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NWS Forecast

FZUS56 KPQR 180940
CWFPQR

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OREGON
240 AM PDT THU SEP 18 2014

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

PZZ200-181630-
240 AM PDT THU SEP 18 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR SOUTHERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN OREGON COAST

WEAK LOW PRES OFF THE S OREGON AND N CALIFORNIA COAST WILL FILL AS
IT MOVES ONSHORE LATER TODAY AND THIS EVENING. WEAK HIGHER PRES
WILL ALONG THE WASHINGTON COAST WILL EXPAND S ALONG THE OREGON
COAST TONIGHT. THERMAL LOW PRES WILL DEVELOP OVER N CALIFORNIA
LATE FRI...AND EXTEND N ALONG THE OREGON COAST FRI NIGHT AND
SAT...THEN MOVE N AND WEAKEN ALONG THE WASHINGTON COAST AS
TRAILING HIGHER PRES BUILDS N ALONG THE COAST SAT NIGHT AND SUN.



PZZ250-270-181630-
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-
240 AM PDT THU SEP 18 2014

TODAY
SW WIND 5 KT...VEERING TO W IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
1 FT. W SWELL 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS...SHIFTING TO THE SW 4 FT AT 17
SECONDS. SECONDARY SWELL W 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
W WIND 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT. SWELL SW 4 FT AT
16 SECONDS. SECONDARY SWELL NW 4 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

FRI
SW WIND 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. SW SWELL 4 FT AT
12 SECONDS.

FRI NIGHT
N WIND 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS TO 20 KT ESPECIALLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT
N WIND 15 TO 20 KT. A FEW GUSTS TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 FT.
W SWELL 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
N WIND 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. W
SWELL 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

SUN
S WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 5 FT.

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



PZZ255-275-181630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
240 AM PDT THU SEP 18 2014

TODAY
NW WIND 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT. W SWELL 5 FT AT 11
SECONDS...SHIFTING TO THE SW 4 FT AT 17 SECONDS. SECONDARY SWELL W
4 FT AT 11 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WIND 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. SWELL SW 4 FT AT
16 SECONDS. SECONDARY SWELL NW 4 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

FRI
N WIND 5 TO 10 KT INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT. SW
SWELL 4 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

FRI NIGHT
N WIND 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES
3 FT. NW SWELL 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT
N WIND 15 TO 20 KT. A FEW GUSTS TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 FT.
NW SWELL 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
N WIND 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. W
SWELL 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG.

SUN
S WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 5 FT.

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



PZZ210-181630-
COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
240 AM PDT THU SEP 18 2014

IN THE MAIN CHANNEL
COMBINED SEAS 5 FT TODAY AND TONIGHT.
HOWEVER...SEAS WILL TEMPORARILY BUILD TO 6 FT DURING THE EBB
CURRENTS AROUND 130 PM THIS AFTERNOON AND 2 AM EARLY FRIDAY.



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