Tuesday, May22, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Port Angeles, WA

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5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.

Sunrise 5:23AMSunset 8:57PM Tuesday May 22, 2018 12:16 PM PDT (19:16 UTC) Moonrise 12:19PMMoonset 1:36AM Illumination 54% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 8 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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PZZ131 Central U.s. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca- 841 Am Pdt Tue May 22 2018
.small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm pdt this afternoon through late tonight...
.gale watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night...
Today..W wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Tonight..W wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Wed..W wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Wed night..W wind 25 to 35 kt easing to 20 to 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft.
Thu..W wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Thu night..W wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
Fri..W wind 15 to 25 kt rising to 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
Sat..W wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
PZZ100 841 Am Pdt Tue May 22 2018
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..High pres will remain offshore through Saturday with lower pres east of the cascades, maintaining onshore flow. Onshore flow will be stronger Wednesday and Wednesday night, and there is a good chance of gale westerlies in the central and eastern strait of juan de fuca.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Port Angeles, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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national weather service seattle wa
845 am pdt Tue may 22 2018

Synopsis An upper ridge over the area today will slowly drift
east Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will remain warm through
Wednesday and then a little cooling will occur Thursday with light
onshore flow. Increasing southerly flow aloft on Wednesday will
bring a chance of showers to the mountains. A weather system
will bring cooler weather and a chance of showers Friday and
Saturday.

High pressure might build into the area for Sunday and Monday.

Short term Areas of morning fog and low clouds are on the coast,
in the strait of juan de fuca, and all around admiralty inlet and
whidbey island--with a few patches elsewhere. Sunny skies and warm
temps are expected through Wednesday, and then some onshore flow will
develop and temps should cool into Thursday. There is a chance of
showers near the cascade crest Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Long term Extended models in good agreement for most of the
extended on the 00z run with some changes to the forecast. Upper
level low to the south of the area moving inland about 12 to 18
hours faster than previous runs. This will increase the cloud
cover over western washington on Friday with a chance of showers
by afternoon. Highs will cool into the 60s for the entire area.

Upper level trough moving into the area Friday night and Saturday
keeping the mostly cloudy chance of showers forecast going into
the first part of the holiday weekend. Weak front moving by to the
north on Sunday. Current run has this system getting pushed far
enough to the north to keep precipitation out of the area. Would
like to see another run or two of this solution before drying out
Sunday. Model solutions are a little different for memorial day
with the GFS putting some weak trofiness off the coast with
southwesterly flow aloft while the ECMWF builds a flat ridge into
the area. Both models are dry with low level onshore flow so at
least right now memorial day looks like a pretty typical late may
day with morning clouds and afternoon Sun with highs in the 60s
and lower 70s. Felton

Aviation Light northerly flow aloft this morning will become
light east-southeasterly this afternoon and evening as an upper
level ridge axis near the coast shifts into the interior of british
columbia. The air mass is dry and stable except for areas of low
level moisture near the coast and strait of juan de fuca. Low level
onshore flow continues and will peak during the late afternoon and
evening hours.VFR conditions in place over much of W wa this
morning save for ifr conditions present over the north coast and
along the strait of juan de fuca. CIGS there are expected to improve
by late this morning toVFR conditions as low level moisture clouds
burn off. However... Given the current weather pattern... Low clouds
are expected to return to these locations late tonight and into
Wednesday morning.

Ksea...VFR conditions expected to continue over the next 24 hours.

Surface winds north-northwest 5 to 10 knots... Becoming southwest
early Wednesday morning. 27 smr

Marine High pressure will remain offshore through Saturday with
lower pressure east of the cascades, maintaining onshore flow. Small
craft advisory westerlies are likely in the central and eastern
strait of juan de fuca again late this afternoon through early
Wednesday morning.

Onshore flow will be stronger Wednesday and Wednesday night, and
there is a good chance of gale westerlies in the central and
eastern strait, along with small craft advisory winds in the
adjacent waters of admiralty inlet and the northern inland waters.

A gale watch remains in place for the aforementioned portions of the
strait. Will likely wait a bit before adding headlines for the
adjacent waters. Mcdonnal smr

Climate With an average temperature of 60.9 degrees this has
been the warmest first 3 weeks of may on record in seattle. Warm
starts to may have been common the last few years. The second
warmest first 3 weeks of may in seattle 2013 ( 60.2 ), 3rd
warmest 2016 ( 60.1 ) and 4th warmest 2014 ( 58.9 ). Records
started at sea-tac airport in 1945. Felton

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Gale watch from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night
for central u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-east
entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

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



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PTAW1 - 9444090 - Port Angeles, WA 1 mi47 min 1.9 G 4.1 50°F 51°F1014.8 hPa
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 20 mi57 min WSW 7.8 G 7.8 49°F 50°F1 ft1014.6 hPa49°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 35 mi27 min WSW 6 G 7 49°F 1014.6 hPa (-0.8)47°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 36 mi47 min WNW 5.1 G 7 60°F 51°F1015 hPa
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 37 mi47 min E 1.9 G 4.1 56°F 50°F1014.1 hPa
46125 45 mi44 min 9.7 50°F 1013.9 hPa49°F

Wind History for Port Angeles, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Port Angeles Fairchild International Airport, WA4 mi24 minVar 410.00 miFair63°F52°F68%1014.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Angeles, Washington
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Port Angeles
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Tue -- 02:35 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 03:21 AM PDT     4.79 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:26 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:13 AM PDT     5.51 feet High Tide
Tue -- 01:19 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 03:26 PM PDT     0.53 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 08:55 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 10:59 PM PDT     6.29 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Ediz Hook Light, 1.2 miles N of, Washington Current
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Tue -- 12:01 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 02:35 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 03:28 AM PDT     -1.01 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 05:26 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:12 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 09:05 AM PDT     0.28 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 11:00 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 01:18 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 03:05 PM PDT     -0.95 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:05 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 08:55 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:30 PM PDT     1.11 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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