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North Bend, OR

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Sunrise 7:38AMSunset 5:20PM Saturday January 25, 2020 5:44 PM PST (01:44 UTC) Moonrise 8:28AMMoonset 6:14PM Illumination 1% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 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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PZZ350 Coastal Waters From Florence To Cape Blanco Or Out 10 Nm- 211 Pm Pst Sat Jan 25 2020
.small craft advisory in effect until 7 pm pst this evening...
.gale watch in effect from Sunday evening through Monday evening...
.hazardous seas warning in effect from 7 pm pst this evening through late tonight...
Tonight..E wind 5 to 10 kt...veering to S 10 to 20 kt early in the evening, then...veering to sw 15 to 25 kt in the late evening and overnight. Cape arago southward, S wind 5 to 15 kt...rising to 15 to 25 kt early in the evening, then...rising to 30 kt in the late evening and early morning...becoming sw 20 to 25 kt late tonight. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 6 to 9 ft. W swell 8 to 9 ft at 14 seconds...subsiding to 6 ft at 13 seconds and W 3 to 4 ft at 18 seconds after midnight. Rain.
Sun..SW wind 15 to 25 kt...becoming 15 to 20 kt in the late morning and early afternoon, then...backing to S 20 to 25 kt late in the afternoon. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 10 to 11 ft at 16 seconds. Showers likely in the morning, then rain in the afternoon.
Sun night..S wind 20 to 25 kt...becoming 30 kt in the late evening and overnight. Wind waves 7 to 10 ft. W swell 11 to 12 ft at 17 seconds. Rain.
Mon..S wind 30 kt. Wind waves 7 to 10 ft. W swell 11 to 12 ft. Rain.
Mon night..S wind 30 kt...becoming sw 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 8 to 10 ft...subsiding to 6 to 7 ft after midnight. W swell 10 to 12 ft. Rain.
Tue..SW wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. W swell 11 ft. Rain likely through the day. Chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tue night..SW wind 10 to 15 kt...backing to S after midnight. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 12 to 13 ft. Slight chance of showers in the evening.
Wed..S wind 15 to 20 kt...easing to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft...subsiding to 3 ft after midnight. W swell 11 to 12 ft.
Thu..S wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 12 ft.
PZZ300 211 Pm Pst Sat Jan 25 2020
Synopsis for the southern oregon coastal waters..Steep seas will persist through at least mid-week as multiple frontal systems and swell trains move through. Southerly winds may briefly reach gale force late this evening north of cape blanco and seas are expected to become very steep in all areas this evening into early Sunday morning. A stronger system may bring gales Sunday night through Monday. Seas are likely to peak in the 14 to 18 foot range Sunday night into Monday, with steep seas of 11-13 ft persisting through mid-week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near North Bend, OR
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Area Discussion for - Medford, OR
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FXUS66 KMFR 252232 AFDMFR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Medford OR 232 PM PST Sat Jan 25 2020

SHORT TERM. This afternoon through Tuesday night . Radar imagery has shown bands of heavy precipitation move across southern Oregon and northern California this morning and this afternoon. Rain rates were on the moderate side, however, the quick-moving nature of the precipitation has kept it from causing any real flooding problems, with the exception of ponding on roadways. The traffic cameras are indicating that rain is falling nearly everywhere, thus the snow levels remain high (above 7000 feet). This precipitation will continue moving from west to east through this evening with the next big band of precipitation entering the coast around 3 or 4 PM.

Satellite imagery shows some hints of embedded convection within the next round of precipitation. This means that some of the rainfall will become heavy at times, reaching rain rates of a half an inch an hour. Again, this should still be a relatively quick moving system, so it will preclude large-scale flooding concerns. Still, we're looking at the possibility for rapid rises along small streams and creeks in Curry County (For example: Hunter Creek in Gold Beach). Additionally, culverts in Brookings could be overwhelmed if heavy precipitation trains over the area--still, that is a bit beyond our forecasting capabilities at this time; but we will continue to monitor this.

A secondary system will continue the Atmospheric River (AR) style precipitation as it arrive at the coast between 9 to 11 PM. This next system will not bring as much precipitation as the earlier system, but together; both systems will create generous rainfall along the coast and the coast range. Snow levels will begin falling and should fall to around 4500 to 5500 feet by Sunday when things turn more showery in nature.

The next system will arrive late Sunday night into Monday. Have increased precipitation with this system as the new model guidance has increased rain and snow amounts. Snow levels will remain around 4500 to 5500 feet, so we will only get snow along the higher Cascades including portions of Highways 62 and 138 near Crater and Diamond Lake, and possible along Highway 140 at Lake of the Woods. This system will continue through Tuesday before turning more showery in nature as the precipitation comes to an end Tuesday night.

