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

April 16, 2024 4:23 AM PDT (11:23 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:20 AM   Sunset 8:00 PM
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PZZ210 Columbia River Bar- 243 Am Pdt Tue Apr 16 2024

In the main channel -

General seas - 5 ft subsiding to 4 ft Wednesday noon.

First ebb - Ebb current of 3.69 kt at 1154 am Tuesday. Seas 5 ft.

SEcond ebb - Ebb current of 2.15 kt at 1249 am Wednesday. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Third ebb - Ebb current of 3.56 kt at 100 pm Wednesday. Seas 4 ft.

PZZ200 243 Am Pdt Tue Apr 16 2024

Synopsis for the southern washington and northern oregon coast - An upper trough grazes the region to the northeast today with winds staying out of the north to northwest. Headed through the rest of the week a ridge of high pressure builds over the eastern pacific before shifting overhead this weekend. As a result rather benign summer-like conditions are expected across the waters.


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Area Discussion for - Portland, OR
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FXUS66 KPQR 161018 AFDPQR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Portland OR 302 AM PDT Tue Apr 16 2024

SYNOPSIS
Onshore flow continues today, along with a few light showers. But, high pressure will build over the region later today into tonight, with clearing skies. Will be cool tonight, and with light winds, will see rather chilly night with areas of frost. After a cool start, a mild Wednesday is on tap. High pressure remains over the region for later this week, with mild temperatures and even a bit of offshore winds for Thu and Fri. Clouds and cooler weather with return of onshore flow expected for next weekend.

SHORT TERM
(TODAY through WEDNESDAY)...
Westerly flow aloft, with moderate onshore low level flow remains intact across the region, as evident by the extensive clouds. A weak upper disturbance in the flow will maintain scattered light showers over the area today, though these mostly over the higher terrain and along the coast. Interior lowlands still being somewhat rain-shadowed (thanks to the westerly flow aloft). As such, any shower would be rather hit-n-miss, with not much rainfall expected.

Overall, today will be similar to yesterday, with plenty of clouds.
Will see bit more in way of breaks in the clouds, but will likely not be until later this afternoon (such as across Lane County) into this evening (areas around Portland and northward) before see any big clearing. As such, still on cool side, with highs 55 to 60.

High pressure offshore will build inland tonight, with clearing skies through this evening. Winds will be light, and with the clearing, will see temperatures drop back into the 30s and lower 40s. Air mass remains cool, and think high potential that many areas will see overnight lows in the 30s, with warmest along the coast. Do think will see temperatures in the upper 20s to lower 30s (sub-freezing)
for many higher locations, as well as the lowlands of the Cascades foothills, Hood River Valley, and in the Willamette Valley south of Corvallis-Albany line, including Eugene. As such, will expand Freeze Warning for those areas. Rest of the area will be cool, but think will just be above freezing. Will cover that area with Frost Advisory. Anyone with outdoor vegetation that is sensitive to cold temperatures should bring their plants indoors if possible, or take other appropriate actions to prevent freeze or frost damage.

After a cool start on Wednesday, should be a rather pleasant day, with highs warming into the mid and upper 50s along the coast, and lower to middle 60s across interior lowlands east of the Coast Range and Willapa Hills. /Rockey

LONG TERM
(THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY)...WPC 500 mb cluster analysis indicates that ensembles are in agreement that upper level ridging will continue building over the eastern Pacific and shift east to just off the West Coast Thursday into Friday. At the surface, high pressure strengthens off the coast with a thermal trough building north from California into western Oregon. Due to this, sunny skies and a warming trend will continue across NW Oregon and SW Washington. Inland valley temperatures will inch towards the 70s once again with NBM indicating 55-75% of temperatures exceeding 70 degrees on Thursday and a 70-85% probably of the same on Friday.
This pattern will also result in increased surface pressure gradients over the Cascades and Columbia River Valley, producing increased offshore (easterly) winds for areas near the Columbia River and Cascades, strongest through the Columbia River Gorge. NBM indicates roughly 50-70% probability of wind gusts exceeding 30 mph Thursday and Friday for the Cascades and locations north of Salem.
Additionally, NBM indicates a 60-80% probability for wind gusts to exceed 45 mph for the Columbia River Gorge Friday.

