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NWS Forecast

FZUS56 KPQR 310941
CWFPQR

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OREGON
241 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

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

PZZ200-311615-
241 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR SOUTHERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN OREGON COAST

WINDS HAVE DECREASED BEHIND A COLD FRONT AND SWELL WILL
CONTINUE TO DIMINISH TODAY. ANOTHER SWELL PUSH AS WELL AS A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ARRIVES LATER THIS AFTERNOON AHEAD
OF THE NEXT SYSTEM. THE ACTIVE PATTERN CONTINUES THROUGH THE
WEEKEND. THE NEXT ROUND OF PARTICULARLY STRONG WINDS AND HIGH SEAS
IS EXPECTED EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH GALES POSSIBLE.



PZZ250-255-311615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
241 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

TODAY
SW WIND 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT.
W SWELL 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN BEFORE SUNRISE...THEN SHOWERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
S WIND 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS TO 15 KT IN THE EVENING.
WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY.

SAT
NW WIND 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT NIGHT
W WIND 5 TO 10 KT...BACKING TO SW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUN
S WIND 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT.
W SWELL 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.

SUN NIGHT
S WIND 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES
4 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.

MON
S WIND 20 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 FT. NW SWELL 11 FT.

TUE
S WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 4 FT. W SWELL 14 FT. 



PZZ270-275-311615-
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
241 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM
PDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

TODAY
SW WIND 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 15 KT... BECOMING S
10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 8 FT AT
14 SECONDS. RAIN BEFORE SUNRISE...THEN SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.

TONIGHT
S WIND 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WIND 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT NIGHT
W WIND 5 TO 10 KT...BACKING TO SW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
GUSTS TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUN
SW WIND 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES
3 FT. W SWELL 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.

SUN NIGHT
SW WIND 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT
10 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.

MON
S WIND 25 TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 14 FT.

TUE
SW WIND 15 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 4 FT. W SWELL 14 FT. 



PZZ210-311615-
COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
241 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH COLUMBIA RIVER BAR IN EFFECT
FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON...THEN AGAIN
FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

IN THE MAIN CHANNEL
SEAS 7 TO 8 FT TODAY. HOWEVER...SEAS
TEMPORARILY BUILDING TO 10 FT DURING THE EBB AROUND 1145 AM
THIS MORNING...AND TO 14 FT WITH BREAKERS DURING THE STRONGER EBB
AROUND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.



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