Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OREGON
216 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WASHINGTON TO FLORENCE OREGON
AND WESTWARD 60 NM

PZZ200-200530-
216 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR SOUTHERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN OREGON COAST...
A LARGE WESTERLY SWELL WILL CAUSE SEAS TO INCREASE ABRUPTLY TO
ABOVE 20 FT BY EARLY THIS EVENING. A STRONG FRONT WILL BRING
ANOTHER ROUND OF GALE FORCE WINDS AND CONTINUE LARGE SEAS ACROSS
THE WATERS LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. THE BRIEF DEVELOPMENT OF A
COASTAL JET COULD ALLOW WIND GUSTS TO APPROACH LOW END STORM FORCE
GUSTS OF 50 KT WITHIN 20 NM OF THE COAST.

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PZZ250-255-270-275-200530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
216 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM PST
SATURDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM
PST SATURDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM PST SATURDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...S WIND 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...RISING TO
30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. COMBINED SEAS
19 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 19 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 23 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 18 SECONDS IN THE EVENING...THEN...SUBSIDING TO 22 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 17 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY
BEFORE DARK...THEN RAIN.
.SAT...S WIND 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT... BECOMING SW
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. COMBINED SEAS 23 FT
DOMINANT PERIOD 16 SECONDS...SUBSIDING TO 20 FT DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WIND 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WIND
WAVES 7 FT. W SWELL 18 FT AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN.
.SUN...SW WIND 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 5 FT. W SWELL 17 FT AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...W WIND 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES
3 FT. W SWELL 14 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WIND 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND
WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 12 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...S WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL
11 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 14 FT.
.WED...NW WIND 20 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 6 FT. W SWELL 12 FT.

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PZZ210-200530-
COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
216 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH COLUMBIA RIVER BAR IN EFFECT
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS OF 12 TO 14 FT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON WILL BUILD TO NEAR 20 FT BY EARLY THIS EVENING. SEAS
WILL HOVER IN THE 18 TO 22 FT RANGE FOR MUCH OF SATURDAY.
HOWEVER...SEAS WILL TEMPORARILY BUILD TO NEAR 16 FT WITH BREAKERS
DURING THE STRONG EBB AROUND 245 PM TODAY...AND TO NEAR 24 FT WITH
BREAKERS DURING THE EBB AROUND 315 AM SATURDAY. A THIRD STRONG EBB
WILL OCCUR AROUND 330 PM SATURDAY.

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