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Port Orford, OR

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Sunrise 6:23AMSunset 8:07PM Tuesday April 20, 2021 3:18 AM PDT (10:18 UTC) Moonrise 11:35AMMoonset 2:19AM Illumination 60% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 8 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- 840 Pm Pdt Mon Apr 19 2021
.small craft advisory in effect through late Wednesday night...
.hazardous seas warning in effect from Tuesday afternoon through late Wednesday night...
Tonight..NW wind 20 kt except nw 10 to 15 kt within 5 nm of brookings southward. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 10 seconds and S 1 to 2 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers through the night.
Tue..N wind 20 to 25 kt...becoming nw 30 kt late in the afternoon. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, nw wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Tue night..N wind 30 kt...easing to 20 to 25 kt in the late evening and overnight. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, N wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 6 to 9 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.
Wed..N wind 15 to 20 kt...backing to nw 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, N wind 10 kt... Backing to nw 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft. W swell 4 ft.
Wed night..N wind 25 kt...easing to 20 kt after midnight. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, N wind 15 to 20 kt...easing to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 6 to 9 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft.
Thu..NW wind 15 to 20 kt except N 10 to 15 kt within 5 nm of brookings southward. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 3 ft.
Thu night..NW wind 20 to 25 kt...becoming N 15 kt after midnight. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, nw wind 15 kt... Veering to N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 6 ft. W swell 3 ft.
Fri..N wind 15 kt...becoming nw 5 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 ft...becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 5 ft.
Sat..S wind 10 kt...rising to 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon and evening, then... Becoming 2 ft or less after midnight. W swell 3 to 4 ft.
PZZ300 840 Pm Pdt Mon Apr 19 2021
Synopsis for the southern oregon coastal waters.. Cooler air pushing southward along the coast this evening through Tuesday morning will cause northerly winds and seas to build to advisory levels from southwest to northeast with time. Winds and seas will continue to increase Tuesday afternoon and evening, reaching warning levels for much of the area beyond 5 nm of the coast from gold beach southward. Very steep and hazardous seas are expected Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings in that area. Winds ease some Thursday into Friday, with steep seas lingering through Thursday evening. Winds are then likely to become southerly this weekend as a series of frontal systems arrive.


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 200409 AFDMFR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Medford OR 909 PM PDT Mon Apr 19 2021

DISCUSSION. Showers are becoming more frequent on radar, mainly near the coast, but a few of the stronger ones are at the Cascades and have been built back up a bit. Showers have also been building in the Medicine Lake area of N. Cal. So far no precipitation has been recorded by the observation network in the region. It will take some time to erode the dry boundary layer beneath these storms. Progress is being made though, as the sounding this afternoon showed a Precipitable Water (PW) value at the median for this time of year (PW = 0.52"). Up from yesterday afternoons sounding, which was in the lowest 10% for this time of year (PW = 0.32").

The EPS and GEFS ensembles, along with their deterministic models, both have very similar values of PW in the area, along with other similar values of further environmental parameters. With this in mind, there is good general confidence in the forecast at this time. Further details can be found below. -Miles

AVIATION. For the 20/00Z TAF Cycle . A wide variety of conditions exist along and near the coast and across the coastal waters this evening as an upper level low pressure system stirs the marine layer a bit. Due to an ongoing observation outage, no amendments are expected at KOTH until the on site observations return. In general, a mix of IFR and MVFR conditions with some light rain or drizzle is expected along and near the coast this evening into tonight, but there will be some VFR holes this evening. Tuesday increasing northerly flow is expected to lift conditions to MVFR and VFR along and inland from the coast and from around Port Orford southwestward in the coastal waters.

For inland areas gusty northwest winds this evening will diminish under VFR conditions. Some showers and even a rumble of thunder or two are possible late tonight into Tuesday from the Cascades and Siskiyous eastward with the greatest potential over Klamath, eastern Siskiyou, and Modoc counties. VFR conditions are expected to generally prevail, but MVFR to even brief IFR are possible is showers and any thundershowers. Northerly winds will become gusty behind the southward moving upper level low during the day Tuesday and into Tuesday evening. ~BTL

MARINE. Updated 840 PM PDT Monday, 19 Apr 2021 . Cooler air pushing southward along the coast this evening through Tuesday morning will cause northerly winds and seas to build to advisory levels from southwest to northeast with time. Winds and seas will continue to increase Tuesday afternoon and evening, reaching warning levels for much of the area beyond 5 NM of the coast from Gold Beach southward. Very steep and hazardous seas are expected Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings in that area. Winds ease some Thursday into Friday, with steep seas lingering through Thursday evening. Winds are then likely to become southerly this weekend as a series of frontal systems arrive. ~BTL

PREV DISCUSSION. /Issued 241 PM PDT Mon Apr 19 2021/

DISCUSSION . An upper level trough will cut under the West Coast ridge today, then dig in over southern Oregon and northern California tonight into Tuesday morning. We expect showers to develop in the area this evening through Tuesday afternoon as instability develops with the cooler air moving in aloft (but not enough instability is expected to produce thunderstorms, so those have been removed from the forecast). However, there is little moisture available for the system to tap into, with precipitable water amounts of only about a half inch or less. Therefore, while we fully expect to see showers across the region, precipitation amounts will be light if measurable at all, and given the dry air at the surface, many places may not even see the rain reach the ground.

