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Coastal Waters Forecast for Waters from Cape Blanco OR to Pt. St. George CA from 10 to 60 nm (PZZ376) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Waters from Cape Blanco OR to Pt. St. George CA from 10 to 60 nm (PZZ376)
Issued by: National Weather Service Medford, OR
Last Update: 907 AM PST Sun Dec 17 2017


Today: N wind 10 kt northern portion and N 20 kt southern portion. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. Swell W 4 to 5 ft at 10 seconds.

Tonight: N wind 5 to 10 kt northern portion and N 10 to 20 kt southern portion. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.

Mon: Northern portion, N wind 5 kt...veering to SE in the morning, then...veering to SW in the afternoon. Southern portion, NW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 6 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.

Mon Night: Northern portion, SW wind 5 kt... Becoming S 15 kt after midnight. Southern portion, W wind 5 kt...backing to S after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 ft.

Tue: Northern portion, S wind 20 kt...rising to 30 kt in the afternoon. Southern portion, S wind 15 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 ft...building to 6 to 8 ft in the afternoon. Swell NW 8 to 9 ft. Rain.

Tue Night: SW wind 20 to 25 kt...veering to W after midnight. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. Swell NW 10 to 11 ft. Showers.

Wed: NW wind 15 to 20 kt...veering to N after midnight. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft...subsiding to 5 ft after midnight. Swell NW 12 ft.

Thu: N wind 20 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. Swell NW 10 ft... Subsiding to NW 6 ft.



Zone Forecast: Waters from Cape Blanco OR to Pt. St. George CA from 10 to 60 nm (PZZ376)

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