Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:05AM||Sunset 8:19PM||Friday August 7, 2020 4:58 AM PDT (11:58 UTC)||Moonrise 9:43PM||Moonset 9:01AM||Illumination 87%|
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FXUS66 KMFR 071137 AFDMFR
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Medford OR 447 AM PDT Fri Aug 7 2020
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DISCUSSION. The forecast is on track with relatively little change necessary. Conditions look to be seasonable at least through Wednesday. Of particular note, an inland warming trend will begin today with highs near normal. This trend still looks to reach its peak on Monday afternoon with highs in the 90s to lower 100s . except up to around 110 in the Klamath River Valley in western Siskiyou County. Also, easterly winds will produce downslope warming for Brookings with highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s/well above normal through Monday. A slight chance of late day thunderstorms remains for portions of northern California on Monday and Tuesday . though with a higher probability over the Sierra Nevada south of Modoc County on Monday and likewise east of our area on Tuesday.
First, a few low clouds remain banked up against the Umpqua Divide early this morning, with another patch over southeast Siskiyou County. These clouds will dissipate as the air mass dries this morning. The exception to clear skies will likely be a few low topped cumulus buildups over southeast Modoc County late this afternoon. Expect fewer coastal low clouds Friday through the weekend as low level easterly winds bring a drier air mass.
A thermal trough will strengthen along the coast today then persist into Monday with gusty north to northeast surface winds for the coast and coastal waters, as well as inland over the mountains in the coast range and western Siskiyou County.
Also, gusty, breezy northerly winds are expected for inland areas during the late afternoon and evening hours . strongest in west side valleys.
As mentioned above, in addition to seeing the hot temperatures inland on Monday, models are indicating a weak low will be positioned off the coast of central California. This will allow a noteworthy/moderate increase of mid level moisture over northern California from the south. This moisture combined with weak instability, CAPE and weak shortwave activity aloft will likely extend over the northern Sierra Nevada, and may extend farther north into southern portions of Siskiyou and Modoc Counties as well. The GEFS ensemble members have trended toward a majority of members keeping this instability a short distance south of our area. But, the operational GFS is among those that warrant continuing the inclusion of a slight chance for thunderstorms in the forecast for Monday afternoon/evening . roughly from Mount Shasta eastward to the Warner Mountains. A west steering flow of about 10 to 15 kt is expected.
On Tuesday into Wednesday, a broad trough to the north will deepen with its axis roughly over the coast. This will bring a cooling trend and shift the region of instability east-northeastward. A slight chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday will be highest a short distance east of our area . for northwest Nevada into far southeast Oregon. But, the operational GFS and more than half of the ensemble members indicate weak instability and sufficient moisture to warrant continuing the slight chance of thunderstorms over the Warners late Tuesday. By Wednesday, expect convective activity to be east of our area. The thermal trough winds are expected to weaken during this period and inland areas will see breezy northwest to west winds during the afternoon/early evening.
Model uncertainty increases beyond Wednesday. The upper trough is expected to swing inland on Thursday, with high temperatures at a minimum for the week. But, there is uncertainty in the strength of this troughing on Thursday, then growing uncertainty in the extent to which the trough persists or we see ridging. In either case, the late week air mass does look to be stable.
AVIATION. For the 07/12Z TAF Cycle . The latest satellite image shows clear skies over most of the area, except for some patchy low clouds in portions of the Coquille and Umpqua Basin. However the air mass is expected to become drier over time, therefore they should not expand much more than they already have. All terminals are expected to remain VFR through the TAF period. Gusty winds are likely at the coast, especially north of Cape Blanco late this morning into this evening. Gusty breezes are expected for the inland terminals late this afternoon and early evening.
There is some evidence marine stratus could develop along the coast and offshore north of Cape Blanco towards the end of the TAF period, including North Bend, but confidence is not high enough to include the lower conditions in the TAF. -Petrucelli
MARINE. Updated 245 AM PDT Friday 7 August 2020 . A thermal trough will develop along the coast today and is expected remain in place through at least Sunday night before shifting inland on Monday.
This will result in strong north winds and steep to very steep seas with the strongest winds and steepest seas expected south of Cape Blanco.
Right now, we think the gales should remain mainly over the southern waters from late Friday afternoon through Monday. However there is some indication hazardous seas warning conditions could expand north just west of Coos Bay late Sunday afternoon and evening. It's still a few days out there, so no changes will be made at this time, but this could change, so watch for updates.
There's good agreement winds and seas will peak Sunday, then gradually diminish Sunday night into Monday, but seas are still expected to remain hazardous through at least Monday night. -Petrucelli
MFR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. OR . CA . None.
Pacific Coastal Waters . Small Craft Advisory until 11 PM PDT Monday for PZZ356. Gale Warning from 5 PM this afternoon to 11 PM PDT Monday for PZZ356-376. Small Craft Advisory from 5 PM this afternoon to 11 PM PDT Monday for PZZ350-370. Small Craft Advisory until 5 PM PDT this afternoon for PZZ376.
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|Klamath Falls International Airport, OR||42 mi||66 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||46°F||41°F||83%||1017.1 hPa|
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