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Marine Weather and Tides
Port Townsend, WA

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Sunrise 7:02AMSunset 7:30PM Thursday March 23, 2017 9:25 AM PDT (16:25 UTC) Moonrise 3:52AMMoonset 1:39PM Illumination 16% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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- 900 Am Pdt Thu Mar 23 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm pdt this afternoon through late tonight...
Today..SE wind 10 to 20 kt becoming 15 to 25 kt late. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft...building to 2 to 4 ft late. A slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
Tonight..SE wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain in the evening then showers likely after midnight.
Fri..S wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. A chance of showers in the morning then showers likely in the afternoon.
Fri night..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sat..Light wind becoming N to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sat night..Variable wind to 10 kt in the evening becoming light. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sun..SE wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon..SE wind to 10 kt becoming nw. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 900 Am Pdt Thu Mar 23 2017
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A vigorous frontal system will reach the coastal waters this afternoon and move through the inland waters tonight. Onshore shore flow will prevail Friday. Weak surface high pressure will shift over the area Saturday afternoon and night. Weaker low pressure will affect the waters Sunday night and Monday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Port Townsend city, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
257 am pdt Thu mar 23 2017

Synopsis Rain will reach the coast this afternoon and the
interior this evening as a front moves onshore. An upper trough
will bring showers Friday. Showers will decrease Saturday as the
trough shifts inland. Additional fronts will reach the area Sunday
and around Wednesday.

Short term Today will be mostly dry in between weather systems
with weak high pressure aloft. The exception will be the coast
where a frontal system will bring rain in the afternoon. The
front will move onshore this evening for rain all areas, with
decreasing showers behind the front later tonight. The mountains
will pick up some snow but amounts look sub-advisory. There will
also be some breezy to windy conditions coast and north interior.

An upper trough will move over the area on Friday for showers. A
short wave in the flow aloft should enhance showers in the
afternoon. There might even be an afternoon thunderstorm or two
but the chances look marginal enough that thunderstorms were not
introduced into the forecast just yet. The upper trough will
slowly shift inland Friday night and Saturday. There will be
enough lingering instability for a continued chance of showers but
the trend should be for drying. Schneider

Long term The pattern will be progressive the first half of
next week with a series of weather systems bringing rainy periods
interspersed with brief periods of relative dry weather in
between. The first frontal system will reach the area Sunday.

Models are in good agreement with this. Beyond, Sunday,
confidence in the details decreases as models differences
increase. There may or may not be another period of more organized
rain Monday night/early Tuesday. There is higher confidence that
a frontal system will bring another batch of rain Wednesday.

Schneider

Aviation Westerly flow aloft over western washington early this
morning will back to southwest today as the next frontal system
approaches the region from the west. Strong southwest flow aloft
will accompany the frontal system as it moves through the forecast
area late today and tonight. Except for briefing drying midday
today, the air mass will be moist and slightly unstable.

Vfr conditions prevail across the forecast area at this time with
sky cover sct035 ovc070-090, except isolated showers continue with
local bkn-ovc035.VFR conditions should continue today; ceilings
will probably be above 060 most of the time, except for areas of
sct-bkn035 this morning. As rain associated with the frontal
system develops tonight, conditions should deteriorate to MVFR on
the coast but generally remainVFR inland with ceilings 035-060.

Ksea... South wind 6-12 kt, increasing to 8-16 kt this evening.

By midnight. Ksea will likely haveVFR conditions today with
ceilings mainly above 060, then ceilings 035-060 with rain at
times beginning this evening. Mcdonnal

Marine A vigorous frontal system about 350 nm west of the
pacific northwest coast early this morning will move into the
coastal waters today and inland across western washington tonight.

This system should produce fairly solid gales of 30 to 40 kt over
the coastal waters late today through tonight, with fairly brief
gales over the eastern strait of juan de fuca and northern inland
waters this evening into early Friday morning.

A trough will follow the front on Friday, with fairly widespread
small craft advisory winds likely. Weak high pres will build over
the region Saturday for a period of lighter winds. A relatively
weak pacific frontal system will move through the region Sunday
night. Mcdonnal

Hydrology The white river at r street near auburn is forecast to
remain near flood stage through at least Friday, primarily due to
releases from mud mountain dam. Elsewhere, river flooding is not
expected for the next 7 days.

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

Pz... Small craft advisory until noon pdt today 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 noon today to midnight pdt 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.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm pdt this evening for east
entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-northern inland
waters including the san juan islands.

Gale warning from 6 pm this evening to 3 am pdt Friday for east
entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-northern inland
waters including the san juan islands.

Small craft advisory from 3 pm this afternoon to 6 am pdt Friday
for central u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-west
entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory from 3 pm this afternoon to noon pdt Friday
for admiralty inlet.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 2 mi38 min ESE 16 G 19
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 15 mi26 min SE 19 G 21 45°F 1016.9 hPa (+0.0)
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 27 mi56 min SSE 12 44°F 1018 hPa39°F
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 28 mi36 min SE 9.7 G 12 45°F 47°F1 ft1016.3 hPa (+0.0)40°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 33 mi50 min SSE 2.9 G 8 44°F 46°F1017.5 hPa
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 35 mi26 min SSE 8.9 G 9.9 45°F 1018.5 hPa (+0.0)38°F
PTAW1 - 9444090 - Port Angeles, WA 38 mi50 min 1.9 G 4.1 41°F 47°F1016.8 hPa
EBSW1 - 9447130 - Seattle, WA 41 mi38 min ESE 5.1 G 8 45°F 47°F1019 hPa
46118 42 mi101 min SE 23 46°F 1016.9 hPa40°F

Wind History for Port Townsend, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Whidbey Island, Naval Air Station, WA17 mi90 minSE 13 G 1810.00 miOvercast46°F37°F71%1018.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Point Hudson, Washington
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Point Hudson
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Thu -- 03:03 AM PDT     8.05 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:51 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:06 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:27 AM PDT     5.65 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 12:33 PM PDT     6.76 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:38 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 07:28 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:40 PM PDT     0.84 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.977.88.17.87.36.665.75.766.46.76.76.45.54.32.91.710.91.42.43.6

Tide / Current Tables for Point Hudson, 0.5 mile E of, Washington Current
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Point Hudson
Click for MapFlood direction 115 true
Ebb direction 10 true

Thu -- 12:21 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:00 AM PDT     -0.35 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 04:51 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:05 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:06 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:23 AM PDT     0.30 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 10:47 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 02:38 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 03:34 PM PDT     -0.48 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 06:21 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:28 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:08 PM PDT     1.46 knots Max Flood
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 (12,3,4,5)
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