Thursday, April26, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Puget Island, WA

Version 3.4
What's New / NOTES
3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.

Sunrise 6:04AMSunset 8:14PM Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:00 PM PDT (06:00 UTC) Moonrise 2:31PMMoonset 3:28AM Illumination 83% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
PZZ210 Columbia River Bar- 853 Pm Pdt Wed Apr 25 2018
In the main channel..Combined seas 2 to 4 feet through Thursday. However, seas will temporarily build to near 7 ft during the ebbs on Thursday around 245 am and 315 pm and on Friday around 345 am.
PZZ200 853 Pm Pdt Wed Apr 25 2018
Synopsis for the southern washington and northern oregon coast.. A stronger southerly push arrives tonight and Thursday, along with possible gusty winds and fog or low clouds. A weak front will cross the waters late in the weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Puget Island, WA
   Hourly   EDIT   Help
location: 46.16, -123.41     debug


Area Discussion for - Portland, OR
      (on/off)   Help   NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
Fxus66 kpqr 260401
afdpqr
area forecast discussion
national weather service portland or
900 pm pdt Wed apr 25 2018
aviation section updated.

Synopsis High pressure over the will slowly shift toward the
rockies tonight and thu. At same time, upper low pres will slowly
approach from the southwest. So, expect a gradual increase of onshore
flow on thu, with much cooler air and clouds across the region late
thu and Thu night. As the upper low shifts into the region, will see
shower from time to time, with plenty of clouds and cooler air for
the weekend. Does appear that will have return to drier air with mild
temperatures early to middle of next week.

Short term Tonight through Saturday... Not a lot of change in
overall pattern tonight. High pres sitting over the region will
maintain dry conditions into thu. Thermal low pres sitting just
inland from the coast. This shows up well with the widespread marine
stratus along the coast, where temperatures are some 20 to 30 deg
cooler this afternoon than as seen on tue. Thermal trough will slowly
shift to the interior tonight, but marine layer remains shallow
enough that will have difficult time punching inland.

Upper low will slowly approach the region from the southwest on thu.

But due to its slowness, seems the thermal trough will sit over the
interior lowlands into Thu afternoon. As such, will see westerly
onshore begin increasing trough the drainages in the coast range from
lane county in the morning, progressing northward as the day
progresses. This will keep some offshore flow at portland vancouver
metro into the afternoon, then will see winds at that area flip to
south or southwest towards late afternoon. With this pattern, would
expect to see wide range in temps, with upper 60s to lower 70s at
corvallis and eugene, to near 80 around portland vancouver metro.

Thermal trough will works its way up and over the cascades Thu night,
allowing for deepening marine layer on the west side. This will
result in much more clouds for Thu night int Fri am.

Now, other twist in our forecast will be threat of showers as the
upper low approaches. At moment, not all that impressed with the
potential, owing to fairly dry air mass and weak instability
initially. Still, with proximity of thermal trough and afternoon
surface heating, probably be enough to pop afternoon cumulus over the
cascades. Will go with 20 pct pops over the cascades from santiam
pass southward later Thu afternoon. Upper flow appears bit more south
to southeasterly for Thu night and fri. So, as showers pop up over
southern oregon and the cascades, will have motion such that showers
will continue drifting northwestward in the flow. Do not think will
see thunderstorm threat on fri, as will have fairly deep marine layer
by that time. However, would not be surprised to see a few
thunderstorms over the cascades on Fri into Fri evening. Have not put
in forecast yet, as would like to see how the next few runs of models
shake out to get more confidence.

Still cool and showery on Saturday as the upper low shifts into
northern california and southern oregon. rockey.

Long term Sat night through Tuesday... Models consistent in
showing the upper low progressing slowly across the pac nw, augmented
by another shortwave attaching to the low Sat night and sun. This
will keep a decent chance of showers over the region into sun, which
combined with the low level onshore flow keeps temps a little below
seasonal normals. Sun night into Mon models in pretty good agreement
that the upper trough shifts east as a ridge of high pres presses in
from the west. This will allow temps to moderate some during the
early next week, while chances for showers diminish.

Aviation Marine clouds will continue to produce areas of ifr
conditions along the coast this evening from around ktmk
southward. Confidence is lower north of ktmk, but expect that
light offshore flow may keep low stratus offshore for the
southern washington and far northern oregon coastal areas.

To the south, including at konp, expect ifr conditions to
gradually improve into MVFR as the marine layer deepens tonight
and Thursday. There is a chance very high end ifr to MVFR stratus
could work its way into keug towards 12-15z Thursday, but
confidence is low. Elsewhere, expect marine clouds to spread
across the rest of the forecast area after 00z Friday.

Kpdx and approaches... Offshore flow will result inVFR conditions
through 00z Friday. Marine clouds will likely spread over the
terminal after 00z Friday, perhaps not until around 03z. Cullen

Marine Weak westerly winds this afternoon should return to a
more southerly direction overnight, but should remain well less
than 25 kt. Weak pressure gradients over the waters should keep
winds generally below small craft advisory thresholds through the
first half of the weekend. A weak front dropping southeastward
across the waters on Sunday may result in small craft advisory
level wind gusts of 25 kt across the waters Sunday and early
Monday. These winds should result in seas climbing into the 9-12
ft range during this time. High pressure returning to the
northeast pacific should result in winds and seas relaxing early
next week. Neuman

Pqr watches warnings advisories
Or... None.

Wa... None.

Pz... None.