Beyond Friday, ensembles are still uncertain at the exact pattern.
About 30% of the 500 mb clusters indicate ridging will continue through the weekend, which would allow for warm and dry conditions to continue. About 50% of the clusters indicate ridging will begin to weaken or even become more zonal flow, which would allow temperatures to cool somewhat, potentially back to seasonal normals (low 60s for inland locations, upper 50s for the coast). The other 20% or so of the clusters indicate weak troughing will impact the region, bringing near to below normal temperatures and light showers. No matter which solution winds up occurring, no impactful weather is expected in the extended period. /HEC

AVIATION
Expect predominately VFR conditions to continue with widespread mid and high level clouds gradually decreasing through the TAF period - clearer skies turn by tonight into Wednesday morning. North to northwest winds at all locations with gusts up to 20 knots along the coast and at KHIO during the afternoon through at least 00Z before decreasing afterwards. Otherwise, winds generally remain 5-10 knots or less.

PDX AND APPROACHES...Expect predominately VFR conditions with CIGS AOA 4-5kft. Northwest winds around 5-12 kt through the period, strongest during afternoon and early evening hours. /Schuldt

MARINE
Today an upper-level trough grazes the region to the northeast and while impacts remain fairly minor overall, northerly winds are expected to increase in the afternoon, especially over our southern waters with a moderate to high likelihood(60-85%) for gusts reaching into the 20-25 knot range. Thus, a Small Craft Advisory was issued for the inner and outer waters south of Cape Foulweather this afternoon into the evening before winds diminish.
On Wednesday and Thursday as the upper-level trough progresses eastward and a ridge of high pressure amplifies over the eastern Pacific winds increase further out of the north with the NBM projecting a 75-95% chance for wind gusts to once again meet Small Craft Advisory criteria for the inner and outer waters generally around and south of Cape Falcon each day. Then late week into the weekend the axis of the upper-ridge moves overhead allowing winds to turn more offshore while seas sit around 4 to 6 feet at 13 to 15 seconds. -Schuldt

PQR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES

OR...Frost Advisory from 11 PM this evening to 9 AM PDT Wednesday for ORZ101>105-108>115-119-120-122.

Freeze Warning from 11 PM this evening to 9 AM PDT Wednesday for ORZ106-107-116>118-121-123>125.

WA...Frost Advisory from 11 PM this evening to 9 AM PDT Wednesday for WAZ201-202-204>207-209-210.

Freeze Warning from 11 PM this evening to 9 AM PDT Wednesday for WAZ203-208.

PZ...Small Craft Advisory from 2 PM this afternoon to 11 PM PDT this evening for PZZ253-273.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
KLMW1 32 mi54 min 30.37
LOPW1 - 9440422 - Longview, WA 42 mi54 min 51°F30.38


Wind History for Astoria, OR
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KPDX PORTLAND INTL,OR 6 sm30 mincalm10 smMostly Cloudy45°F36°F70%30.39
KVUO PEARSON FIELD,WA 6 sm90 mincalm10 smMostly Cloudy43°F36°F76%30.40
KHIO PORTLANDHILLSBORO,OR 14 sm30 minno data10 smMostly Cloudy39°F36°F87%30.39
KSPB SCAPPOOSE INDUSTRIAL AIRPARK,OR 19 sm30 mincalm10 smOvercast45°F39°F81%30.39
KUAO AURORA STATE,OR 20 sm30 mincalm10 smOvercast45°F37°F76%30.40
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Tide / Current for Vancouver, Columbia River, Washington (dubious accuracy)
   
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Vancouver
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Tue -- 02:05 AM PDT     1.10 feet High Tide
Tue -- 03:50 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 04:02 AM PDT     1.01 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:22 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:38 AM PDT     1.20 feet High Tide
Tue -- 09:50 AM PDT     0.73 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 12:38 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 01:34 PM PDT     1.50 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:39 PM PDT     0.85 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:23 PM PDT     0.86 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:59 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 10:33 PM PDT     0.04 feet Low Tide
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Vancouver, Columbia River, Washington (dubious accuracy), Tide feet
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0.7
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1.1
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1.1
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1.1
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0.7
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0.9
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0.9
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0.1
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0.1



Tide / Current for Tillamook, Hoquarten Slough, Oregon
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Tillamook
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Tue -- 03:54 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 03:54 AM PDT     2.06 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:27 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:02 AM PDT     5.09 feet High Tide
Tue -- 12:43 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 04:51 PM PDT     0.23 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 08:03 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 10:39 PM PDT     4.76 feet High Tide
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Tillamook, Hoquarten Slough, Oregon, Tide feet
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3.8
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2.6
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4.6
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4.7




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