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987
AGPN40 KWNM 052049
MIMPAC

MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR N PACIFIC OCEAN
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1249 PM PST FRI FEB 5 2016

.FORECAST DISCUSSION: MAJOR FEATURES/WINDS/SEAS/SIGNIFICANT
.WEATHER FOR THE NORTH PACIFIC N OF 30N AND E OF 150W.

12Z MODEL GUIDANCE FOR THE MOST PART WAS IN GOOD AGREEMENT OVER
MOST OF THE PERIOD...W/THE ONLY DIFFERENCE NOTED TUE NIGHT INTO
WED IN REGARDS TO A COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO MOVE NE ACROSS THE PZ5
WATERS. COLD FRONT ACROSS THE PZ5/NRN PZ6 WATERS TONIGHT CLEARS E
OF THE WATERS TONIGHT W/GALES OVER MAINLY THE INNER PZ5 WATERS
DIMINISHING TONIGHT AS A RESULT. HIGH PRES RIDGE MOVES OVERHEAD
W/A WARM FRONT STILL EXPECTED TO LIFT NE ACROSS THE FAR NW PZ5
WATERS SAT NIGHT INTO SUN. 12Z GFS/CMC CONTINUE TO SUGGEST GALES
OVER THE FAR NW PZ5 WATERS SAT NIGHT INTO EARLY SUN ONCE THE FRONT
LIFTS NE...W/THE 12Z UKMET/ECMWF KEEPING GALES NOT TOO FAR NW OF
THE WATERS. THAT SAID WILL CONTINUE TO MAX WINDS OUT AT 30 KT
GIVEN THE FACT WINDS WILL BE ASSOCIATED W/WAA. HIGH PRES RIDGING
REBUILDS INTO THE REGION BEFORE THE APPROACH OF ANOTHER COLD FRONT
IN THE TUE TO TUE NIGHT TIME FRAME. THE 12Z ECMWF/UKMET ARE ABOUT
12HRS FASTER THAN THE 12Z GFS/CMC W/A FROPA ACROSS THE PZ5 WATERS
TUE INTO TUE NIGHT...W/THE 12Z GFS/CMC NOT DOING SO UNTIL LATER
TUE NIGHT. GIVEN CHOICE TO USE GFS SOLUTIONS THAT LAST FEW DAYS
AND GIVEN THE FACT THAT GLOBAL GUIDANCE COMES BACK INTO AGREEMENT
TOWARDS WED MORNING WILL GO AHEAD AND FAVOR 12Z GFS/CMC SOLUTION
HERE. BY LATE WED ANTICIPATE YET ANOTHER FRONT IMPACTING THE
PZ5/NRN PZ6 WATERS BUT AT THIS TIME THE FEATURE DOESNT LOOK TOO
SIGNIFICANT.


.SEAS...GENERALLY FAVORED 12Z NWW3 OVER THE PERIOD GIVEN CHOICE TO
FAVOR 12Z GFS WINDS.


.EXTRATROPICAL STORM SURGE GUIDANCE...N/A.


.WARNINGS...PRELIMINARY.

.PZ5 WASHINGTON/OREGON WATERS...
.PZZ800...INNER WATERS FROM CAPE FLATTERY TO CAPE SHOALWATER...
     GALE TODAY.
.PZZ900...OUTER WATERS FROM CAPE FLATTERY TO CAPE SHOALWATER...
     GALE TODAY.
.PZZ805...INNER WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER TO CAPE LOOKOUT...
     GALE TODAY.
.PZZ905...OUTER WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER TO CAPE LOOKOUT...
     GALE TODAY.
.PZZ810...INNER WATERS FROM CAPE LOOKOUT TO FLORENCE OR...
     GALE TODAY.
.PZZ910...OUTER WATERS FROM CAPE LOOKOUT TO FLORENCE OR...
     GALE TODAY.
.PZZ815...INNER WATERS FROM FLORENCE OR TO POINT ST. GEORGE...
     GALE TODAY.
.PZZ915...OUTER WATERS FROM FLORENCE OR TO POINT ST. GEORGE...
     GALE TODAY.

.PZ6 CALIFORNIA WATERS...
.PZZ920...OUTER WATERS FROM POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA...
     GALE TODAY.

$$

.FORECASTER HOLLEY. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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