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NWS Forecast

FZUS56 KPQR 172115
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OREGON
215 PM PDT THU APR 17 2014

COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WASHINGTON TO FLORENCE OREGON
AND WESTWARD 60 NM

PZZ200-180415-
215 PM PDT THU APR 17 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR SOUTHERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN OREGON COAST

ONCE A COLD FRONT PUSHES ACROSS THE WATERS THIS EVENING. HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDING OVER THE WATERS LATE TONIGHT WILL THEN CAUSE
WINDS AND SEAS TO RELAX BRIEFLY FRIDAY...BEFORE A DEEP LOW
PRESSURE MOVING INTO THE ALASKA PANHANDLE SENDS A FRONT INTO THE
REGION SATURDAY.



PZZ250-270-180415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-
215 PM PDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL
11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

TONIGHT
SW WIND 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
EVENING...THEN...EASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
WAVES 4 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS... BUILDING TO 10 FT AT
11 SECONDS. RAIN BEFORE DARK...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.

FRI
NW WIND 10 TO 15 KT...EASING TO 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

FRI NIGHT
NE WIND 5 TO 10 KT...VEERING TO SE WITH GUSTS TO
15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. NW SWELL 4 FT AT
10 SECONDS.

SAT
S WIND 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES
5 FT...BUILDING TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NW SWELL 3 FT AT
10 SECONDS...BUILDING TO SW 7 FT AT 9 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN.

SAT NIGHT
SW WIND 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WIND
WAVES 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 10 FT AT
9 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 18 FT AT 16 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUN
SW WIND 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 18 FT AT
16 SECONDS.

SUN NIGHT
S WIND 15 TO 20 KT...EASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 16 FT AT
14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.

MON
S WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 13 FT.

TUE
S WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 11 FT. 



PZZ255-275-180415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
215 PM PDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
THIS EVENING...

TONIGHT
SW WIND 20 KT...VEERING TO NW IN THE EVENING...
THEN...EASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 25 KT.
WIND WAVES 4 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS. RAIN BEFORE DARK...
THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

FRI
N WIND 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS TO 15 KT IN THE MORNING. WIND
WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

FRI NIGHT
N WIND 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 15 KT...VEERING TO SE
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. NW SWELL 4 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

SAT
S WIND 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 FT.
NW SWELL 3 FT AT 10 SECONDS...BUILDING TO SW 7 FT AT 9 SECONDS
IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY.

SAT NIGHT
SW WIND 15 TO 20 KT...EASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 FT. W SWELL 10 FT AT
9 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 18 FT AT 16 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
S WIND 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT.
W SWELL 19 FT AT 17 SECONDS...SUBSIDING TO 17 FT AT 16 SECONDS
IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUN NIGHT
S WIND 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES
3 FT. W SWELL 15 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.

MON
S WIND 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 12 FT.

TUE
SW WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 11 FT. 



PZZ210-180415-
COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
215 PM PDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH COLUMBIA RIVER BAR IN EFFECT
UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH COLUMBIA RIVER BAR IN EFFECT
FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH COLUMBIA RIVER BAR IN EFFECT
FROM 5 AM TO 9 AM PDT THIS MORNING... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR
ROUGH COLUMBIA RIVER BAR IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
THIS EVENING...



IN THE MAIN CHANNEL
COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT THROUGH FRIDAY.
HOWEVER...SEAS TEMPORARILY BUILD TO NEAR 10 FT WITH BREAKERS
POSSIBLE DURING THE EBB AROUND 7 PM TONIGHT...AND TO NEAR 10 FT
WITH BREAKERS POSSIBLE DURING THE STRONG EBB AROUND 715 AM
FRIDAY.




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