marine weather discussion for N Pacific Ocean NWS ocean prediction center Washington DC 150 PM PDT Thu Jul 24 2014
.Forecast discussion: major features/winds/seas/significant .Weather for the North Pacific N of 30n and E of 150w.
Coastal trof wl intensify alg nrn CA tngt and then persist into Tue ngt. High pres rdg xtnds ewd ovr the or/nrn and cntrl CA and mdl guid is smlr with high pres area weakening later tngt and Sat. Both the GFS and UKMET look smlr with pres grad strengthening tngt into early Fri. Wl hav gales ovr the ern areas of the nrn CA wtrs tngt while rdg is stg and then dmnsh to 30 kt later tngt. Otw in adjacent areas wl hav winds to 30 kt in areas of stgst pres grad tngt into Fri. The wx pattern does not change much thru Tue ngt with the high pres rdg cntrd W of the wtrs gradually shifting ewd thru Mon and Tue. Wl cont use 30m GFS for wind fields thru the fcst pd.
Seas...comparison of wwiii and ECMWF WV guid shows good agrmt with obs close to guid. Both mdls look smlr thru the fcst pd with minor diffs. Wl blend 50/50 the wwiii with ECMWF thru Tue ngt.
.Extratropical storm surge guidance...N/A
.Pz5 Washington/Oregon waters... None.
.Pz6 California waters... .pzz820...inner waters from point St. George to Point Arena... gale today into tonight.
.Forecaster Rowland. Ocean prediction center.