marine weather discussion for N Pacific Ocean NWS ocean prediction center Washington DC 233 PM PDT Sat Oct 25 2014
.Forecast discussion: major features/winds/seas/significant .Weather for the North Pacific N of 30n and E of 150w.
Potent low pres was centered just E of the pz05 wtrs around 20z. It wl continue to ejct NNE while weakening ovr the nxt svrl hrs. This wl allow wnds to dcrease to blo gl force ltr tonite. Can not rule out a few tstms ovr the wtrs early as trof moves E out of aor. Hi pres W of the pz06 wtrs wl then drift E and meander thru midweek keeping things quiet for the pz06 wtrs. Attendant ridge wl build into the pz05 wtrs early sun into Mon before breaking down ahead of approaching low...extratrop Ana...later Mon. A cold front wl drop se thru the pz05 wtrs later Mon into Tue and hang up across the nrn pz06 wtrs into mid wk. Towards the end of the wk...mdls signaling that a rather vigorous low pres sys will be centered very near the nrn wtrs with a strong cold front set to sweep thru a majority of the offshores. Stayed with the GFS this package as there was pretty decent agreement with the other glbl mdls thru Wed.
.Seas...Hv had to adjust areas and increase seas svrl ft ovr the wave mdls all day today...as xpctd W/a progressive rapidly evolving sys. Wam and ww3 appear to be adjusting now as the sys begins to weaken and move inland.
.Extratropical storm surge guidance...As low approaches the coast tonight estofs suggesting surge up to one foot with strong onshore flow along coastal Washington.
.Pz5 Washington/Oregon waters... .pzz800...inner waters from Cape Flattery to Cape Shoalwater... gale tonight. Gale possible Mon. .Pzz900...Outer waters from Cape Flattery to Cape Shoalwater... gale tonight. Gale possible Mon. .Pzz805...Inner waters from Cape Shoalwater to Cape Lookout... gale tonight. Gale possible Mon. .Pzz905...Outer waters from Cape Shoalwater to Cape Lookout... gale tonight. Gale possible Mon. .Pzz810...Inner waters from Cape Lookout to Florence or... gale tonight. .Pzz910...Outer waters from Cape Lookout to Florence or... gale tonight. .Pzz815...Inner waters from Florence or to point St. George... gale tonight.
.Forecaster Lee. Ocean prediction center.