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MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR N PACIFIC OCEAN
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1255 AM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

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

00Z GLOBAL MODELS CONTINUE TO BE IN GOOD AGREEMENT THROUGH THE
FORECAST PERIOD. WILL POPULATE WIND GRIDS WITH 10M WINDS FROM THE
00Z GFS FOR MOST OF THE PERIOD...WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FROM 00Z
FRI THROUGH 18Z SAT WHERE THE 30M WINDS WILL BE USED TO MAINTAIN
CURRENT GALES IN THE NRN AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WATERS. 00Z GFS
CONTINUES TO HAVE GOOD SUPPORT FROM THE 00Z ECMWF AND THE
UKMET.

GFS...AS WELL AS THE OTHER GLOBAL MODELS...HAVE MAINTAINED GOOD
CONSISTENCY IN THE STRENGTH OF THE TROUGH AND THE POSITION OF THE
STRONGEST WINDS FOR TODAY INTO SAT. AS IN PREVIOUS
NIGHTS...HIGHEST CHANCES FOR GALES WILL BE IN THE COASTAL WATERS
FROM NEAR CAPE MENDOCINO TO PIGEON POINT...WITH MEDIUM CHANCES OF
GALES EXTENDING INTO THE ADJACENT OFFSHORE WATERS. EVEN IF GALES
DO EXTEND INTO THE OFFSHORE WATERS...THE COVERAGE WILL NOT BE
SIGNIFICANT. GFS MAINTAINS A CHANCE OF GALES IN THE COASTAL WATERS
INTO SUN NIGHT...BEFORE GRADIENT BEGINS TO RELAX. NO SIGNIFICANT
CHANGES TO THE WARNINGS NEEDED IN THIS PACKAGE.


.SEAS...ENP VERSION OF WWIII WITHIN A FT OR TWO OF CURRENT OBS.
WILL POPULATE WAVE GRIDS FROM 00Z ENP THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD.
DID BUMP SEAS A FT IN THE GALE AREA THROUGH SAT...AND IN THE NE
PZ5 WATERS TODAY AND TONIGHT


.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 TONIGHT INTO FRI NIGHT.
     GALE POSSIBLE SAT.
.PZZ825...INNER WATERS FROM POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT...
     GALE TONIGHT INTO FRI NIGHT.
     GALE POSSIBLE SAT.
.PZZ830...INNER WATERS FROM PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS...
     GALE FRI NIGHT.

$$

.FORECASTER ACHORN. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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