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Raft Island, WA

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Sunrise 7:43AMSunset 5:00PM Monday January 22, 2018 4:27 AM PST (12:27 UTC) Moonrise 10:39AMMoonset 10:59PM Illumination 32% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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- 237 Am Pst Mon Jan 22 2018
.small craft advisory in effect until 9 am pst this morning...
Today..S wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft or less in the afternoon. Showers in the morning then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tonight..S wind to 10 kt becoming se after midnight. Wind waves 1 ft or less. A slight chance of showers in the evening. A slight chance of rain after midnight.
Tue..SE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Rain.
Tue night..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Wed..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Wed night..S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Thu..S wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Fri..S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
PZZ100 237 Am Pst Mon Jan 22 2018
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Moderate southerly onshore flow will ease today into this evening. A warm front will move east through the waters on Tuesday giving strong east to southeast pressure gradients with gales over the coastal waters and gales possible at the east entrance to the strait of juan de fuca. A couple of small but vigorous lows will move into vancouver island Wednesday into Wednesday night. Another strong front and associated low will affect the waters Friday night.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Raft Island, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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300 am pst Mon jan 22 2018

Synopsis Showers will taper today and tonight. A front will cross
western washington Tuesday night and Wednesday, bringing more rain
to the lowlands and possibly heavy snow to the mountains. A cool and
showery upper trough will reach the area Thursday. The air mass
Thursday night and Friday morning could be cold enough for a little
lowland snow. Warmer and wetter conditions are likely next weekend.

Short term An upper trough over the area will bring widespread
showers this morning, along with isolated thunderstorms on the coast
and snow in the mountains. Showers will taper this afternoon and
snow will mostly end in the mountains. The afternoon and evening
should bring a brief break in the rain and shower activity, and the
sun might even peek out briefly. Highs will be in the 40s.

The next system will reach the coast Tuesday morning and spread
inland during the day. Another 24 hours or so of rain in the
lowlands and snow in the mountains is likely. The snow level will be
near the pass level and current forecasts call for heavy snow,
especially during the period 18z Tuesday to 06z Wednesday. Highs
both Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the 40s. Burke

Long term Conditions will turn more showery Thursday as an upper
level trough moves into the region. This trough will be colder than
recent ones, with heights in the 530s. The snow level Thursday night
will fall to below 1000 feet in some areas, and overnight low
temperatures will be in the low to mid 30s. The upshot is there
could be a little lowland snow by Friday morning. Showers will
taper considerably later Friday and warm advection should melt any
snow on the ground.

The latest run of the GFS has periods of heavy rain over the
weekend, though not as much as in some previous runs. The euro is
similar. High pops with high temperatures in the 50s seem likely
Saturday and Sunday. Burke

Hydrology The skokomish river in mason county crested last
evening and will fall below flood stage this morning. More rain
Tuesday night could bring the skokomish back above flood stage for
another round of minor flooding.

Recent rainfall has brought the USGS landslide indices closer to
thresholds for shallow landslides, but they have not yet exceeded
those thresholds.

Flooding is unlikely on rivers other than the skokomish through
Friday. Some models show heavy rain in the olympics and cascades
next weekend from a strong warm front. This rain, if it occurs,
could be heavy enough for more widespread flooding. Burke

Aviation A trough of low pressure will produce showers over the
area early this morning as it moves eastward. Showers will
increasingly become tied to the terrain between systems later this
morning through this evening. A strong warm front will approach
the area from the west late tonight and reach the washington
coastline late Tuesday morning. Flow aloft will be westerly as a
flat upper level ridge moves across the area. The air mass will be
moist through Tuesday. The air mass will be somewhat unstable
this morning and will stabilize this afternoon and tonight.

Numerous showers are moving northeastward across the region this
morning as a trough of low pressure at the surface and aloft moves
across western washington. Conditions are generally on the low end
ofVFR, except MVFR in heavier showers. Expect conditions to
gradually improve between 18z and 20z as the trough moves off to
the east. Ceilings in the interior and along the immediate coast
will be held up in theVFR category tonight as low level easterly
pressure gradients increase in advance of the incoming frontal
system. Albrecht
ksea... Showers will give low endVFR to MVFR ceilings through this
morning. Expect improvement toVFR this afternoon through tonight.

