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AGPN40 KWNM 260852

Marine Weather Discussion for N Pacific Ocean
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
152 AM PDT Mon Jun 26 2017

.FORECAST DISCUSSION...Major features/winds/seas/significant
.weather for the North Pacific N of 30N and E of 150W.

The most recent ASCAT shows winds across the northern and central
California waters are mostly light and variable. Further S,
winds increase to 15-25 kt along 120W. Winds over the PZ5 waters
are generally northerly 15-25 kt. The current observations over
the waters match well with grids as seas are generally running
5-8 ft over the offshore waters. Once again the 00Z global models
are in very good agreement during the upcoming week, The area of
low pressure west of the California waters will gradually weaken
over the next day or so as strong high pressure builds east
towards the waters. During day 2 the winds will become NW across
the entire offshore waters. There will still be areas of enhanced
winds, south of Vancouver island, also along the immediate
pacific coast. The California trough will restrengthen later in
the week along the northern and central California coast
increasing maximum winds to 30 kt, with s slight chance of gales
over the coastal zones. I will populate the wind grids using the
10M GFS throughout the forecast period.

Seas...both the3 ENP and WAM were initialized well across the
offshore waters and appear reasonable throughout the week. To
gain an overall consensus I will populate the wave grids using a
50/50 blend of the two wave models.

Extratropical Storm Surge Guidance: n/a.


.PZ5 Washington/Oregon Waters...

.PZ6 California Waters...


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