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Marine Weather and Tides
Northwest Stanwood, WA

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What's New / NOTES
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 5:18AMSunset 8:56PM Wednesday May 23, 2018 5:24 PM PDT (00:24 UTC) Moonrise 1:27PMMoonset 2:02AM Illumination 67% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 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- 236 Pm Pdt Wed May 23 2018
.small craft advisory in effect until midnight pdt tonight...
Tonight..NW wind 15 to 25 kt becoming variable 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft or less after midnight.
Thu..Light wind becoming variable to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu night..NW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Fri..Variable wind 5 to 15 kt becoming nw in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Fri night..NW wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Sat..Variable wind 5 to 15 kt becoming nw in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sat night..NW wind 10 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Sun..Variable wind to 10 kt becoming nw 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less building to 1 to 3 ft.
Mon..NW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
PZZ100 236 Pm Pdt Wed May 23 2018
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Strong onshore flow will result in westerly gales in the central and eastern strait of juan de fuca this evening. High pres will remain offshore Thursday through Sunday, with lower pres east of the cascades, for continuing onshore flow through the period.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Northwest Stanwood CDP, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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220 pm pdt Wed may 23 2018

Synopsis Onshore flow will prevail for the next week for morning
clouds and at least partial afternoon sunshine most days. A weak
upper disturbance will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms
to the cascades this evening.

Short term There will be a threat of thunderstorms over the
cascades early this evening, mainly near the crest. A weak upper
ridge will move over the area tonight and Thursday which will
stabilize the air. This should end the shower and thunderstorm
threat. Low level onshore flow will be stronger tonight which
should allow clouds to spread into the interior and then burn
partially back to the coast later Thursday. Highs will cool a few
degrees Thursday but they will still be a little above normal.

A dry upper trough will move over the area on Friday. Low level
onshore flow will continue for another day of morning clouds and
some afternoon sunshine. Highs will cool a few more degrees and be
close to normal. The upper trough will shift inland with weak high
pressure aloft moving over the area on Saturday. Low level onshore
flow will continue and it should be a day similar to Friday.

Schneider

Long term A weak upper ridge over the area this weekend will
give way to an upper trough next Tuesday and Wednesday. Low level
onshore flow will continue. The ECMWF shows a dying front
reaching the area later Monday with spotty light rain and then a
few showers Tuesday and Wednesday. The GFS and gem are essentially
dry through the period. The forecast leans toward the dryer
solutions for now which also matches neighboring offices.

Temperatures should be seasonable through the period. Schneider

Aviation Coastal marine stratus will spread inland overnight--
probably reaching the i-5 corridor around midnight. There are a few
showers and thunderstorms near the cascade crest this afternoon,
those will dissipate later this evening. A few towering CU over the
olympics will also dissipate this evening. After morning clouds,
there should be some afternoon sunshine on Thursday.

Ksea... The low clouds ought to get in here by midnight. The wind
this evening could be variable for awhile, but by late evening a ssw
wind is a good bet as the marine air pushes in.

Marine Strong onshore flow this evening with gale force west
winds likely in the central and eastern strait of juan de fuca. A
gale warning is in effect for that, with small craft advisories in
effect for the adjacent waters of admiralty inlet and the northern
inland waters.

High pressure will remain offshore Thursday through Sunday, with
lower pressure east of the cascades, for continuing onshore flow
through the period. Solid small craft advisory winds are likely in
the central and eastern strait during the diurnal peak each late
afternoon through early morning. Gales are possible, especially
Friday afternoon and evening.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory until 3 pm pdt this afternoon for central
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-east entrance u.S.

Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Gale warning until 3 am pdt Thursday for central u.S. Waters
strait of juan de fuca-east entrance u.S. Waters strait of
juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory until 3 am pdt Thursday for northern inland
waters including the san juan islands.

Small craft advisory until midnight pdt tonight for admiralty
inlet.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 15 mi55 min W 8.9 68°F 1008 hPa55°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 17 mi55 min SW 7 G 12 61°F 51°F1009.4 hPa
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 19 mi35 min WSW 19 G 22 53°F 1008.5 hPa (-0.9)50°F
46125 25 mi72 min 9.7 55°F 1008.1 hPa52°F
46118 33 mi90 min SSW 7.8 63°F 1007.3 hPa56°F
46120 34 mi50 min SE 12 63°F 1008 hPa55°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 34 mi55 min SW 1 G 6 64°F 50°F1007.6 hPa
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 36 mi65 min WSW 23 G 27 52°F 50°F3 ft1007.3 hPa51°F
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 41 mi85 min NE 6 G 7 63°F 1008.7 hPa (-0.6)56°F
CPMW1 44 mi55 min S 8 G 9.9 61°F 51°F
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 45 mi55 min S 1.9 G 5.1 62°F 1007.1 hPa
EBSW1 - 9447130 - Seattle, WA 45 mi55 min W 1.9 G 5.1 72°F 51°F1008.6 hPa

Wind History for Port Townsend, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station - Ault Field, WA11 mi29 minWSW 710.00 miA Few Clouds61°F52°F72%1010.2 hPa
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA16 mi50 minSSW 1210.00 miFair68°F53°F60%1008.5 hPa
Arlington Municipal Airport, WA18 mi29 minWNW 710.00 miFair72°F54°F53%1009.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Stanwood, Washington
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Stanwood
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Wed -- 01:18 AM PDT     7.44 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:01 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 05:20 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:44 AM PDT     1.18 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 01:07 PM PDT     4.89 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:26 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:52 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:57 PM PDT     0.61 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Mutiny Bay, 3.3 miles SE of, Washington Current
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Mutiny Bay
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Wed -- 12:56 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 02:09 AM PDT     -1.10 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 03:02 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 05:22 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:31 AM PDT     0.52 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 08:41 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 12:47 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 02:03 PM PDT     -0.85 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 02:27 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:46 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:38 PM PDT     1.19 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 08:53 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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