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Marine Weather and Tides
Hat Island, WA

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Sunrise 7:50AMSunset 4:47PM Tuesday January 16, 2018 5:24 PM PST (01:24 UTC) Moonrise 7:32AMMoonset 4:42PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 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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PZZ134 Admiralty Inlet- 302 Pm Pst Tue Jan 16 2018
Tonight..S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming se 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
Wed..SE wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely.
Wed night..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely in the evening then showers likely after midnight.
Thu..S wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Thu night..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Fri..S wind 15 to 25 kt rising to 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
Fri night..S wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Sat..S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming se 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Sun..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
PZZ100 302 Pm Pst Tue Jan 16 2018
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Small craft advisory level winds over the coastal waters tonight...spreading to most remaining waters late. A front is forecast to arrive Wednesday resulting in gale force winds to most waters. More fronts will keep the weather vigorous through the end of the week. Westerly swells higher than 25 feet are possible on the coast Thursday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hat Island, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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national weather service seattle wa
401 pm pst Tue jan 16 2018

Synopsis A strong frontal system will bring rain Wednesday and
Wednesday night with showers late in the week. It will also
generate large waves which may impact the coast on Thursday.

Unsettled weather will continue into this weekend, with a front
enhancing rainfall around Saturday night or Sunday. An upper ridge
may build around next Tuesday for a drying trend.

Short term Ongoing showers will diminish quickly this evening.

An ever so brief period of shortwave ridging tonight will bring a
lull in precip late this evening and overnight, especially over
the interior.

A large, expansive low pressure system is currently in the process
of fully maturing way out between 140w and 145w. This feature is
reflected both at the surface and aloft. At the surface, a 960-965
mb low center will move to near 49n 137w late Wednesday. At the
500 mb level, a 510 decameter low center will be superimposed over
the surface low by late Wednesday, meaning it will become
vertically stacked and barotropic at that time. In advance of this
broad deep upper low and trough, strong southwest flow aloft will
develop over western washington Wednesday. At first, this will
push a warm front across the area early in the day. Southeast
gradients will become strong. Have issued a wind advisory for
three of the interior zones up north, and this may need to
eventually be expanded to the coast and a little further south.

The bellingham to port hardy pressure gradient is forecast to
reach near +14 mb Wednesday evening, which is a good indicator for
the classic southeast-sucker wind pattern.

As the entire pattern shifts a little further east, a cold front
will be able to move onshore on Wed evening. It will come with a
quick burst of heavier rain lasting a couple hours.

The front will be followed by a lot of cold air aloft, with 500 mb
temps of -30c to -35c on Thursday and Friday. With the ensuing
instability and cyclonic southwest flow aloft, expect plenty of
convective showers. Could even be some thunderstorms, especially
Thursday. A veering wind profile with vertical speed shear could
even lend itself to some convective organization. By Friday, the
upper trough axis will be quickly weakening and de-amplifying as
it moves across western washington.

The associated upper trough and the strong surface wind field
will cover a large expanse of the northeast pacific on Wednesday,
generating swell that will bring coastal impacts on Thursday. The
18z enpwave model shows swell of 28 feet over deep water just
beyond the surf zone mid-day Thursday. This would be the biggest
swell to reach the coast in a few years. Such large, energetic
waves can push water onshore and into harbors, causing coastal
flooding issues around the time of high tide. Will therefore soon
be issuing a coastal flood watch for coastal grays harbor county.

Besides coastal flooding, the high surf along the beaches will
cause long wave run-ups that will be dangerous for beachgoers.

Keep your distance from the water! Haner

Long term A more progressive and zonal pattern will set up from
Saturday through Monday. A quick-moving front will sweep through
on Saturday night and early Sunday with an enhancement to
precipitation.

By Monday, upper heights start to rise, and precip chances start
to diminish. Next Tuesday appears to feature a daylong respite
between weather systems. Haner

Aviation Moderate westerly flow aloft will continue tonight
becoming more southwesterly Wednesday. At the surface, moderate
southeasterly winds will ease tonight before increasing again by
Wednesday afternoon. The air mass remains moist and slightly
unstable. Any precip this evening will be showery in nature... With
dry conditions expected overnight in advance of a frontal system
expected for Wednesday morning. Precip Wednesday afternoon and
evening will become more stratiform.

