Friday, November16, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Tacoma, WA

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What's New / NOTES
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 7:15AMSunset 4:34PM Friday November 16, 2018 6:13 PM PST (02:13 UTC) Moonrise 2:03PMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 66% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 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- 149 Pm Pst Fri Nov 16 2018
Tonight..N wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sat..N wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Areas of fog in the morning.
Sat night..N wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sun night..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
Mon..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
Mon night..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
Tue..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
Wed..SE wind to 10 kt becoming s. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 149 Pm Pst Fri Nov 16 2018
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..High pressure over the pacific will build east tonight and Saturday. This will increase an easterly offshore flow tonight and this weekend. Initially strong, the winds will weaken by early Saturday and remain offshore this weekend. The weather will be quiet for several days with the high pressure and no marine weather concerns. By mid-week, potentially the next system with impact for the region will begin to push in from the west.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Tacoma, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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Fxus66 ksew 162314
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
310 am pst Fri nov 16 2018

Synopsis A dry weather pattern with patchy night and
morning fog will persist into early next week. Overnight
temperatures will be on the cooler side, dropping into the 30s and
even upper 20s by Sunday morning at some locations. A weather system
will bring wet weather back by mid to late next week.

Short term Skies have generally cleared over the northern third
of the area this afternoon, with clearing to continue to spread
southward this evening. The upper level ridge along 135w will
continue to build over the coastal waters tonight. Clear skies will
help low temperatures dip into the 30s tonight, with near freezing
temperatures in the far north. Patchy morning fog - with some
freezing fog - Saturday will burn off to sunny skies and near normal
temperatures in the low 50s. Overnight temperatures Saturday night
into Sunday morning at some locations will dip into the upper 20s.

Morning fog will return again Sunday with clearing with high
temperatures rising a bit over Saturdays temperatures, especially
through the eastern interior lowlands. The upper level ridge will
shift onshore Sunday, with low level flow remaining offshore.

Long term Medium range models remain in general agreement
through midweek. The upper level ridge will linger over the region
Monday and Tuesday, keeping conditions dry. Monday will be mostly
sunny while a weak weather system tries and fails to make much
headway against the ridge. Increasing clouds Tuesday, but dry with
high temperatures in the low to mid 50s. Models continue to show a
weather system affecting the area Wednesday, with rain reaching the
coast early Wednesday morning, followed by a second impulse during
the day Thursday followed by a showery pattern into Friday.

Aviation Clearing has been slow and steady today from north to
south in the wake of a weak trough of low pressure that swung
through the area. A few spotty sprinkles remain in the far south but
by and large, it is not dry with sailings and visibilities
continuing to improve. Return toVFR conditions is expected at all
terminals by 22z. Overnight with clear skies and generally light
northerly winds less than 10 kts, there will be some patchy fog in
the more fog prone and favored spots, although northerly winds will
bring in dry advection that may limit the overall coverage of fog.

Saturday will be aVFR day with a ridge of high pressure building in
and winds remaining dry and offshore.

Ksea... Northerly winds around 10 kts this afternoon at the terminal
should persist through the evening before lightening up slightly
into the 6-8 knot range and shift to northeasterly. Lingering low
clouds will be dissipated by 00z andVFR conditions are expected.

While some patchy fog is possible tonight with the clear skies,
confidence is low in exactly where it might be, so will not carry
explicit mention of lower CIGS vsby in current TAF but will continue
to hint at the possibility. Northeasterly winds will be drying the
air over the area so fog should not be widespread. Saturday looks
vfr with mainly clear skies and northeast, offshore winds, as a
ridge of high pressure builds atop the region. Johnson

Marine A ridge of high pressure over the pacific will build east
overnight and into Saturday, in the wake of today's weak and
departing low pressure. Some small craft advisory level winds will
continue in the straight and northern inland waters through about 6
am Saturday. This was extended ever so slightly given the current
model forecasts which show the elevated wind speeds lasting a little
longer, with offshore flow increasing as the high builds in
strongly. This will then bring several days of clear and calm
weather through mid-week. Next weather system will approach by wed-
thu and turn winds more southerly again and increase the speeds.

Johnson
hydrology... Models are indicating a rainy period to start up midweek
through the end of next week. This would drive rivers up sharply.

But so far, no river flooding looks likely through the next seven
days.

Sew watches warnings advisories
A... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory from 7 pm this evening to 6 am pst Saturday
for central u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-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-east entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-
west entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory until 6 am pst Saturday for northern inland
waters including the san juan islands.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 1 mi44 min N 4.1 G 5.1
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 1 mi44 min 1024 hPa
46121 16 mi52 min 52°F 1023.6 hPa48°F
EBSW1 - 9447130 - Seattle, WA 23 mi44 min WNW 5.1 G 6 53°F 53°F1023.8 hPa
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 27 mi74 min N 17 G 18 51°F 1024 hPa (+0.0)47°F
46120 34 mi52 min NE 5.8 51°F 1022.9 hPa47°F

Wind History for Tacoma MET, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tacoma, Tacoma Narrows Airport, WA8 mi21 minNNE 10 G 1810.00 miFair49°F43°F80%1023.7 hPa
Tacoma / McChord Air Force Base, WA8 mi76 minNE 710.00 miOvercast51°F50°F99%1023.8 hPa
Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA13 mi21 minNNE 1110.00 miOvercast51°F45°F80%1024.1 hPa
Pierce County-Thun Field, WA14 mi19 minN 010.00 miOvercast50°F48°F94%1023 hPa
Fort Lewis / Gray U. S. Army Airfield, WA15 mi76 minN 510.00 miMostly Cloudy50°F50°F99%1023.5 hPa
Boeing Field - King County International Airport, WA19 mi21 minVar 410.00 miOvercast52°F45°F77%1023.7 hPa
Renton Municipal Airport, WA19 mi21 minNNW 910.00 miOvercast52°F45°F77%1024 hPa
Bremerton, Bremerton National Airport, WA23 mi18 minENE 810.00 miFair47°F43°F86%1025.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Tacoma, Commencement Bay, Washington
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Tacoma
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Fri -- 04:50 AM PST     2.60 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:15 AM PST     Sunrise
Fri -- 12:19 PM PST     11.67 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:02 PM PST     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:33 PM PST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:02 PM PST     5.14 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 11:52 PM PST     7.71 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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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 -- 03:10 AM PST     -1.02 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 07:00 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:15 AM PST     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:59 AM PST     1.23 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 12:59 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 02:03 PM PST     Moonrise
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Fri -- 04:49 PM PST     -1.28 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 09:49 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 10:54 PM PST     0.20 knots Max Flood
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