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Marine Weather and Tides
Whidbey Island Station, WA

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Sunrise 7:51AMSunset 4:51PM Thursday January 18, 2018 9:51 PM PST (05:51 UTC) Moonrise 8:50AMMoonset 6:41PM Illumination 6% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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- 847 Pm Pst Thu Jan 18 2018
.small craft advisory in effect through late Friday night...
Tonight..SE wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
Fri..SE wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
Fri night..SE wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Sat..SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Sat night..SE wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 25 to 35 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight.
Sun..SE wind 25 to 35 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft.
Sun night..S wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon..SW wind 10 to 20 kt becoming S 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Tue..SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
PZZ100 847 Pm Pst Thu Jan 18 2018
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A deep low centered near 50n 134w will slowly fill as it moves toward the northern tip of vancouver island through Friday night. Pressure gradients will remain rather tight through Friday night and will result in small craft advisory conditions across the waters. Seas over the coastal waters will slowly subside through Friday night. Additional fronts will reach the waters later Saturday through early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Whidbey Island Station CDP, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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900 pm pst Thu jan 18 2018

Synopsis Large waves at the coast will gradually subside tonight
and Friday. An upper trough over the region will maintain cool and
showery pattern through Friday. Snow showers above 2500 feet could
produce a few inches of snow in the passes tonight and again Friday
night. Additional fronts will bring periods of steadier and more
widespread rain Sunday and Tuesday or Tuesday night.

Short term Ir satellite imagery shows cold top cumulus streaming
into western washington this evening indicative of an unstable and
showery air mass. Radar is showing fairly widespread shower
activity, especially over the mountains, coast inland across puget
sound. Partial shadowing off the olympics is limiting showers around
the east entrance to the strait. The 00z freezing level at forks was
3600 feet which indicates snow levels are already down to around
2500 feet. This is below the cascade passes where most precipitation
will fall. Stevens pass had 2 or 3 inches early this evening with
the -33c cold pool aloft providing large liquid snow ratios. The
flow is not very strong and instability alone is not likely to
produce advisory amounts of snow in the mountains but it is possible
elevations above the passes could see localized amounts up to 6
inches overnight. Overall, the showers will be decreasing later
tonight, so no advisory will be issued.

There were a few lightning strikes at the coast this past hour
associated with squall lines. Generally these cells or squalls will
produce locally heavy rain, and gusty winds mainly at the coast.

There was one report of ice pellets or hail near sheridan beach but
no other reports noted.

Another embedded short waves will move across late Friday and Friday
night. Models suggest some localized snow amounts could again flirt
with advisory criteria. Will let the next shift decide on if this is
needed. The showery pattern will produce some accumulation in the
passes, with heaviest amounts possibly near stevens pass and also
the volcanos. Just plain showers in the lowlands.

Showers will tapper off Saturday but temperatures will remain cool.

Pops may be a bit high with latest models showing mostly dry
conditions Saturday afternoon. Mercer
update for high surf along the coastline... Have diminished to 23 to
25 feet with a dominant period of 16 seconds this evening and will
continue to slowly diminish tonight through Friday. With the
afternoon high tide behind us and seas slowly subsiding, the coastal
flood warning is being converted to a high surf advisory for the
rest of tonight until noon Friday. Albrecht

Long term Monday will be a showery day in the wake of the
Sunday front with an upper trough over the area. An upper ridge
will briefly cross the area Monday night and early Tuesday for
perhaps a dry spell.

The next in a series of fronts will spread rain into the area
later Tuesday. An upper trough will keep things showery and cool
Wednesday. Some showers will linger into Thursday but they should
be decreasing as the upper trough shifts inland. Snow levels could
get down to low enough for some chunky rain on the higher hills
Thursday morning. Schneider

Aviation A deep low pressure system centered near 50n 134w will
slowly fill as it moves eastward tonight and Friday. The upper
level trough associated with this low will move into western
washington Friday evening. Strong southwest flow aloft will
gradually ease and turn westerly Friday evening. The air mass is
moist and somewhat unstable.

