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Marine Weather and Tides
Anacortes, WA

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Sunrise 6:11AMSunset 8:15PM Sunday August 20, 2017 8:18 AM PDT (15:18 UTC) Moonrise 3:49AMMoonset 6:47PM Illumination 3% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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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PZZ133 Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands- 249 Am Pdt Sun Aug 20 2017
Today..SW wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Tonight..SW wind 5 to 15 kt easing to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Mon..W wind to 10 kt becoming nw in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon night..NW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming sw after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Tue..Light wind becoming W to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Tue night..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Wed..SW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Thu..SW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
PZZ100 249 Am Pdt Sun Aug 20 2017
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A typical august pattern will prevail through the middle of next week. Expect onshore flow of varying strength to persist due to high pres offshore and lower pres east of the cascades. A weak system will approach the coastal waters on Wednesday and move inland Thursday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Anacortes, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
330 am pdt Sun aug 20 2017

Synopsis A system passing to the north of washington will bring a
few high clouds and patchy morning stratus to the coast. High
pressure will build over the region Monday and Tuesday with warmer
temperatures. An upper trough will bring a chance of showers and
cooler temperatures late Wednesday and Thursday. Dry and warmer
weather returns Friday through the weekend.

Short term A weak system passing through british columbia today
will bring a few high clouds. Light onshore flow will also result in
some patchy morning stratus, mainly along the north coast. Mostly
sunny skies will prevail by the afternoon along with warmer high
temperatures. The dry weather pattern will also continue as high
pressure builds offshore today and moves over the region Monday and
Tuesday. Light flow and rising 500 mb heights will result in warmer
temperatures Monday and Tuesday, reaching the lower 80s across
greater puget sound.

The cloud cover forecast remains generally favorable for eclipse
viewing Monday morning. However, models continue to show the highest
chance for morning low stratus near the immediate coast of
washington. Also, the uw WRF indicates some patchy low clouds will
be possible from the lower chehalis valley to some spotty areas
around the southwest interior. Some patchy fog may also be possible
over the waters of puget sound but very little of this should extend
to the land areas. Any clouds or fog that do develop will likely
begin dissipating around mid morning (9am), and the vast majority of
the area will have clear viewing.

Long term A trough will approach the region on Wednesday. 500 mb
heights will fall and onshore flow will start to increase. Expect
high temperatures to cool off several degrees with a spotty light
showers by afternoon, mainly near the coast and mountains. Models
bring the main 500 mb trough axis across the area Thursday with the
best chance of showers at that time. Orographics should produce
light measurable rainfall or showers along west facing slopes of the
cascades and olympics. Measurable rain will be more hit and miss
across the lowlands and amounts will generally be under a tenth of
an inch.

High pressure builds Friday through the weekend. Dry weather returns
along with a gradual warming trend. Highs will reach the low 80s by
Saturday and possibly the mid 80s by Sunday. Mercer

Aviation Northwest flow aloft over western washington through
tonight with upper level ridge offshore moving to the coast Monday
morning. At the surface, onshore flow will continue with high
pressure offshore and lower pressure east of the cascades.

Shallow marine layer along the coast with the stratus moving down
through the strait of juan de fuca early this morning. Ceilings with
the stratus near 1000 feet. The stratus will burn off this morning.

Just some high clouds over the rest of the area through tonight.

Ksea... Just some high clouds at times through tonight. North
northeast wind 5 to 10 kt backing to northwest again midday. Felton

Marine A typical august pattern will prevail through the
middle of the week. Expect onshore flow of varying strength to
persist due to high pressure offshore and lower pressure east of the
cascades. A weak system will approach the coastal waters on
Wednesday and move inland Thursday. Small craft advisory west winds
are likely in the central and eastern strait of juan de fuca in the
evening and early morning hours each night. Felton

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory from 6 pm this evening to 5 am pdt Monday
for central u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-east entrance
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 8 mi49 min S 5.1 54°F 1021 hPa53°F
46118 15 mi89 min SE 14 56°F 1020.6 hPa53°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 18 mi79 min SSW 9.9 G 9.9 53°F 1021 hPa (+0.0)
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 22 mi49 min Calm G 1 55°F 52°F1021.2 hPa
CPMW1 26 mi49 min SSE 8 G 9.9 56°F 53°F
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 26 mi49 min SSE 8 G 11 55°F 54°F1020.4 hPa
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 29 mi49 min SE 2.9 G 4.1 53°F 54°F1022.1 hPa
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 32 mi59 min W 12 G 14 55°F 52°F1 ft1020.1 hPa52°F

Wind History for Friday Harbor, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA10 mi24 minSE 37.00 miOvercast55°F53°F94%1021.7 hPa
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station - Ault Field, WA11 mi23 minSSW 510.00 miMostly Cloudy57°F50°F78%1022.4 hPa
Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, WA20 mi26 minVar 510.00 miFair58°F53°F84%1021.5 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi24 minS 49.00 miFair57°F53°F88%1021 hPa
Friday Harbor Airport, WA22 mi26 minN 08.00 miFair55°F53°F93%1021.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Anacortes, Guemes Channel, Washington
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Anacortes
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Sun -- 03:03 AM PDT     7.95 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:49 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 06:11 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 10:00 AM PDT     -1.42 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:45 PM PDT     8.31 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:46 PM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 08:14 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 10:37 PM PDT     4.89 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Guemes Channel, West entrance of, Washington Current
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Guemes Channel
Click for MapFlood direction 95 true
Ebb direction 255 true

Sun -- 12:48 AM PDT     0.55 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 01:56 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 04:49 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 06:11 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:38 AM PDT     -3.18 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 11:38 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:11 PM PDT     1.67 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 05:11 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 07:46 PM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 08:14 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:51 PM PDT     -1.73 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 (11,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Seattle/Tacoma, WA
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