Crescent City, CA Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Crescent City, CA

March 3, 2024 11:58 PM PST (07:58 UTC) Change Location
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PZZ356 Coastal Waters From Cape Blanco Or To Pt. St. George Ca Out 10 Nm- 806 Pm Pst Sun Mar 3 2024

.small craft advisory in effect through Monday morning - .

Tonight - SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves W 3 ft at 6 seconds. SWell W 9 to 11 ft at 11 seconds. Showers likely and slight chance of tstms.

Mon - Northern portion, sw wind 10 to 15 kt - . Backing to S late in the afternoon. Brookings southward, S wind 5 to 15 kt - .rising to 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves nw 3 ft at 4 seconds - .shifting to the S 4 ft at 4 seconds in the afternoon. W swell 7 to 8 ft at 10 seconds. Slight chance of tstms in the morning. Showers through the day.

Mon night - Northern portion, ne wind 10 to 15 kt - . Becoming 5 to 15 kt in the late evening and overnight. Brookings southward, S wind 20 to 25 kt - .becoming 15 to 25 kt late in the evening, then - .veering to sw 10 to 20 kt after midnight - . Veering to nw 5 to 15 kt early in the morning. Wind waves S 6 ft at 6 seconds. SWell nw 4 to 6 ft at 9 seconds and nw 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds. Showers in the evening, then rain likely after midnight.

Tue - Northern portion, N wind 10 to 15 kt. Brookings southward, ne wind 5 kt - .veering to se in the afternoon. Wind waves W 3 ft at 5 seconds - .shifting to the nw 3 ft at 5 seconds in the afternoon. SWell nw 4 ft at 9 seconds and W 3 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of rain.

Tue night - NE wind 10 to 15 kt northern portion and ne 5 to 15 kt brookings southward. Wind waves N 4 ft at 6 seconds. SWell W 3 to 4 ft at 14 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 7 seconds. Chance of rain through the night.

Wed - N wind 15 to 20 kt northern portion and N 10 to 20 kt brookings southward. Wind waves N 4 ft at 6 seconds. SWell nw 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds and W 2 ft at 7 seconds.

Wed night - N wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves nw 4 ft at 6 seconds. SWell W 3 to 4 ft at 10 seconds.

Thu - N wind 10 kt - .rising to 15 kt in the afternoon, then - . Easing to 10 kt in the evening - .veering to E after midnight. Wind waves nw 2 ft at 5 seconds - . Shifting to the E 2 ft at 4 seconds after midnight. SWell W 3 ft at 10 seconds - .building to W 7 ft at 11 seconds.

Fri - SE wind 10 kt - .veering to s. Wind waves S 3 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 7 ft at 11 seconds - . Subsiding to 5 ft at 11 seconds.

PZZ300 806 Pm Pst Sun Mar 3 2024

Synopsis for the southern oregon coastal waters - SEas will remain high and steep, with showers and scattered Thunderstorms possibly causing gusts up to 30 kt. SWell-dominated seas diminish Monday afternoon while chances of showers and Thunderstorms continue. Low pressure moving into the waters south of cape blanco Monday night will bring advisory strength southerly winds that may rebuild steep seas. Northerly winds are then likely to increase over the outer waters Tuesday night into Wednesday.


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FXUS66 KMFR 040654 AFDMFR

Area Forecast Discussion 1055 PM PST Sun Mar 3 2024

Updated AVIATION discussion

DISCUSSION
No updates are needed this evening as the going forecast remains on track. Similar to the past few nights, we have another cold night in store for the region with showers expected overnight. Snow levels will be down to valley floors once again, and now that the sun has set, snow accumulations will be possible on area roadways. Even for areas that don't experience any additional snow, wet roadways are likely to freezing over tonight and black ice will be a concern into the morning hours. Once again, after sunrise tomorrow, roadways will warm due to the March sun angle and snow should quickly melt off for the lower elevations. The next system arrives Monday afternoon to bring another round of impactful winter weather. For more details on this, see the previous discussion below. /BR-y

AVIATION
04/06Z TAFs...Scattered showers continue across northern Oregon and southern California this afternoon, with levels mostly staying at VFR or MVFR across the area. Showery activity is capable of lowering ceilings and visibilities as well as obscuring terrain wherever it occurs. Additionally, snow levels are expected to fall to 500-800 feet tonight before rising to 1500-2000 feet late Monday morning.

Westerly flow aloft will largely support a showery pattern west of the Cascades through Monday morning. Downsloping will decrease precipitation chances over the Rogue and Umpqua valleys. Moderate precipitation chances (30-50%) will continue along the Oregon coast, western Siskiyou County, and the Cascades into Monday afternoon.

