marine weather discussion for N Pacific Ocean
NWS ocean prediction center Washington DC
1245 PM PDT Wed 19 Jun 2013
.Forecast discussion: major features/winds/seas/significant
.Weather for the North Pacific N of 30n and E of 150w.
Weak low pres currently over the Washington offshore waters will
move NE and inland later today and tonight. One weak cold front
will then move across the pz5 waters Sat...followed by another
weak front sun. Farther S...a low pres trof along the srn
California coast is currently combining with high pres centered
W of the pz6 waters to produce NW winds up to 35 kt across
portions of the central and srn California offshore waters with
the strongest conditions W of Point Conception. Minimal gales
will continue into Thu and then weaken. Strongest winds across
the srn and central pz6 waters will then remain near 30 kt
through sun. Current warnings look reasonable and few changes
should be needed on the next offshore forecast.
The multigrid nww3 looks reasonable with the seas and will be
followed fairly closely during the forecast period.
Extratropical storm surge guidance...N/A.
.Warnings/forecast confidence...Preliminary. Any changes will be
coordinated through AWIPS 12 planet chat or by telephone:
.Pz5 Washington/Oregon waters...
.Cape Flattery to Cape Lookout...none.
.Cape Lookout to Pt St George...None.
.Pz6 California waters...
.Pt St George to pt Arena...none.
.Pt Arena to pt Conception...Gale tonight...hi cnfdnc.
.Pt Conception to Guadalupe island...Gale tonight...hi cnfdnc.