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|Sunrise 7:22AM||Sunset 4:28PM||Tuesday November 21, 2017 2:22 AM PST (10:22 UTC)||Moonrise 10:02AM||Moonset 7:12PM||Illumination 8%|
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|PZZ135 Puget Sound And Hood Canal- 824 Pm Pst Mon Nov 20 2017 |
Tonight..Variable wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. A chance of rain after midnight.
Tue..NE wind to 10 kt becoming se in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Rain.
Tue night..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain.
Wed..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Wed night..S wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Thu..SW wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Thu night..S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Fri..S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming variable. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sat..N wind to 10 kt becoming S 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less building to 1 to 3 ft.
|PZZ100 824 Pm Pst Mon Nov 20 2017 |
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A strong warm front will move north through the waters on Tuesday. Gale force winds are likely on the coast and at the west entrance ahead of the front, with small craft advisory strength winds elsewhere around the strait and in the northern inland waters. Another strong system will move across the waters on Thursday. A third system will arrive later Saturday or Sunday. Both of these systems will likely give gales to most of the waters.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kent, WAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
920 pm pst Mon nov 20 2017
Synopsis A strong warm front will bring periods of moderate to
heavy rain to western washington Tuesday and Tuesday night, with
the snow level rising above 8000 feet. A break between weather
systems on Wednesday will allow rain to diminish a little. Another
wet frontal system will reach the area Wednesday night and
thanksgiving day. After a short break in rain on Friday, the next
wet system will probably arrive Saturday.
Short term There is a break between systems tonight and the
convergence zone earlier this evening has dissipated. Radar shows
the leading edge of the next round of warm frontal rainfall reaching
the south central oregon coast. Brightest cloud tops are still well
offshore but the system has an extensive tap to warm moist air from
the tropical pacific. Satellite imagery has the look of an
significant atmospheric river type event. However, model rain
amounts still are not as impressive as one would expect. This might
be partly due to the more southerly component to the flow rather
than westerly which would produce much stronger orographic
enhancement along the west slopes of the cascades. See the hydro
discussion below for details on potential flooding and refer to the
latest flood bulletins for current flooding. Most models show a lull
in rainfall around Wednesday with moisture arriving with two systems
rather than one continuous stream of heavy rain. This will hopefully
help keep river flooding in the minor category.
The air mass will be quite warm and temperatures will be above
average Tuesday and especially Wednesday. Clouds should hinder high
temperatures somewhat but some mid upper 50s are likely and some
near 60 degree highs are possible, close to record highs.
Long term Previous discussion... The flow aloft will make a brief
shift to weaker to weaker W flow aloft on Friday, for a short mainly
dry period. Meanwhile, the large longwave upper level trough
offshore will be strengthening again, eventually re-establishing
moist SW flow aloft over W wa. An upper level shortwave trough
embedded in the SW flow aloft will produce another wet period on
Saturday. Both the GFS and ECMWF have this system, but the ecmwf
timing is a little slower. Both models also have a surface low
crossing W wa Monday morning or afternoon (ecmwf slower). The ecmwf
solution could be pretty windy but Monday is much too far out to
count much on model details. Kam
Aviation Westerly flow aloft will become southwesterly on
Tuesday as a ridge of high pressure over the region weakens and
moves east. A strengthening warm front extending from western
oregon westward to a 990 mb low centered near 42n 134w will lift
northward across western washington on Tuesday. Expect mid and
high level moisture late tonight to deepen early Tuesday and the
air mass will be stable. Low level northeasterly flow ahead of
the front combined with strengthening southerly flow aloft (south
35kt at 2000 ft) will give low level wind shear 14z Tuesday until
the warm front passes during the afternoon hours to most of the
Vfr conditions tonight will lower to MVFR as precipitation
begins Tuesday morning. MVFR conditions with rather low ceilings
will continue behind the warm front through Tuesday evening.
However, rainfall rates and low level wind shear will decrease
from the south behind the warm front. Albrecht
ksea... ExpectVFR conditions through about 12z. Moisture and
southerly winds aloft will increase rapidly Tuesday morning and
continue until the warm front passes the terminal mid afternoon.
Expect increasing rain with CIGS 015-020. Low level winds will be
northeasterly Tuesday morning while southerly winds will increase
at 020 giving low level wind shear during the morning hours.
Behind the front, low level winds will become southeast to south
and precipitation will become lighter. Ceilings behind the front
will likely stay around 020. Albrecht
Marine A strengthening warm front extending westward from the
central oregon coast to a 990 mb low near 42n 134w will lift north|
across the region on Tuesday. Expect strong offshore flow to
develop in advance of the warm front that will give gale force
winds to the west entrance to the strait of juan de fuca and to
the adjacent coastal waters. Small craft advisory conditions can
be expected in the central strait and around the east entrance in
advance of the warm front.
