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MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR N PACIFIC OCEAN
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
255 PM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

FAVORED 12Z GFS WINDS OVER THE PERIOD W/EXCEPTION OF 50/50 BLEND
OF THE 12Z GFS/ECMWF WINDS MON 12Z TO TUE 12Z. INTRODUCED GALES A
FEW HOURS EARLIER THAN BEFORE...BRINGING THEM IN BY 00Z TONIGHT
BASED ON 1747Z ASCAT HIRES PASS THAT SHOWED GALES IN THE COASTALS
JUST E OF THE SE OR OFFSHORE WATERS AND LARGE AREA OF 30 KT WINDS
OVER THE SRN OR/NE CA WATERS AT THAT TIME. OTHER THAN THAT
FORECAST CONTINUES W/MENTION OF GALES OVER PARTS OF THE NRN CA
WATERS INTO FRI NIGHT AS LOW PRES TROUGH ALONG THE CA COAST
INTERACTS W/HIGH PRES ANCHORED W OF THE OFFSHORE WATERS...WHICH IS
EXPECTED TO BE THE DOMINATE PATTERN OVER THE 5 DAY PERIOD. BELIEVE
COME SAT THROUGH END OF THE PERIOD GALES BECOME MORE CONFINED TO
THE COASTALS E OF THE WATERS...THOUGH THE SITUATION WILL HAVE TO
BE MONITORED FOR POTENTIAL FOR GALES TO CREEP INTO PARTS OF THE NE
CA OFFSHORE WATERS DURING VARIOUS TIMES.

.SEAS...FAVORED 12Z NWW3 OVER THE PERIOD W/EXCEPTION OF A 50/50
BLEND OF 12Z NWW3/ECMWF WAM MON 12Z TO TUE 12Z.


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


.WARNINGS...PRELIMINARY.

.PZ5 WASHINGTON/OREGON WATERS...
.PZZ815...INNER WATERS FROM FLORENCE OR TO POINT ST. GEORGE...
     GALE TODAY INTO THU.

.PZ6 CALIFORNIA WATERS...
.PZZ820...INNER WATERS FROM POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA...
     GALE TODAY INTO FRI.
.PZZ920...OUTER WATERS FROM POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA...
     GALE TODAY.

$$

.FORECASTER HOLLEY. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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