Conditions are generallyVFR across the region with pockets of
MVFR ceilings in showers. ExpectVFR conditions with MVFR
conditions at times around showers to continue through the day
Friday. Conditions will deteriorate to ifr to low end MVFR Friday
evening as the upper level trough offshore moves inland. Albrecht
ksea... MainlyVFR conditions with showers at times through Friday.

Conditions deteriorating to low end MVFR Friday evening. South
winds 10-14 knots through Friday. Albrecht

Marine A deep low centered near 50n 134w will slowly fill as it
moves east toward the queen charlotte sound through late Friday.

While conditions will gradually improve, pressure gradients will
be tight enough to result in small craft advisory wind conditions
over most of the waters through Friday, and seas will remain
quite hazardous through at least Friday night.

A strong front will move through the waters late Saturday night
into Sunday morning. This front will bring another round of gale
force winds to the coastal waters and to portions of the inland
waters. The active weather pattern will continue through at least
the middle of next week. Albrecht

Hydrology Heavy rain from a frontal system could cause minor
flooding on the skokomish river in mason county later Sunday or
Sunday night. Otherwise, river flooding is not expected for the
next 7 days.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... High surf advisory until noon pst Friday for central coast-north
coast.

Pz... Small craft advisory until 6 am pst Saturday 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-east entrance u.S. Waters strait of
juan de fuca-northern inland waters including the san juan
islands-puget sound and hood canal-west entrance u.S.

Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory for rough bar until 6 am pst Saturday for
grays harbor bar.

Small craft advisory until midnight pst Friday night for
admiralty inlet.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 1 mi52 min SE 24 G 26 44°F 1006.8 hPa (+0.9)
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 15 mi52 min SE 11 G 19 44°F 47°F1007.6 hPa (+0.7)
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 18 mi62 min SE 12 G 14 45°F 46°F2 ft1006.6 hPa (+0.5)39°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 18 mi76 min SE 6 G 8 43°F 47°F1007.3 hPa
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 22 mi82 min S 15 44°F 1007 hPa40°F
PTAW1 - 9444090 - Port Angeles, WA 35 mi76 min 5.1 G 8.9 41°F 46°F1006.4 hPa
CPMW1 38 mi52 min SSE 20 G 25 45°F 46°F
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 38 mi52 min SE 16 G 23 45°F 1006.5 hPa (+1.3)
46120 45 mi48 min SW 12 43°F 1008.7 hPa40°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station - Ault Field, WA10 mi56 minSE 13 G 2010.00 miOvercast47°F39°F77%1008.3 hPa
Friday Harbor Airport, WA17 mi59 minSE 1210.00 miMostly Cloudy43°F37°F80%1007.3 hPa
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA24 mi57 minVar 6 G 1310.00 miOvercast45°F37°F76%1008.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Smith Island, Washington
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Smith Island
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Fri -- 06:36 AM PST     7.56 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:54 AM PST     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:20 AM PST     Moonrise
Fri -- 11:40 AM PST     4.98 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:21 PM PST     5.92 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:50 PM PST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:43 PM PST     Moonset
Fri -- 11:01 PM PST     -0.33 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.11.32.64.15.66.87.47.576.25.55.155.25.45.75.95.85.34.22.71.20.1-0.3

Tide / Current Tables for Smith Island, 1.4 miles SSW of, Washington Current
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Smith Island
Click for MapFlood direction 90 true
Ebb direction 280 true

Fri -- 12:42 AM PST     0.01 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:02 AM PST     1.04 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:49 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:54 AM PST     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:20 AM PST     Moonrise
Fri -- 10:53 AM PST     -0.87 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 02:11 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:55 PM PST     0.21 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 04:50 PM PST     Sunset
Fri -- 05:54 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:43 PM PST     Moonset
Fri -- 10:10 PM PST     -1.17 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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