Cigs generallyVFR with isolated MVFR in showers.VFR conditions
expected to remain in place overnight... Although cloud bases are
expected to dip into low-endVFR for most locations early Wednesday
morning. Olm... Hqm and clm may find CIGS dipping down into MVFR
conditions during this time frame.

Ksea... Discussion above applies. Southerly wind 10-15 kts this
afternoon shifting to more southeasterly at 6-11 kts. Smr

Marine Winds have subsided over most waters with the exception of
the coastal ones. Will cancel most of the standing scas with
afternoon forecast package. Next round will start to fire up late
tonight with scas going up for the northern inland waters and east
strait before the gales are expected to kick in there early wed
morning. Remainder of strait looks to join in the fun with similar
timing. No gales expected there at this time although current models
suggest the possibility of some bleed over into the central strait.

Will leave that for next shift to evaluate. More fronts later in the
week will keep the weather vigorous... So additional headlines are
likely.

Strong southwest winds well off the coast will generate large swells
that will reach the washington coast Thursday. Models have been
consistent in bringing westerly swells of 25 ft or more to the
coast, with even larger swells offshore. These have the potential to
be the highest seas in at least several years. Will issue a coastal
flood watch for the central coast zone with the afternoon package to
provide plenty of lead time to resources in ocean shores. Similar
swells are expected for the north coast... So expansion of this watch
is entirely possible. Smr

Hydrology A brief period of heavy rain is possible in the
skokomish basin on Wednesday evening. This will cause the river to
rise on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Current rainfall
forecasts support bringing the skokomish to within a foot of flood
stage. This will bear watching, as forecast rainfall amounts are
prone to change.

The next round of heavier rain will come around Saturday night or
Sunday. This rainfall should cause most rivers to rise, but only
the skokomish appears to be at risk of flooding at this time.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... Coastal flood watch from late Wednesday night through Thursday
evening for central coast.

Wind advisory from 10 am to 5 pm pst Wednesday for san juan
county-western skagit county-western whatcom county.

Pz... Small craft advisory until 3 am pst Wednesday 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.

Gale warning from 4 am Wednesday to 4 am pst Thursday 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-east entrance u.S.

Waters strait of juan de fuca-northern inland waters
including the san juan islands.

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

Small craft advisory from 10 pm this evening to 4 am pst
Wednesday for east entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de
fuca-northern inland waters including the san juan islands.

Small craft advisory from 11 pm this evening to 11 pm pst
Wednesday for central u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-
west entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46120 18 mi63 min W 5.8 51°F 1023.3 hPa46°F
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 25 mi85 min S 11 G 11 52°F 1024.4 hPa (+1.5)43°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 28 mi55 min ESE 2.9 G 5.1 51°F 47°F1023.7 hPa
EBSW1 - 9447130 - Seattle, WA 28 mi55 min SSW 2.9 G 5.1 54°F 49°F1024.5 hPa
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 34 mi55 min S 8 50°F 1023 hPa43°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 38 mi85 min SE 17 G 19 50°F 1022.5 hPa (+1.2)

Wind History for Port Townsend, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Everett Snohomish County, WA6 mi32 minSE 910.00 miPartly Cloudy50°F39°F68%1024.1 hPa
Arlington Municipal Airport, WA13 mi29 minSSE 810.00 miPartly Cloudy48°F39°F74%1024.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Everett, Washington
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Everett
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Tue -- 05:47 AM PST     11.47 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:30 AM PST     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:52 AM PST     Sunrise
Tue -- 11:10 AM PST     7.32 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 03:45 PM PST     9.98 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:42 PM PST     Moonset
Tue -- 04:44 PM PST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:18 PM PST     New Moon
Tue -- 10:37 PM PST     -0.92 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.43.76.38.610.311.311.511108.77.77.37.58.299.89.99.37.85.73.20.8-0.6-0.8

Tide / Current Tables for Port Gamble Bay, Washington Current
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Port Gamble Bay
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Tue -- 01:43 AM PST     1.54 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 05:51 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:31 AM PST     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:54 AM PST     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:31 AM PST     -0.57 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 11:18 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 01:19 PM PST     0.32 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 03:34 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 04:44 PM PST     Moonset
Tue -- 04:46 PM PST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:18 PM PST     New Moon
Tue -- 07:48 PM PST     -0.98 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 10:41 PM PST     0.01 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Seattle, WA (20,4,5,8)
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