Friday, August18, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Onalaska, 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.
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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 6:13AMSunset 8:16PM Friday August 18, 2017 9:29 AM PDT (16:29 UTC) Moonrise 1:41AMMoonset 5:09PM Illumination 14% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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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PZZ210 Columbia River Bar- 852 Am Pdt Fri Aug 18 2017
.small craft advisory for rough columbia river bar in effect late tonight...
In the main channel..Combined seas 4 to 5 ft today and tonight. However, seas will temporarily build to 6 or 7 ft during the ebb around 3 pm this afternoon, and to 8 or 9 ft with breakers during the strong ebb around 315 am tonight.
PZZ200 852 Am Pdt Fri Aug 18 2017
Synopsis for southern washington and northern oregon coast.. High pres will persist over the coastal waters through early next week with thermal low pres mainly over nw ca which will maintain northerly winds along the coast, strongest in the central oregon waters.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Onalaska, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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Fxus66 ksew 181531
area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
831 am pdt Fri aug 18 2017

Synopsis A weak system moving by to the north of the area today
will give clouds to the northern half of western washington and a
chance of showers to the northern olympic peninsula and the north
cascades. Onshore flow will increase this evening, resulting in
slightly cooler conditions on Saturday. High pressure will begin
to rebuild over the region Sunday afternoon. High pressure aloft
and light northwesterly flow will give dry and warmer conditions
to the area Monday and Tuesday.

Short term The only change to the morning forecast package is
an increase in cloud cover for the northern 2 3 of the area this
morning through early this afternoon.

Details: satellite imagery shows the remnants of an old frontal
system extending from central alberta southwestward through
northern portions of western washington and out into the pacific
along about 46n latitude. This weak disturbance has increased
lower to mid level clouds across the northern two thirds of the
area this morning, and may result in a few light showers today for
the northern olympic peninsula and the north cascades. Behind
this system, low level onshore flow is expected to increase early
this evening bringing gale force westerly winds through the
eastern two-thirds of the strait of juan de fuca and increasing
low level moisture across western washington. Temperatures will
be in the 60s to mid 70s across the area today, near normal for
mid august, and will likely be 1 to 3 degrees cooler on Saturday
after our increase in onshore flow.

Flat ridging offshore is expected to shunt another weakening
frontal system to the north of the area late Saturday night into
Sunday morning, though some mid level left- over cloud cover will
drag across the area. Sunday high temperatures will likely be
about 1 to 3 degrees higher than Saturday with the passing clouds
during the first half of the day breaking up about noon.

Ridging building offshore will move east across the area later
Monday. The ridging will result in clearing and a warming trend.

There may be some morning clouds around that may impair viewing of
the first half of the solar eclipse on Monday, but it is too
early to tell at this time. Highs on Monday may reach 80 in the
interior from seattle southward (but temperatures will possibly be
held down a couple of degrees due to the eclipse in the mid to
late morning hours). Albrecht

Long term From the previous long term discussion... On the back
side of the ridge... Temps will not be too much different Tuesday
than what is expected Monday. An upper level low off the canadian
coast will spell some troughiness for the area starting Wednesday.

Cooling temperatures are a sure bet... But models really are not
coming up with an agreed solution for the path of this low and
thus the degree to which wa will see precip. Both solutions (ecmwf
and gfs) show precip for Wed and thu... But with the ECMWF showing
a more northerly track... That would likely result in lower pops
whereas the GFS has the low actually dipping south enough to pass
over the northern third of the CWA producing higher and more
widespread pops. With no discernible agreement... Simply went
middle of the road and ran with slight chance to chance pops for
that period. Beyond that... Looks like another pacific ridge will
influence next weekend with models in disagreement as to the
amplitude of that ridge. Smr

Aviation Westerly flow aloft continues over western washington
this morning, with a weak upper trough moving through british
columbia. Surface high pressure remains offshore with lower
pressure east of the cascades for onshore low level flow. The air
mass is moist, mainly below 6000 ft.

Marine stratus with ceilings ovc005-012 covers the coast and much
of the northwest interior and southwest interior of western
washington. The puget sound region, which is mostly free of the
low stratus, has a sct-bkn040 cloud deck. The stratus should burn
off by midday, especially away from the coast. However, cloud
layers associated with the weak upper trough should develop this
afternoon, mainly between 4000 and 10,000 ft. Stronger onshore
flow this evening and tonight could push low stratus into most of
the western washington interior lowlands late tonight.

Ksea... Light southwest flow becoming west to northwest 6-12 kt
this afternoon, then north to northeast after sunset, and then
light and variable overnight. The clouds at 040 should increase to
bkn-sct during the next couple hours. Low stratus with ceilings
010-014 is possible late tonight. Mcdonnal

Marine A weak system moving by to the north will result in
increasing onshore flow over western washington later this
afternoon and this evening. Gale warnings are in effect for the
central and eastern strait of juan de fuca, along with small
craft advisories for admiralty inlet and the northern inland

Otherwise, a typical august pattern will prevail through
the middle of next week; onshore flow of varying strength will
persist due to high pressure offshore and lower pressure east of
the cascades. Small craft advisory westerlies are possible in
the central and eastern strait of juan de fuca in the evening and
early morning hours beginning Saturday evening and continuing into
the middle of next week. Mcdonnal

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Gale warning from 6 pm this evening to 3 am pdt Saturday for
central u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-east entrance
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory from 6 pm this evening to 3 am pdt Saturday
for admiralty inlet-northern inland waters including the
san juan islands.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm pdt this evening for central
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LOPW1 - 9440422 - Longview, WA 33 mi41 min 71°F1022.6 hPa
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 54 mi47 min 59°F 58°F1022.3 hPa
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 54 mi41 min NW 4.1 G 5.1

Wind History for Longview, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Chehalis-Centralia Airport, WA22 mi34 minN 010.00 miA Few Clouds61°F53°F77%1022.7 hPa

Wind History from CLS (wind in knots)
Last 24hrCalmCalmCalmCalm4N955
1 day ago4SW76
2 days agoCalm4CalmNE93NW43Calm6NW11NW4SW4SW4SW4SW4SW4CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm

Tide / Current Tables for Longview, 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

Fri -- 12:41 AM PDT     8.41 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:44 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:15 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:46 AM PDT     -0.66 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 02:19 PM PDT     6.66 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:08 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 08:14 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:31 PM PDT     2.23 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Longview, Columbia River, Washington
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Fri -- 12:22 AM PDT     4.25 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:44 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:15 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:07 AM PDT     -0.74 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 01:44 PM PDT     3.06 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:08 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 08:09 PM PDT     0.48 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:14 PM PDT     Sunset
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Seattle, WA (12,3,4,5)
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