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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
155 PM PDT TUE AUG 7 2018

TO...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/PARTNERS AND NWS EMPLOYEES 

FROM...TYREE WILDE
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR

SUBJECT...FORMAT CHANGE TO COLUMBIA RIVER BAR SEGMENT OF COASTAL 
WATERS FORECAST /CWF/...EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 10, 2018, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN 
PORTLAND OREGON WILL CHANGE THE COLUMBIA RIVER BAR SEGMENT OF THE 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST /CWF/ TO A BULLET FORMAT.  AN EXAMPLE OF THE 
FORMAT FOR THE COLUMBIA RIVER BAR SEGMENT IS BELOW.  NO OTHER 
CHANGES TO THE FORMAT OF THE CWF WILL BE MADE WITH THIS CHANGE.

FORMAT OF COLUMBIA RIVER BAR FORECAST:
* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL
* GENERAL SEAS...4 TO 6 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.
* FIRST EBB...AROUND 815 PM TONIGHT. SEAS AROUND 8 FT.
* SECOND EBB...STRONG EBB AROUND 830 AM FRIDAY MORNING. SEAS AROUND 
  9 FT WITH BREAKERS POSSIBLE.
* THIRD EBB...AROUND 845 PM FRIDAY EVENING. SEAS AROUND 7 FT.

QUESTIONS CONCERNING THIS CHANGE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:

TYREE WILDE
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
5241 NE 122ND AVE
PORTLAND OR  97230
PHONE... 503-326-2340
EMAIL... TYREE.WILDE@NOAA.GOV

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