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Port Orford, OR

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Sunrise 6:21AMSunset 8:20PM Saturday August 15, 2020 1:27 AM PDT (08:27 UTC) Moonrise 1:28AMMoonset 5:17PM Illumination 13% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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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PZZ356 Coastal Waters From Cape Blanco Or To Pt. St. George Ca Out 10 Nm- 802 Pm Pdt Fri Aug 14 2020
.small craft advisory in effect through Saturday afternoon...
Tonight..N wind 5 to 10 kt. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, wind variable less than 5 kt...becoming N 5 kt late tonight. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft. Mixed swell nw 1 ft at 8 seconds and S 1 ft at 12 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sat..N wind 5 to 10 kt...backing to S early in the afternoon, then...rising to 15 kt late in the afternoon. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, nw wind 5 kt... Backing to S in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Mixed swell nw 1 ft at 9 seconds and nw 1 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog in the afternoon.
Sat night..S wind 5 to 10 kt. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, S wind 5 kt in the evening...becoming variable less than 5 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. NW swell 1 to 2 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog through the night.
Sun..S wind 10 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the morning... Becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 2 to 3 ft...building to 4 ft in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun night..S wind 5 to 10 kt...backing to N after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 ft. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon..NW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft.
Mon night..N wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft.
Tue..N wind 10 kt...backing to nw in the afternoon and evening, then...veering to N after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less... Becoming 3 ft. W swell 3 ft.
Wed..N wind 10 to 15 kt...rising to 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft...building to 4 to 5 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
PZZ300 802 Pm Pdt Fri Aug 14 2020
Synopsis for the southern oregon coastal waters..The thermal trough will continue to produce gusty north winds and steep wind- driven seas through tonight. Steep seas are occuring across most of the area, with very steep and hazardous seas south of gold beach. Winds and seas will gradually subside tonight into Saturday once the thermal trough moves inland, then a southerly wind surge is expected late Saturday into Sunday. Relatively calm conditions will then continue through Tuesday, with the thermal trough likely to return mid to late next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Port Orford, OR
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Area Discussion for - Medford, OR
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FXUS66 KMFR 150534 CCA AFDMFR

Area Forecast Discussion . CORRECTED National Weather Service Medford OR 1032 PM PDT Fri Aug 14 2020

Updated fire weather discussion for thunderstorm chances Sunday.

DISCUSSION. Some high clouds are moving overhead from the south, signaling a shift towards deep southerly flow and a much warmer air mass. While it cooled off significantly last night, temperatures will trend significantly higher tonight and moreso Saturday night. Dangerously hot afternoon temperatures are expected tomorrow. What once seemed like a heat event that could break a few daily record high temperatures Saturday, models continue to trend warmer, and now it looks like many daily records will be broken or tied west of the Cascades, with the potential of a few more records on Sunday. To provide context for the significance of the expected heat, we are forecasting 106 degree temperatures for Roseburg, and this is 20 degrees above normal in what is already the hottest time of the year. Additionally, we're forecasting the hottest temperatures in Medford since 2017.

For tonight's update, based upon the collective guidance and analog forecast temperatures, we've increased overnight low temperatures by a few degrees Saturday night west of the Cascades. Here are some tips to help keep yourself and your loved ones safe during this heat. Please check our website at weather.gov/medford for more heat safety tips. A host of Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories continue through Sunday evening, highlighting the hottest period of this heatwave.

* Monitor older adults, young children and those who are sick.

* Take plenty of rest breaks in shade or air conditioning.

* Drink water before, during and after activities.

* Rivers are dangerously cold and have strong currents. Wear a life jacket if swimming.

Thunderstorm chances gradually increase this weekend, entering the forecast tomorrow and expanding in coverage on Sunday. We have A Fire Weather Watch out for Sunday for parts of Northern California and areas east of the Cascades for gusty winds and low humidity, and we also expect some lightning in those areas. There's more on this in the Fire Weather discussion below. Please see the previous discussions below, which detail the upcoming heat and thunderstorm potential.

