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Marine Weather and Tides
Ilwaco, WA

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
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Sunrise 5:28AMSunset 8:55PM Friday May 24, 2019 8:07 PM PDT (03:07 UTC) Moonrise 12:21AMMoonset 9:42AM Illumination 65% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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- 223 Pm Pdt Fri May 24 2019
In the main channel.. - general seas...6 to 7 ft through Saturday, easing to 5 ft Saturday afternoon. - first ebb...around 1015 pm tonight. Seas to 8 ft. - second ebb...around 10 am Saturday. Seas to 8 feet. - third ebb...around 1115 pm Saturday. Seas 7 to feet.
PZZ200 223 Pm Pdt Fri May 24 2019
Synopsis for the southern washington and northern oregon coast.. General high pressure will remain over the waters for the next few days. An upper level low will move south from vancouver island and cross the pac nw coastal waters Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ilwaco, WA
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Area Discussion for - Portland, OR
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239 pm pdt Fri may 24 2019

Synopsis Cool and showery weather for today and Saturday as a
couple of upper level lows move through the pac nw. By Saturday,
colder air will bring snow levels down to the higher cascade passes.

No significant accumulations are expected but those planning
recreation for the holiday weekend will be impacted. Warmer weather
is expected Sun and Mon as ridging over the NE pac builds to the
region. However, there will be potential for cascades thunderstorms
on Sun and mon.

Short term Tonight through Monday... A closed upper level low
pressure system centered over central washington has been rotating a
vort MAX onshore over our CWA today. This feature is driving strong
onshore flow, which has resulted in a rather cool and cloudy day.

High temps look like they will fall about 10-15 degrees cooler than
yesterday across the interior lowlands, generally topping out in the
low to mid 60s. In addition to the clouds, periodic light showers or
drizzle have been occurring. The stratus from this morning is
becoming more of a stratocumulus layer this afternoon with a few
sunbreaks, and some weak low-level instability is beginning to
produce some slightly more vigorous showers over the past hour.

Expect that we will continue to see some heavier showers developing
through early evening, but it would be a surprise if any of them were
able to produce thunder.

This first upper level low will drop south through central oregon and
down into far SE oregon tonight. Expect shower activity to gradually
decrease as the night GOES on, with stratus settling back in to the
lowlands. However, another closed low will arrive quickly on the
heels of today's system. This second low is currently along the
alaska panhandle, but it will dive sharply south over the next 24
hrs, and is modeled to ride right along the washington and oregon
coast during the day Sat and Sat evening. This track will produce
solid onshore flow through the low and mid-levels, with plenty of
moisture and upslope flow into the cascades. Light showers will begin
to increase in the mid to late morning, and then it appears that it
will be a pretty wet afternoon and evening across much of the region.

The fcst models are suggesting that the heaviest shower activity will
be focused over the cascades and foothills, and potentially the
eastern portions of the willamette valley. Sat looks to be another
cool day, with high temps running 5 to 10 degrees cooler than normal
in the upper 50s and low 60s. Snow levels will also fall down close
to the higher cascades passes, but at this time of year expect little
to no accumulation on the actual road surfaces.

The upper level low will continue to push south to the northern
california coast by late Sat evening or during the Sat overnight
hours. Showers will drop off pretty quickly from north to south going
into early Sun morning behind its departure. Expect a mostly dry sun,
with clouds breaking up fairly quickly as the low level flow turns
more northerly. Sun also looks to be quite a bit warmer, with 850 mb
temps jumping from 0-2 deg c on Sat to 7-9 deg c on sun. This should
support highs back into the 70s for the lowlands. It should be a
pretty good day for outdoor activities. However, one thing that will
bear watching is the potential for thunderstorms. With the
aforementioned upper low moving into central california, we will see
mid level flow turn to the e-ne. The models are also showing some
pretty decent instability over the cascades. Think chances are pretty
good that we see some thunderstorms develop along the crest and
east-slopes of the cascades later Sun afternoon. The direction of the
steering flow would suggest that any storms that do develop would
have the potential of drifting into the cascades foothills and
potentially even into eastern portions of the valley during the late
afternoon and evening hours.

Mon looks to be pretty close to a repeat of sun. Temps should again
be several degrees above normal with quite a bit of sunshine. We
will need to watch for potential cascades thunderstorms again.

However, with the mid-level flow turning more northerly, the threat
would appear to be mostly along the crest. Pyle

Long term Monday night through Friday... The broad upper-level
ridge that has been positioned off the west coast finally shifts
inland into british columbia on Monday. Because it will be so far
north, this will allow for a shortwave trough to slide just to our
south on Monday night into Tuesday. This brings showers and
perhaps a few evening thunderstorms to the cascades. Chance for
showers comes to an end after midnight Monday night. Another
shortwave passes to our south on Tuesday, but there is only a slight
chance of some wrap-around precipitation to clip our lane county
cascades Tuesday afternoon and evening. During the latter half of
next week the forecast becomes more difficult as the models don't
have a great handle on the pattern until Friday when there's a
fairly good signal that a zonal flow pattern is setting up for
next weekend. -mccoy

Aviation Marine layer gradually over-turning early this
afternoon. This has resulted in moreVFR inland, although cigs
were in the 035-040 range. Astoria profiler early this afternoon
suggests the top of the marine layer is to at least fl045.

