marine weather discussion for N Pacific Ocean NWS ocean prediction center Washington DC 122 PM PDT Wed Oct 26 2016
.Forecast discussion...Major features/winds/seas/significant .Weather for the North Pacific N of 30n and E of 150w.
The latest model guidance indicates that low pres currently across the wrn pz5 waters will move N across the waters today into tonight with gale force winds. Another weaker low is still expected to move NE across the pz5 waters Thu night into Fri with winds up to 30 kt. The latest runs of the GFS and ECMWF look to be in reasonable agreement through Sat. Another low will then move se into the nrn pz6 waters by Sat night and then continue inland sun and Sun night. The ECMWF continues to be less progressive than the GFS with this system. The ECMWF is supported by the latest UKMET solution so will go ahead and follow the ECMWF after Sat across the E pac. For now will keep winds across the offshore waters with this system at 30 kt and see what the later model runs show. Farther S...mainly light winds will continue across the srn pz6 waters through Mon. For wind grids will use the GFS through Sat and then transition to the ECMWF after Sat. Current warnings look reasonable and few changes should be needed on the next offshore forecast.
For wave grids will also use the ww3 through Sat and then transition to the ECMWF wam after Sat.
Extratropical storm surge guidance...N/A.
.Pz5 Washington/Oregon waters... .pzz800...inner waters from Cape Flattery to Cape Shoalwater... gale today into tonight. .Pzz900...Outer waters from Cape Flattery to Cape Shoalwater... gale tonight. .Pzz805...Inner waters from Cape Shoalwater to Cape Lookout... gale today into tonight. .Pzz905...Outer waters from Cape Shoalwater to Cape Lookout... gale today into tonight. .Pzz810...Inner waters from Cape Lookout to Florence or... gale today into tonight. .Pzz910...Outer waters from Cape Lookout to Florence or... gale today into tonight. .Pzz815...Inner waters from Florence or to point St. George... gale today. .Pzz915...Outer waters from Florence or to point St. George... gale today.
.Pz6 California waters... None.
.Forecaster nolt. Ocean prediction center.