Tuesday, October16, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Olympia, 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 7:31AMSunset 6:22PM Tuesday October 16, 2018 5:47 PM PDT (00:47 UTC) Moonrise 1:55PMMoonset 11:03PM Illumination 50% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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- 323 Pm Pdt Tue Oct 16 2018
Tonight..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Wed..Variable wind to 10 kt in the morning becoming light. Wind waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog in the morning.
Wed night..NW wind to 10 kt becoming sw after midnight. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu..S wind to 10 kt becoming sw in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu night..Variable wind to 10 kt in the evening becoming light. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Fri..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
Fri night..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
Sat..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
Sun..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
PZZ100 323 Pm Pdt Tue Oct 16 2018
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Surface high pressure centered over southern british columbia with low level offshore flow through Wednesday morning. The high will weaken Wednesday and Thursday with the low level flow becoming light onshore. Northwesterly onshore flow pattern will continue into Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Olympia city, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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Fxus66 ksew 162218
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national weather service seattle wa
315 pm pdt Tue oct 16 2018

Synopsis High pressure will keep the region dry through the
weekend. Fair skies will be the rule, but areas of late night and
morning fog and low clouds are likely to increase through the end
of the work week. The upper ridge will break down next week--Monday
should be dry but then the weather pattern will change to wet and
blustery around the middle of next week.

Short term An upper ridge over the area will flatten Wednesday
as a short wave passes to the north and then the ridge should
rebuild over the area for Friday and Saturday. There might be some
high clouds at times and a switch to a little light onshore flow,
so that should result in increasing fog or low clouds in the night
and morning hours--at least near the water and for the lowest
elevations. The mountains should remain clear. I have pushed the
forecasts and grids in that direction, but have limited the fog
and low clouds to just a very shallow marine layer that burns off
each day--and is mainly near the water at the lowest elevations.

Long term The strong upper ridge over the area on Friday will
gradually weaken and shift inland over the weekend. A front will
approach from the west on Monday but rain should hold off until
Tuesday--and the front looks pretty weak and could break up. A
stronger front looks like it will reach us Wednesday night or
Thursday--but that is outside of the forecast--but it looks strong,
the ECMWF takes a 949mb low into the offshore waters on Wednesday,
so it seems worth mentioning that a rapid switch to blustery
fall weather is likely for the middle of next week. The GFS isn't
as deep--but it still has a storm in the 960s heading into haida
gwaii next Thursday.

Aviation Upper level high pressure remains in control with
light northerly flow aloft. At the surface, offshore flow
continues. Some patchy fog again Wednesday morning in the usual
river valley locations.

Ksea... Clear skies. Northerly winds under 10 kts. Ceo

Marine High pressure remains in control with offshore flow at
the surface through Wednesday morning. The high will weaken
Wednesday and Thursday with surface flow becoming light onshore.

Northwesterly onshore flow pattern will continue into the weekend.

Ceo

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... None.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 34 mi35 min W 8.9 G 8.9
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 34 mi35 min 62°F 55°F1023.6 hPa
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 50 mi47 min NNE 7 G 7 57°F 1023.8 hPa (-1.4)50°F

Wind History for Tacoma MET, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Olympia, Olympia Airport, WA9 mi53 minN 410.00 miFair70°F46°F42%1023.4 hPa
Shelton, Shelton Sanderson Field, WA13 mi54 minESE 410.00 miFair71°F48°F44%1022.8 hPa
Fort Lewis / Gray U. S. Army Airfield, WA23 mi1.8 hrsN 39.00 miFair70°F48°F47%1024.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Rocky Point, Eld Inlet, Washington
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Rocky Point
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Tue -- 05:34 AM PDT     1.39 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:31 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 11:02 AM PDT     First Quarter
Tue -- 01:07 PM PDT     13.74 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:54 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:22 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 07:14 PM PDT     7.33 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:14 PM PDT     10.44 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Eld Inlet Entrance, Washington Current
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Eld Inlet Entrance
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Tue -- 01:42 AM PDT     -0.52 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 05:36 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:31 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:52 AM PDT     1.00 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 11:02 AM PDT     First Quarter
Tue -- 12:11 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 02:54 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 03:54 PM PDT     -0.30 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:22 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 06:50 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 09:01 PM PDT     0.39 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 10:35 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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