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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS56 KPQR

FZUS56 KPQR 210936
CWFPQR

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Portland OR
236 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

Coastal waters from Cape Shoalwater Washington to Florence Oregon
and westward 60 NM

PZZ200-212330-
236 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

SYNOPSIS FOR THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN OREGON COAST

High pres over the Pac NW interior will gradually weaken today
and tonight. A stronger front will arrive on Fri, bringing gusty
southerly winds and higher seas. High pres will rebuild over the
Pac NW this weekend. Unsettle weather returns next week, as
another front arrives on Mon.



PZZ270-275-212330-
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-
236 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR FRIDAY


TODAY
S wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves S 2 ft at 4 seconds. W
swell 6 to 7 ft at 16 seconds.

TONIGHT
S wind 10 to 15 kt, becoming SE 15 to 20 kt later
tonight. Wind waves S 3 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 8 ft at 17
seconds.

FRI
SE wind 20 to 25 kt, becoming S 25 to 30 kt later in the
morning. Gusts to 30 kt to 35 kt. Combined seas 11 ft early,
building to 15 ft. Dominant period of 17 seconds. Rain.

FRI NIGHT
SW wind 20 to 25 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Wind waves SW 4 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 14 ft at 16
seconds. Showers decreasing.

SAT
SW wind 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 14 ft at 16
seconds.

SUN
E wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 11 ft.

MON
SE wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 6 ft. W swell 11 ft. 



PZZ250-255-212330-
Coastal waters from Cape Shoalwater WA to Cascade Head OR out
10 NM-Coastal waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR out 10 NM-
236 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS FOR FRI AM THROUGH FRI
EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM LATE
FRI AM THROUGH SAT AFTERNOON...

TODAY
S wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves S 3 ft at 4 seconds. W
swell 6 ft at 16 seconds.

TONIGHT
S wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves S 2 ft at 4 seconds. W
swell 7 ft at 18 seconds.

FRI
SE wind 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt with gusts
to 25 kt later in the morning. Winds waves 2 ft early, then 5 ft
at 5 seconds. W swell 8 ft, building to 12 ft by afternoon.
Dominant period around 17 seconds. Rain.

FRI NIGHT
SW wind 15 to 20 kt, with gusts to 30 kt, becoming
S 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves S 4 ft at 5 seconds. W
swell 12 ft at 16 seconds. Showers, decreasing overnight.

SAT
SW wind 10 kt. Wind waves SW 2 ft at 4 seconds. W swell
13 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of showers.

SUN
E wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 10 ft.

MON
SE wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. W swell 10 ft. 



PZZ210-212330-
Columbia River Bar-
236 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH COLUMBIA RIVER BAR IN EFFECT
UNTIL 9 AM TODAY...THEN AGAIN 4 PM TO 8 PM THIS EVENING...

IN THE MAIN CHANNEL

- GENERAL SEAS...5 to 6 feet today through early Friday morning.
  Then, seas gradually building 8 to 9 feet by Friday afternoon.

- FIRST EBB...strong ebb around 545 am today. Seas 9 to 10 ft
  with breakers possible.

- SECOND EBB...strong ebb around 615 pm today. Seas near 10
  feet with breakers possible.

- THIRD EBB...strong ebb around 630 am Friday. Seas near 10 ft
  with breakers possible.



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