Coastal Waters Forecast
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Medford, OR
819 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Coastal waters from Florence Oregon to Point St. George California
and westward 60 nm.

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819 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE SOUTHERN OREGON COASTAL WATERS...an approaching
front will brush the forecast area north of Cape Blanco and
introduce southerly winds there with northerly winds south of Cape
Blanco. Seas will be dominated by short period northwest swell.
Winds will switch to southerly Wednesday across the waters and
increase ahead of a strong cold front Wednesday night to Thursday
morning. Gales are possible Cape Blanco northward. Long period
and large northwest swells build into the waters late Thursday
into Friday behind the front, creating dangerous surf and bar
conditions.

$$

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Coastal waters from Florence to Cape Blanco OR out 10 nm-
819 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...SE wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell NW
6 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 5 kt early in the evening...becoming variable
less than 5 kt, then...becoming S 5 kt after midnight...rising to
10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 8 ft at
11 seconds. Slight chance of rain.
.WED...S wind 10 to 20 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt late in the
afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft in the
afternoon. Swell NW 6 to 7 ft at 10 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...S wind 20 to 25 kt...becoming 30 kt after midnight.
Wind waves 5 to 7 ft...building to 7 to 9 ft after midnight. W
swell 6 ft...building to 8 to 9 ft after midnight. Chance of
rain.
.THU...S wind 30 kt...easing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 8 to 11 ft. W swell 10 ft...building to 12 ft in the
afternoon. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft...
subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight. Swell W 18 to 20 ft.
Showers and slight chance of TSTMs.
.FRI...SW wind 10 to 15 kt...becoming 15 kt in the evening,
then...backing to S after midnight. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft...
subsiding to 4 ft after midnight. W swell 19 ft...subsiding to
16 ft.
.SAT...S wind 30 kt...rising to gales 35 kt in the afternoon,
then...easing to 30 kt. Wind waves 8 to 10 ft. Swell W 12 to
13 ft.

$$

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Coastal waters from Cape Blanco OR to Pt. St. George CA out 10 nm-
819 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NW wind 10 to 15 kt. Within 5 nm of Brookings southward,
wind variable less than 5 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell NW 5 to 6 ft at
11 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 10 to 15 kt...veering to N 5 kt after
midnight. Wind variable less than 5 kt early in the morning.
Within 5 nm of Brookings southward, NW wind 5 kt...becoming
variable less than 5 kt in the late evening and early morning.
Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell NW 6 to 8 ft at 11 seconds.
.WED...Northern portion, S wind 5 to 15 kt. Brookings southward,
wind variable less than 5 kt...becoming S 5 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell NW 5 to 7 ft at 10 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...Northern portion, S wind 15 kt...rising to 20 to
25 kt after midnight. Brookings southward, S wind 5 to 15 kt.
Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 ft... building to 6 to 7 ft
after midnight. Slight chance of rain.
.THU...S wind 20 to 25 kt except S 10 to 15 kt within 5 nm of
Brookings southward. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft...
building to 10 to 11 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft...
subsiding to 3 to 4 ft after midnight. Swell W 16 to 19 ft. Rain.
.FRI...SW wind 10 to 15 kt...backing to S. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft...
subsiding to 3 ft after midnight. Swell W 16 to 18 ft.
.SAT...SE wind 25 kt...becoming S in the afternoon, then...easing
to 25 kt. Wind waves 7 to 8 ft. Swell W 12 to 13 ft.

$$

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Waters from Florence to Cape Blanco OR from 10 to 60 nm-
819 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell NW
6 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 5 to 10 kt...veering to N late in the evening,
then...backing to SW 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft
or less. Swell NW 8 to 9 ft at 11 seconds. Slight chance of rain.
.WED...S wind 15 to 20 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt late in the
afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Swell NW 6 to 7 ft at
10 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...S wind 20 to 25 kt...rising to 30 kt after midnight.
Wind waves 7 to 10 ft. W swell 6 to 7 ft... building to 8 to 9 ft
after midnight. Rain.
.THU...S wind 30 kt...veering to SW 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 8 to 11 ft. W swell 10 ft...building to 13 to 14 ft in
the afternoon. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...SW wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. Swell W
21 to 22 ft. Showers and slight chance of TSTMs.
.FRI...W wind 25 kt...easing to 15 kt in the afternoon, then...
backing to SW in the evening...becoming S 25 kt after midnight.
Wind waves 7 to 8 ft...subsiding to 4 to 5 ft. W swell 20 ft...
subsiding to 16 ft.
.SAT...S gales 35 kt...easing to 30 kt. Wind waves 9 to 11 ft...
subsiding to 8 ft after midnight. Swell W 13 to 14 ft.

$$

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Waters from Cape Blanco OR to Pt. St. George CA from 10 to 60 nm-
819 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...Northern portion, NW wind 5 kt...veering to N late
afternoon. Southern portion, N wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft
or less. Swell NW 6 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
.TONIGHT...Northern portion, NW wind 5 kt...backing to SW early
in the morning. Southern portion, NW wind 10 to 15 kt...becoming
variable less than 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell NW 7 to
8 ft at 11 seconds.
.WED...Northern portion, S wind 10 to 20 kt. Southern portion,
wind variable less than 5 kt...becoming S 10 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 ft in
the afternoon. Swell NW 6 to 7 ft at 10 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...Northern portion, S wind 20 kt...rising to 25 kt
after midnight. Southern portion, S wind 10 to 15 kt...rising to
20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 6 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft...
building to W 7 to 8 ft after midnight.
.THU...S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft. W swell 9 to
10 ft...building to 10 to 13 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...SW wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft...
subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight. Swell W 19 to 21 ft.
Showers and slight chance of TSTMs.
.FRI...W wind 15 to 20 kt...backing to S in the evening, then...
rising to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 6 ft...subsiding to
4 ft. W swell 20 ft...subsiding to 16 ft.
.SAT...S wind 30 kt...easing to 25 kt. Wind waves 7 to 9 ft.
Swell W 13 to 14 ft.

$$



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