Severe Storms; Fire Danger; and Strong Pacific Storms

More strong storms on tap for the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Heavy rains could produce flooding and mudslides. Saturday, a cold front moving into the central U.S. will bring potential for severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes; and localized flooding potential. Dry winds in southwestern California will keep fire weather threats high.
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Last Update: 832 AM PDT Sat Oct 21 2017

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Portland, OR Local Forecast Office

19NM NW Newport OR

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

Synopsis: A warm front over the waters early this morning will move inland during the day. Strong gale force wind can be expected over the waters through tonight. The trailing cold front moves through the waters late tonight and Sunday morning. High pressure returns over the waters late Sunday and holds through early next week.

Today
SW wind 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Combined seas 18 ft with a dominant period of 13 seconds. Rain.
Tonight
SW wind 30 to 35 kt with gusts to 45 kt. Wind easing to 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt late. Combined seas 19 ft with a dominant period of 12 seconds. Rain.
Sun
SW wind 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, easing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves SW 4 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 14 ft at 12 seconds. Rain.
Sun Night
SW wind to 10 kt, backing to S after midnight. wind waves S 1 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 13 ft at 12 seconds.
Mon
E wind to 10 kt, backing to NE in the afternoon. Wind waves NE 1 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 12 ft at 13 seconds.
Mon Night
N wind 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves N 3 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 11 ft at 15 seconds.
Tue
N wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. W swell 9 ft.
Wed
N wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. W swell 7 ft.
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Last Update: 832 AM PDT Sat Oct 21 2017
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