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Marine Weather and Tides
Milton, 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 7:00AMSunset 5:45PM Friday February 22, 2019 11:30 AM PST (19:30 UTC) Moonrise 9:55PMMoonset 9:00AM 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- 1024 Am Pst Fri Feb 22 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through this evening...
Today..S wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely.
Tonight..SW wind 15 to 25 kt becoming S 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft or less after midnight. A chance of showers.
Sat..S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. A chance of showers in the morning then showers likely in the afternoon.
Sat night..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun..Variable wind to 10 kt becoming ne in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sun night..N wind 5 to 15 kt becoming ne to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Mon..N wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Tue..Variable wind 5 to 15 kt rising to ne 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft.
PZZ100 1024 Am Pst Fri Feb 22 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters.. A frontal system will move through the area today. A weak low near queen charlotte sound Saturday morning will drift south to the oregon coast by Sunday morning. Northeasterly offshore flow will develop Saturday night and continue through Tuesday with high pressure over british columbia and lower pressure south of washington.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Milton city, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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Fxus66 ksew 221727
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
927 am pst Fri feb 22 2019

Synopsis A frontal system will bring rain and mountain snow
today. A cool upper trough will follow the front this weekend and
into early next week. Low snow levels will continue through the
period.

Short term today through Sunday We're getting reports of
light snow or flurries in the interior lowlands this morning as
precipitation moves in. Significant accumulations are not
expected. Snow levels will be rising today, to around 1,000 ft,
as onshore flow increases and we'll be seeing mainly rain.

Temperatures will be in the lower 40s to help minimize impacts
from any light snow. It's a different story up in the mountains. A
winter weather advisory is in effect for the west slopes of the
cascades. New snowfall totals of 6 to 11 inches are possible
through tonight, including the passes. A period of heavy snow is
possible this evening as a convergence zone is aimed between
stevens and snoqualmie pass. 33
previous discussion... Although the front exits the area
tonight... An upper level trough over the area will keep showers in
the forecast for much of the weekend. Showery conditions Saturday
may see some flakes mix in as some locations will see snow levels
dip a bit down to around 500 ft but the majority of lowland
locations will see precip remain rain... Especially as snow levels
climb back to about 1000 ft by late morning. Sunday will see
activity taper some as most of the action travels south however
the southern portion of the cwa... Say from olympia south... May
still see some lingering showers. As one would expect... The
diurnal pattern for snow levels will see them dip early Sunday am
once again resulting in the potential for mixed precip
however... Again... Snow levels do not fall too much below 500 ft
and as such chances are better for mostly rain with a few flakes
here and there.

Most recent model runs have precip pushing back north a little more
than the solutions of 24 hours ago while maintaining that snow
levels throughout the day will remain near sea level for the morning
and afternoon hours before rebounding slightly in the evening. Pops
during this time frame still remain relatively low... Generally
around 30 pct or less... However this would allow for any precip that
does fall to fall as snow in the lowlands. While discrepancies
remain in the finer details... The general trend continues to show a
winding down of activity and little if any snowfall or accumulation
expected. As such... Will treat as a minor irritant at best for now.

All in all... Very little in the way of adjustments to inherited
short term forecast as near term models remain fairly consistent
with only a few minor hiccups in the details. Smr

Long term Monday through Thursday Previous discussion... Models
remain out of sync with one another for Tuesday... Keeping
confidence in the long term pretty low. Current GFS runs show dry
conditions Tuesday whereas the ECMWF is pretty antithetical to
that. They appear to realign starting Wednesday morning with
conditions being pretty wet over W wa for much of the day and into
the bulk of Thursday as an upper level low moves eastward through
the area. Models diverge again after that as the ECMWF keeps a
troughy pattern over the pac NW while the GFS ushers in a pretty
steep ridge from over the pacific. Fortunately... No matter which
model is right regarding the upper level systems... Precip and what
have you... The consensus is that snow levels will climb
throughout the long term period... Getting up to the 3000-4000 ft
range by Thursday Friday and as such any precip from Wednesday on
will be liquid. Should this remain consistent in future runs... May
finally be able to put the specter of this winter in the rear
view mirror. Smr

Aviation Westerly flow aloft with increasingly moist air mass
ahead of an upper trough and associated cold front shifting
southeastward into the area today. Areas of ifr to MVFR ceilings
have started to develop this morning as precipitation has already
started to spread across the region. Some areas have already
reported a rain snow mix ahead of the frontal boundary, however
little to no accumulation is expected. The front should reach the
north coast around 18z then rapidly sweep across the whole of
western washington by late afternoon. Ceilings are expected to
improve around 00-02z, however could become MVFR again as a moist
post-frontal air mass remains in place and surface gradients
weaken.

