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Marine Weather and Tides
Ashford, WA

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 7:02AMSunset 7:28PM Sunday March 24, 2019 2:36 AM PDT (09:36 UTC) Moonrise 11:09PMMoonset 8:22AM Illumination 88% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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- 857 Pm Pdt Sat Mar 23 2019
Tonight..NW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming N after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. A slight chance of showers in the evening. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..Light wind becoming S to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun night..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon..N wind 5 to 15 kt becoming sw 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon.
Mon night..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Tue..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Tue night..Variable wind to 10 kt becoming nw after midnight. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Wed..N wind to 10 kt rising to 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Thu..N wind to 10 kt rising to 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less building to 1 to 3 ft.
PZZ100 857 Pm Pdt Sat Mar 23 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Weak low level onshore flow will become light overnight before turning offshore on Sunday. SWells will subside under 10 feet Sunday morning. The next front will arrive on Monday. The low level flow will turn back to light offshore Tuesday and Wednesday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ashford, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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national weather service seattle wa
836 pm pdt Sat mar 23 2019

Update 830 pm pdt tonight and Sunday Satellite imagery and
obs show partial clearing across much of western washington early
this evening. The trough that moved over the area earlier today
has split with the bulk of energy to the south. However, the
system is negative tilt and IR imagery shows the leading edge of
mid high cloud cover with a short wave approaching from the
southeast. As this short wave lifts north-northeast tonight and
Sunday, some light rain should develop over the cascades and
possibly into the foothills Sunday. There is some uncertainty as
to how much if any light precipitation could spill into the
lowlands east of puget sound given the ECMWF solution which has
some QPF as far west as the central i-5 metro corridor on Sunday.

The forecast was updated to increase pops in the foothills and
increase clouds but measurable rain still looks unlikely west of
the foothills. Will need to monitor this system as it brushes the
puget sound region and brings rain to the cascades. If clouds
clear in the afternoon, highs should reach close to 60. Patchy fog
is also possible in the morning but mainly around the fog prone
sw interior S puget sound pockets. Mercer

Synopsis Light low level offshore flow and weak high pressure
aloft will bring dry weather Sunday. A weakening front will arrive
from the south on Monday. Low level flow will turn back to
offshore as the next system moves inland south of the area in the
middle of next week. A weak upper trough will linger over the area
through the end of the week.

Short term tonight through Tuesday Showers will end this
evening as the air mass becomes more stable. Sunday is looking dry
with decreasing clouds as weak high pressure aloft moves over the
area and northerly low level offshore flow develops. A few
showers may linger over the cascades however. The additional
sunshine should allow highs to creep up a few degrees.

A negatively tilted front will move up from the southwest on
Monday for an increasing chance of rain during the day. This front
should be a little wetter than the one last night but it still
looks fairly weak overall with negligible impacts. A broad area
of low pressure aloft will maintain a chance of showers through
Tuesday. Schneider

Long term Wednesday through Saturday A split flow pattern
will prevail Wednesday and Thursday with an upper low moving
inland to the south. There will be chance of showers at times with
a weak upper trough over western washington but mostly it will be
dry with seasonable temperatures. The mainly dry weather will
continue into the weekend as high pressure aloft tries to build
over the area but the ridge looks a bit dirty so an isolated
shower can't be ruled out for now. Schneider

Aviation Flow aloft generally light northerly with high clouds
spreading across western washington into tonight. Light onshore
flow will keep the air mass moist in the low levels overnight.

MVFR conditions possible in places during the morning hours with
patchy low clouds. Clearing expected from south to north during
the afternoon. Drier weather by afternoon as flow turns offshore.

Ksea... GenerallyVFR CIGS through the overnight hours with high
clouds. MVFR CIGS possible following 12z through the morning with
some patchy low clouds around. Offshore winds later during the
afternoon hours, after 20z-21z, withVFR conditions. Winds
generally W SW turning more northerly during the late afternoon
under 10 knots. Jd

Marine Weak low level onshore flow will become light overnight
before turning offshore on Sunday. Small craft advisories for
hazardous seas remains in effect for the coastal waters and west
entrance through the overnight hours. Swells will subside under 10
feet Sunday morning. The next front arrives on Monday. The low
level flow will turn back to light offshore Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hydrology River flooding is not expected for the next 7 days.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory for hazardous seas until 5 am pdt Sunday
for coastal waters from CAPE flattery to james island 10 to
60 nm-coastal waters from CAPE flattery to james island out
10 nm-coastal waters from james island to point grenville
10 to 60 nm-coastal waters from james island to point
grenville out 10 nm-coastal waters from point grenville to
cape shoalwater 10 to 60 nm-coastal waters from point
grenville to CAPE shoalwater out 10 nm-west entrance u.S.

Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory for rough bar until 5 am pdt Sunday for
grays harbor bar.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 37 mi72 min WNW 2.9 G 4.1
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 37 mi54 min 49°F 48°F1023.4 hPa

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Airport Reports
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Pierce County-Thun Field, WA24 mi41 minN 010.00 miOvercast45°F44°F100%1022.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Tacoma, Commencement Bay, Washington
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Tacoma
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Sun -- 01:56 AM PDT     3.27 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:04 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:54 AM PDT     12.13 feet High Tide
Sun -- 09:22 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 02:32 PM PDT     0.18 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:27 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:11 PM PDT     11.11 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Steilacoom, Washington
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Steilacoom
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Sun -- 02:33 AM PDT     3.40 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:05 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:24 AM PDT     13.99 feet High Tide
Sun -- 09:23 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 03:09 PM PDT     0.19 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:28 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:41 PM PDT     12.82 feet High Tide
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