Salem, OR Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Salem, OR

June 24, 2024 7:06 AM PDT (14:06 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:25 AM   Sunset 9:04 PM
Moonrise 10:42 PM   Moonset 7:00 AM 
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PZZ255 Coastal Waters From Cascade Head To Florence Or Out 10 Nm- 847 Am Pdt Tue Sep 13 2022

.dense fog advisory in effect until 10 pm pdt this evening - .

Rest of today - SW wind to 5 kt. Wind waves sw 1 ft at 4 seconds. NW swell 2 ft at 9 seconds. Widespread dense fog and a chance of showers in the morning, then areas of dense fog in the afternoon.

Tonight - N wind to 5 kt. Wind waves N 1 ft at 4 seconds. NW swell 3 ft at 9 seconds. Areas of dense fog in the evening. Patchy dense fog after midnight.

Wed - N wind 5 kt. Wind waves N 1 ft at 4 seconds. NW swell 3 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy dense fog in the morning.

Wed night - NW wind 5 kt. Wind waves W 1 ft at 4 seconds. NW swell 3 ft at 9 seconds.

Thu - SE wind 5 kt, veering to W in the afternoon. Wind waves se 1 ft at 4 seconds, shifting to the W at 4 seconds in the afternoon. NW swell 3 ft at 10 seconds.

Thu night - N wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves N 1 ft at 4 seconds. NW swell 3 ft at 10 seconds.

Fri - N wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. NW swell 3 ft.

Sat - NW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. NW swell 4 ft.

PZZ200 230 Am Pdt Mon Jun 24 2024

Synopsis for the southern washington and northern oregon coast - High pres will sit over the offshore waters for next few days, while thermal low pres hugs the far sw oregon coast into northwest california. Pattern will change mid-week, as upper low shifts into the pac nw, bringing a weakening front and unsettled weather.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Salem, OR
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Area Discussion for - Portland, OR
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Portland OR 325 AM PDT Mon Jun 24 2024

A transient shortwave ridge will bring dry and warm conditions to the area Monday and Tuesday, warmest on Tuesday. An upper level trough will then bring relatively cooler temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday with increasing chances for rain showers. Warm and dry conditions will return Friday and Saturday with near normal to slightly above normal temperatures.

MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...High pressure will bring seasonably warm and dry conditions to the area Monday and Tuesday, warmest on Tuesday when a transient upper level ridge will move eastward into WA/OR. The deterministic NBM has been performing very well with temperatures over the past several days, and is suggesting high temps between 75-81 degrees for inland valley locations on Monday and 84-90 degrees on Tuesday. The probability for high temps over 90 on Tuesday is at 10-20% from Salem to the Portland metro but less than 10% elsewhere.

The aforementioned ridge will move eastward into Idaho and western Montana Tuesday night into Wednesday as an upper level trough approaches western WA/OR from the northeast Pacific. Models and their ensembles agree well on the timing of this trough, suggesting the trough axis will move over the area late Wednesday into Thursday morning. At the surface, a weak warm front is set to lift northward over the area late Wednesday, bringing increasing cloud cover and chances for light rain to southwest WA (20-40% chance) and a 10-20% chance for most of northwest OR. However, a cold front trailing behind the warm front will move through Wednesday night/Thursday morning, bringing higher chances for rain (40-70% chance across southwest WA and 10-40% for northwest OR with the lowest chances in the Eugene area). Rain amounts look to stay under 0.1-0.2 inches, however the wettest model solutions are showing amounts over 0.25 inches. That being said, the probability for 24-hr rain amounts in excess of 0.25 inches is only 10% or less (except 20-40% over the south WA/north OR Cascades where moist upslope flow will result in more frequent/heavier showers).

Behind this system, models and their ensembles are showing another transient shortwave ridge moving into the region, resulting in relatively warmer temperatures and dry conditions. Forecast high temps are currently near normal to slightly above normal for Friday and Saturday (77-83 degrees for inland valleys, 60s at the coast).
The probability for highs above 90 degrees is less than 10% and there are no signs of any heat waves on the horizon at this time. If anything, the forecast trends a bit cooler again Sunday into early next week with increasing chances for showers. -TK

VFR prevailing with spotty cigs around 5000 ft inland and 3500 ft north of KTMK on the coast. Various guidance appear a bit overdone with the MVFR conditions developing at the coast.
HRRR forecasting 60-90% chance for MVFR along the coast, but currently OVC040 at KAST, SKC at KTMK & KONP. Satellite shows potentially MVFR cigs lurking near KAST so have greater (but not high) confidence will see MVFR cigs develop there for a several hours this morning compared to KONP forecast. Will watch satellite trends over the next couple of hours and see how it matches with model guidance to create a forecast. For inland sites have high confidence in the forecast for VFR to prevail. But may see spotty MVFR SCT-BKN 1500 to 2500 ft along the lower Columbia River for a few hours this morning.

Low level flow will turn north to northeasterly around 12Z Monday, then turn back to north to northwesterly by 16Z Monday.
Winds will increase and gust up to 25 kt along the coast and up to 20 kt inland from 17Z Monday to 04-06Z Tuesday.

PDX AND APPROACHES...VFR with broken clouds at 5000 ft, gradually giving way to mostly clear skies. Will be predominantly VFR through the TAF period, except for a 10-20% chance of broken MVFR CIGs between 12Z to 17Z Monday. /mh

High pressure over the waters today, while thermal low pressure strengthens over far northwest Calif into far sw Oregon.
This will tighten the northerly pressure gradient enough to allow north winds to pop 20 to 25 kt gusts Mon afternoon into Mon evening. But, this mainly over the waters off the central Oregon coast.

Seas running 2 to 3 ft over guidance, possibly due to the brief dynamic fetch directed at the Oregon coast Saturday. Seas are now around 9 to 10 ft at 11 to 12 seconds, so have issued a Small Craft Advisory for all waters through midday. Rough bar conditions expected at the Columbia River Bar due elevated seas and strong ebb current this morning.

Otherwise, not much change in the pattern for early this week, as high pressure remains anchored off the Pac NW. Low pressure will arrive mid-week, with a weakening front arriving. This will bring return of unsettled weather, with return of west to southwest winds, but still mostly 15 kt or less. /mh /Rockey


PZ...Small Craft Advisory until 10 AM PDT this morning for PZZ210.

Small Craft Advisory until 2 PM PDT this afternoon for PZZ251- 271.

Small Craft Advisory until midnight PDT tonight for PZZ252-253- 272-273.

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NWPO3 - Newport, OR 58 mi66 minENE 2.9G4.1 49°F

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KSLE MCNARY FLD,OR 3 sm10 minN 0510 smClear55°F46°F72%30.09
KMMV MC MINNVILLE MUNI,OR 20 sm13 minWSW 0310 smClear52°F48°F87%30.10
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Tide / Current for Portland, Morrison Street Bridge, Oregon
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Tide / Current for Portland, Willamette River, Oregon - IGNORE HEIGHTS
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