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  • 56°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: South 9 mph
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 51°
  • Pressure: 29.95 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Rain
  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Chance of Snow

Forecast for Portland, Oregon

Updated: 7:00 AM PST on November 27, 2014

  • Thursday

    Overcast with rain. High of 59F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 48F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Overcast with rain. High of 59F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with snow showers and rain, then snow showers and rain showers after midnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 100%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with rain showers, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 46F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 27F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast. Low of 27F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 70% .

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Statement  Statement as of 4:44 am PST on November 27, 2014


... Unseasonably mild weather to give way to much colder
temperatures and possible low elevation snow this weekend...

For the past several days... southwest Washington and northwest
Oregon have been experiencing record setting warmth. However... a
major weather pattern change is on the way. A sharp cold front is
expected to move through the region from the north on Friday and
Friday evening. Snow levels will be high initially... but will
fall sharply behind the cold frontal passage. Post frontal
showers may fall as a mix of rain and snow down to the valley
floor at times Friday night and Saturday. Precipitation is
expected to end by Saturday night. Gusty offshore flow is then
expected to develop Saturday night and Sunday. This offshore flow
will usher in frigid conditions as it pulls in air from an Arctic
air mass on the east side of the Cascades.



 Record Report  Statement as of 3:53 am PST on November 27, 2014


Added record warm low temps

... Record high temperatures on Wednesday November 26th 2014...

Location 2014 temperature old record (year)

Astoria, or 61f 60f (1950)
Portland, or 62f 61f (1949)
Vancouver, WA 62f 60f (1950)


... Record warm low temperatures on Wednesday November 26th 2014...

Location... ... ... ... ..2014 temperature... ... .old record (year)

Hillsboro 51f tied 51f (1999)
Portland 54f 52f (1949)
Vancouver 56f 52f (1949)




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Location: Southwest Portland, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:31 PM PST

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Portland - West Hills, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:34 PM PST

Temperature: 52.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: SSW at 12.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lair Hill, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:34 PM PST

Temperature: 55.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: ENE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Multnomah Village North, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:21 PM PST

Temperature: 54.2 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: N of Bridlemile School, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:21 PM PST

Temperature: 54.3 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Westerly, NW Portland, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:19 PM PST

Temperature: 55.3 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South Burlingame, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:34 PM PST

Temperature: 54.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.55 in Hourly Precipitation: 1.79 in Graphs

Location: Richmond / Stripling Weather Network, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:26 PM PST

Temperature: 56.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: South at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Portland Rowing Club, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:34 PM PST

Temperature: 55.6 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SSW at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Waverleigh Heights, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:33 PM PST

Temperature: 56.5 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: SSE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Sullivan's Gulch, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:34 PM PST

Temperature: 56.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Richmond, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:31 PM PST

Temperature: 55.4 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Irvington, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:34 PM PST

Temperature: 56.8 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Laurelhurst, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:33 PM PST

Temperature: 55.9 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: WNW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Smith School, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:29 PM PST

Temperature: 54.3 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Creston Park, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:33 PM PST

Temperature: 55.7 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SSE at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: West Hills, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:34 PM PST

Temperature: 52.1 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SW at 6.8 mph Pressure: 29.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Raleigh Park, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:32 PM PST

Temperature: 54.7 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Forest Park, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:34 PM PST

Temperature: 51.9 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: SW Portland - Tryon Creek, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:19 PM PST

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: West Slope, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:31 PM PST

Temperature: 54.4 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cedar Mill, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:31 PM PST

Temperature: 52.5 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Torreyview, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:34 PM PST

Temperature: 53.6 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Graphs

Location: Woodstock, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:24 PM PST

Temperature: 55.2 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: WSW at 12.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: West Portland Park, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:32 PM PST

Temperature: 52.0 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: WSW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Ardenwald Station #1, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:30 PM PST

Temperature: 55.6 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Garden Home, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:34 PM PST

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SSE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Mt Tabor, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:30 PM PST

Temperature: 54.2 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: SW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Raleigh Hills, Beaverton, OR

Updated: 12:34 PM PST

Temperature: 54.5 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: South at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Humboldt, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:34 PM PST

Temperature: 55.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Portland, OR

Updated: 12:34 PM PST

Temperature: 53.1 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SW at 11.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Portland - SE Lafayette, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:30 PM PST

Temperature: 54.9 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 86% Wind: North at 10.5 mph Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Leahy & NW 94th Tr., Portland, OR

Updated: 12:33 PM PST

Temperature: 53.6 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: East Beaverton, Beaverton, OR