South winds 7-10 knots will gradually turn southeasterly 5-8 knots
this evening. Albrecht

Marine Moderate southerly onshore flow early this morning will
gradually ease through this evening as a trough of low pressure
moving across the waters shifts east of the area. Small craft
advisories remain in effect for winds or seas along the coast and
at the west entrance to the strait through this evening, while
residual small craft advisory conditions continue over portions of
the puget sound early this morning.

A strong frontal system will move into the coastal waters Tuesday
morning then will push inland Tuesday afternoon. Expect gales over
the coastal waters and at the west entrance to the strait ahead of
this front late tonight into Tuesday. Gales are possible at the
east entrance to the strait late Tuesday morning into Tuesday
afternoon. Gale warnings have been issued for the coast and west
entrance, and a gale watch is in effect for the eastern portions
of the strait on Tuesday.

Latest forecast models show a couple of small, but vigorous lows
rotating around an upper level low in the gulf of alaska and into
vancouver island on Wednesday and Wednesday night. Gales are
possible with these features, and seas in excess of 20 feet
developing on the south side of these lows will likely affect the
waters on Thursday.

Yet another in a series of strong systems will affect the waters
later Friday or Friday night into next weekend. Albrecht

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... Winter weather advisory until 9 am pst this morning for cascades
of pierce and lewis counties-cascades of snohomish and king
counties.

Winter storm warning until 9 am pst this morning for cascades of
whatcom and skagit counties-olympics.

Pz... Small craft advisory until midnight pst tonight for 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-west entrance u.S. Waters
strait of juan de fuca.

Gale warning from midnight tonight to 4 pm pst Tuesday for
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-west entrance u.S.

Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory for rough bar until 4 am pst Tuesday for
grays harbor bar.

Gale watch from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon for
east entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory until 9 am pst this morning for puget sound
and hood canal.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 14 mi45 min 44°F 48°F1020.3 hPa
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 14 mi39 min S 6 G 13
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 26 mi27 min S 23 G 26 45°F 1018.9 hPa (+1.0)40°F
EBSW1 - 9447130 - Seattle, WA 26 mi39 min SSE 7 G 14 44°F 48°F1019.6 hPa
46120 33 mi34 min W 19 45°F 1018.2 hPa43°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tacoma, Tacoma Narrows Airport, WA6 mi34 minS 8 G 2010.00 miOvercast42°F39°F89%1019.6 hPa
Bremerton, Bremerton National Airport, WA12 mi31 minSSW 910.00 miLight Rain41°F39°F96%1020.6 hPa
Tacoma / McChord Air Force Base, WA15 mi89 minS 410.00 miLight Rain42°F41°F100%1020.2 hPa
Fort Lewis / Gray U. S. Army Airfield, WA17 mi89 minSSE 10 G 1610.00 miLight Rain42°F42°F99%1019.8 hPa
Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA21 mi34 minS 1010.00 miMostly Cloudy43°F39°F86%1020 hPa
Boeing Field - King County International Airport, WA24 mi34 minS 910.00 miMostly Cloudy44°F39°F83%1019.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Horsehead Bay, Carr Inlet, Puget Sound, Washington
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Horsehead Bay
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Mon -- 02:27 AM PST     1.47 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:47 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:13 AM PST     14.69 feet High Tide
Mon -- 10:38 AM PST     Moonrise
Mon -- 03:43 PM PST     4.69 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:57 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 08:54 PM PST     10.43 feet High Tide
Mon -- 10:59 PM PST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Hale Passage, West end, Washington Current
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Hale Passage
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Mon -- 02:52 AM PST     0.01 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:56 AM PST     1.57 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:10 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:47 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:38 AM PST     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:20 AM PST     -1.55 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 03:59 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:57 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 05:18 PM PST     0.93 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 06:43 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:59 PM PST     Moonset
Mon -- 11:10 PM PST     -1.59 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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