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Marine Weather and Tides
Bay Center, WA

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Sunrise 7:09AMSunset 7:33PM Wednesday March 22, 2017 5:29 PM PDT (00:29 UTC) Moonrise 3:11AMMoonset 12:47PM Illumination 22% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 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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PZZ110 Grays harbor bar- 245 pm pdt Wed mar 22 2017 combined seas 6 to 8 ft. Bar conditions moderate. Maximum ebb currents will occur around 2 am and 2 pm Thursday. PZZ100 245 Pm Pdt Wed Mar 22 2017
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A surface trough along the coast will move inland this evening. Associated strong low level onshore flow should ease. A pacific frontal system is expected to move onshore Thursday night will potential gale force winds along the coast. Weak higher pres is forecast to build over the region Saturday. The next pacific frontal system is expected to move through the region Sunday night.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bay Center, WA
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Area Discussion for - Portland, OR
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316 pm pdt Wed mar 22 2017

Synopsis Showers will decrease this evening as high pressure
briefly moves over the area for a dry period tonight through Thursday
morning. An approaching cold front will bring more rain by Thursday
evening, with showers persisting through Saturday morning. Some sun
is possible Saturday afternoon. Another front is expected on Sunday.

Short term Tonight through Saturday... Doppler radar continues to
show light to moderate showers streaming across the forecast area
this afternoon. These showers are being aided by a surface trough and
a weak disturbance embedded in the southwest flow aloft. Shower
activity is expected to decrease later this evening as the upper
level disturbance ejects towards the northeast and high pressure
briefly builds in overhead. Based on the current location of the dry
slot in water vapor satellite imagery expect showers to generally end
along the coast by 5 pm and in the interior a few hours later. The
exception will be the south washington cascades, which could see some
light snow showers continue overnight. Despite the low snow levels,
limited moisture will prevent significant accumulation above pass
level so impacts should remain minimal.

As high pressure builds into the region later this evening expect
clouds to begin to clear. This clearing may lead to the development
of patchy fog in the interior late tonight and early Thursday, but
this all depends on how much the boundary layer is able to decouple
tonight. Expect any fog that develops overnight to clear by Thursday
afternoon ahead of an approaching frontal system.

Models remain rather persistent with stalling the front along the
coast Thursday morning. This will leave most locations away from the
coast with dry weather for most of Thursday under increasing clouds.

However, at the coast, expect rain by late Thursday morning. Rain
returns to the interior by Thursday evening as the front moves
onshore. Rain with this front could be heavy at times. Rainfall
amounts through Friday are around 1 to 1.5 inches along the coast and
in the coast range. The interior could see up to 0.75 inches. Snow
levels will generally remain above pass level, but the cascades could
see another 3 to 5 inches.

Rain looks to turn to showers by Friday afternoon as the front moves
further inland. Despite this, the upper level trough will help to
maintain showers into Saturday. Showers decrease Saturday afternoon
as high pressure briefly rebuilds into the region. This could bring a
few hours of nice weather with occasional Sun breaks on Saturday. /64

Long term Saturday night through Wednesday... Lingering
showers Saturday night will come to an end by early Sunday as
shortwave ridging moves across the region in between systems.

However, the next round of moisture in the form of a pacific front
is not far behind and will likely spread another of round of steady
rain later Sunday. Confidence in the forecast for the first part of
next week is a bit lower, however, as forecast models do present a
rather large spread of solutions. While the generally progressive
pattern may continue, the GFS (and at least a handful of gefs
members) would favor a somewhat drier solution until around early
Wednesday. Continued to utilize a blend of models, resulting in at
least some mention of precipitation through the period, though. Snow
levels remain near or above the cascade passes through the long term
period. Meanwhile, temperatures will remain generally a few degrees
below seasonal normals for the first half of next week. Cullen

Aviation Expect a mix of MVFR andVFR conditions to continue into
the evening through 03z as showers continue. Showers will taper off
after 03z as air mass stabilizes, and expect generallyVFR
conditions as surface high pres moves across overnight. This is
likely to allow for a period of predominantlyVFR conditions between
03z and 09z tonight, although a few areas of MVFR CIGS cannot be
ruled out. After 09z with the moist air mass stabilized, expect MVFR
to low endVFR CIGS to redevelop and continue through about 16z thu
morning. GenerallyVFR conditions can be expected after 16z thu, but
with cloud bases descending in advance of a frontal system that is
expected to move inland Thu evening.

Kpdx and approaches... MainlyVFR conditions through 09z tonight,
although there is a chance of seeing a period with MVFR CIGS through
03z. After 09z CIGS are likely to redevelop again, either as MVFR
cigs, or more likely, as low endVFR cigs.VFR conditions likely to
prevail after 16z thu.

Marine Winds dipping down to the lower end of small craft
criteria Wed afternoon, and expected to continue to diminish through
the evening. Seas also coming down, generally under 10 ft, but with
a period primarily under 10 seconds. Will hang on to the small craft
advisory for winds a few more hours, but allow the advisory for seas
to continue a few hours longer into the evening as steep seas will
border on square seas.

An active weather pattern continues for the next few days. A cold
front crossing the waters late Thu is expected to bring southerly
gales Thu afternoon and evening, so will hang onto the gale watch
then. In response to the local winds, seas will rebuild Thu evening
into the teens before subsiding below 10 ft again fri. Another
system on Sun will bring solid small craft conditions, with a chance
of gusts bordering on gale force. Seas are likely to build back
above 10 ft by Sun night.

Pqr watches/warnings/advisories
Or... None.

Wa... None.

Pz... Gale watch from Thursday morning through late Thursday night
for waters from CAPE shoalwater wa to florence or from 10
to 60 nm.

Small craft advisory for winds until 5 pm pdt this afternoon
for coastal waters from CAPE shoalwater wa to florence or
out 60 nm.

Small craft advisory for hazardous seas until 9 pm pdt this
evening for coastal waters from CAPE shoalwater wa to
florence or out 60 nm.

Gale watch from Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night
for coastal waters from CAPE shoalwater wa to florence or
out 10 nm.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TOKW1 - 9440910 - Toke Point, WA 5 mi42 min WSW 15 G 19 48°F 49°F1016 hPa
WPTW1 - 9441102 - Westport, WA 21 mi54 min WSW 20 G 23 47°F 49°F1015.2 hPa
46211 - Grays Harbor, WA (036) 22 mi38 min 50°F7 ft
46243 - Clatsop Spit, OR - 162 30 mi30 min 46°F9 ft
ASTO3 - 9439040 - Astoria, OR 31 mi42 min WSW 17 G 20 48°F 46°F1016.7 hPa

Wind History for Toke Point, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Hoquiam, Bowerman Airport, WA24 mi37 minSW 167.00 miOvercast48°F42°F80%1015.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bay Center, Palix River, Willapa Bay, Washington
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Bay Center
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Wed -- 03:21 AM PDT     4.24 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:10 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:14 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:58 AM PDT     8.07 feet High Tide
Wed -- 01:47 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 04:17 PM PDT     1.77 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:31 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:35 PM PDT     7.37 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Grays Harbor Entrance, Washington Current
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Grays Harbor Entrance
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Wed -- 12:51 AM PDT     -1.31 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 03:22 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:12 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:46 AM PDT     0.82 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 07:14 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:10 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:09 PM PDT     -2.36 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 01:47 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 04:30 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:32 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:25 PM PDT     1.33 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 10:42 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Portland, OR (20,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, OR
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