Interact with us via social media:


Weather Reporting Stations
   EDIT       (on/off)   Help   NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map
Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ASTO3 - 9439040 - Astoria, OR 19 mi42 min Calm G 2.9 53°F 55°F1016.5 hPa
LOPW1 - 9440422 - Longview, WA 24 mi42 min 53°F1016.4 hPa
46243 - Clatsop Spit, OR - 162 38 mi60 min 52°F5 ft
TOKW1 - 9440910 - Toke Point, WA 48 mi42 min N 8 G 8 54°F1016.4 hPa

Wind History for Astoria, OR
(wind in knots)    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
11
PM
12
AM
1
AM
2
AM
3
AM
4
AM
5
AM
6
AM
7
AM
8
AM
9
AM
10
AM
11
AM
12
PM
1
PM
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
10
PM
Last
24hr
SE3
S2
SE5
SE5
G8
SE4
G7
SE5
SE4
SE1
NW2
W3
G6
N1
NE1
W2
SW1
G4
W1
G6
W2
G6
W3
G7
W2
G9
W3
G7
N1
NW1
N2
N3
--
1 day
ago
NW3
W4
G10
SW2
NW6
NW3
G6
N4
G9
SW5
G9
W2
G7
N5
G10
NW4
NW4
G7
N5
G8
N7
G11
NW4
G10
W5
N4
G8
NW4
G9
N7
G11
N4
G9
N4
SE1
NW2
S2
SE2
2 days
ago
N1
NW4
N1
G5
NW4
NW3
G7
NW4
N4
G8
N7
G10
N11
G15
N13
G17
N11
G16
N10
G13
N9
G14
N6
G12
NW3
W1
G5
SW3
G6
E1

Airport Reports
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help   Click EDIT to display multiple airports
AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Astoria, Astoria Regional Airport, OR25 mi65 minSSW 66.00 miFog/Mist50°F48°F96%1016.6 hPa

Wind History from AST (wind in knots)
11
PM
12
AM
1
AM
2
AM
3
AM
4
AM
5
AM
6
AM
7
AM
8
AM
9
AM
10
AM
11
AM
12
PM
1
PM
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
10
PM
Last 24hrE3SE5CalmSE4SE3S4SW6SW5CalmW534N7SW5W9W9W10SW9SW8SW5S5SW3CalmSW6
1 day agoN6E8E6E8E7E9E9E4E5NE7E14E15E12SE16
G23
SE11
G19
E9SE10E5NE7NE6NW11NW9NW3Calm
2 days agoS4CalmSE3SE3E4E4E6E9E6NE5NE6NE8NE10NE13NE13NE13
G21
NE14NE12NW11NE12E12E5E6E10

Tide / Current Tables for Wauna, Columbia River, Oregon
   EDIT   RT Ports Option   Weekend mode (on/off)   (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Wauna
Click for Map
Thu -- 12:25 AM PDT     7.07 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:58 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:07 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:10 AM PDT     1.25 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 12:31 PM PDT     6.81 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:41 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:40 PM PDT     0.48 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:15 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.
12am1am2am3am4am5am6am7am8am9am10am11am12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm9pm10pm11pm
76.96.14.93.82.71.81.31.62.74.35.76.76.75.94.83.72.61.50.70.51.43.15.1

Tide / Current Tables for Skamokawa, Steamboat Slough, Columbia River, Washington
   EDIT      (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Skamokawa
Click for Map
Thu -- 12:09 AM PDT     7.45 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:58 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:07 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:48 AM PDT     1.26 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 12:15 PM PDT     7.20 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:41 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:16 PM PDT     0.45 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:16 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.
12am1am2am3am4am5am6am7am8am9am10am11am12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm9pm10pm11pm
7.47.16.24.93.62.51.51.323.456.47.26.964.83.52.31.20.50.7245.9

Weather Map and Satellite Images
       (on/off)   HelpWeather Map
wmap_P
GOES Local Image of PacificNorthwest    EDIT
NOTE: East coast views moved to GEOS-16. They are experimental and not well supported by NOAA so they may not be correct so be warned. This change required redoing a large amount of the GOES code. If the image you are expecting is not showing, please let me know. You may need to use the EDIT function to update your location.
Link to Loop

Other links: Northern Pacific     Contential US     Full GOES-East
Wind Forecast for Portland, OR (2,6,7,8)
      (on/off)   Help

Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, OR
   (on/off)   Help
weather_mapweather_map weather_map

Ad by Google

Disclaimer:
The information on this web site has not been checked for accuracy. It is for entertainment purposes only and should be independently verified before using for any other reason. There are five sources. 1) Documents and manuals from a variety of sources. These have not been checked for accuracy and in many cases have not even been read by anyone associated with L-36.com. I have no idea of they are useful or accurate, I leave that to the reader. 2) Articles others have written and submitted. If you have questions on these, please contact the author. 3) Articles that represent my personal opinions. These are intended to promote thought and for entertainment. These are not intended to be fact, they are my opinions. 4) Small programs that generate result presented on a web page. Like any computer program, these may and in some cases do have errors. Almost all of these also make simplifying assumptions so they are not totally accurate even if there are no errors. Please verify all results. 5) Weather information is from numerious of sources and is presented automatically. It is not checked for accuracy either by anyone at L-36.com or by the source which is typically the US Government. See the NOAA web site for their disclaimer. Finally, tide and current data on this site is from 2007 and 2008 data bases, which may contain even older data. Changes in harbors due to building or dredging change tides and currents and for that reason many of the locations presented are no longer supported by newer data bases. For example, there is very little tidal current data in newer data bases so current data is likely wrong to some extent. This data is NOT FOR NAVIGATION. See the XTide disclaimer for details. In addition, tide and current are influenced by storms, river flow, and other factors beyond the ability of any predictive program.