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Marine Weather and Tides
James, WA

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Sunrise 7:30AMSunset 4:29PM Wednesday November 22, 2017 12:24 PM PST (20:24 UTC) Moonrise 10:55AMMoonset 8:03PM Illumination 17% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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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PZZ132 East Entrance U.s. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca- 1130 Am Pst Wed Nov 22 2017
.gale warning in effect through this evening...
Rest of today..SE wind 25 to 35 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. Rain at times.
Tonight..SE wind 25 to 35 kt becoming S 15 to 25 kt by midnight. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft. Rain.
Thu..S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming W 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft. Rain in the morning then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
Thu night..S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Fri..SE wind to 10 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft.
Fri night..SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Sat..SE wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 2 ft or less.
Sun..SE wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
PZZ100 900 Am Pst Wed Nov 22 2017
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Strong southerly flow will continue today and tonight, with low end gales on the coast and small craft advisory strength winds over the inland waters. Winds will continue to be at least moderate Thursday and Friday. Another system will arrive about Saturday night.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Jamestown CDP, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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931 am pst Wed nov 22 2017

Synopsis A relative break between wet weather systems will
occur today, although scattered showers will still be around. The
next wet frontal system will bring more rain to the area tonight
through thanksgiving morning. Another relative break between
weather systems, but with a little light rain still around, will
occur Thursday afternoon through Friday. The next system to bring
widespread light rain will arrive Saturday afternoon. This active
weather pattern should continue into early next week.

Short term Radar shows scattered areas of rain moving NE across
w wa this morning. The area will remain under moist SW flow aloft,
but between weather systems today. The air mass remains warm with
high temperatures expected to be around 60 today, despite cloudy
skies. This could set a couple of high temperature records for
nov 22.

Yesterdays plume of sub-tropical moisture has weakened and shifted
s over oregon. The next system expected tonight and Thursday
morning will develop out of the weak front offshore along roughly
132w at 9 am. An upper level shortwave trough rounding the base of
the larger longwave trough along 140w, will move NE across the top
of the front tonight causing it to strengthen. Rain will reach the
coast this evening then spread inland overnight. The front should
be moving over the cascades by late Thursday morning, then E of
the cascades by later Thursday afternoon. Rain amounts should be
less than what fell Tuesday - about 2-4 inches in the olympics,
1.5-3.5 inches in the cascades and about a half to 1.5 inches in
the lowlands.

Scattered showers will be around Thursday afternoon and night as
the trailing upper level trough crosses the area. This system,
coming in from the w, will bring a cooler air mass, allowing snow
levels over the mountains to lower to around 4000 feet by Thursday
evening.

A slow moving front will move SE down vancouver island Thursday
evening then slow down to a crawl over southern vancouver island
Friday and Friday night. The front will be close enough to W wa to
bring a little light rain to the area, mainly the north part. Kam

Long term Another large longwave trough will form along roughly
140w late Friday. The SW flow aloft downstream, aimed at W wa,
will strengthen, which will allow a shortwave embedded in the sw
flow to bring more widespread light rain to the area Saturday
afternoon through Sunday morning. Cascade snow levels will pop up
again to the 5000 to 7000 ft range late Saturday before dropping
to around 4000 feet again behind the system Sunday.

Recent runs of the GFS and ECMWF had been in fair agreement with
the trailing trough late Sunday, but have diverged a little this
morning. Regardless, it will remain an active pattern with some
rain or showers. The models are still hanging on to the warm front
that reaches the area Monday night. Kam

Aviation Moist southwest flow aloft will continue today and
tonight. At the surface, southeasterly pressure gradients will
continue. Strong south to southwest winds 35 to 50 kt will continue
at times between 3000 and 5000 feet. Rain at times will continue
in the stable air mass.

MostlyVFR conditions today, though there are several cloud decks
around and MVFR ceilings are likely in rain. There are some breaks
in the clouds and under those there is patchy ifr fog. Conditions
will change little today. More clouds and rain is forecast tonight,
and this will probably bring widespread MVFR ceilings.

Ksea...VFR today, MVFR tonight. Light southerly winds today will
increase to 8-12 kt tonight. Chb

Marine A frontal system will approach from the northwest this
afternoon then move inland late tonight. Low end gale conditions are
likely on the coast today into tonight, with small craft advisory
strength winds over the inland waters.

Southerly gradients will continue to be moderate to strong on
Thursday, then they will ease on Friday. At least small craft
advisory conditions are likely on Friday.

Another system will arrive around Saturday night. Strong southerly
gradients are possible over the entire area Sunday. The preferred
solutions would result in gales over most waters with small craft
advisory conditions over puget sound and hood canal. Chb

Hydrology Many western washington rivers are above flood
stage this morning, and we may not be done yet - a few more are
could still rise above flood stage today. Several rivers have gages
registering moderate category flooding: the skokomish,
stillaguamish, and satsop rivers. And the main stem stillaguamish
has reached major flood category.

Warnings and watches change as needed. For the current list, please
check:

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PTAW1 - 9444090 - Port Angeles, WA 17 mi49 min 2.9 G 4.1 51°F 50°F1011.1 hPa
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 19 mi85 min SE 34 G 37 58°F 1011.4 hPa (-0.7)
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 20 mi55 min E 26 G 32 58°F 50°F1012.9 hPa
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 27 mi49 min SSE 12 G 19 60°F 49°F1012 hPa
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 41 mi55 min S 17 65°F 1012 hPa58°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, WA20 mi32 minN 00.15 miLight Rain Fog50°F50°F100%1011.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Dungeness, Washington
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Dungeness
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Wed -- 06:56 AM PST     7.84 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:30 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:54 AM PST     Moonrise
Wed -- 12:42 PM PST     5.69 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:57 PM PST     6.09 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:26 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 08:03 PM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 11:32 PM PST     -0.55 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for New Dungeness Light, 2.8 miles NNW of, Washington Current
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New Dungeness Light
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Wed -- 02:31 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:12 AM PST     0.71 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 07:30 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:57 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:54 AM PST     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:34 AM PST     -0.93 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 04:23 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:26 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 04:59 PM PST     0.06 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 05:23 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:03 PM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 10:42 PM PST     -1.35 knots Max Ebb
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 (15,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Seattle/Tacoma, WA
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