Updated: 12:33 PM PST

Temperature: 55.2 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Foster-Powell, SE 63rd, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:33 PM PST

Temperature: 55.9 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Forest Heights, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:30 PM PST

Temperature: 51.6 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: South at 14.2 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion



AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR 
950 AM PST THU NOV 27 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SLOWLY INLAND TODAY. THE
FRONT WILL THEN STALL OVER SOUTH-CENTRAL OREGON TONIGHT AND FRI. THIS
FRONT WILL BEGIN TO LIFT NORTHWARD AGAIN EARLY FRI. ANOTHER STRONGER
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE S THROUGH THE REGION LATE FRI INTO SAT. THIS
FRONT WILL USHER IN MUCH COLDER WEATHER. SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL
RAPIDLY FRI NIGHT AND SAT...WITH A RAIN/SNOW MIX A POSSIBILITY FOR
THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS. HIGH PRES OVER THE INTERIOR NW WILL TURN THE
FLOW OFFSHORE BY SUN FOR DRY AND COLD WEATHER. ANOTHER SYSTEM COMING
UP FROM THE S SOMETIME EARLY NEXT WEEK WILL ATTEMPT TO SPREAD SOME
PRECIPITATION UP OVER THE COLD AIR MASS LEFT OVER FROM THE WEEKEND.

&&

.MORNING UPDATE...VERY FEW CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE EARLY MORNING
FORECAST PACKAGE...AS IT APPEARS TO BE TRACKING WELL. 

THE 12Z SALEM SOUNDING WAS NOTABLE IN SHOWING A BIT OF ELEVATED
INSTABILITY...WITH ABOUT 150-200 J/KG OF SKINNY CAPE DUE THE MILD AND
MOIST AIR MASS BETWEEN 850-700 MB. SURE ENOUGH...THERE ARE SPORADIC
LIGHTNING STRIKES BEING DETECTED NEAR THE SOUTH OREGON COAST. IT
APPEARS THE BEST INSTABILITY SHOULD REMAIN THERE...THOUGH IT WOULD
NOT BE A COMPLETE SURPRISE TO SEE A STRAY LIGHTNING STRIKE OR TWO
SOUTH OF SALEM TODAY. 12Z NAM BUFR SOUNDINGS CONTINUE TO SHOW SKINNY
CAPE INTO FRIDAY...WHEN THERE MAY BE A SLIGHTLY BETTER CHANCE OF
THUNDER ALONG/AHEAD AS THE VIGOROUS COLD FRONT PROVIDES A BIT OF
EXTRA LIFT. THERE IS ALSO SOME FAIRLY DECENT SHEAR WITHIN THIS AREA
OF CONDITIONAL INSTABILITY. HAVE NOT ADDED THIS TO THE FORECAST
YET...BUT WE MAY ADD A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDER FRIDAY WITH THE
AFTERNOON PACKAGE IF SUBSEQUENT MODEL RUNS CONTINUE TO SHOW THIS. 

AS FAR AS THE POTENTIAL FOR LOW ELEVATION SNOW LATER FRI NIGHT
THROUGH SAT EVENING...PREVIOUS DISCUSSION BELOW CONTINUES TO REFLECT
CURRENT THINKING...SO NO CHANGES WERE MADE.  WEAGLE 

/PREV DISC ISSUED 327 AM PST THU NOV 27 2014/

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY...BREEZY SOUTHERLY WINDS AHEAD 
OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT ARE KEEPING EXCEPTIONALLY MILD 
CONDITIONS IN PLACE ACROSS SOUTHWEST OREGON AND NORTHWEST OREGON 
THIS MORNING. IN FACT...THE TEMPS IN THE UPPER 50S TO LOW 60S BEING 
OBSERVED ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION AT CURRENT ARE VERY CLOSE TO THE 
RECORD DAILY HIGH TEMPS FOR THE LAST WEEK OF NOVEMBER. HOWEVER...THE 
PERIOD OF MILD WEATHER THAT WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING OVER THE PAST 
FEW DAYS WILL BE COMING TO AN END VERY SHORTLY. 