AVIATION. For the 15/00Z TAFs . Clear skies are expected to continue for most areas through the TAF period. One exception is smoke from the Red Salmon Fire, which will reduce visibilities in much of western siskiyou County, with haze potentially spreading to the north and northeast. Breezy to gusty north winds at the coast and into the Umpqua Valley, including at KRBG will diminish after sunset. There may be some patchy IFR/LIFR conditions that develop in the Coquille Basin late tonight/early Saturday morning and could briefly affect KOTH. If anything does develop, it will be short lived with conditions improving to VFR by 16-17z Saturday. /BR-y

MARINE. Updated 730 PM PDT Friday 14 August 2020 . A thermal trough along the coast is bringing gusty north winds and elevated seas. Steep seas will be present across most of the waters with very steep and hazardous seas occuring roughly south of Gold Beach and beyond 10 nm from shore. Winds and seas will gradually subside tonight into Saturday once the thermal trough moves inland, then a wind reversal to southerlies is expected late Saturday into Sunday. Light wind and calmer seas, fog, low clouds, and a possibility of drizzle will likely result. Relatively calm conditions will continue through Tuesday, then gusty north winds and steep seas may redevelop Wednesday, especially for areas south of Cape Blanco. -BPN/CC

FIRE WEATHER. Updated 1015 PM PDT Friday 14 August 2020 . A strong upper ridge will build into the area this weekend and persist into next week bringing the hottest stretch of weather this summer thus far. It will be very hot across inland areas with high temperatures challenging or exceeding record levels. Humidities will remain rather low as well, but the upper level trough off the West Coast will allow deep southerly flow to bring mid-level moisture northward into the area Saturday. This will bring an isolated threat of lightning to portions of the area during the afternoon and evening. Moisture, forcing and instability aren't overly robust, but models support isolated thunderstorm development. Mid-level flow is shown to be around 15 kt or so and this motion should allow any storm that is able to develop to move northward up over the Siskiyous into Jackson and eastern Josephine Counties over to the Cascades. There could also be a couple of isolated storms from Modoc County up into Lake and northern Klamath County. It should be noted that while we think coverage of storms won't be sufficient for a Red Flag Warning, any lightning at all will bring with it the threat of new fire starts. We'll continue to headline the Fire Weather Planning Forecast.

By Sunday, we'll be on the western periphery of an upper high over the Great Basin. A closed low out around 130W will open up and eject northeastward offshore. Mid-level flow ahead of this system is expected to increase to around 35-45 kt around 600 mb. This should lead to some gusty winds due to strong diurnal mixing and downward transport of momentum during the afternoon/evening. We have issued a Fire Weather Watch for the increased winds along with low humidity for the Shasta Valley to NW Modoc and some areas east of the Cascades. See RFWMFR for the specific details. In addition, PWs increase to 1.00 inch or greater as subtropical moisture works its way northward. Moisture, instability and forcing will be greatest along and east of the Cascades, so that is the area where isolated thunderstorms are most likely, but a slight chance of storms exists just about everywhere from I-5 eastward in Oregon and east of the Red Salmon complex in NorCal. Friday evening data suggests a tick upward in thunderstorm chances Sunday but also suggests lots of midlevel and high cloud cover, which tends to limit the amount of lightning our area sees. Given the sharp change in model output this evening and the questions surrounding cloud cover, we are choosing to not issue a Fire Weather Watch at this time, but we wanted to communicate this change in the Fire Weather Discussion.

We'll remain in S-SW flow aloft through at least Tuesday, so the hot weather looks to continue, albeit not quite as hot as over the weekend. Isolated thunder chances continue in north Cascades and over far eastern sections both Monday and Tuesday afternoons. -Spilde/Keene

PREV DISCUSSION. /Issued 258 PM PDT Fri Aug 14 2020/

DISCUSSION . Temperatures this afternoon were running 3 to 6 degrees warmer than they were this time yesterday at most inland locations as of 2 PM PDT. Meanwhile, along the Curry County coast, a delay in the expected wind reversal there has brought temperatures into the 90s at Brookings Airport at the elevation of 459 feet making it 23 degrees warmer than it was there 24 hours ago.

Meanwhile, high clouds are edging northward in southerly flow across northern California and are just now beginning to move over the southernmost portion of the forecast area. These clouds mark the outer fringe of an area of low pressure that will affect our weather this weekend into early next week.

Tonight through Saturday morning temperatures are expected to be about 10 degrees warmer than they were last night due to the combination of a warmer air mass pushing in from California and some high level cloudiness moving through.

Heat, moisture, and instability are expected to increase Saturday, and Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories remain in effect for most of the forecast area through most of the weekend. Hydration will be key to anyone spending any appreciable time outdoors remaining cool. Please see our heat product statements for other tips and reminders. Of note, temperatures will still cool off appreciably overnight into the morning hours for those seeking relief from the heat.

