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MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR N PACIFIC OCEAN
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
114 AM PST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

THE IR SAT IMG STILL INDC SOME CONV CLDS OVR THE NRN WTRS BUT NO
LIGTNG IS ASCCTD WITH IT AND THE RADAR HAS NO TSTMS CELLS ACRS THE
REGION. AT 06Z LOW PRES 997 MB 300 NM N OF THE WTRS HAS A WK CLD
FRNT STRTCHNG S INTO THE NRN WTRS THEN SW OVR THE NRN CA WTRS.
WEAK HGH PRES 1019 MB OVR THE SRN WTRS HAS A WEAK RIDGE COVERING
THE SRN WTRS. THE PRES GRDNT IS FARLY RELAXED OVR MOST OF THE
REGION BUT JUST TIGHT OVR THE NRN WTRS WHERE THE MAX OBSVD WINDS
ARE NOW 20 KT. THE LATST ASCAT PASS AT 0558Z HAD WINDS TO 20 KT
OVR THE NRN WTRS.

THE UPPR LVL SUGGEST THAT THERE IS SOME ENERGY OVR THE SRN WTRS
THAT IS NOW THINNING OUT WHILE MOVNG INLAND. ANOTHER UPPRL LVL
TROF WILL FORM OVR THE SRN WTRS TWD THE END OF FCST PRD. OTHERWISE
SHULD CONTINUE TO BE QUIET AND WILL HAVE NO WRNGS IN THE FRCST.
THE GLBL MDLS HAV ALSO INITIALIZED WELL AND HAV A GOOD AGRMNT ON
THE FEW WEAK SYNOP FEATURES OVR THE REGION AND SO WILL JUST
CONTINUE WITH GFS. IN THE SHORT TERM THE HGH PRES OVR THE SRN WTRS
WILL MOVE SE AND BE CNTRD OVR THE S-ERN WTRS WHILE ANOTHER HGH
PRES MOVES TO 36N138W FROM THE SW. THE LOW PRES TO THE N WILL MOVE
NE INLAND. THE RESULTANT PRES GRDNT WILL STILL BE SLACK AND WINDS
WILL REMAIN BELOW GALE FORCE.

.SEAS...THE SEAS RANGE BTWN 6 AND 9 FT THRU THE REGION. THE NWW3
MULTI GRID FITS VERY WELL WITH THE OBSVD SEAS PATTERN AND HAS BEEN
QUITE CONSSTNT IN THE PREVIOUS RUNS AND SO WILL STAY CLOSE TO IT.

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

.WARNINGS...PRELIMINARY.

.PZ5 WASHINGTON/OREGON WATERS...
     NONE.

.PZ6 CALIFORNIA WATERS...
     NONE.

$$

.FORECASTER MUSONDA. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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