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: 217 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

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10NM W North Bend OR

Marine Zone Forecast

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

Synopsis: High pressure to the southwest will maintain north winds through tonight from Cape Blanco southward. Meanwhile, late this morning an approaching front will brush the forecast area north of Cape Blanco and introduce southerly winds there. Seas today will be dominated by short period northwest swell. Winds will switch to southerly Wednesday across the waters and increase ahead of a strong cold front Wednesday night to Thursday morning, with gale force winds possible mostly from Cape Blanco northward. Long period and large northwest swells build into the waters late Thursday into Friday behind the front, creating dangerous surf and bar conditions.

Today
N wind 10 kt...veering to NE early in the morning, then...veering to SE in the late morning and afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell NW 6 to 7 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog before sunrise.
Tonight
NW wind 5 kt early in the evening...becoming variable less than 5 kt, then...becoming S 5 kt after midnight...rising to 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 8 ft at 11 seconds. Slight chance of rain.
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.
Wed Night
S wind 20 to 25 kt...becoming 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft...building to 7 to 9 ft after midnight. W swell 6 ft...building to 8 to 9 ft after midnight. Chance of rain.
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 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft... Subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight. Swell W 18 to 20 ft. Rain.
Fri
SW wind 10 to 15 kt...becoming 15 kt in the evening, then...backing to S after midnight. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft... Subsiding to 4 ft after midnight. W swell 19 ft...subsiding to 16 ft.
Sat
S wind 30 kt...rising to gales 35 kt in the afternoon, then...easing to 30 kt. Wind waves 8 to 10 ft. Swell W 12 to 13 ft.
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Last Update: 217 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017
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