By late Monday afternoon, the next round of widespread showers will be approaching the area from the west. A stationary front, with colder air to the north meeting warm air from the south, will develop in the area Monday night into Tuesday morning. This will result in a sharp gradient in snow levels, with 1000-1500 feet levels to the north and 3500 foot levels to the south. This gradient will impact where showers turn from rain to snow as well as creating possible freezing hazards. -TAD

MARINE
Updated 800 PM Sunday March 03, 2024...Steep, swell- dominated seas continue for all marine waters. A Small Craft Advisory will remain in effect until 10 AM Monday to highlight this continuing hazard.

Elevated 25-35% thunderstorm chances remain over most marine waters this evening, with the best chances from the shore to 30 nm out and north of Cape Blanco. While no lightning strikes have been sensed over the water, some isolated spots of higher dBZ do indicate more developed cells. Winds from these cells may gust up to 30 kt. The elevated chances for thunderstorm activity will steadily decrease through the day Monday and be nearly absent from the forecast by Monday night.

A brief period of calm seas is expected Monday afternoon before wind- built steep seas return early Tuesday morning. Low pressure moving into the waters south of Cape Blanco Monday night will bring advisory strength southerly winds south of Port Orford. Northerly winds are then likely to increase over the outer waters Tuesday night into Wednesday, and may reach advisory strength.
-Hermansen/TAD

PREV DISCUSSION
/Issued 349 PM PST Sun Mar 3 2024/

SYNOPSIS...

A long duration winter storm will continue to bring moderate impacts to southern Oregon and northern California with the biggest snow accumulations closer to the coast through Sunday night. Another low and warm front will bring additional significant snowfall to the area Monday through Tuesday. Major travel disruptions are possible on Monday evening and Monday night. High pressure and drier conditions build into the area on Wednesday.

SHORT TERM...

Not much change from 24 hours ago with plenty of showers on radar in this cool unstable airmass. We'll see these showers persist again tonight with snow levels dropping to the valley floors. High pressure should start to build later on this evening as 500 mb heights build. Therefore, we believe shower activity should be on the downtrend, or perhaps just put out less precipitation compared to the last few nights.

However, the snow accumulation forecast tonight was enough that we felt like extending a few of the winter weather products through tonight was the best choice. Snow impacts remain high for the coastal range and communities near the coast with this winter storm event as heavy snow could continue to produce power outages in those locations. Elsewhere and farther inland, impacts seem more muted hence the advisories.

The overall setup will change by Monday morning as a warm front attempts to push into the region, although struggles to really get the warmer air into most of Oregon. Snow levels will rise to about 3000 feet in northern California while remaining lower at 2000 feet or perhaps event 1500 feet around the Umpqua Basin for Monday evening. Our biggest concern is major snow impacts along the lower I-5 passes between Douglas and Josephine County while a stationary front sets up across the region.

We also checked some NBM probabilities here and even in a 95th percentile snow forecast, we couldn't get significant snow accumulation into Roseburg. This kind of setup does produce that worry given the heavy precipitation and really cold airmass just to the north. Right now, we're forecasting about 4 inches of snow on those lower I-5 passes, but that could reach up to 8 inches in a worst case scenario.

As for the high Cascades near Crater Lake and Diamond Lake, we're expecting up to 30 inches of snow, which is a lot of snow in a 30 hour period and would produce high impacts if that does come to reality. We even lowered the NBM snow ratios and kept them around 10:1 to 15:1 in those higher Cascade locations. So it seems to reason 30 inches isn't even a worse case scenario for those higher mountains.

By Tuesday, the front sags a bit south with the bulk of the snow accumulation hitting locations east of the Cascades.
We're forecasting up to 1 foot in some locations there, so travel impacts are anticipated there. It will indeed be windy over there, although the blizzard probabilities appear to be under 15 percent east of the Cascades.

For more details on snow accumulation for specific zones, please check our WSWMFR Winter Weather Message on our main page.

LONG TERM DISCUSSION...(Tuesday evening 3/5 through Sunday 3/10)...There is high confidence that the stationary front will remain over the area Tuesday evening and night, then weaken and shift south on Wednesday. This will bring additional rain and mountain/higher terrain snow to the area. It is worth noting though, that exactly where this front sets up will be the main factor in which areas continue to see rain and snow Tuesday evening and night.
The majority of models and ensembles are currently favoring the front being positioned over southwest Oregon Tuesday evening/night (along or south of the Rogue Umpqua Divide and eastwards into Klamath and Lake Counties). Snow levels are expected to be mainly between 2500 to 4000 feet but will be lower (1000 to 2000 ft) over northwest portions of the area, just north of the frontal boundary.
This colder air is mainly expected across central Douglas and Coos county (north and northwest of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide). However, precipitation for these areas, will likely be light or even zero. So this will limit the chances for low elevation snow. Currently the National Blend of Models indicates a 5-20% chance for light snow on the lower I-5 passes (at Sexton Summit and Canyon Mountain Pass)
Tuesday evening/night. Light to locally moderate snow is likely across the mountains and higher terrain from the Cascades east and Siskiyous south.

