marine weather discussion for N Pacific Ocean NWS ocean prediction center Washington DC 1257 am PDT Fri Oct 9 2015
.Forecast discussion: major features/winds/seas/significant .Weather for the North Pacific N of 30n and E of 150w.
At 07z buoy 46005 rpt 30 kt and 17 ft while buoy 46002 rpt 35 kt and 16 ft. The global models are in pretty good agrement throughout the forecast period. The flow will remain very progressive across the pz5 waters as a series of strong S/wvs cross the waters. In the short term...Post-tropical oho is passing NW of the waters while bringing strong srly gales across the region. A second area of gales will follow closly behind tonight into Friday over the area as well. A strong ridge axis will hold firm across much of the central CA waters preventing any southward progression of the frontal bndries. Will pop the wind grids using the 10m GFS through today...with some minor adj. Beginning tonight will pop the remainder of the period using the ECMWF.
Seas...will use corresponding wave guidance to match wind grids. In general the ECMWF does better in areas of decaying swell. In this case the ECMWF wave guid is prefereed as the ww3 doesnt decay swell fast enough behind each of the S/wvs.
.Extratropical storm surge guidance...N/A.
.Pz5 Washington/Oregon waters... .pzz800...inner waters from Cape Flattery to Cape Shoalwater... gale early today. .Pzz900...Outer waters from Cape Flattery to Cape Shoalwater... gale early today into tonight. .Pzz805...Inner waters from Cape Shoalwater to Cape Lookout... gale early today. .Pzz905...Outer waters from Cape Shoalwater to Cape Lookout... gale early today into today. Gale Sat. .Pzz910...Outer waters from Cape Lookout to Florence or... gale early today. .Pzz915...Outer waters from Florence or to point St. George... gale early today.
.Pz6 California waters... None.
.Forecaster Shaw. Ocean prediction center.