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|Sunrise 7:50AM||Sunset 5:00PM||Monday January 22, 2018 6:11 PM PST (02:11 UTC)||Moonrise 10:44AM||Moonset 11:05PM||Illumination 38%|
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|PZZ131 Central U.s. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca- 248 Pm Pst Mon Jan 22 2018 |
.gale warning in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon...
Tonight..Variable wind to 10 kt becoming E 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft after midnight. A chance of rain after midnight.
Tue..E wind 25 to 35 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. Rain.
Tue night..E wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft or less after midnight. Rain.
Wed..E wind to 10 kt in the morning becoming light. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Wed night..SW wind to 10 kt becoming variable after midnight. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu..SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Thu night..Variable wind 5 to 15 kt becoming sw 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Fri..SW wind 15 to 25 kt becoming se 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
Sat..SE wind 15 to 25 kt becoming sw 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
|PZZ100 248 Pm Pst Mon Jan 22 2018 |
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A warm front will move east through the waters on Tuesday. It will be preceded by strong east to southeast pressure gradients with gales over the coastal waters and the inland waters from admiralty inlet north. Southeast gradients will relax late Tuesday following the warm front. From Tuesday night through Saturday, a low pressure trough will pass about every 12 to 18 hours. The strongest trough may come on Friday night.
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
413 pm pst Mon jan 22 2018
Synopsis Weak high pressure aloft will prevail overnight for a
brief lull in the precipitation. Alas, stormy weather will impact
the area Tuesday through Thursday for locally heavy precipitation
and gusty winds.
Scattered showers continued over the CWA this afternoon but the
coverage was gradually diminishing. Expect the showers to become
isolated, for the most part, by early this evening. There will
probably be a six to ten hour period of dry weather across much
of the area before the precipitation associated with the next
The next pacific storm will begin impacting the region late
tonight or early Tuesday morning. This system promises to bring
locally heavy snow to the cascades, particularly snohomish county
southward. The heaviest snow is anticipated to occur during the
Tuesday afternoon and evening time frame. The snow could fall at a
rate of 1-2 inches per hour. Paradise, on mount rainier, will
likely receive the heaviest snow due to strong upslope flow. The
olympics and north cascades are expected to receive less snow or
about 6-12 inches.
Locally heavy rain will also fall on the lowlands, mainly from the
puget sound region southward and the central coast. Total rainfall
amounts during the 24-hour period ending at 4 a.M. Pst Wednesday
are forecast to be about an inch to an inch and a half. Elsewhere,
amounts will generally be in the quarter to half-inch range.
In addition to the locally heavy precipitation, expect gusty winds
to develop on Tuesday. It looks like the strongest winds will
occur over parts of the northwest interior, where a wind advisory
is in effect.
The occluded front is anticipated to sweep across the region
Wednesday afternoon or evening. Expect the steady precipitation to
become showery behind the front. The snow levels rise into the
4500-5500 range ahead of the front Tuesday night; although,
easterly winds will keep the snow level below pass level in the
cascades of king and snohomish county. Expect the snow level to
fall into the 2000-3500 foot range behind the front on Wednesday.
The focus of the heaviest snow is anticipated to shift to the
north cascades on Wednesday.
A chilly upper level trough will remain off the coast Wednesday
night through Thursday for unsettled conditions. Disturbances
rotating around the upper level low will bring showery periods to
the CWA during this time frame. The air mass may become unstable
enough for isolated thunderstorms, especially over the coastal
waters. It will also be locally windy.
The medium range solutions were not in very good agreement
regarding the location and timing of a potential atmospheric
river event during this period. The ECMWF was faster and showed
heavy rain impacting the CWA as early as Saturday. It also showed
the brunt of the heaviest rain impacting the olympics and north
cascades (snohomish county northward). The GFS didn't set up the
atmospheric river event until early next week, and indicated that
the heaviest rainfall will occur across the southern part of the
cwa (king county southward).
The screaming message is that, at some point, we can expect
expect the possibility of excessive rainfall sometime this weekend
or early next week. However, the location of the heaviest rain
was still uncertain.
The medium range solutions were in more or less agreement that a
cold upper level trough will move over the area during the end of
Aviation A flat upper ridge axis will pass across western
washington this evening. As a result, shower coverage will be
diminishing this evening, and the unstable air mass will become
stable late this evening. Overnight, an easterly surface wind
component will develop and help to lift CIGS above 030-050. A
warm front will arrive on Tuesday morning. As a result, rain will
arrive early in the morning, and CIGS will lower mostly below 030
by late morning. Moderate westerly flow aloft today will become
strong southwesterly on Tuesday morning.
