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Marine Weather and Tides
Hoquiam, WA

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Sunrise 5:21AMSunset 9:16PM Wednesday June 28, 2017 12:04 PM PDT (19:04 UTC) Moonrise 9:56AMMoonset 11:31PM Illumination 22% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 859 am pdt Wed jun 28 2017 combined seas 6 or 7 ft. Bar conditions moderate. Maximum ebb currents will occur around 915 pm this evening and 930 am Thursday morning. PZZ100 859 Am Pdt Wed Jun 28 2017
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..High pressure offshore with low pressure east of the cascades will maintain onshore flow of varying strength through this weekend. The flow will become strong enough Friday afternoon and evening for the possibility of gale force winds over parts of the strait of juan de fuca.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hoquiam, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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900 am pdt Wed jun 28 2017

Synopsis A surface ridge offshore will maintain onshore flow into
early next week. This will produce typical early summer weather with
mild temperatures, morning low clouds, and afternoon sunshine. An
upper level ridge will weaken the onshore flow and produce a minor
warming trend Thursday and Friday. Stronger onshore flow will bring
more cloud cover this weekend, and possibly light rain to the coast.

Short term Satellite imagery shows stratus has filled in most of
the lowlands this morning. The mountains, especially the olympics,
are mostly sunny. Today will be quite similar to Tuesday with low
level onshore flow continuing. Model cross sections show the marine
layer depth pretty similar to yesterday. End result is a persistence
forecast for today with the stratus burning back to the coast
midday. High will be similar to Tuesday's readings with mid 60s
along the coast and mid 60s to mid 70s inland.

The upper level ridge offshore will move east later today and
tonight. 500 mb heights will rise over the area with the ridge axis
just offshore at 12z Thursday. Low level onshore flow will weaken,
resulting in less morning cloud cover for the interior Thursday
morning. With less cloud cover and the warming temperatures aloft,
highs on Thursday will be a few degrees warmer with mid and upper
60s on the coast and 70s common over the interior. Lows tonight
will mostly be in the 50s.

The upper level ridge will move through the area Thursday night into
Friday morning with 500 mb heights peaking in the lower to mid 580
dms. Onshore pressure gradients don't begin to increase again until
Friday afternoon making for a mostly sunny day across most of the
area on Friday. Friday will be the warmest day in the forecast
period with some lower 80s from seattle south. North of seattle 70s
will be common with highs near 70 on the coast. Burke felton

Long term Previous discussion... Extended models in good agreement
for the weekend with zonal flow aloft and low level onshore flow on
Saturday for morning clouds and some afternoon sunshine over the
interior. A weak trough approaches the coast on Sunday for a slight
chance of showers in the morning. Low level onshore flow remaining
intact through Monday with a weak trough remaining over the area for
a continuation of the morning clouds with some afternoon sunshine
scenario for the interior. Some differences show up in the models
for the 4th with the GFS beginning to build a ridge while the
ecmwf keeps the weak trough in the area. Both solutions are dry.

Current forecast is closer to the less cloud cover a few degrees
warmer GFS solution. Will stay with that idea for the morning
forecast package. Felton

Aviation Upper level high pressure offshore will slowly make its
way eastward today with flow aloft mainly from the northwest. Low
level flow will remain onshore. Low level stratus are expected to
linger through the morning hours... Resulting in CIGS generally
remaining in the MVFR range in many locations... Before starting to
break up between 18-21z... With partly sunny skies expected afterward.

Ksea... Above discussion applies... Although would narrow the time
frame for stratus burn-off slightly... Probably happening between 18-
20z. Winds southwesterly 6-10 kts turning northerly by this evening.

Smr

Marine Higher pres offshore with lower pres E of the cascades
will maintain onshore flow of varying strength through the week.

Inherited forecast suggests the prospect for low end SCA winds for
the strait this evening and tonight. Will await new model data and
make decision on whether or not a headline is needed for afternoon
forecast package. This onshore flow is expected to strengthen Friday
afternoon and evening for the possibility of gale force winds over
parts of the strait of juan de fuca.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory for central and east strait late this
afternoon and tonight.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WPTW1 - 9441102 - Westport, WA 10 mi89 min W 7 G 8 56°F 58°F1017.6 hPa
46211 - Grays Harbor, WA (036) 18 mi43 min 57°F6 ft
TOKW1 - 9440910 - Toke Point, WA 19 mi47 min WNW 7 G 9.9 57°F 60°F1018.4 hPa
46099 33 mi195 min WNW 5.8 56°F 57°F1017 hPa
46041 - CAPE ELIZABETH- 45NM Northwest of Aberdeen, WA 47 mi75 min W 7.8 G 9.7 57°F 56°F7 ft1017.6 hPa (+0.8)

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Airport Reports
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Hoquiam, Bowerman Airport, WA1 mi72 minSW 104.00 miOvercast with Haze58°F52°F81%1018.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Moon Island, North Channel, Grays Harbor, Washington
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Moon Island
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Wed -- 04:47 AM PDT     9.29 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:23 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:56 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:09 AM PDT     -1.57 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:59 PM PDT     8.95 feet High Tide
Wed -- 09:14 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 11:35 PM PDT     1.74 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.84.76.47.999.38.56.64.21.8-0.4-1.5-10.82.9578.498.475.23.42

Tide / Current Tables for Grays Harbor Entrance, Washington Current
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Grays Harbor Entrance
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Wed -- 01:56 AM PDT     1.80 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 04:51 AM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:24 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:29 AM PDT     -3.59 knots Max Ebb
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Wed -- 11:44 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 03:08 PM PDT     2.54 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:09 PM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 09:15 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:17 PM PDT     -2.53 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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