Turning Stormy in the Northwest

An active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires.
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Last Update: 231 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

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37NM WNW Newport OR

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...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: A weakening cold front will push across the waters this morning. A much stronger frontal storm system arrives Wed and Thu, with southerly gales expected. Seas will likely reach 20 ft Thu night. Another strong strong front will arrive on Sat.

Tonight
NW wind 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt, then becoming S 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves NW 2 ft at 4 seconds, then shifting to the S 3 ft at 4 seconds after midnight. W swell 8 ft at 11 seconds. Chance of rain early.
Wed
S wind 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, rising to 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 7 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds, building to 13 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds in the afternoon. Chance of rain.
Wed Night
S wind 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Combined seas 15 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Rain.
Thu
SW wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves SW 6 ft at 7 seconds. W swell 11 ft at 11 seconds, building to 17 ft at 16 seconds in the afternoon. Showers.
Thu Night
SW wind 15 to 20 kt, rising to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves SW 4 ft at 6 seconds. W swell 21 ft at 17 seconds. Showers and a slight chance of tstms.
Fri
W wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. W swell 18 ft. Showers likely.
Fri Night
SW wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. W swell 14 ft. Rain.
Sat
S wind 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 16 ft.
Sun
SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 13 ft.
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Last Update: 231 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017
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