Visible satellite imagery clearly shows clouds extending to the
cascade crest. Moderate onshore low-level flow continues through
tonight. Coastal areas likely to see an MVFR to ifr mix through
sat morning. Inland areas will have predominantVFR through about
06z and then fall back into MVFR overnight. The next low pressure
system dropping south along the british columbia coast early sat
will reach the forecast area by the afternoon. Expect increasing
MVFR, especially over the cascade foothills where up-slope low-
level flow will result in orographic lifting.

Kpdx and approaches... Low-endVFR at the terminal as of 20z.

Deep marine layer and moderate onshore flow (kttd- kdls gradient
nearly 4 mb) will continue through tonight. Expect CIGS to remain
035-040 through the evening, but lower to MVFR again overnight.

Weishaar

Marine Nw-n wind gusting to 27 kt at buoy 46089 and 25 kt at
buoy 46029 at 19z. Wind speeds will remain 15 to 25 kt this afternoon
through the evening, with the strongest wind over the outer waters.

Wind speeds gradually diminish late this evening and overnight,
but small craft advisory level gusts will continue over the outer
waters. The 12z model runs show marginal small craft advisory
level boundary layer wind speeds over the far outer waters sat.

The NAM is slightly stronger than the gfs. Current advisory for
pzz270 runs through 18z sat. It is more likely that gusts to 25
kt will be more persistent over pzz275 Sat afternoon.

Wind becomes more northerly Sat night and weakens below advisory
thresholds. However, a surface thermal trough along the south
oregon coast is forecast to strengthen sun, which will result in
20-25 kt gusts for pzz275 and possibly into pzz255 Sun afternoon.

Weaker gradients Sun afternoon through early next week will
result in wind speeds 15 kt or less.

Wave heights continue to build today due to the breezy NW wind
behind a departing short-wave disturbance. This will be primarily
fresh swell. Seas look to peak around 14 ft over the northwest
part of pzz270 today. Latest guidance shows seas reaching 10 ft
in pzz255 this evening and tonight and will hoist a small craft
advisory for that zone in the afternoon forecast. Seas eventually
fall to around 5 ft Sun night or mon. Weishaar

Pqr watches warnings advisories
Or... None.

Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory for winds until 11 am pdt Saturday for
waters from CAPE shoalwater wa to florence or from 10 to
60 nm.

Small craft advisory for hazardous seas until 5 pm pdt Saturday
for coastal waters from CAPE shoalwater wa to cascade head
or out 60 nm.Waters from cascade head to florence or from
10 to 60 nm.

Small craft advisory for winds until 11 pm pdt this evening for
coastal waters from CAPE shoalwater wa to cascade head or
out 10 nm.

Small craft advisory for hazardous seas from 11 pm this evening
to 2 pm pdt Saturday for coastal waters from cascade head
to florence or out 10 nm.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46243 - Clatsop Spit, OR - 162 8 mi38 min 57°F10 ft
ASTO3 - 9439040 - Astoria, OR 15 mi38 min WNW 7 G 12 53°F 58°F1015.3 hPa
46029 - COL RIVER BAR - 20NM West of Columbia River Mouth 26 mi78 min NW 16 G 19 53°F 55°F13 ft1015.8 hPa (-0.8)48°F
TOKW1 - 9440910 - Toke Point, WA 28 mi44 min W 7 G 8.9 53°F 56°F1015 hPa
46248 - Astoria Canyon, OR (179) 35 mi38 min 55°F15 ft
46211 - Grays Harbor, WA (036) 40 mi38 min 56°F12 ft
WPTW1 - 9441102 - Westport, WA 42 mi92 min WNW 12 G 14 53°F 55°F1014.4 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Astoria, Astoria Regional Airport, OR13 mi73 minWNW 98.00 miOvercast53°F46°F80%1015.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Ilwaco, Baker Bay, Wash., Columbia River, Washington
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Ilwaco
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Fri -- 01:20 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:56 AM PDT     6.75 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:33 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:42 AM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 12:28 PM PDT     0.10 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:00 PM PDT     5.97 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:52 PM PDT     Sunset
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3.23.74.75.76.56.86.45.54.22.81.60.70.20.20.92.13.54.75.665.75.14.43.8

Tide / Current Tables for Point Adams., Columbia River, Oregon
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Fri -- 01:19 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:43 AM PDT     7.35 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:33 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:42 AM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 11:49 AM PDT     0.30 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:48 PM PDT     6.57 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:52 PM PDT     Sunset
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3.64.45.56.67.27.36.85.64.12.51.30.50.30.81.83.14.45.66.46.66.15.34.43.8

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