Monday, August21, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Kalama, WA

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Sunrise 6:18AMSunset 8:10PM Monday August 21, 2017 10:59 AM PDT (17:59 UTC) Moonrise 5:09AMMoonset 7:19PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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- 812 Am Pdt Mon Aug 21 2017
.small craft advisory for rough columbia river bar in effect from late tonight through Tuesday morning...
In the main channel..Combined seas 3 to 5 ft today and tonight. However, seas will temporarily build to around 6 ft during the ebb around 530 pm Monday evening and to 7 ft with breakers likely during the very strong ebb around 545 am Tuesday morning.
PZZ200 812 Am Pdt Mon Aug 21 2017
Synopsis for southern washington and northern oregon coast.. There will be little change in the marine weather through the next week as high pressure persists over the ne pacific and a thermal trough remains across the southern oregon coast.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kalama, WA
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Area Discussion for - Portland, OR
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service portland or
910 am pdt Mon aug 21 2017
added updated aviation and marine sections

Synopsis Onshore flow will produce varying degrees of morning
clouds, afternoon sunshine, with inland temperatures in the 70s and
80s for much of the next week. Monday and Tuesday will likely be the
warmest days of the work week as a flat upper ridge moves through. A
weak system will bring significant cooling to the forecast area late
Wednesday and Thursday, as well as more clouds and a few light
showers to the forecast area Wednesday night and Thursday. Expect
drying as temperatures warm back to well above seasonal normals
levels next weekend.

Short term Today through Thursday... Fog channel and early visible
satellite imagery shows the fog and low clouds fairly solid along the
coast, with inland pushes to around kelso along the columbia river,
as well as into and through tillamook, siletz, and yaquina bays.

There are some thins spots near and north of manzanita, near road's
end, and near yachats. The clouds and fog along the coast may not
clear much until the end of the eclipse or early afternoon, but
probably not too far offshore in the afternoon. Inland south of
kelso is mostly clear, though some light east wind is starting to
cause smoke from the whitewater fire east of detroit and the fires
in eastern lane county to drift westward toward the valley. For the
most part, the eclipse will be easily visible inland except close to
the fires. The afternoon will be sunny inland except for some areas
smoke. A warming air mass from a building upper ridge will cause
temperatures to rise into the upper 80s to around 90 except mid 80s
near kelso.

The upper ridge shifts east a bit tonight and Tuesday with some
southwest flow aloft developing. This will cause the marine clouds
and fog to spread back onshore along the coast this evening and
tonight, but the inland penetration will be limited Tuesday morning.

The clouds will clear back to near the coastline Tuesday afternoon,
while inland areas will be mostly sunny Tuesday except for local
smoke around. The flow turns onshore inland Tuesday afternoon which
should help decrease the smoke after that. Inland temperatures will
again be very warm Tuesday, in the upper 80s to around 90.

Southwest flow increase Tuesday night and Wednesday as an offshore
system approaches. This will keep the marine layer solid along the
coast, but the models all say there should be a decent push of low
clouds inland Wednesday morning, especially along the columbia river
into the northern valley areas, and possibly in the southern coastal
gap areas into and around eugene. The inland clouds should burn off
in the afternoon, but expect the temperatures inland to cool off
closer to 80.

The system that approaches Wednesday moves through our forecast area
Wednesday night and Thursday for increasing clouds, cooler
temperatures, and a few showers. Temperatures will cool off to below
seasonal normals, with 70s common inland. Tolleson

Long term Thursday night through Monday... Shortwave ridging should
build over the pacific northwest and bring a return to more sunshine
and warming temperatures Friday and Saturday. In fact, some models
suggest another hot spell and dangerous fire weather conditions are
possible late in the weekend and or early next week, but still too
early to say much more than that at this point. Neuman

Aviation Satellite imagery at 830 am today shows an extensive area
of fog and stratus along the oregon coast with ifr conditions. Expect
the stratus to slowly thin throughout the morning and move back to
the coastline by late morning. Expect there will be several areas
along highway 101 and some coastal communities that will have enough
clearing by the time of total eclipse. Expect most areas along the
coast will beVFR by afternoon. Inland,VFR all areas. There is a
layer of smoke near detroit in the cascade foothills that moved in
from the wildfire near sisters, which is causing some reduced
visibility in this area.

Kpdx and approaches...VFR conditions through the day.

Marine A persistent weather pattern will result in little change
in the marine weather the next several days. High pressure will
continue over the NE pacific with a thermal trough of low pressure
along the south oregon coast. This will lead to small craft strength
winds again this afternoon and evening. Models show some 20-25 kt
winds near the surface this afternoon into early evening, so have
extended the small craft advisory for winds to the northern waters.

Winds should be below small craft strength through the remainder of
the week before northerlies strengthen again by the weekend as the
thermal trough strengthens again.

Seas will remain small but steep through the period. Dominant periods
will remain between 8 and 10 seconds. Rough bar conditions expected
on the columbia river bar again Tuesday morning with the very strong
ebb. Twilde

Pqr watches warnings advisories
Or... None.

Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory for winds until 11 pm pdt this evening for
coastal waters from CAPE shoalwater wa to cascade head or
out 60 nm.

Small craft advisory for winds until 11 pm pdt this evening for
coastal waters from cascade head or to florence or out 60

Small craft advisory for rough columbia river bar from 4 am to
8 am pdt Tuesday.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LOPW1 - 9440422 - Longview, WA 9 mi41 min 70°F1018.6 hPa
ASTO3 - 9439040 - Astoria, OR 51 mi41 min W 1.9 G 2.9 62°F 71°F1018.6 hPa
TLBO3 - 9437540 - Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay, OR 64 mi41 min 57°F1018.5 hPa

Wind History for Longview, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Southwest Washington Regional Airport, WA9 mi63 minVar 510.00 miFair65°F55°F73%1019.1 hPa
Scappoose Industrial Airpark, OR16 mi66 minN 910.00 miFair69°F55°F61%1017.6 hPa

Wind History from KLS (wind in knots)
Last 24hr--65W8W85W8W10W55CalmCalmNW4CalmNW3N3N3N3CalmN3CalmNW3N65
1 day agoCalm566W8NW6W13W13
2 days agoW6W6NW7W7W10

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

Mon -- 12:11 AM PDT     1.47 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:04 AM PDT     8.92 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:08 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:18 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:31 AM PDT     New Moon
Mon -- 01:00 PM PDT     -1.43 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:15 PM PDT     7.86 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:09 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:18 PM PDT     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Longview, Columbia River, Washington
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Mon -- 03:11 AM PDT     4.83 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:08 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:19 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:31 AM PDT     New Moon
Mon -- 11:31 AM PDT     -0.88 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:08 PM PDT     4.12 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:09 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:19 PM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 11:18 PM PDT     0.38 feet Low Tide
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 (13,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, OR
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