THE COLD FRONT APPROACHING THE COAST THIS MORNING IS NOT TERRIBLY
IMPRESSIVE. LOOKING AT THE LATEST IR SATELLITE IMAGERY...IT IS
APPARENT THAT THE UPPER LEVEL FRONT AND ASSOCIATED MOISTURE HAS MOVED
OUT AHEAD OF THE SURFACE FRONTAL BOUNDARY. THE SURFACE FRONT CAN BE
MADE OUT ON SATELLITE JUST OFFSHORE AROUND BUOY 29. WITH ONLY SHALLOW
MOISTURE REMAINING AND LITTLE IN THE WAY OF FORCING ALOFT...THE
ASSOCIATED PRECIPITATION THAT IS MOVING ONSHORE IS DEFINITELY ON THE
PATCHIER SIDE. THE RAIN HAS BECOME A BIT STEADIER OVER THE PAST FEW
HOURS ALONG THE N COAST AND COAST RANGE...BUT MOST SITES ARE ONLY
PICKING UP A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF RAIN PER HOUR. STILL... 
EXPECT MOST LOCATIONS WILL SEE A DECENT STEADY RAIN AS THE FRONT 
PUSHES ONSHORE THIS MORNING AND THEN MOVES INLAND THROUGH THE DAY. 
THE FRONT WILL EVENTUALLY STALL OVER SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL OREGON
LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING.

THE OTHER FEATURE OF INTEREST THAT WE ARE WATCHING THIS MORNING IS A
PERSISTENT STATIONARY BAROCLINIC ZONE THAT IS CURRENTLY DRAPED OVER
BRITISH COLUMBIA AND FAR NORTHERN WASHINGTON. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH
WILL DRIVE THIS BOUNDARY SOUTHWARD FRI AND FRI NIGHT AS A SHARP COLD
FRONT. AT THE SAME TIME...THE STALLED FRONT OVER CENTRAL OREGON IS
FCST TO PUSH NORTHWARD AGAIN FRI MORNING. BETWEEN THESE TWO FRONTAL
BOUNDARIES...EXPECT RAINFALL TO STEADILY INCREASE AS THE DAY 
PROGRESSES FRI. AS THE SHARP COLD FRONT FROM THE NORTH DIVES 
THROUGH THE REGION LATER FRI AND FRI NIGHT...A MUCH COLDER AIR MASS 
ALOFT WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION. 

THE PARENT UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL SWING INTO THE REGION FROM THE
NORTH ON SAT TO PROVIDE SOME UPPER LEVEL SUPPORT FOR POST FRONTAL
SHOWER ACTIVITY...WHILE LOW LEVEL ONSHORE FLOW SHOULD PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL MOISTURE TO KEEP SHOWERS GOING THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY.
BASED ON MODEL 850MB TEMPS AND 1000-500 MB THICKNESS VALUES...IT
APPEARS THAT THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A RAIN/SNOW MIX TO AFFECT THE
INTERIOR LOWLANDS AT TIMES ON SAT. THE TEMP AND THICKNESS INDICATORS
ARE ONLY MARGINAL AND THERE IS SOME UNCERTAINTY AMONGST THE MODELS
JUST HOW COLD THE AIR MASS WILL BE...SO CONFIDENCE IS NOT ALL THAT
HIGH THAT THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS WILL SEE ANY SIGNIFICANT FLAKES. AT
ANY RATE...WITH THE MILD TEMPS WE HAVE SEEN OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS IT
IS UNLIKELY THAT ROAD SURFACES WILL BE ABLE TO COOL FAST ENOUGH FOR
THERE TO BE MAJOR TRAVEL CONCERNS. PYLE

 
LONG TERM...SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...MOST GUIDANCE 
SUGGESTS THE UPPER TROUGH AXIS RESPONSIBLE FOR SATURDAYS SHOWERS WILL
BE MOVING ACROSS THE CASCADES SAT NIGHT...  WITH ANY LINGERING SHOWERS
COMING TO END OVERNIGHT. EXPECT SOME CLEARING SAT NIGHT AS COLD HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS DOWN FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA...WITH LOW TEMPS LIKELY
GETTING WELL INTO THE 20S FOR MOST SPOTS. WITH HIGH PRESSURE
STRENGTHENING EAST OF THE CASCADES...EXPECT STRONG EAST WINDS TO RAMP
UP THROUGH THE GORGE SUNDAY MORNING AND PERSIST FOR MUCH OF THE
PERIOD THROUGH WEDNESDAY...WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS SPILLING INTO THE
PORTLAND/VANCOUVER METRO. MONDAY MAY BE A BRIEF BREAK FROM THE WINDS
AS A SYSTEM PASSES BY TO OUR NORTH. 

