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Marine Weather and Tides
Des Moines, WA

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Sunrise 6:53AMSunset 7:34PM Monday March 27, 2017 3:38 AM PDT (10:38 UTC) Moonrise 6:02AMMoonset 6:18PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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- 300 Am Pdt Mon Mar 27 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through this afternoon...
Today..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 1 to 4 ft. Showers.
Tonight..S wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft or less. A chance of showers.
Tue..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely.
Tue night..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Wed..S wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 2 to 5 ft.
Wed night..SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Thu..Variable wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Fri..S wind 10 kt or less. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 300 Am Pdt Mon Mar 27 2017
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A trough over the offshore waters will move across the area today for continued southerly flow. The flow will back slightly tonight ahead of a weak cold front. This front will move across the area on Tue. A strong frontal system will impact the region on Wed for gale force winds over parts of the area.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Des Moines, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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area forecast discussion
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920 pm pdt Sun mar 26 2017

Synopsis The front that brought rain to the area today has
moved into the cascades and is weakening. An upper level trough
behind the front will give showers to the area through Monday
night. A warm front will move through the area on Tuesday giving
rain, mainly to the olympic peninsula. A stronger front associated
with a vigorous low pressure system will give rain and windy
conditions to the area Tuesday night and Wednesday. A trough will
likely give showers to the area on Thursday. Dry weather is
expected on Friday.

Short term The frontal system that gave a wet and cool day to
the region today is now moving into the cascades. Precipitation
has become more showery behind the front. Satellite imagery shows
an upper level trough extending from a low in the central portion
of the gulf of alaska south-southeast into the southern oregon
offshore waters this evening. This trough will push slowly
eastward across the area through Monday night. Enhanced clouds
within the trough at 46-48n 130w promises to bring some
enhancement to the shower activity on Monday.

It really does not appear that there will be much of a break
between Monday's showery trough and the warm front that will
brush the olympic peninsula on Tuesday. Moderate precipitation
will most likely be focused on the northwestern olympic peninsula
and into vancouver island with this warm frontal feature
(consistent with previous model solutions and the going forecast).

Another wave will move into the area from the wsw Tuesday night
into Wednesday. Models are consistent in showing heavier rain with
this front and windy conditions across much of the area on
Wednesday.

A update was issued this evening to refine pops and forecast
wording through Tuesday. Changes were rather minor though.

Albrecht

Long term From the previous long term discussion: the push of
onshore blustery weather behind the system on Wednesday will
settle down Wednesday night and Thursday. An upper trough moves
inland and surface high pressure builds across the region. An
upper ridge will be in place Friday for a dry day with some
sunshine. Clouds will likely increase Friday night with a chance
of rain by Saturday as a warm front pushes into the ridge.

Aviation An upper level trof offshore will move over WRN wa
overnight. Strong SW flow aloft will weaken. The low level flow will
remain light sly. Expect wdsprd MVFR CIGS overnight with areas of
MVFR vsbys (mainly with precipitation).

Ksea... Expect MVFR CIGS thru Monday morning.VFR conditions are
anticipated Monday afternoon but there will probably be occasional
MVFR CIGS with heavier showers. Winds will be sly 5-10 knots,
picking up slightly Monday afternoon.

Marine High pres will prevail overnight for light southerly
flow. A trough will move across the area on Monday for continued
southerly flow. The flow will back to southeast Monday night in
response to falling pressure over the offshore waters ahead of a
weak cold front. This front will move across the area on Tuesday.

A strong frontal system will impact the region on Wednesday.

Hydrology A wet frontal system will give rain to the area later
Tuesday through Wednesday. While precipitation amounts will only
be moderate, soils are quite saturated and there will be a good
deal of runoff. Most rivers will see rises, and a few could
approach bankfull.

The normally flood-prone skokomish river increasingly appears that
it will go over flood stage early Wednesday and may see moderate
flooding. A hydrologic outlook was issued for the skokomish river
in mason county as a result and the forecast hydrograph was
updated. Albrecht

Sew watches/warnings/advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisories for hazardous seas are in effect for the
coastal waters.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 9 mi50 min 45°F 44°F1012.9 hPa
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 9 mi50 min SSE 4.1 G 6
EBSW1 - 9447130 - Seattle, WA 15 mi50 min SE 7 G 9.9 47°F 47°F1012.5 hPa
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 19 mi38 min S 16 G 17 47°F 1011.9 hPa (+1.8)45°F
46121 21 mi48 min 9.7 46°F 1012 hPa44°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA4 mi45 minS 1010.00 miOvercast45°F42°F90%1013.1 hPa
Seattle, Seattle Boeing Field, WA10 mi45 minSSE 810.00 miMostly Cloudy45°F45°F100%1012.4 hPa
Renton, Renton Municipal Airport, WA10 mi45 minESE 410.00 miOvercast46°F45°F96%1013 hPa
Tacoma, Tacoma Narrows Airport, WA15 mi45 minS 810.00 miMostly Cloudy44°F43°F96%1012.4 hPa
Tacoma / McChord Air Force Base, WA17 mi1.7 hrsS 510.00 miOvercast43°F43°F99%1013 hPa
Pierce County-Thun Field, WA20 mi43 minN 010.00 mi45°F44°F100%1012.5 hPa
Bremerton, Bremerton National Airport, WA23 mi43 minS 810.00 miOvercast45°F42°F93%1013.2 hPa
Fort Lewis / Gray U. S. Army Airfield, WA24 mi1.7 hrsS 410.00 miMostly Cloudy44°F44°F100%1012.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Des Moines, Washington
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Des Moines
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Mon -- 05:25 AM PDT     11.94 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:57 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:02 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:38 AM PDT     2.65 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:26 PM PDT     10.93 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:17 PM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 07:32 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 07:59 PM PDT     New Moon
Mon -- 11:42 PM PDT     1.49 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.83.668.610.711.811.810.78.86.54.32.92.73.85.67.89.710.810.89.77.95.63.41.8

Tide / Current Tables for Skagit Bay, 1 mile S of Goat Island, Washington Current
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Skagit Bay
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Mon -- 03:13 AM PDT     -0.05 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:03 AM PDT     -1.52 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 06:58 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:03 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 09:15 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 11:44 AM PDT     1.85 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 03:26 PM PDT     -0.02 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:18 PM PDT     -1.53 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 07:18 PM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 07:33 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 07:59 PM PDT     New Moon
Mon -- 09:19 PM PDT     0.02 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.91.61.20.5-1-1.4-1.5-1.4-1.1-0.61.11.71.81.71.30.7-0.9-1.3-1.5-1.5-1.2-0.71.11.7

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Seattle, WA (6,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Seattle/Tacoma, WA
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