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AGPN40 KWNM 051435
MIMPAC

MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR N PACIFIC OCEAN
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
635 AM PST THU MAR 5 2015

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

ASCAT METOP-A/B OVERPASSES FROM 05-06Z RETURNED MOSTLY LIGHT 5-10
KT WINDS ACRS MOST OF THE OFSHR ZNS. A SMALL LOCALIZED AREA OF
N-NE-LY 15-20 KT WINDS SENSED INVOF OF POINT ST GEORGE AND THE
COASTAL ZNS...WITH SOME OF THESE HIER WINDS NOSING W-WARD JUST
INTO THE FAR INNER OREG WTRS. BASED ON 12Z RP1 SIG WVHT ANALYSIS /
DOUGLAS SEA SCALE ONLY SLIGHT/MOD SEAS CURRENTLY ACRS ALL OPC ZNS
WITH NO REPORTS OVER 6FT/2M AT PRESENT.

GRIDS THIS MORNING WILL BE POPULATED USING THE 00Z GFS THRU 00Z
MONDAY...THEN USING THE 00Z ECMWF THEREAFTER. YDAY AFTN GFS WAS
OUTLIER SOLN PUSHING A FRONT ACRS THE NRN ZNS MON AND MON NGT.
INTERESTING TO NOTE 00Z GEM HAS CAME ARND TO OLD GFS SOLN. ECMWF
AND UKMET RUNS RMND CONSISTENT OVRNGT SO SEE NO REASON TO ALTER
FCST IN THE LONG TERM AT THIS PNT. WL RE-EVALUATE ONGOING FCST
THIS AFTN WITH LTST 12Z OPERATIONAL/ENSEMBLE GUID.

SHUD BE NOTED THAT EPAC WL RMN UNDER INFLUENCE OF UPR RIDGE FOR
THE NEXT SVRL DAYS...CONTINUING TO RESULT IN LIGHT CONDS ACRS THE
OPC OFSHR ZNS. VERY TRANQUIL PATTERN TO CONT AND DO NOT XCPT
CONDS REMOTELY APRCHG WARNING CRITERIA THRUT.

SEAS...GRIDS WL BE UPDATED USING THE 00Z ENP THRU 00Z MON...THEN
00Z WAM THEREAFTER TO MATCH THE PREFERRED WIND GRIDS DESCRIBED ABV.

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


.WARNINGS...PRELIMINARY.

.PZ5 WASHINGTON/OREGON WATERS...
     NONE.

.PZ6 CALIFORNIA WATERS...
     NONE.

$$

.FORECASTER COLLINS. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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