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Marine Weather and Tides
Gig Harbor, WA

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 6:58AMSunset 7:05PM Saturday September 23, 2017 11:42 PM PDT (06:42 UTC) Moonrise 9:34AMMoonset 8:10PM Illumination 13% 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- 845 Pm Pdt Sat Sep 23 2017
Tonight..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog late.
Sun..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft. Patchy morning fog.
Sun night..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less. A slight chance of rain.
Mon..Light wind becoming S to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon night..S wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Tue and Tue night..N wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Wed..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
PZZ100 845 Pm Pdt Sat Sep 23 2017
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Higher pres offshore will result in light onshore flow through Sunday. A weak warm front will cause the flow to become southerly on Monday. The flow will become light northerly on Tuesday due to higher pres over british columbia with lower pres over northern california. Offshore flow will develop on Wed as a thermal trough forms along the coast.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Gig Harbor, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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845 pm pdt Sat sep 23 2017

Synopsis High pressure aloft will produce a dry mild day
Sunday. Then an incoming weakening weather system is expected to
bring clouds and a chance of rain later Sunday night and Monday.

Higher pressure aloft is expected to build off the coast Tuesday and
move onshore mid week for a period of sunshine and above average
late september temperatures.

Short term
The positive tilted upper ridge was extending SW from northern
vancouver island this evening. The ridge should offer considerable
sunshine Sunday with seasonable temperatures after areas of morning
clouds and fog.

A shortwave near 135w this evening was dampening out as it was
moving into the ridge. Upstream, another stronger shortwave near
160w is forecast to track into british columbia Sunday night and
Monday. This system should also dampen out as the upper ridge begins
to rebuild Monday, but likely have enough dynamics left for clouds
and a threat of light rain mainly for the coast, olympics and closer
to the canadian border. It should behave like a weak warm front.

The upper ridge is anticipated to build significantly offshore
Tuesday for clearing skies and the start of a warming trend
following a brief cooler day with the warm front's clouds Monday.

Buehner

Long term From the previous edition...

a strong upper ridge will be in control Wednesday and Thursday for
dry and warmer weather. Low level flow will become offshore which
should help highs warm well into the 70s - maybe even lower 80s in
some locations.

The upper ridge will shift inland and an upper trough will reach
the coast Friday. There might be spotty rain near the coast but
the main impact will be to bring some clouds and a few degrees of
cooling.

Westerly flow aloft will prevail Saturday with low level onshore
flow. Highs should be near normal and no fronts or weather systems
are expected. Schneider

Aviation An upper level ridge will bring dry and stable weather
to the region tonight and Sunday. The flow aloft is northerly.

Skies have been clearing this evening with just sct deck around
10,000 ft. May see patchy low clouds or stratus overnight for brief
MVFR conditions. Otherwise,VFR conditions expected through Sunday
afternoon. A warm front will spread more clouds inland Sunday night
into Monday with a chance of light rain, mainly along the coast. 33
ksea...VFR and light N winds at the surface. Patchy low clouds
possible early Sunday for brief MVFR conditions. 33

Marine High pressure over the NE pacific will maintain light
onshore flow through Sunday. A warm front will clip the area on
Monday with possible small craft advisory winds over the coastal
waters. The flow will turn offshore by midweek as a thermal trough
forms along the coast. 33

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 9 mi42 min 57°F 55°F1020.2 hPa (+1.0)
46121 9 mi40 min 3.9 55°F 1019.4 hPa53°F
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 9 mi42 min W 2.9 G 2.9
EBSW1 - 9447130 - Seattle, WA 22 mi42 min SSE 1 G 1.9 60°F 55°F1020.1 hPa (+0.9)
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 24 mi42 min NNE 8 G 8.9 56°F 1020.4 hPa (+0.9)50°F
46120 31 mi38 min NW 3.9 56°F 1019.5 hPa53°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tacoma, Tacoma Narrows Airport, WA4 mi49 minN 010.00 miFair54°F50°F87%1020.2 hPa
Tacoma / McChord Air Force Base, WA13 mi44 minN 010.00 miFair49°F48°F99%1020.4 hPa
Bremerton, Bremerton National Airport, WA15 mi46 minN 010.00 miFair53°F45°F74%1022 hPa
Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA16 mi49 minNNW 310.00 miFair56°F48°F75%1020.7 hPa
Fort Lewis / Gray U. S. Army Airfield, WA17 mi44 minN 010.00 miFair51°F49°F97%1020.4 hPa
Boeing Field - King County International Airport, WA20 mi49 minN 010.00 miFair58°F48°F70%1019.8 hPa
Pierce County-Thun Field, WA22 mi47 minN 010.00 miFair50°F48°F94%1020.3 hPa
Renton Municipal Airport, WA22 mi49 minN 010.00 miFair56°F51°F84%1020.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Gig Harbor, Washington
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Gig Harbor
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Sun -- 02:28 AM PDT     1.12 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:00 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:01 AM PDT     10.67 feet High Tide
Sun -- 11:35 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 02:45 PM PDT     4.34 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:03 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:25 PM PDT     10.55 feet High Tide
Sun -- 09:41 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.52.51.31.32.54.46.78.810.210.710.39.17.55.84.64.45.16.58.29.610.510.49.57.8

Tide / Current Tables for Gig Harbor Entrance, Washington Current
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Gig Harbor Entrance
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Sun -- 12:01 AM PDT     -1.36 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 02:36 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:09 AM PDT     1.16 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 07:00 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:47 AM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Sun -- 11:35 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 12:38 PM PDT     -1.04 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 03:04 PM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:19 PM PDT     0.85 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 07:03 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:21 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 09:41 PM PDT     Moonset
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 (2,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Seattle/Tacoma, WA
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