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AGPN40 KWNM 250908
MIMPAC

MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR N PACIFIC OCEAN
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
108 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.
COMPLMNTS OF THE SEASON...THE IR SAT IMG STILL SHOWS A LINE OF
CONVCTV CLDS ACRS THE SRN WTRS THAT ARE ASCCTD WITH A FRNT THERE
BUT NO LIGHTNG. THE RADAR ALSO HAS NO INDC OF TSTMS OVR THE
REGION. AT 0600Z HGH PRES 1036 MB NR 40N140W HAS A STRNG RIDGE
ACRS THE REGION. INLAND LOW PRES NR OR/NV/CA AREA XTNDS A CLD FRNT
ACRS CA INTO THE FAR SRN WTRS. THE PRES GRDNT IS FAIRLY TIGHT OVR
THE REGION AND MAX OBS WINDS ARE 35 KT OVR THE ERN PARTS OF THE
CNTRL WTRS. BUOY 46002 W OREGON HAS WINDS TO 25 KT AT 06Z. THE
LATST R-SCAT PASS AT 0540Z HAS HGR WINDS OVR THE ERN PARTS FO THR
CNTRL WTRS.

THE GLBL MDLS HV CONTINUED TO INITIALIZWE WELL AND SEE NO NEED TO
DEVIATE FROM THE PREVIOUS FCST AND SO WILL STAY WITH GFS. IN THE
SHORT TERM THE HGH PRES WILL SHIFT E BUT WILL STILL REMAIN TO THE
W OF THE WTRS. THE PRES GRDNT WILL REMAIN TIGHT. THE HGH WILL
WEAKEN AND ALLOW THE WINDS TO DIMINISH TO BELOW GALE FORCE AND
WILL REMAIN THAT WAY IN THE XTNDD PRD.

.SEAS...THE HGST SEAS ARE CONFINRD TO THE ERN PARTS OF THE NRN
REGION WITH PEAKS AT 18 FT.

EXTRATROPICAL STORM SURGE GUIDANCE...N/A.

.WARNINGS...PRELIMINARY.

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

.PZ6 CALIFORNIA WATERS...
.PZZ820...INNER WATERS FROM POINT ST. GEORGE TO POINT ARENA...
     GALE POSSIBLE MON NIGHT.
.PZZ825...INNER WATERS FROM POINT ARENA TO PIGEON POINT...
     GALE EARLY TODAY INTO TONIGHT.
.PZZ830...INNER WATERS FROM PIGEON POINT TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS...
     GALE EARLY TODAY INTO TONIGHT.
.PZZ835...INNER WATERS FROM POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA...
     GALE EARLY TODAY INTO TODAY.
.PZZ840...INNER WATERS FROM SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CA TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA...
     GALE EARLY TODAY INTO TODAY.

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.FORECASTER MUSONDA. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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