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MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR N PACIFIC OCEAN
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1253 PM PDT MON MAY 25 2015

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

12Z GLOBAL MODELS IN GOOD AGRMT THRU THE FCST PERIOD. WILL
POPULATE WIND GRIDS WITH 10M WINDS FROM THE 12Z GFS THRU THE FCST
PERIOD...WHICH HAS GOOD SUPPORT FROM BOTH THE 12Z ECMWF AND THE
UKMET.

MAIN PLAYER THRU THE FCST PERIOD WILL CONTINUE TO BE A SERIES OF
LOW PRES TROFS ALONG THE NRN AND CNTRL CALIF COAST...AS WELL AS
OFF NW WASH AND VANCOUVER ISLAND. LATEST GLOBAL MODELS SHOWING
TROF OFF NRN AND CNTRL CALIF COULD PRODUCE WINDS TO 30 KT...WITH
SOME GUSTS TO 35 KT DURING THE PEAK OF THE DIRUNAL CYCLE IN THE
CSTL WATERS NR PT ST GEORGE TODAY AND TUE. WINDS EXPECTED TO MAX
OUT AT 25 KT IN THE ADJACENT OFFSHR WATERS. IN ASSOC WITH TROF
OFF NRN WASH/VANCOUVER ISLAND...GFS CONTINUING TO SHOW POTENTIAL
OF SOME WINDS TO 30 KT COMING FAR ENUF S TO AFFECT THE NRN PZ5
WATERS WED NIGHT. CONFDC NOT GREAT THAT THE HIGHER WINDS WILL MAKE
IT TO THE OFFSHR WATERS...BUT WILL KEEP SOME 30 KT WINDS IN THE
FCST FOR THE N WASH WATERS FOR WED NIGHT.

MODELS SHOWING RIDGE BEGINNING TO WEAKEN SAT AND SAT NIGHT...AS AN
AREA OF LOW PRES APPROACHES FROM THE W. MODELS KEEP LOW W OF THE
AREA THRU THE FCST PERIOD...WITH THE ECMWF/UKMET A BIT STRONGER
WITH LOW THAN THE GFS.

.SEAS...ENP VERSION OF WWIII WITHIN A FT OR TWO OF CURRENT OBS.
WILL POPULATE WAVE GRIDS FROM 12Z ENP THRU THE FCST PERIOD.


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


.WARNINGS...PRELIMINARY.

.PZ5 WASHINGTON/OREGON WATERS...
     NONE.

.PZ6 CALIFORNIA WATERS...
     NONE.

$$

.FORECASTER ACHORN. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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