Coastal Waters Forecast
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Medford, OR
238 AM PST Sun Dec 17 2017

Coastal waters from Florence Oregon to Point St. George California
and westward 60 nm.

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238 AM PST Sun Dec 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE SOUTHERN OREGON COASTAL WATERS...Though not
quite to advisory strength, an offshore high and a coastal
thermal trough will continue to support gusty northerly winds
around 3 to 20 nm from shore south of Cape Ferrelo into this
evening. The trough will then weaken and winds gradually back to
southerly. Winds increase Monday night ahead of a cold front. The
front will sweep through the waters Tuesday into Tuesday evening
with high seas and advisory to gale strength winds likely. High
and steep swell will follow Tuesday night into Wednesday night. A
thermal trough will develop Thursday, bringing moderate north
winds.

$$

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Coastal waters from Florence to Cape Blanco OR out 10 nm-
238 AM PST Sun Dec 17 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...E wind 5 kt...backing to NW in the afternoon. Wind waves
2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds. Slight chance of
rain.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 5 to 10 kt...backing to SE in the late evening
and overnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 ft at
11 seconds.
.MON...S wind 5 kt...veering to SW in the afternoon. Wind waves
2 ft or less. Swell W 6 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...SW wind 5 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 6 ft.
.TUE...S wind 20 to 25 kt...rising to 30 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 3 to 4 ft...building to 8 to 9 ft in the afternoon.
Swell NW 8 to 10 ft. Rain.
.TUE NIGHT...SW wind 20 to 25 kt...becoming W 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 7 to 9 ft...subsiding to 5 to 6 ft after
midnight. Swell NW 10 to 11 ft. Showers.
.WED...NW wind 15 kt...easing to 10 kt in the evening, then...
veering to NE after midnight. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft...subsiding to
4 ft after midnight. Swell NW 12 ft.
.THU...NE wind 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less... becoming 3 ft in
the evening, then...becoming 2 ft or less after midnight. Swell
NW 10 ft...subsiding to NW 6 ft.

$$

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Coastal waters from Cape Blanco OR to Pt. St. George CA out 10 nm-
238 AM PST Sun Dec 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

.TODAY...N wind 10 to 20 kt except NW 5 to 10 kt within 5 nm of
Brookings southward. Wind waves 2 ft or less... becoming 3 ft in
the afternoon. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.
.TONIGHT...N wind 10 to 20 kt except N 5 to 10 kt within 5 nm of
Brookings southward. Wind waves 3 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at
11 seconds.
.MON...NW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 5 to
6 ft at 11 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...NW wind 5 kt...veering to SE after midnight. Wind
waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 6 ft.
.TUE...Northern portion, S wind 15 kt...rising to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Brookings southward, SE wind 5 to 10 kt...veering to S
15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to
6 ft in the afternoon. Swell NW 7 to 9 ft. Rain.
.TUE NIGHT...S wind 20 to 25 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. Swell NW 10 to 11 ft. Showers.
.WED...NW wind 15 kt...veering to NE after midnight. Wind waves
5 to 6 ft...subsiding to 4 ft after midnight. Swell NW 11 to
12 ft.
.THU...NE wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft... becoming 2 ft or
less. Swell NW 10 ft...subsiding to NW 6 ft.

$$

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Waters from Florence to Cape Blanco OR from 10 to 60 nm-
238 AM PST Sun Dec 17 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S wind 5 to 10 kt...veering to W in the afternoon. Wind
waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 4 ft at 11 seconds and NW 3 to
4 ft at 7 seconds...shifting to the NW 5 to 6 ft at 10 seconds in
the afternoon. Slight chance of rain through the day.
.TONIGHT...W wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W
7 to 8 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 7 ft
at 11 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...SW wind 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 7 ft.
.TUE...S wind 25 kt...rising to gales 35 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 4 to 6 ft...building to 9 to 11 ft in the afternoon.
Swell NW 9 to 10 ft. Rain.
.TUE NIGHT...W wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 7 to 9 ft...subsiding
to 6 ft after midnight. Swell NW 11 ft. Showers.
.WED...NW wind 25 kt...easing to 15 kt in the evening, then...
veering to N after midnight. Wind waves 8 ft...subsiding to 4 ft.
Swell NW 12 ft.
.THU...NE wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. Swell NW
10 ft...subsiding to NW 6 ft.

$$

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Waters from Cape Blanco OR to Pt. St. George CA from 10 to 60 nm-
238 AM PST Sun Dec 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

.TODAY...NW wind 5 to 15 kt northern portion and N 15 to 20 kt
southern portion. Wind waves 3 ft before sunrise...becoming 2 ft
or less, then...becoming 3 ft in the afternoon. W swell 4 to 5 ft
at 11 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 5 to 15 kt northern portion and N 15 to 20 kt
southern portion. Wind waves 3 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at
11 seconds.
.MON...W wind 10 kt northern portion and NW 10 to 15 kt southern
portion. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 6 to 7 ft at
11 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...Northern portion, W wind 5 kt...becoming S 15 kt
after midnight. Southern portion, NW wind 5 to 10 kt...backing to
S after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 ft.
.TUE...Northern portion, S wind 20 kt...rising to 30 kt in the
afternoon. Southern portion, S wind 15 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt
in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 ft...building to 6 to 8 ft in the
afternoon. Swell NW 8 to 9 ft. Rain.
.TUE NIGHT...SW wind 20 to 25 kt...veering to W after midnight.
Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. Swell NW 10 to 11 ft. Showers.
.WED...NW wind 15 to 20 kt...veering to N after midnight. Wind
waves 6 to 7 ft...subsiding to 5 ft after midnight. Swell NW
12 ft.
.THU...N wind 20 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. Swell NW 10 ft...
subsiding to NW 6 ft.

$$



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