Winter travel impacts seem pretty limited at this point as do main stem river flooding concerns. That being said, expect small streams and creeks to have quick rises once again with another round of water ponding on roadways. Otherwise, the precipitation will continue building some snowpack and bring rain to some abnormally dry areas. We encourage you to stay tuned to the forecast as things may change, despite moderate to high confidence in the short-term. -Schaaf

LONG TERM. Wednesday through Saturday . The main trend in the European and American ensembles (ECE and GEFS) is for less rain in the long-term. More upper ridging and less AR activity are depicted in the latest suite of model guidance. Therefore, we have trended lower on precipitation chances and amounts from Wed through Sat.

Wednesday starts out with a warm front moving through the area, bringing generally light to moderate precipitation with snow levels rising to 7000 feet. After that, odds are in favor (though not high confidence yet) for dry weather for most of the forecast area from Thursday through Saturday. The air mass will warm significantly under high amplitude ridging, peaking in warmth on Saturday. To give context to how warm it will be aloft, GEFS 850mb (~5000ft) temperatures are forecast to be 11.5C in Medford, which is in the top 10 percent for warmth for early February.

There are a range of possibilities with this type of ridge in early Feb. Contrary to what seems sensible, these very warm, strong upper ridges can yield cold daytime temperatures in the valleys like the Rogue Valley if inversions strengthen enough. Stagnant conditions with air quality dipping into moderate (and perhaps Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups or USG) may develop as well, but are less likely as we move into February. When looking deep into the data, we find that USG air quality hasn't occurred in February in Medford since records began in 2000. That suggests that impactful Air Stagnation is unlikely for Medford. Klamath Falls does have a few USG days in its history since 2000. What's most likely is that mountains become warm and that valleys warm up as well, though some morning fog will be possible and air quality could dip into the moderate category for a few days.

Latest model trends also suggest a crash towards a much colder air mass late on or around Sunday. Confidence is low on any details that far out. -Keene

AVIATION. For the 25/18Z TAF Cycle . A frontal boundary is draped across the forecast area and has weakened some with rainfall decreasing across the area this morning. IFR conditions and widespread mountain obscuration are predominant from the Cascades westward while areas east of the Cascades are seeing a mix of MVFR and VFR conditions with some mountain obscuration. These conditions will continue through the morning. Conditions could improve some to MVFR early this afternoon, but then the front will become reinvigorated late in the afternoon, and rain will increase while conditions likely deteriorate. Some low level wind shear is possible near the coast, particularly near KOTH, this evening if surface winds do not become gusty. For now, we expect increasing turbulence with gusty winds reaching the surface as winds aloft increase. Low level wind shear is also possible from Mount Shasta northward to the Upper Klamath Basin and westward into the southern Rogue Valley. Keene/BTL

MARINE. Updated 200 PM PST Saturday, 25 Jan 2020 . Steep seas will persist through at least Wednesday morning as multiple frontal systems and swell trains move through. Southerly winds may briefly reach gale force late this evening north of Cape Blanco and seas are expected to become very steep in all areas this evening into early Sunday morning.

A stronger low pressure system may push winds to gale force late Sunday night through Monday as a low level coastal jet develops along the coast and a Gale Watch remains in place for this. Seas are likely to peak in the 14 to 18 foot range Sunday night into Monday with a dominant period around 17 seconds. Seas will lower some, but remain steep at around 11-13 ft through at least mid-week.

The next front is expected Wednesday with another brief period of gales possible. /BR-y

MFR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. OR . None.

CA . None.

Pacific Coastal Waters . Gale Watch from Sunday evening through Monday evening for PZZ350-356-370-376. Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM PST this evening for PZZ350-356-370-376. Small Craft Advisory from 4 AM Sunday to 10 AM PST Wednesday for PZZ350-356-370-376. Hazardous Seas Warning from 7 PM this evening to 4 AM PST Sunday for PZZ350-356-370-376.


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CHAO3 - 9432780 - Charleston, OR 5 mi68 min SE 1.9 G 4.1 51°F1012.4 hPa
SNTO3 10 mi74 min Calm 52°F 1013 hPa52°F
46128 16 mi104 min 48°F 51°F
46229 - UMPQUA OFFSHORE, OR (139) 28 mi44 min 51°F8 ft
PORO3 - 9431647 - Port Orford, OR 48 mi56 min S 21 G 24 53°F 52°F1013.8 hPa

Wind History for Charleston, OR
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, OR2 mi48 minESE 32.50 miLight Rain Fog/Mist53°F53°F100%1012.3 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KOTH

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Tide / Current Tables for Empire, Coos Bay, Oregon
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Tide / Current Tables for Entrance, Umpqua River, Oregon
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Sat -- 01:11 AM PST     6.26 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:09 AM PST     3.29 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:40 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:28 AM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 12:03 PM PST     7.60 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:17 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 06:13 PM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 06:57 PM PST     -0.55 feet Low Tide
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Wind Forecast for Medford, OR (20,4,5,8)
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