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MIMPAC

MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR N PACIFIC OCEAN
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
135 AM PDT MON MAY 2 2016

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

MDL GUID LOOKS SMLR FOR THE MOST PART THRU THE FCST PD COMPARED
TO EARLIER GUID. PLAN TO USE THE GFS THRU THE FCST PD...ALTHO WITH
SOME MODIFICATIONS AS DESCRIBED BLO.

EARLY THIS MRNG A WK CD FNT WAS W OF THE AREA AND APPROACHING THE
WA/OR/NRN CA WTRS. THE CD FNT MOVS INTO THE WTRS LATER THIS
MRNG...AND INTO THE CNTRL CA WTRS LATER THIS AFTN INTO TNGT. ASSOC
CONDS WITH THE FNT INIT ARE LGT WITH WINDS OF 15 KT OR LESS...AND
BECOM STGR AT 25 KT OR 30 KT WITH A NLY SURGE W OF THE FNT AS HIGH
PRES BUILDS IN FM THE W BY TUE MRNG INTO TUE NGT AND WED. THE
AREA OF ENHANCED WINDS IS CNTRD OVR THE ERN AREAS OF THE OR INTO
THE NRN CA WTRS AS HIGH PRES RDG RMNS CNTRD W OF THE WTRS. THERE
IS THE PTNL FOR GALES OVR THE ERN AREAS OF THE NRN CA WTRS
WED...BUT WL STAY WITH 30 KT FOR NOW. EARLIER GFS WAS STGR WITH
WINDS BY LATE FRI INTO FRI NGT WITH GALES THAT DVLP OVR THE ERN
AREAS OF THE NRN CA WTRS. HAV MADE MODIFICATIONS TO GRIDS TO KEEP
GALES DVLPG IN THIS REGION.

SEAS...WL BLEND 50/50 THE WWIII WITH THE ECMWF WAM THRU TUE...THEN
FAVOR THE ECMWF WAM THEREAFT WITH ECMWF NOTABLY HIGHER WITH SEAS
BY WED NGT/EARLY THU ALG THE ERN AREAS OF THE NRN CA WTRS AND
CONTG INTO FRI.

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

.WARNINGS...PRELIMINARY.

.PZ5 WASHINGTON/OREGON WATERS...
     NONE.

.PZ6 CALIFORNIA WATERS...
.PZZ820...INNER WATERS FROM POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA...
     GALE POSSIBLE FRI.

$$

.FORECASTER ROWLAND. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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