Fall Weather Pattern Arrives

Rain and much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the east coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rains, and very high elevations could receive heavy snow. Wetting rains to the valley floors will spread south Thu and Fri into northern California,where active fires continue.
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Last Update: 815 PM PDT Mon Oct 16 2017

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41NM WNW Bandon OR

Marine Zone Forecast

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

Synopsis: High pressure building toward the coast will maintain north winds tonight through Tuesday. Seas will be dominated by short period north to northwest swell. Winds will switch to southerly Wednesday and increase significantly ahead of strong cold front Wednesday night, with gale force winds possible beyond 10nm from shore. The front will move across the waters Thursday. Long period and large northwest swells build into the waters late Thursday into Friday, creating dangerous surf and bar conditions.

Tonight
NW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell NW 6 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
Tue
NW wind 5 to 10 kt...backing to SW in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell NW 7 to 8 ft at 11 seconds.
Tue Night
SW wind 5 to 10 kt...becoming 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell NW 8 ft at 11 seconds. Slight chance of rain.
Wed
SW wind 15 kt...backing to S 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 ft...building to 4 to 5 ft in the afternoon. Swell NW 6 to 7 ft.
Wed Night
S wind 20 to 25 kt...rising to 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft...building to 8 to 10 ft after midnight. Swell W 7 to 9 ft. Rain.
Thu
S wind 30 kt...easing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 8 to 11 ft...subsiding to 6 to 9 ft in the afternoon. W swell 10 ft...building to 14 to 15 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
Thu Night
SW wind 15 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. Swell W 18 to 20 ft. Rain.
Fri
W wind 25 kt...becoming SW 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon and evening, then...backing to S after midnight. Wind waves 7 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft. Swell W 16 to 17 ft.
Sat
S wind 30 kt...rising to gales 40 kt in the afternoon, then...easing to 30 kt in the evening...easing to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 10 ft...building to 13 ft in the afternoon, then...subsiding to 7 to 8 ft. Swell W 13 to 14 ft.
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Last Update: 815 PM PDT Mon Oct 16 2017
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