Heat Continues For Parts Of Western & Southern U.S. While Monsoon Slowly Begins To Decrease

Another day of dangerous heat is in store for parts of the western and southern U.S. on Tuesday before a cooling trend begins Wednesday. Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for northern CA and southwestern OR, while Heat Advisories cover parts of the southern Plains/Lower MS Valley. Meanwhile, monsoon will slowly taper off Tuesday in the Southwest, but isolated heavy rain remains possible.
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Last Update: 306 AM PDT Tue Jul 17 2018

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41NM WSW Port Orford OR

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY

Synopsis: High pressure offshore and a thermal trough at the coast will continue gusty northerly winds with steep to very steep wind driven seas through the week. Winds will be weakest near shore south of Brookings, but seas will still be steep from short period fresh swell. Winds and seas will be highest south of Cape Blanco beyond 5 nm from shore...especially starting Wednesday afternoon with gales possible.

Today
N wind 15 to 20 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt late afternoon. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. Mixed swell N 2 ft at 8 seconds and SW 1 ft at 13 seconds.
Tonight
N wind 20 kt northern portion and N 30 kt southern portion. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds.
Wed
N wind 20 to 25 kt northern portion and N 30 kt southern portion. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft...building to 7 to 10 ft in the afternoon. NW swell 3 ft at 9 seconds.
Wed Night
N wind 25 kt northern portion and N gales 35 kt southern portion. Wind waves 7 to 10 ft. NW swell 3 ft.
Thu
Northern portion, N wind 30 kt. Southern portion, N wind 30 kt...rising to gales 35 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 8 to 11 ft. NW swell 2 to 3 ft.
Thu Night
N wind 30 kt northern portion and N gales 35 kt southern portion. Wind waves 9 to 12 ft. Mixed swell NW 2 ft and SW 1 ft.
Fri
N wind 30 kt...rising to gales 35 kt. Wind waves 12 to 13 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft.
Sat
N wind 30 kt...easing to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 8 to 10 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft.
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Last Update: 306 AM PDT Tue Jul 17 2018
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