Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OREGON
820 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

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820 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR SOUTHERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN OREGON COAST...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL GIVE WAY TO A FRONT APPROACHING FROM THE WEST
LATE TODAY. GALE FORCE SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE
WATERS BEFORE SUBSIDING BEHIND THE FRONT TONIGHT. A MUCH WEAKER
FRONT WILL KEEP GUSTY WINDS GOING FRIDAY BEFORE BUILDING HIGH
PRESSURE BRINGS QUIETER WEATHER SATURDAY. ANOTHER STRONG FRONT
BRINGS WIND AND HIGHER SEAS SUNDAY.

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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-
820 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S WIND 20 TO 25 KT...RISING TO 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES S 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS. W
SWELL 4 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SECONDARY SWELL W 4 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S WIND 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT...EASING TO
25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. COMBINED SEAS
15 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS IN THE EVENING SUBSIDING TO 11
FT LATE. RAIN.
.FRI...SW WIND 20 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES SW 4 FT AT 7 SECONDS. SW
SWELL 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES
W 3 FT AT 5 SECONDS. W SWELL 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT...W WIND 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 15 KT...BACKING TO SW IN
THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES W 2 FT AT 4 SECONDS. W SWELL 9 FT AT
12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WIND 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES S 1 FT AT 4 SECONDS. W SWELL 8 FT AT
13 SECONDS.
.SUN...S WIND 20 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 6 FT. W SWELL 7 FT.
.MON...W WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 9 FT.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
820 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S WIND 15 TO 20 KT...RISING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES S 5 FT AT 6 SECONDS. W SWELL 4 FT AT
12 SECONDS. SECONDARY SWELL W 4 FT AT 7 SECONDS. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S WIND 25 TO 30 KT. GUSTS TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 12
FT WITH DOMINANT PERIOD 12 SECONDS. RAIN.
.FRI...S WIND 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES S
3 FT AT 6 SECONDS. SW SWELL 9 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WIND 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WIND
WAVES SW 2 FT AT 5 SECONDS. W SWELL 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SHOWERS
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT...SW WIND 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES SW 1 FT AT 4 SECONDS. W
SWELL 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WIND 5 KT...BACKING TO SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
WAVES W 1 FT AT 4 SECONDS...SHIFTING TO THE SE 2 FT AT
4 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.SUN...S WIND 15 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. W SWELL 7 FT.
.MON...SW WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 9 FT.

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COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
820 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH COLUMBIA RIVER BAR IN EFFECT
FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...5 FT TODAY BUILDING TO 10 FT TONIGHT.
HOWEVER...SEAS WILL TEMPORARILY BUILD TO 6 FT DURING THE EBB
AROUND 230 PM THIS AFTERNOON...AND TO 11 FT WITH BREAKERS
POSSIBLE DURING THE EBB AROUND 3 AM TONIGHT.

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