MEANWHILE...A DISTURBANCE FROM THE ALEUTIANS IS EXPECTED TO CUT OFF 
FROM THE MAIN PACIFIC JET AND SETTLE OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST BY 
SUNDAY...WHERE IT WILL LIKELY LINGER FOR A COUPLE DAYS. THERE IS A 
CHANCE THIS SYSTEM COULD COME CLOSE ENOUGH TO SPREAD SOME PRECIP 
NORTHWARD INTO OUR FORECAST AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK. IF THIS
OCCURS...THERE MAY BE SOME LIGHT FREEZING RAIN IN PORTIONS OF THE
WILLAMETTE VALLEY WITH SOME SNOW OR LIGHT FREEZING RAIN IN THE 
GORGE. CUTOFF LOWS SUCH AS THIS ONE ARE NOTORIOUSLY DIFFICULT TO 
FORECAST...AS MODELS STRUGGLE WITH THEM IN THE EXTENDED FORECAST 
PERIOD. WHERE THIS UPPER LOW GOES WILL DICTATE THE WEATHER THROUGH 
MIDWEEK...BUT TEMPS ARE EXPECTED TO SLOWLY MODERATE TUESDAY AND 
WEDNESDAY.  WEAGLE

&&

.AVIATION...GENERALLY A MIX OF IFR TO VFR CONDITIONS ALONG THE
COAST...AND VFR OVER THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS. FRONTAL BOUNDARY
EXPECTED TO WEAKEN AND STALL OVER THE INTERIOR TODAY...WITH PLENTY
OF LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE. THUS...EXPECT MAINLY MVFR OR LOWER
CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT. HIGHER TERRAIN...SUCH
AS THE OREGON COAST RANGE...SW WA WILLAPA HILLS AND THE CASCADES
WILL REMAIN OBSCURED THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD. EXPECT PRECIP
INTENSITY TO INCREASE OVERNIGHT INTO FRI MORNING. 

KPDX AND APPROACHES...VFR CONDITIONS AS OF 16Z...BUT STILL EXPECT
MVFR TO BE THE PREDOMINANT CATEGORY AFTER 18Z. LITTLE CHANGE IN
OVERALL FLIGHT CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT. 12Z SALEM
UPPER AIR SOUNDING AND MODEL SOUNDINGS FOR KPDX INDICATED SE-S
WIND OF AROUND 10 KT AT THE SURFACE...BUT SW WIND 35-40 KT AT
FL020. THIS HAS PRODUCED LLWS NEAR THE AIR FIELD SO HAVE INCLUDED
IT IN THE TAF FOR THIS MORNING. WEISHAAR

&&

.MARINE...GALE FORCE WIND HAS DIMINISHED TO SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
SPEEDS. MODELS SUGGEST GUSTS TO 25 KT AT TIMES MOST OF THE DAY.
THERE MAY BE SHORT PERIOD OF SUB-ADVISORY WIND SPEEDS THROUGH
TONIGHT...BUT WILL KEEP THE CURRENT SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY AS IS. A
MORE ROBUST COLD FRONT...WHICH HAS MUCH COLDER AIR BEHIND IT...WILL
MOVE SOUTH THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS LATE FRI AND EARLY FRI EVENING
FOR CONTINUED SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WINDS. THE WIND WILL SWITCH TO
THE NORTHWEST BEHIND THIS FRONT. THE NORTHWEST WINDS WILL EASE ON
SATURDAY...THEN OFFSHORE GAP ENHANCED EAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PROBABLY OF THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
VARIETY. THESE OFFSHORE WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO NEXT WEEK.

SEAS ARE UP TO 10 TO 13 FT THIS MORNING AND WILL REMAIN IN THAT
RANGE THROUGH TONIGHT. SEAS CONTINUE TO HOVER AROUND 10 FT INTO
SATURDAY...THEN FALL BELOW 10 FT BY SUNDAY. SEAS TODAY WILL BE
CHOPPY WITH AROUND 8 SECOND PERIODS FROM THE SOUTHWEST. PERIODS
WILL LENGTHEN TO AROUND 14 SECONDS LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT...THEN
SHIFT AND BE FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH PERIODS AND 10 OR 11 SECONDS
FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. WEISHAAR

&&

.PQR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
OR...NONE.
WA...NONE.
PZ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS UNTIL 8 AM PST SATURDAY FOR 
     COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO FLORENCE OR OUT 
     60 NM.

     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS UNTIL 8 AM PST SATURDAY 
     FOR COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR 
     OUT 60 NM.

     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS UNTIL 10 PM PST FRIDAY 
     FOR COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD OR TO FLORENCE OR OUT 60
     NM.

     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH COLUMBIA RIVER BAR UNTIL 6 AM 
     PST FRIDAY.

&&

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