Behind the front, strong gale force southerly winds can be
expected over the coastal waters later Tuesday while winds
A second system will reach the waters around Thursday while a
third one will move through the waters Saturday or Sunday. Each of
the systems will provide gale force winds to some waters,
especially the coast, entrances to the strait, and the northern
inland waters. Albrecht
Hydrology The skokomish river at potlach in mason county fell
just below flood stage this evening. Some residual minor flooding is
still possible downstream the next couple hours. The flood warning
will likely be allowed to end at midnight as the river continues to
slowly fall. The white river shot up quickly due to water releases
but appears to have peaked around 5,000 CFS earlier this evening
which is shy of flood stage. River flows on the white river at r
street should fall through Tuesday before possibly rising above
flood stage Tuesday night.
The threat of flooding remains possible on several area rivers
running off the cascades from whatcom county south to lewis county
Tuesday night through Thursday. A couple of warm wet frontal systems
move across the area. The first and wettest system will impact the
area Tuesday and Tuesday night, also pushing the snow level up above
8000 feet Tuesday through Wednesday night. The second will reach the
area Wednesday night Thursday. Snow levels will lower to 6000-7000
feet on Thursday. The first system looks more significant.
Rainfall amounts on uw4km WRF still point rain amounts in the 2-5
inch range for the olympics with 2-4 inches over the cascades. The
coast may see a couple inches and the lowlands could get around an
inch except in the rain showed area northeast of the olympics. The
Wednesday night Thursday system will not be as wet, with 2 or 3
inches over the olympics, and close to the same in the cascades. A
flood watch remains in effect to address potential river flooding
from these systems. This does not look like a particularly widespread
flood event, but several rivers in the cascades and olympics could
still exceed flood stage the next 2-3 days. The skokomish will
almost certainly flood again by Tuesday night.
Landslides could also become a threat with the lowland rains Tuesday
and Tuesday night. The USGS landslide guidance shows one or two
stations near or just above the threshold of concern, and of course
the additional rain with that front will drive that higher.
Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... Flood watch from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon
for all counties except san juan and kitsap. Refer to flood
bulletins for current river flooding.
Pz... Gale warning from 4 am 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 from noon to 8 pm pst Tuesday for east
entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-northern inland
waters including the san juan islands.
Small craft advisory from 4 am to 4 pm pst Tuesday for central
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA||11 mi||52 min||SSE 2.9 G 2.9|
|TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA||12 mi||52 min||39°F||51°F||1017.2 hPa|
|EBSW1 - 9447130 - Seattle, WA||15 mi||52 min||SE 1.9 G 1.9||43°F||51°F||1017.6 hPa|
|WPOW1 - West Point, WA||21 mi||82 min||ENE 6 G 6||42°F||1017.9 hPa (-0.8)||38°F|
|46121||26 mi||46 min||7.8||43°F||1016.9 hPa||41°F|
|46120||27 mi||46 min||ESE 3.9||44°F||1016.9 hPa||40°F|
Wind History for Tacoma MET, WA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA||4 mi||29 min||NNE 8||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||40°F||37°F||93%||1017.4 hPa|
|Renton Municipal Airport, WA||8 mi||29 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Overcast||38°F||37°F||100%||1017.6 hPa|
|Boeing Field - King County International Airport, WA||10 mi||29 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||38°F||37°F||97%||1017.2 hPa|
|Tacoma, Tacoma Narrows Airport, WA||19 mi||29 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||40°F||39°F||100%||1016.8 hPa|
|Pierce County-Thun Field, WA||20 mi||27 min||N 0||8.00 mi||Fair||34°F||33°F||100%||1016.6 hPa|
|Tacoma / McChord Air Force Base, WA||20 mi||24 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||32°F||32°F||100%||1017.5 hPa|
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|Des Moines |
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Tue -- 12:08 AM PST -0.68 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:23 AM PST Sunrise
Tue -- 07:27 AM PST 12.13 feet High Tide
Tue -- 10:01 AM PST Moonrise
Tue -- 12:56 PM PST 6.71 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 04:27 PM PST Sunset
Tue -- 05:35 PM PST 10.03 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:12 PM PST Moonset
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|Skagit Bay |
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Tue -- 12:21 AM PST 1.95 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 04:28 AM PST -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:08 AM PST -1.35 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 07:23 AM PST Sunrise
Tue -- 10:02 AM PST Moonrise
Tue -- 10:25 AM PST 0.04 knots Slack
Tue -- 12:36 PM PST 1.35 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 03:36 PM PST -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 04:28 PM PST Sunset
Tue -- 07:03 PM PST -1.39 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 07:13 PM PST Moonset
Tue -- 09:47 PM PST 0.01 knots Slack
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