Ksea... Showers currently drifting eastward immediately south of
the terminal. Showers will dissipate this evening. Should still
keep scattered clouds in the 035-060 range this evening. Those|
will dissipate overnight thanks to the development of a drying
easterly component to the surface wind. Warm frontal rain will
arrive around 14z tue. CIGS will start to lower thereafter,
eventually falling into the 020-030 range late Tue morning.
Expect reduced vsbys at times from 18z-24z Tue during periods of
moderate rain. Otherwise, low-level wind shear will reach criteria
for inclusion in the TAF on Tue owing to e-se surface wind of
8-13 kt and 2000-foot winds that will be southerly around 35-40 kt
for much of the day. Haner
Marine A warm front will move east through the waters on
Tuesday. It will be preceded by strong east to southeast pressure
gradients. This will bring southeast gales over the coastal
waters, and over the inland waters from admiralty inlet north.
Strongest winds over the inland waters will be focused from
admiralty inlet up to haro strait. Southeast gradients will relax
Tuesday evening following the warm front.
From Tuesday night through Saturday, a low pressure trough will
pass about every 12 to 18 hours. Forecast winds could be
conservative during any single forecast period due to the effect
of averaging out so many small, compact, fast-moving features.
The strongest trough may come around Friday night. Haner
The skokomish river fell below flood stage this morning and
continued to recede. There is a possibility of renewed flooding on
this river on Wednesday.
There is a potential for an atmospheric river setting up over the
area this weekend or early next week for a period of significant
rainfall. At this time, the location of where the heaviest rain
will occur was still uncertain due to disagreement in the medium
range models. The main message is that the combination of rising
snow levels and heavy rainfall could lead to flooding on some
rivers (besides the skokomish river) late this weekend or early
The USGS landslide threshold indices were near or at the
thresholds where landslides become probable. The additional
rainfall this week will only increase the risk of shallow
Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... Winter storm watch from Tuesday morning through late Tuesday
night for cascades of pierce and lewis counties-cascades of
snohomish and king counties.
Wind advisory from 9 am to 6 pm pst Tuesday for admiralty inlet
area-san juan county.
Pz... Gale warning from midnight tonight to 3 pm pst Tuesday 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-west entrance u.S.
Waters strait of juan de fuca.
Small craft advisory for hazardous seas until midnight pst
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-
west entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.
Small craft advisory for rough bar until 4 am pst Tuesday for
grays harbor bar.
Small craft advisory until 3 pm pst this afternoon for central
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-east entrance u.S.
Waters strait of juan de fuca.
Gale warning from 6 am to 6 pm pst Tuesday for admiralty inlet-
central u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-east entrance
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-northern inland waters
including the san juan islands.
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|PTAW1 - 9444090 - Port Angeles, WA||29 mi||41 min||Calm G 1||41°F||48°F||1024.7 hPa|
|NEAW1 - 9443090 - Neah Bay, WA||36 mi||41 min||1023.7 hPa|
|LAPW1 - 9442396 - La Push, WA||39 mi||41 min||ENE 1.9 G 4.1||45°F||42°F||1024.1 hPa|
|DESW1 - Destruction Island, WA||43 mi||71 min||46°F||1024.1 hPa (+0.0)|
|46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank)||45 mi||51 min||SE 5.8 G 7.8||46°F||47°F||1 ft||1024.8 hPa||41°F|
|46087 - Neah Bay, WA (Traffic Separation Lighted Buoy)||45 mi||51 min||SSE 7.8 G 14||45°F||49°F||13 ft||1023.1 hPa||39°F|
Wind History for Port Angeles, WA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Port Angeles Fairchild International Airport, WA||26 mi||18 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||37°F||37°F||100%||1024.6 hPa|
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Mon -- 05:04 AM PST 7.11 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:55 AM PST Sunrise
Mon -- 10:44 AM PST Moonrise
Mon -- 11:14 AM PST 2.47 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:42 PM PST 6.74 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:00 PM PST Sunset
Mon -- 11:05 PM PST Moonset
Mon -- 11:20 PM PST 1.26 feet Low Tide
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|Juan De Fuca Strait (East) |
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Mon -- 02:53 AM PST 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:05 AM PST 1.89 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:53 AM PST Sunrise
Mon -- 09:08 AM PST -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:42 AM PST Moonrise
Mon -- 12:41 PM PST -1.74 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 04:58 PM PST Sunset
Mon -- 05:25 PM PST 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:17 PM PST 0.10 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:08 PM PST -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 11:03 PM PST Moonset
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