Marine Weather for PZ 270

Active Advisory: (US Severe Weather)
Forecast as of 8:46 am PDT on April 18, 2014
Synopsis For The Southern Oregon Coastal Waters
High pressure will briefly build over the waters today...and increasing northerly winds will approach Small Craft Advisory levels. A front will then approach the waters Saturday morning and move inland Saturday afternoon. There could be a period of southerly Small Craft Advisory winds and choppy seas Saturday morning. Heavy long period westerly swell will develop Saturday night into Sunday...supporting heavy breakers over bars and within the surf zone. Fishing gear located at depths of 700 feet or less could be relocated or damaged. Seas will gradually subside through early next week.
Forecast as of 9:00 am PDT on April 18, 2014
Small Craft Advisory for winds in effect from late tonight through Saturday evening
Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas in effect from Saturday afternoon through late Sunday night
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-
Today
NW wind 5 to 10 kt...backing to S in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 8 ft at 11 seconds.
Tonight
NE wind 5 to 10 kt...becoming se 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. W swell 6 ft at 10 seconds.
Sat
S wind 20 to 25 kt...veering to SW in the afternoon. Gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves 7 ft. W swell 6 ft at 10 seconds... building to 8 ft at 10 seconds in the afternoon. Rain.
Sat Night
SW wind 20 to 25 kt...easing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. W swell 11 ft at 14 seconds...building to 20 ft at 16 seconds after midnight. Chance of showers.
Sun
SW wind 10 to 15 kt...becoming S 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. W swell 20 ft at 16 seconds...subsiding to 18 ft at 15 seconds in the afternoon. Chance of showers.
Sun Night
S wind 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt... easing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 ft. W swell 13 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of rain.
Mon
S wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. W swell 12 ft.
Tue
SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. W swell 11 ft.
Small Craft for Winds Advisory, Small Craft for Hazardous Seas Advisory
Statement as of 9:43 AM PDT on April 18, 2014

...Small Craft Advisory for winds in effect from 2 am to 9 PM PDT Saturday... ...Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas in effect from 4 PM Saturday to 6 am PDT Monday...

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Small Craft Advisory for winds...which is in effect from 2 am to 9 PM PDT Saturday. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas has also been issued. This Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to 6 am PDT Monday.

* Winds: south winds will increase to 20 to 25 kt late tonight then veer to the southwest by late Sunday morning as a front moves through the waters. Gusts to 30 kt are possible. Winds will ease Sunday afternoon and evening.

* Seas: large westerly swell is expected to move into the waters Saturday afternoon. Seas will build above 10 ft in the afternoon and rapidly build to 17 to 20 ft Saturday evening then subside to 13 to 16 ft Sunday afternoon...but likely remaining above 10 ft into early next week.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft Advisory for wind means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots are expected. Inexperienced mariners...especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas means that waves are expected to be hazardous to small craft. Mariners should avoid shoaling areas. Long period swell can sharpen into large breaking waves in shoaling areas. It is not unusual for waves to break much farther from shoaling areas than is normally experienced. Remember...breaking waves can easily capsize even larger vessels.

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Coastal Water Temperatures

Place Temperature
Westport, WA 51.1 °F
Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay, OR 52.0 °F
Toke Point, WA 52.0 °F
South Beach, OR 53.1 °F
Astoria, OR 55.0 °F

Open Sea Buoy Information

Place ID Sea Temp Wave Height
COL RIVER BAR 20NM West of Columbia River Mouth 46029 52 °F 8.86 ft
Tillamook, OR NM WNW of Tillamook, OR 46089 50 °F 9.51 ft
Clatsop Spit, OR 46243 52 °F 8.20 ft
Grays Harbor, WA 46211 52 °F 8.86 ft
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Tide Information

Date Time Tide Type Height
Barview, Tillamook Bay, Oregon:  
2014-04-18 9:34 AM PDT Low Tide -0.75
2014-04-18 3:53 PM PDT High Tide 6.04
2014-04-18 9:24 PM PDT Low Tide 2.11
2014-04-19 3:09 AM PDT High Tide 7.55
2014-04-19 10:23 AM PDT Low Tide -0.68
2014-04-19 4:49 PM PDT High Tide 5.85
Brighton, Nehalem River, Oregon:  
2014-04-18 9:32 AM PDT Low Tide -0.82
2014-04-18 4:02 PM PDT High Tide 6.32
2014-04-18 9:22 PM PDT Low Tide 2.30
2014-04-19 3:18 AM PDT High Tide 7.90
2014-04-19 10:21 AM PDT Low Tide -0.73
2014-04-19 4:58 PM PDT High Tide 6.12
Columbia River entrance (N. Jetty), Washington:  
2014-04-18 9:34 AM PDT Low Tide -0.49
2014-04-18 4:18 PM PDT High Tide 6.41
2014-04-18 9:29 PM PDT Low Tide 2.41
2014-04-19 3:33 AM PDT High Tide 8.06
2014-04-19 10:20 AM PDT Low Tide -0.36
2014-04-19 5:10 PM PDT High Tide 6.19
Nestucca Bay entrance, Oregon:  
2014-04-18 9:50 AM PDT Low Tide -0.75
2014-04-18 4:06 PM PDT High Tide 6.16
2014-04-18 9:40 PM PDT Low Tide 2.11
2014-04-19 3:22 AM PDT High Tide 7.69
2014-04-19 10:39 AM PDT Low Tide -0.68
2014-04-19 5:02 PM PDT High Tide 5.96