Wednesday, June28, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Shelton, WA

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Sunrise 5:17AMSunset 9:12PM Wednesday June 28, 2017 5:18 AM PDT (12:18 UTC) Moonrise 9:52AMMoonset 11:27PM Illumination 20% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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- 235 Am Pdt Wed Jun 28 2017
Today..S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming N to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 or 2 ft.
Tonight..Variable wind 5 to 15 kt becoming S after midnight. Wind waves 1 or 2 ft.
Thu..Light wind becoming N to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu night..NW wind 5 to 15 kt in the evening becoming light. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Fri..Light wind becoming variable to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves less than 1 ft becoming 2 ft or less in the afternoon.
Fri night..NW wind 5 to 15 kt in the evening becoming light. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sat..Light wind becoming N to 10 kt. Wind waves less than 1 ft becoming 1 ft or less.
Sun..NE wind to 10 kt becoming n. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
PZZ100 235 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 Shelton, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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346 am pdt Wed jun 28 2017

Synopsis A surface ridge offshore will maintain onshore flow
across western washington into early next week. This will produce
typical early summer weather with mild temperatures and 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 a bit more cloud cover this
weekend. A weak front could bring a few showers to mainly the coast
on Sunday.

Short term Satellite imagery shows stratus along the coast
through the lower chehalis valley and into the central puget sound
area at 3 am 10z. In other locations over the interior the stratus
is just beginning to form. Temperatures at 3 am were in the upper
40s and 50s.

Little change in the weather today versus Tuesday with low level
onshore flow continuing over the area with weak trofiness aloft
early in the day. Onshore gradients are almost identical to
yesterday morning. The stratus has been a little slower to
form spread inland this morning but with the satellite imagery
showing the areas that were clear starting to fill in at 3 am
expect most of the lowland to have stratus by 15z. 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 Tuesdays
readings with mid 60s along the coast and mid 60s to mid 70s
inland.

Upper level ridge offshore moving eastward later today and
tonight. 500 mb heights rising over the area with the ridge axis
just offshore at 12z Thursday. Low level onshore flow weakens
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.

Upper level ridge moving 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.

Long term 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 A weak upper level trough will continue to shift east
and high pressure offshore will slowly nudge toward the area. The
low level flow will remain onshore. Areas of coastal marine stratus
will spread back inland around daybreak and will burn off by
afternoon.

Ksea... Morning low clouds should set up around daybreak and then
burn off late in the morning.

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

The flow will become strong 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... None.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46121 19 mi45 min 5.8 54°F 1015.5 hPa51°F
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 35 mi49 min S 4.1 G 6
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 36 mi49 min 56°F 53°F1016.3 hPa
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 47 mi79 min S 11 G 12 54°F 1015.7 hPa (+0.4)52°F
EBSW1 - 9447130 - Seattle, WA 48 mi49 min S 5.1 G 7 56°F 53°F1016.1 hPa

Wind History for Tacoma MET, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Olympia, Olympia Airport, WA18 mi25 minS 410.00 miMostly Cloudy52°F50°F93%1016.3 hPa

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2 days agoSW5CalmSE55E9E85NE5N5N4NW4SW3CalmCalmCalmSW3CalmW4CalmCalmN3NW44N6

Tide / Current Tables for Shelton, Washington
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Shelton
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Wed -- 05:17 AM PDT     4.93 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:18 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:35 AM PDT     11.68 feet High Tide
Wed -- 10:52 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:56 PM PDT     -0.59 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 09:12 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 11:36 PM PDT     15.64 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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15.113.210.67.95.955.47.29.611.311.610.89.26.94.31.80-0.60.53.16.710.513.615.4

Tide / Current Tables for Hammersley Inlet, W of Skookum Pt, Washington Current
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Hammersley Inlet
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Wed -- 02:11 AM PDT     -1.80 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 05:18 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 05:26 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:59 AM PDT     1.31 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 10:05 AM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:51 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:39 PM PDT     -2.31 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 05:17 PM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:38 PM PDT     2.41 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 09:11 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 11:50 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 Seattle, WA (8,2,3,4)
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