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NWS Forecast

FZUS56 KPQR 182125
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OREGON
225 PM PDT FRI APR 18 2014

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

PZZ200-190600-
225 PM PDT FRI APR 18 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR SOUTHERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN OREGON COAST

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WATERS WILL WEAKEN TONIGHT. A DEEP LOW
PRES SYSTEM MOVING INTO THE ALASKA PANHANDLE BRINGS A FRONT ACROSS
THE WATERS LATE TONIGHT AND SAT MORNING. LARGE WESTERLY SWELL
FOLLOWS SAT NIGHT AND SUN.



PZZ250-270-190600-
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-
225 PM PDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM
SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

TONIGHT
N WIND 5 TO 10 KT BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

SAT
S WIND 20 TO 25 KT...VEERING TO SW BY AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO
30 KT. WIND WAVES 7 FT. W SWELL 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS...BUILDING TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.

SAT NIGHT
SW WIND 20 TO 25 KT...EASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 5 FT. W SWELL 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS...BUILDING
TO 19 FT AT 16 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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 19 FT AT
16 SECONDS...SUBSIDING TO 17 FT AT 15 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUN NIGHT
S WIND 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...EASING TO 5
TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W
SWELL 14 FT AT 15 SECONDS...SUBSIDING TO 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

MON
S WIND 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT. W SWELL 12 FT AT
13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

MON NIGHT
SW WIND 10 TO 15 KT...VEERING TO W AFTER MIDNIGHT.
GUSTS TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 11 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.

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

WED
SW WIND 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 9 FT. 



PZZ255-275-190600-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
225 PM PDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM
SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

TONIGHT
N WIND 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 10
SECONDS.

SAT
S WIND 20 TO 25 KT...VEERING TO SW IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTS TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 6 FT. W SWELL 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS...
BUILDING TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.

SAT NIGHT
SW WIND 15 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 4 FT. W SWELL 11 FT
AT 14 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 18 FT AT 16 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.

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

SUN NIGHT
SW WIND 10 TO 15 KT...EASING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 12 FT AT
14 SECONDS.

MON
S WIND 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT. W SWELL 12 FT AT
13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

MON NIGHT
SW WIND 10 TO 15 KT...VEERING TO W AFTER MIDNIGHT.
GUSTS TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 11 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.

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

WED
SW WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 9 FT. 



PZZ210-190600-
COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
225 PM PDT FRI APR 18 2014

IN THE MAIN CHANNEL
COMBINED SEAS 7 FT THROUGH SAT MORNING.
HOWEVER...SEAS TEMPORARILY BUILD TO NEAR 9 FT DURING THE EBB
AROUND 745 PM FRI...AND 7 FT DURING THE EBB AROUND 8 AM SAT.



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