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: 803 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

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Medford, OR Local Forecast Office

10NM W North Bend OR

Marine Zone Forecast

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

Synopsis: Seas will be dominated by short period northwest swell tonight. Winds will switch to southerly Wednesday across the waters and increase ahead of a strong cold front Wednesday night to Thursday morning. Gales are possible Port Orford northward. Long period and large northwest swells build into the waters late Thursday into Friday behind the front, creating very high and steep seas, and dangerous surf and bar conditions.

Tonight
Wind variable less than 5 kt...becoming S 5 kt after midnight, then...rising to 10 to 15 kt late tonight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 8 ft at 11 seconds.
Wed
S wind 10 to 20 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt late in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon. Swell NW 6 to 7 ft at 10 seconds. Areas of fog in the morning. Patchy drizzle in the morning, then slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
Wed Night
S wind 20 to 25 kt...becoming 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft...building to 6 to 9 ft after midnight. W swell 6 ft at 10 seconds...building to 8 to 9 ft at 10 seconds after midnight. Rain likely.
Thu
S wind 30 kt...easing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 8 to 11 ft. W swell 10 ft...building to 12 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
Thu Night
SW wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft... Subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight. Swell W 18 to 20 ft. Showers and slight chance of tstms.
Fri
SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. Swell W 17 to 19 ft. Showers likely.
Fri Night
SW wind 15 kt...backing to S after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 16 ft...subsiding to 12 ft after midnight. Showers.
Sat
S wind 30 kt...easing to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 8 to 10 ft...subsiding to 7 ft after midnight. Swell W 13 ft.
Sun
S wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 4 ft in the morning... Becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 13 ft.
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Last Update: 803 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017
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