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AGPN40 KWNM 060922
MIMPAC

MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR N PACIFIC OCEAN
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
222 AM PDT MON JUL 6 2015

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

THE OVERALL WEAK PATTERN ACROSS THE OFFSHORE WATERS WILL CONTINUE
AS THE STRONGEST GRADIENT SHIFTS W OF THE PZ5 WATERS...WHILE A
GENERAL TROFFINESS PERSISTS N OF PT REYES THROUGH THE PZ5 WATERS. ASCAT
PASS FROM 06Z SHOWS MAX WINDS ARE CURRENTLY 20 KT OVER PAR WRN PZ5
WATERS...WHILE THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA CONSISTS OF VARIABLE
WINDS 5-15 KT. A COUPLE OF ALTIMETER PASSES...AND RECENT BUOY
OBS...INDICATE SEAS ACROSS OFFSHORE WATERS ARE RUNNING 3-9
FT...WITH MAX SEAS ACROSS FAR WRN PZ5 WATERS. THE GRADIENT WILL
REMAIN SLACK FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK WITH NO STRONG RIDGE IN
PLACE...OR SIG COASTAL TROF. LATER IN THE WEEK A TROF WILL FORM
ALONG VANISL...ENHANCING THE GRADIENT ACORSS THE NRN PZ5 WATERS
FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. THE 00Z GLOBAL MODELS...MAINLY GFS/ECMWF ARE
IN VERY GOOD AGREEMENT AND OFFER SIMILAR SOLNS FOR THE REGION.
LATER IN THE WEEK SOME MINOR DIFFERENCES BEGIN TO APPEAR...MAINLY
W OF THE PZ5 WATERS AS THE MODLES OFFER SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT SOLNS
FOR AN AREA OF LOW PRES AND FRONTAL BNDRY EXPECTED TO POSITION
ITSELF THERE. WILL POP THE WAVE GRIDS USING THE 10M GFS THROUGHOUT
THE PERIOD.

SEAS...WITH SEAS EXPECTED TO BE ON THE LOW SIDE AND WINDS NOT TO
EXCEED 25 KT IN ANY MODEL IT DOESNT REALL MATTER IF YOU POP WITH
THE ENP OR ECMWF WAVE GUID. FOR THIS CYCLE WILL POP WAVE GRIDS
USING THE ENP THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD.;

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

.WARNINGS...PRELIMINARY.

.PZ5 WASHINGTON/OREGON WATERS...
     NONE.

.PZ6 CALIFORNIA WATERS...
     NONE.

$$

.FORECASTER SHAW. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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