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MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR N PACIFIC OCEAN
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1123 AM PST THU DEC 25 2014

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

STRONG HIGH PRES CURRENTLY W OF THE NRN PZ6 WATERS IS COMBINING
WITH INLAND LOW PRES TO PRODUCE N TO NW WINDS UP TO 35 KT ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE PZ6 WATERS. THESE GALES ARE STILL EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT BEFORE WEAKENING ON FRI. BY FRI NIGHT MAINLY
LIGHT WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MOST OF THE OFFSHORE WATERS. LOW
PRES WILL THEN DROP SE ACROSS VANCOUVER ISLAND SAT WITH MINIMAL
GALES DEVELOPING ACROSS THE WASHINGTON OFFSHORE WATERS. THE GALES
WILL THEN CONTINUE INTO SUN. A LOW PRES TROF WILL THEN DEVELOP
ALONG THE W COAST OF THE U.S. BY MON WITH WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR
GALE FORCE ACROSS SRN PORTIONS OF THE PZ5 AND NRN PORTIONS OF THE
PZ6 WATERS BY MON NIGHT. CURRENT WARNINGS LOOK REASONABLE AND FEW
CHANGES SHOULD BE NEEDED ON THE NEXT OFFSHORE FORECAST.

THE WAVEWATCH LOOKS REASONABLE WITH THE SEAS AND WILL BE FOLLOWED
FAIRLY CLOSELY DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD.

EXTRATROPICAL STORM SURGE GUIDANCE...N/A.


.WARNINGS...PRELIMINARY.

.PZ5 WASHINGTON/OREGON WATERS...
.PZZ800...INNER WATERS FROM CAPE FLATTERY TO CAPE SHOALWATER...
     GALE SAT.
     GALE POSSIBLE SAT NIGHT.
.PZZ900...OUTER WATERS FROM CAPE FLATTERY TO CAPE SHOALWATER...
     GALE SAT.

.PZ6 CALIFORNIA WATERS...
.PZZ820...INNER WATERS FROM POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA...
     GALE TONIGHT.
.PZZ825...INNER WATERS FROM POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT...
     GALE TODAY INTO TONIGHT.
.PZZ830...INNER WATERS FROM PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS...
     GALE TODAY INTO TONIGHT.

$$

.FORECASTER NOLT. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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