Ksea... A mix of rain snow has started to fall at the terminal, is
expected to transition to rain and to continue through 22z.

Little to no accumulation is expected as temperatures remain warm.

MVFR ceilings have developed at the terminal this morning.

Precipitation should taper off rather quickly behind the front
with ceilings lifting back toVFR after 02z or 03z. Periods of
MVFR are expected to redevelop later tonight after 06z-08z. Light
southerly surface winds have started to become gusty ahead of the
front... 10 to 15 gusting to 20 to 25 knots through the morning
hours and into early afternoon. Winds will ease back to under 10
knots this evening. 27 14

Marine A frontal system will move through the area today with
small craft advisory strength southerly winds for most waters
becoming westerly this afternoon and evening, before easing during the
overnight hours. A weak surface low will move south to the oregon
coast by Sunday morning. Northeasterly offshore flow will redevelop
late Saturday night and continue through Tuesday with high
pressure over british columbia and lower pressure to the south of
washington. Schneider sb

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

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... Winter weather advisory from noon today to 6 am pst Saturday for
cascades of pierce and lewis counties-cascades of snohomish
and king counties-cascades of whatcom and skagit counties.

Pz... Small craft advisory until midnight pst tonight for admiralty
inlet-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-east
entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-puget sound and
hood canal-west entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory for rough bar until 9 pm pst this evening
for grays harbor bar.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm pst this evening for northern
inland waters including the san juan islands.

Small craft advisory until midnight pst tonight for central u.S.

Waters strait of juan de fuca.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 6 mi30 min SSE 8 G 13
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 6 mi30 min 42°F 48°F1014.2 hPa (-2.5)
46121 22 mi37 min 41°F 1013.4 hPa33°F
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 29 mi30 min S 25 G 30 41°F 1012.8 hPa (-2.8)33°F
46120 36 mi30 min NE 14 41°F 1012.4 hPa34°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Pierce County-Thun Field, WA10 mi35 minS 9 G 2110.00 miOvercast41°F28°F61%1013.9 hPa
Tacoma / McChord Air Force Base, WA11 mi32 minS 1710.00 miOvercast41°F36°F85%1014.2 hPa
Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA13 mi37 minS 15 G 2210.00 miOvercast41°F28°F60%1014.1 hPa
Tacoma, Tacoma Narrows Airport, WA14 mi37 minSSE 12 G 2110.00 miOvercast40°F30°F68%1013.6 hPa
Fort Lewis / Gray U. S. Army Airfield, WA18 mi92 minSSE 1610.00 miMostly Cloudy40°F35°F83%1014.9 hPa
Renton Municipal Airport, WA18 mi37 minSSE 18 G 2310.00 miOvercast and Breezy43°F27°F53%1014.2 hPa
Boeing Field - King County International Airport, WA19 mi37 minS 12 G 1810.00 miOvercast42°F30°F62%1013.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Tacoma, Commencement Bay, Sitcum Waterway, Puget Sound, Washington (sub)
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Tide / Current Tables for Discovery Island, 3.3 miles NE of, Washington Current
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Discovery Island
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Fri -- 02:35 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:20 AM PST     2.29 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:03 AM PST     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:15 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 09:00 AM PST     Moonset
Fri -- 11:38 AM PST     -2.04 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 03:29 PM PST     0.01 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:44 PM PST     Sunset
Fri -- 05:47 PM PST     1.54 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 08:17 PM PST     -0.01 knots Slack
Fri -- 09:56 PM PST     Moonrise
Fri -- 11:44 PM PST     -1.85 knots Max Ebb
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