While moisture and instability increase Saturday, the lifted condensation level for this air mass is at about the freezing level. This means that cloud bases will be high with any convection that forms Saturday afternoon and evening, at about 600mb, or nearly 14,000 feet above MSL. It also means that convective clouds that do form will have a difficult time creating enough charge differential for cloud to ground lightning. That said, if a thunderstorms does form Saturday afternoon and evening, it's unlikely to produce rainfall, so this yields concerns for starting fires from lightning and causing gusty winds. Our official forecast has a slight chance of thunderstorms for mainly Saturday evening across the Siskiyou County west of the Shasta Valley northward into Jackson and Josephine counties to the Umpqua Divide and then into the Oregon Cascades, and then arcing across northern Klamath and Lake counties into the Warner Mountains. Numerical model guidance suggests that conditions are marginal for thunderstorms to form, but we're likely to see at least a few cloud to ground flashes, but suspect the total for the day will remain under 100.

Southerly flow increases across the area Sunday with 30 to 40 knots in the 700-500mb layer coming across the Siskiyous by late morning. It's likely to be a breezy day for many areas, in addition to being hot. On top of that, there will continue to be a threat of isolated thunderstorms from about the Marble Mountains, Jackson County, and eastern Douglas County eastward. Models suggest the greatest potential for thunderstorms Sunday to be in the Cascades from about Crater Lake NP northward. PWATs are expected to be 1 to 1.3 inches Sunday with storm motions of 30 knots. Thus, in addition to concerns for lightning started fires and gusty winds that day, we'll also need to be on the lookout for locally heavy rainfall, especially with any training thunderstorm activity.

As we move into Monday model consistency and agreement deteriorates. The majority of the model guidance pushes the threat of lightning to at least areas east of the Cascades to our eastern fringes, whereas the NAM12 continues a west side threat with PWATS of 1 to a whopping 1.5 inches. Have generally discounted the NAM12, at this point, as the other models seem to be trending away from it and it's out on both the fringe of climatology and the edge of it's time range.

Thereafter, it's expected to cool down to temperatures 5-10 degrees above normal. ~BTL

MFR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. OR . Fire Weather Watch from Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening for ORZ624. Heat Advisory from 8 AM Saturday to 11 PM PDT Sunday for ORZ027>029. Excessive Heat Warning until 11 PM PDT Sunday for ORZ024-026. Heat Advisory until 11 PM PDT Saturday for ORZ021-022. Excessive Heat Warning from 8 AM Saturday to 11 PM PDT Sunday for ORZ023-025.

CA . Heat Advisory from 8 AM Saturday to 11 PM PDT Sunday for CAZ082>084. Excessive Heat Warning until 11 PM PDT Sunday for CAZ080-081. Fire Weather Watch from Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening for CAZ281. Fire Weather Watch from Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening for CAZ284-285.

Pacific Coastal Waters . Small Craft Advisory until 5 PM PDT Saturday for PZZ350-356-370-376. Hazardous Seas Warning until 5 AM PDT Saturday for PZZ376.


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PORO3 - 9431647 - Port Orford, OR 0 mi58 min NNW 2.9 G 5.1 60°F 48°F1013.6 hPa
46015 - Port Orford - 16 NM West of Port Orford, OR 18 mi38 min NNE 19 G 25 52°F 49°F7 ft1012.6 hPa51°F
46128 38 mi88 min 49°F 49°F
SNTO3 38 mi58 min ENE 1.9 51°F 1015 hPa50°F
CHAO3 - 9432780 - Charleston, OR 43 mi52 min N 4.1 G 8.9 61°F1014.5 hPa

Wind History for Port Orford, OR
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Airport Reports
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Brookings, Brookings Airport, OR47 mi32 minN 010.00 miFair73°F52°F48%1011.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Orford, Oregon
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Sat -- 02:27 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:05 AM PDT     0.07 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:25 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:56 AM PDT     5.09 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:28 PM PDT     3.56 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:16 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 08:18 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:29 PM PDT     7.16 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Wedderburn, Rogue River, Oregon
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Sat -- 02:28 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:11 AM PDT     0.20 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:25 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:53 AM PDT     4.77 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:37 PM PDT     3.16 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:15 PM PDT     Moonset
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Sat -- 09:31 PM PDT     6.56 feet High Tide
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