Thursday, July20, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Packwood, WA

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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.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 5:28AMSunset 8:48PM Thursday July 20, 2017 3:36 PM PDT (22:36 UTC) Moonrise 1:57AMMoonset 5:16PM Illumination 8% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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
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PZZ135 Puget Sound And Hood Canal- 240 Pm Pdt Thu Jul 20 2017
Tonight..N wind 5 to 15 kt N part. SW wind 5 to 15 kt S part. Wind becoming variable to 10 kt all areas after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
Fri..Light wind becoming sw to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Fri night..NW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming S after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. A slight chance of rain.
Sat..S wind to 10 kt becoming variable in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sat night..N wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sun night..N wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Mon..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Tue..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
PZZ100 240 Pm Pdt Thu Jul 20 2017
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Onshore flow will prevail tonight. A front will move into the offshore waters Friday and dissipate offshore on Saturday. Onshore flow will follow Sunday through Tuesday with high pressure offshore and lower pressure inland.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Packwood, WA
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Area Discussion for - Portland, OR
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258 pm pdt Thu jul 20 2017

Synopsis Clouds will continue to dissipate across the area into
the evening. High pressure will build in behind this system tonight
for less clouds and warmer temps Friday and Saturday. Strengthening
onshore flow is expected to bring a gradual cooling trend back to
near normal temps Monday and Tuesday. Longer range forecast models
hint at the potential for an upper trough with below normal temps
toward the middle of next week.

Short term Today through Saturday... Accumulating rain has been
mostly confined to the coast and higher elevations. The only
exceptions were kelso, mcminnville, and vancouver, where one
hundredth fell. The portland airport has only received a trace so far
and while an isolated shower cannot be ruled out in the next few
hours, it is unlikely, which means pdx will likely continue the dry
streak. Otherwise, the stratocumulus deck is slowly eroding from se
to NW across the area and most locations will be mostly sunny by
later this afternoon and into the evening.

High pressure will build in behind this front tonight and Friday,
while the air mass warms aloft. Flow will remain onshore Friday, but
not nearly as strong as today. The marine layer will likely become
shallower as 500 mb heights rise and compress marine inversions. As a
result, expect less in the way of low clouds Fri morning. Much of the
willamette valley may start off sunny Friday, aside from a few clouds
spreading up the columbia to near pdx. 00z 850 mb temps rise from
about +8 deg c at salem this afternoon, to +13 deg c by late fri
afternoon, and to +16 deg c Sat afternoon. The combination of warmer
temps aloft, limited morning low clouds, and weaker onshore flow
should result in significantly warmer days Friday and Saturday. Temps
will likely rise back to near normal or slightly above normal Friday,
with the warming trend continuing into Saturday for highs approaching
90 inland. Coastal areas will remain seasonably cool with more
persistent cloudiness as enough onshore gradient will remain for
afternoon and evening seabreezes. Weagle bentley

Long term Saturday night through Wednesday... Models are starting
to come into better agreement in how to handle a weak upper low that
is expected to shear off from the tail end of today's cold front in
the general vicinity of 35n 135w, though there are still small
differences in the details. Both the GFS and ECMWF now show the upper
low cutting off west of the california coast and then lifting NE into
oregon by Monday night. This will leave a slight chance of afternoon
and evening thunder Sunday and Monday for the cascades south of
around santiam pass. Flow aloft generally remains s-sw ahead of the
weak upper low trough, which should keep thunder chances limited to
the cascade crest and points east. Troughing persists through the
second half of the week which will keep temperatures at or below
normal. Weagle bentley

Aviation Clouds remained over much of NW or and SW wa early this
afternoon west of the cascades, but CIGS were improving and were
largelyVFR with just a few areas of MVFR remaining. ExpectVFR
conditions to prevail over the interior tonight and fri. Over the
coastal areasVFR conditions will dominate through early tonight,
but expect areas of ifr or low end MVFR conditions to develop after
09z as some stratus and fog develops, and continues until

Kpdx and approaches...VFR conditions tonight and fri. The chances
for MVFR CIGS to redevelop late tonight or Fri morning between 12z
and 17z are around 10 percent.

Marine A ridge of high pres over the coastal waters will persist
into sat. As a result, wind and sea conditions will remain benign
through Saturday. Northerly winds will increase with gusts into the
25 to 30 kt range Saturday night, and continue through Monday. Seas
will respond by building to 8 to 10 ft, with relatively short
periods, by late Sunday morning.

Pqr watches warnings advisories
Or... None.

Wa... None.

Pz... None.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 75 mi55 min 71°F 54°F1021.1 hPa
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 76 mi49 min SW 12 G 16
LOPW1 - 9440422 - Longview, WA 76 mi49 min 70°F1021.9 hPa

Wind History for Longview, WA
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Airport Reports
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Wind History from CZK (wind in knots)
Last 24hr24------------------------SW12
1 day ago53------------------------322SW632SE2E21S2
2 days ago----------------------------1214334434

Tide / Current Tables for Kalama, Washington - IGNORE HEIGHTS
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Click for MapNote: The Columbia River is subject to annual freshets. Short range predictions are available at local river forecast centers. The data for stations above Harrington Point apply only during low river stages. There is a tidal influence along most of the

Thu -- 01:27 AM PDT     8.95 feet High Tide
Thu -- 03:03 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:40 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:42 AM PDT     -0.63 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:59 PM PDT     6.68 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:19 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:54 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:19 PM PDT     2.28 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Saint Helens, Columbia River, Oregon
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Saint Helens
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Thu -- 02:05 AM PDT     3.61 feet High Tide
Thu -- 03:03 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:41 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:50 AM PDT     0.20 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:14 PM PDT     2.08 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:18 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:53 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:31 PM PDT     0.72 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Portland, OR (18,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, OR
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