As the front weakens and shifts south during the day Wednesday, light precipitation is favored for northern California zones and for some areas from the Cascades east. Precipitation then tapers off Wednesday evening. Northwest portions of the area are likely to remain dry but colder on Wednesday, including across Coos County and central/western Douglas County. Morning temperatures may be down to around freezing or below in the lower Umpqua Basin and Coquille Valley (60-70% chance). Additionally, there is a 30% chance of freezing temperatures along the Coos and Douglas coast.

On Thursday, models show good agreement with a shortwave ridge of high pressure building into the area. A weak front moving over the ridge will bring a slight chance (15%) for some very light precipitation on Thursday, mainly along the coast and into the coastal mountains. Otherwise, expect dry weather, cold morning temperatures and mild to cool daytime highs on Thursday. Morning lows are expected in the 10 to 20 range east of the Cascades, in the 20s for valleys west of the Cascades. Coastal areas are likely to see lows in the mid to upper 30s. Frost may be a concern at the coast, especially for areas south of Cape Blanco, where cloud cover may be less.

Friday night into Saturday, an upper trough and frontal system approach from the northwest then move into the region. This will bring rain and snow over the area, Another stronger front, is forecast to move into the area on Sunday with rain, snow and gusty winds. Models are showing snow levels ranging from 3000-5000 feet as precipitation spreads into the area with these fronts. So the highest chance for snow impacts will be over the higher mountain passes.

MFR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
OR...Winter Storm Warning until 4 PM PST Tuesday above 3500 feet for ORZ024.

Winter Storm Warning from 10 AM Monday to 4 PM PST Tuesday above 3500 feet for ORZ028.

Winter Storm Warning from 10 AM Monday to 4 PM PST Tuesday for ORZ029>031.

Winter Weather Advisory until 10 AM PST Monday above 1500 feet for ORZ023>026.

Winter Storm Warning from 10 AM Monday to 4 PM PST Tuesday below 2000 feet for ORZ023-025.

Winter Storm Warning from 10 AM Monday to 4 PM PST Tuesday above 3000 feet for ORZ026.

Winter Weather Advisory until 10 AM PST Monday for ORZ027-028.

Winter Storm Warning from 10 AM Monday to 4 PM PST Tuesday for ORZ027.

Winter Weather Advisory from 10 AM Monday to 4 PM PST Tuesday for ORZ029>031.

CA...Winter Storm Warning until 4 PM PST Tuesday above 3500 feet for CAZ080.

Winter Weather Advisory until 10 AM PST Monday for CAZ080.

Winter Storm Warning from 10 AM Monday to 4 PM PST Tuesday above 3500 feet for CAZ081.

Winter Weather Advisory until 10 PM PST this evening above 4500 feet for CAZ082-083-085.

Winter Storm Warning from 10 AM Monday to 4 PM PST Tuesday above 3000 feet for CAZ082.

Winter Storm Warning from 10 AM Monday to 4 PM PST Tuesday above 3500 feet for CAZ083.

Winter Storm Warning from 10 AM Monday to 4 PM PST Tuesday for CAZ085.

PACIFIC COASTAL WATERS...Small Craft Advisory until 10 AM PST Monday for PZZ350-356-370-376.

Small Craft Advisory from 10 PM Monday to 7 AM PST Tuesday for PZZ356-376.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
CECC1 - 9419750 - Crescent City, CA 1 mi65 min E 6G8.9 40°F 52°F30.02
46027 - ST GEORGES - 8NM West Northwest of Crescent City, CA 12 mi49 min SW 7.8G9.7 45°F 53°F30.02
TDPC1 49 mi89 min 51°F


Wind History for Crescent City, CA
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KCEC JACK MC NAMARA FIELD,CA 3 sm62 mincalm10 smOvercast Lt Rain 41°F39°F93%30.03
KBOK BROOKINGS,OR 22 sm62 minvar 0410 smMostly Cloudy37°F37°F100%30.00
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Tide / Current for Crescent City, California
   
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Crescent City
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Sun -- 01:48 AM PST     Moonrise
Sun -- 03:51 AM PST     6.49 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:47 AM PST     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:25 AM PST     Last Quarter
Sun -- 10:32 AM PST     Moonset
Sun -- 11:38 AM PST     0.98 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:10 PM PST     Sunset
Sun -- 06:45 PM PST     4.28 feet High Tide
Sun -- 10:15 PM PST     3.85 feet Low Tide
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Crescent City, California, Tide feet
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Tide / Current for Brookings, Chetco Cove, Oregon
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Sun -- 01:49 AM PST     Moonrise
Sun -- 03:52 AM PST     6.49 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:47 AM PST     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:25 AM PST     Last Quarter
Sun -- 10:32 AM PST     Moonset
Sun -- 11:42 AM PST     0.98 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:10 PM PST     Sunset
Sun -- 06:46 PM PST     4.28 feet High Tide
Sun -- 10:19 PM PST     3.85 feet Low Tide
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Brookings, Chetco Cove, Oregon, Tide feet
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