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: 300 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

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41NM W Newport OR

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH

Synopsis: A strong frontal system will cross the waters today. Southerly gales expected and seas in the mid teens expected this afternoon and night. A strong westerly swell will likely bring seas above 20 ft Thu afternoon through Fri morning. Another strong strong front will arrive on Sat.

Today
S wind 10 to 15 kt, rising to 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 12 ft dominant period 9 seconds in the afternoon. Chance of rain.
Tonight
S wind 25 to 30 kt. Gusts to 35 kt, becoming 40 kt after midnight. Combined seas 15 ft dominant period 11 seconds. Rain.
Thu
SW wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves SW 5 ft at 7 seconds. W swell 15 ft at 13 seconds. Rain in the morning, then showers in the afternoon.
Thu Night
SW wind 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 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, easing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves W 4 ft at 6 seconds. W swell 18 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers.
Fri Night
SW wind 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt, becoming S 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt after midnight. Combined seas 17 ft dominant period 15 seconds. Rain.
Sat
SW wind 25 to 30 kt. Combined seas 16 ft.
Sun
SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. W swell 13 ft.
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Last Update: 300 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017
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