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Marine Weather and Tides
Whidbey Island Station, WA

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What's New / NOTES
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 7:01AMSunset 7:31PM Monday March 25, 2019 3:26 PM PDT (22:26 UTC) Moonrise 12:00AMMoonset 8:54AM Illumination 76% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 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- 214 Pm Pdt Mon Mar 25 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from 5 pm pdt this afternoon through Tuesday afternoon...
Tonight..SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain in the evening then showers likely after midnight.
Tue..SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue night..SW wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Wed..N wind 5 to 15 kt becoming W in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Wed night..SW wind to 10 kt becoming se after midnight. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu..Light wind. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu night..Light wind. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Fri..Light wind. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sat..Light wind. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 214 Pm Pdt Mon Mar 25 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Increasing southerly flow this afternoon as the next front arrives. Southerly flow will continue through Tuesday and transition offshore Tuesday night into Wednesday with the next system south of the area.


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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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
300 pm pdt Mon mar 25 2019

Synopsis A weakening front will through the area this evening
with rain changing to showers. Post frontal showers will end on
Tuesday. A second system will clip the southern part of the area
on Wednesday. An upper level low off the oregon coast Thursday
will dissipate Friday. The next system will arrive late next
weekend.

Short term tonight through Thursday A front will push north
through the area this evening. Areas of light rain will change to
spotty showers tonight as the front pushes north into canada.

There might be an isolated thunderstorm off the central coast
behind the front tonight where it will be a bit unstable but the
threat looks too low to mention in the forecast.

Isolated to scattered showers will linger behind the front into
Tuesday, especially over the mountains. Showers should pretty much
end entirely Tuesday evening as weak high pressure aloft moves
overhead. Most of the area is looking dry on Wednesday as well.

Difluent southerly flow aloft ahead of an upper low off the oregon
coast will bring a threat of showers to areas south of seattle
later Wednesday. The chance of showers will expand to most of
western washington Wednesday night and Thursday as the upper low
offshore oregon slowly approaches the coast. Temperatures will be
near normal through the period. Schneider

Long term Friday through Monday A weak upper trough will
linger over the area Friday and possibly into Saturday with some
wrap around moisture and instability for a slight chance of
showers. There might be a dry 12-24 hour period later Saturday
into Sunday but it's hard to completely rule out a few showers for
now given the uncertainty and spread in the long range models. It
looks a bit wetter Sunday night and Monday as a pacific weather
system reaches the area but nothing out of the ordinary for this
time of year. Schneider

Aviation Radar shows rain across portions of the coast and
southwest interior. Rain will continue to spread into the region
from south to north later this afternoon into this evening. Rain
will become showery in nature overnight into Tuesday. The air
mass is moist and unstable.VFR ceilings will continue through
this evening with MVFR possible overnight, generally between 08z-
18z, following the passing of the front. Some clearing Tuesday
afternoon into the evening. Winds will be breezy as the front
pushes through. Expect winds to become southerly following the
front with sustained winds 10-15 kts and gusts near 25 kts
possible.

Ksea...VFR conditions through this evening. Rain will arrive 23z-
00z and continue through 04-05z. Rain will become spotty in nature
following 05z. MVFR CIGS possible overnight into Tuesday
following the front. Light E NE winds will become southerly by 00z
with sustained southerly 10-15 kts, gusts near 20 kts possible. Jd

Marine Onshore winds will continue through tonight as a frontal
system pushes through the area and an area of low pressure lingers
off the coast. Small craft winds will diminish for the strait
during the evening hours and continue for the coastal waters
through tonight. Winds will transition to southerly this evening
along the interior waters, with small craft winds into Tuesday.

Winds will likely turn offshore Tuesday night into Wednesday with
an area of low pressure located off of the oregon coast. Jd

Hydrology River flooding is not expected for the next 7 days.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory until 5 am pdt 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.

Small craft advisory until 2 pm pdt Tuesday for admiralty inlet-
east entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-northern
inland waters including the san juan islands-puget sound
and hood canal.

Small craft advisory until 5 pm pdt this afternoon for central
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-west entrance u.S.

Waters strait of juan de fuca.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 0 mi37 min ENE 4.1 G 5.1 49°F 1011.3 hPa (-2.3)44°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 15 mi45 min 50°F 47°F1012.1 hPa
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 18 mi51 min 51°F 47°F1011.4 hPa
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 18 mi67 min NNE 7.8 G 9.7 48°F 47°F1 ft1011.7 hPa45°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 22 mi57 min N 9.9 51°F 1012 hPa46°F
46125 30 mi41 min 3.9 50°F 1010.9 hPa44°F
46118 31 mi92 min W 7.8 50°F 1011.7 hPa45°F
PTAW1 - 9444090 - Port Angeles, WA 35 mi51 min 48°F 47°F1011.5 hPa
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 38 mi39 min 1011.5 hPa
CPMW1 38 mi45 min 49°F 46°F
46120 45 mi39 min NW 3.9 50°F 1010.7 hPa43°F

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, WA10 mi31 minVar 310.00 miOvercast60°F41°F50%1012.2 hPa
Friday Harbor Airport, WA17 mi34 minN 410.00 miFair53°F42°F66%1011.6 hPa
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA24 mi52 minNW 710.00 miFair55°F46°F72%1011.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Smith Island, Washington
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Smith Island
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Mon -- 12:16 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 01:21 AM PDT     3.55 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:04 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:36 AM PDT     6.87 feet High Tide
Mon -- 09:54 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 01:55 PM PDT     0.19 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:31 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:44 PM PDT     6.33 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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43.63.64.14.75.56.36.86.86.24.83.11.60.50.20.51.32.43.54.75.66.26.35.9

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

Mon -- 12:16 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 12:53 AM PDT     -0.95 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 03:44 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:17 AM PDT     0.55 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:04 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:01 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 09:54 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 12:55 PM PDT     -1.33 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 04:09 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:14 PM PDT     0.87 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:31 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:50 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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