13 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:22 AM PDT     -0.13 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 01:44 PM PDT     6.21 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:09 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:15 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:03 PM PDT     2.42 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Longview, Columbia River, Washington
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Thu -- 01:47 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:14 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:10 AM PDT     -0.49 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 12:47 PM PDT     2.72 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:10 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:52 PM PDT     0.40 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:16 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Portland, OR (15,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, OR
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