Showers will end as the trough slides to the southeast Tuesday afternoon, then another weak trough will slide by overhead Wednesday, although as dry as the air mass will be and the bulk of the torugh's energy remaining well offshore, this one is not likely to produce anything more than increased cloudiness. Ridging returns for the remainder of the workweek, with temperatures remaining well above normal for this time of year.

For those hoping for some rain, or at least an end to the very warm and dry conditions, there is some hope to be seen in the long term. Almost all members across the model suites depict the main axis of the ridge shifting to Alaska, allowing a large, broad trough to make it's way into the western US, ultimately resulting in several days of precipitation chances beginning this weekend. This scenario seems likely, given the active and progressive pattern that appears to be developing in the Northern Hemisphere, but there still remains some question on the timing and strength of the feature as it moves into the area. We hope to refine the forecast as the system draws nearer, but until then, the chances are increasing for a wetter and more seasonably cool pattern this weekend into early next week. -BPN

FIRE WEATHER . As evidenced by the 1400+ acre wildfire (Ponina) that ignited near Beatty/Bly yesterday, the early spring dryness has led to abnormally dry fuel conditions area wide, but especially across the parched areas of the east side. Contacts with local fuels officials today indicated moderate fire danger over portions of the west side and in most of NorCal, while FWZs 624/625 below 5000 feet in Oregon and FWZ 285 in California all indicate a nudge up to high fire danger.

A weak upper air disturbance will move through tonight and this could bring some showers to portions of the area, especially over the higher terrain tonight into Tuesday morning. We've removed the thunderstorm threat since the timing of this system is not arriving at peak heating, so probably not quite enough instability to generate thunder. Thunder chances are higher south of our forecast area. Overnight humidity recoveries will be much better than they have been for days and it will be several degrees cooler on Tuesday. However, as the system moves to the south on Tuesday, north to northeast winds will develop and become gusty at times. Wind gusts of 20-30 mph will be common, but the highest gusts are likely over the higher terrain, where fuels haven't quite dried out as much as over the lower elevations. Humidity levels will drop in the afternoon, but probably won't quite reach low enough for Red Flag conditions, generally around or above 15 percent.

High pressure will move in the rest of this week Wednesday through Friday with a warming trend and dry, breezy afternoons/evenings. This could once again bring borderline Red Flag conditions to portions of the east side. Indications are and confidence is increasing, though, that cooler, wetter weather will arrive this weekend and last into early next week. -Spilde

MFR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. OR . CA . None.

Pacific Coastal Waters . Small Craft Advisory until 5 AM PDT Thursday for PZZ350-356-370-376. Hazardous Seas Warning from 2 PM Tuesday to 5 AM PDT Thursday for PZZ356-376.


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PORO3 - 9431647 - Port Orford, OR 0 mi48 min NNW 5.1 G 9.9 50°F 46°F1023.9 hPa
46015 - Port Orford - 16 NM West of Port Orford, OR 18 mi38 min N 18 G 21 49°F 49°F1022.8 hPa49°F
46128 38 mi78 min 50°F
SNTO3 38 mi48 min NNE 1.9 50°F 1024 hPa50°F
CHAO3 - 9432780 - Charleston, OR 43 mi42 min N 5.1 G 6 1023.3 hPa

Wind History for Port Orford, OR
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Airport Reports
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Brookings, Brookings Airport, OR47 mi22 minN 010.00 miOvercast46°F45°F96%1021.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Orford, Oregon
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Port Orford
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Tue -- 12:00 AM PDT     First Quarter
Tue -- 03:19 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 05:30 AM PDT     5.95 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:27 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:34 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 01:14 PM PDT     0.54 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 08:06 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:35 PM PDT     5.19 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Wedderburn, Rogue River, Oregon
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Tue -- 12:00 AM PDT     First Quarter
Tue -- 12:06 AM PDT     3.41 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 03:17 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 05:36 AM PDT     5.14 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:28 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:35 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 01:21 PM PDT     0.39 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 08:05 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:32 PM PDT     4.58 feet High Tide
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