Latest Marine Forecast
Coast - Washington
and Northern California
are the same or even more interesting. Five days of swells over 13' coming from the direction a south bound boat is headed.
Today (Thursday October 13, 2016)
20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt...rising to 30 to 35 kt with gusts to 45 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 14 ft dominant period 15 seconds
35 to 45 kt with gusts 55 to 60 kt... Becoming SW 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt after midnight. Combined seas 24 ft dominant period 17 seconds... Subsiding to 21 ft dominant period 16 seconds after midnight.
SW wind 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 19 ft dominant period 16 seconds
. Rain in the morning...then showers and a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
SW wind 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves SW 5 ft at 6 seconds. W swell 14 ft at 14 seconds
S wind 30 to 35 kt with gusts to 40 kt...rising to 40 to 50 kt with gusts to 60 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 15 ft dominant period 14
seconds...building to 24 ft dominant period 14 seconds in the afternoon. Rain.
SW wind 40 to 50 kt with gusts to 55 kt...easing to 35 to 40 kt with gusts to 45 kt after midnight. Combined seas 34 ft dominant period 14 seconds... Subsiding to 32 ft dominant period 14 seconds
after midnight. Rain.
SW wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 7 ft. W swell 22 ft
SW wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. W swell 13 ft
This is from a 963 Mb low that will move up the coast from Northern California
to Vancouver Island with hurricane
force winds. Yet - there is nothing in the news about it. I guess that is why so many people do not understand the intensity of the Pacific NW storms - they are so common they are not newsworthy.
The significant wave height is the average of the largest One Third. One in 1,000 waves will be TWICE the significant height. With a 15-second period that means one wave every four hours will be twice the significant height or over 50' for most of Saturday and Sunday. And over 35' from Thursday afternoon to Monday morning.