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Marine Weather and Tides
Tacoma, WA

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Sunrise 6:59AMSunset 7:03PM Monday September 24, 2018 12:16 AM PDT (07:16 UTC) Moonrise 6:22PMMoonset 5:19AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 14 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- 701 Pm Pdt Sun Sep 23 2018
Tonight..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon..Light wind becoming ne to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less. Areas of fog in the morning.
Mon night..N wind to 10 kt becoming ne after midnight. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Tue..N wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Tue night..N wind 5 to 15 kt easing to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Wed..N wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Wed night..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu..N wind to 10 kt becoming light. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Fri..N wind to 10 kt rising to 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
PZZ100 701 Pm Pdt Sun Sep 23 2018
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Northerly flow will continue through Thursday with a thermal trough along the coast. Fraser outflow will develop on Friday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Tacoma, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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national weather service seattle wa
830 pm pdt Sun sep 23 2018

Synopsis An upper level ridge just offshore will give the area
dry weather with sunny, warm days and cool clear nights for much of
the upcoming week. The ridge will weaken toward the end of the week
into next weekend with a return to more unsettled weather.

Short term There are some clouds over the mountains, but the
lowlands are mostly clear this evening. An offshore upper level
ridge building along 140w tonight into Monday will nudge dry,
northwesterly flow aloft into western washington. At low levels,
pressure gradients will remain pretty weak overnight. Light winds,
cooler temperatures and lingering low level moisture will help areas
of fog develop into Monday morning over the preferred valley
locations - especially over the south interior. What does form will
be shallow and should burn off quickly Monday morning - aided by the
building offshore ridge and downstream subsidence. Monday will see
mostly sunny skies and highs in the 60s.

The offshore upper level ridge will shift inside of 140w Monday
night and Tuesday helping further boost heights over western
washington. Clear skies and light wind will help fog to redevelop in
the preferred valley locations again Tuesday morning. Another quick
burnoff followed by sunny skies will boost highs Tuesday into the
mid 60s to mid 70s. Wednesday will likely be very similar, the only
difference may be a little bit less fog in the morning.

Long term Medium range models continue to be in pretty
good agreement through the end of the week - especially with the
upper level pattern. The models continue to show the upper level
ridge remaining just inside of 140w into Thursday then retrograding
to the west and amplifying well into the gulf of alaska as a weak
upper level shortwave trough slides down through eastern british
columbia. At low levels, models agreeing on weak offshore flow
solution Thursday and Friday with a fraser river outflow pattern
developing Friday night into Saturday. Most of the guidance agrees
on a transition to more unsettled weather later in the day Saturday
into Sunday.

Aviation Northwest flow aloft will continue through Monday
with an upper ridge offshore. At the surface, onshore flow will
weaken and turn more northerly. The air mass is stable with areas
of low and mid level clouds but generallyVFR conditions.

Areas of MVFR or perhaps ifr low clouds will develop later
tonight. Some valley fog is also likely as well, especially over
the south interior. The low levels will dry on Monday with mostly
sunny conditions by afternoon.

Ksea... Just scattered clouds this evening. There could be some MVFR
low clouds Monday morning but it is a tough call and could go either
way. Light north wind.

Marine Onshore flow is pretty light now. Northerly
flow will prevail Monday through Thursday with a thermal trough
along the coast. The coastal waters will see small craft advisory
strength northwest winds at times during this period. Fraser
outflow will develop on Friday with small craft advisory strength
northeast winds possible for the northern inland waters.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... None.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 1 mi34 min 55°F 56°F1022.6 hPa
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 1 mi70 min NNW 1 G 1.9
EBSW1 - 9447130 - Seattle, WA 23 mi34 min 58°F 56°F1022.3 hPa
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 27 mi76 min N 5.1 G 6 56°F 1022.7 hPa (+0.7)47°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tacoma, Tacoma Narrows Airport, WA8 mi23 minN 010.00 miFair51°F41°F69%1022.3 hPa
Tacoma / McChord Air Force Base, WA8 mi78 minN 010.00 miOvercast52°F49°F91%1022.8 hPa
Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA13 mi23 minN 010.00 miFair55°F45°F69%1022.9 hPa
Pierce County-Thun Field, WA14 mi41 minN 010.00 miA Few Clouds45°F42°F93%1022.3 hPa
Fort Lewis / Gray U. S. Army Airfield, WA15 mi18 minSE 510.00 miFair46°F45°F99%1022.4 hPa
Boeing Field - King County International Airport, WA19 mi23 minN 010.00 miFair55°F46°F74%1022.3 hPa
Renton Municipal Airport, WA19 mi23 minN 010.00 miFair51°F46°F86%1022.9 hPa
Bremerton, Bremerton National Airport, WA23 mi20 minN 010.00 miFair44°F41°F89%1024.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Tacoma, Commencement Bay, Washington
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Tide / Current Tables for Discovery Island, 3.3 miles NE of, Washington Current
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