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Marine Weather and Tides
Anacortes, 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 5:15AMSunset 8:59PM Sunday May 26, 2019 2:19 AM PDT (09:19 UTC) Moonrise 1:23AMMoonset 11:34AM Illumination 51% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 22 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- 846 Pm Pdt Sat May 25 2019
Tonight..W wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
Sun..NW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun night..W wind 5 to 15 kt becoming se to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Mon..N wind to 10 kt becoming sw in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon night..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Tue..S wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Tue night..S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming sw 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Wed..SW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Thu..SW wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 846 Pm Pdt Sat May 25 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Light northerly flow Sunday will turn onshore on Monday then continue through Wednesday as high pressure remains offshore with lower pressure east of the cascades.


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
805 pm pdt Sat may 25 2019

Synopsis Showers will end this evening as an upper low moves
south of the area. Drier and warmer weather is expected most of
next week with afternoon and evening showers over the cascades
most days.

Short term tonight through Tuesday Water vapor satellite
imagery clearly tells the story this evening with drier air in the
mid and upper levels being imported on easterly flow aloft. The
upper level low that brought rainfall earlier today continues to
push southward off the central oregon coast. As of 02z, most shower
activity was south and west of the chehalis area. Surface gradients
will become northerly tonight, but they will be weak. Combined with
surface moisture from the recent rainfall, there should be some
redevelopment of low clouds overnight. It will scatter out
by mid morning Sunday. Heights will rise somewhat on Sunday and,
with partial sunshine, temperatures will rebound to close to normal
with highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s for much of the region. Some
instability over the mountains will contribute to showers and
afternoon thunderstorms with northeast flow aloft bringing some of
it into the foothills and, locally, the lowlands. 27
from previous discussion... The upper low will shift inland over the
southwest u.S. Sunday and Monday with an upper ridge off the coast.

Western washington will be on the northern periphery of the upper
low. There will be enough wrap around moisture and instability for a
chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms over the
cascades each day with the aid of daytime heating. The low lowlands
look mostly dry although a few showers could drift off the cascades.

A weak upper ridge will shift over the area on Tuesday but it
won't make much difference for the weather. It should be another
mostly sunny day. An isolated showers or thunderstorm could
bubble up over the cascades in the afternoon but the weak high
pressure aloft will probably cap things a bit.

Highs will warm several degrees on Sunday to slightly above
normal and then warm a few more degrees on Monday with lower to
mid 70s common. Highs will cool a few degrees on Tuesday due to
stronger low level onshore flow but remain a little above normal.

Schneider

Long term Wednesday through Saturday It looks like a
decidedly wishy-washy and uneventful pattern Wednesday through
Saturday with a weak upper ridge on Wednesday giving way to a weak
upper trough Thursday and beyond. There won't be any organized
weather systems but an isolated shower can't be ruled out at
times. Temperatures will be a few degrees above normal each day
with not much day to day variation. Schneider

Aviation Easterly flow aloft tonight as an upper level low slides
south of the area. Flow aloft becoming northeasterly on Sunday.

Light northerly flow at the surface has developed this evening as
weak surface ridging pushes southward over the interior of british
columbia. The mid and upper levels have dried considerably over the
past few hours, but lingering low level moisture from today's
rainfall should contribute to the development of some low MVFR and
ifr ceilings overnight. The low level moisture will scatter out by
18z Sunday. Daytime heating will contribute to some instability over
the cascades on Sunday with afternoon and evening showers and
thunderstorms possible. The flow aloft could bring some of this
activity locally into the foothills.

Ksea...VFR CIGS this evening lowering to low MVFR again at
times overnight. Confidence in the details between now and about 15z
are low. Surface gradients are light, but nights are short this time
of year. Some stratus development is possible. Surface wind light
becoming northerly less than 10 knots. 27

Marine Surface onshore flow will become light northerly tonight
into Sunday. Small craft advisory winds over the coastal waters
through this evening will ease to below 20 knots tonight. Flow will
be light on Sunday with increasing onshore flow Monday and
continuing through Wednesday. At least SCA level winds expected both
Monday and Tuesday evening in the central and eastern strait of juan
de fuca. Jd

Hydrology The daily hydrology discussion has ended until the
start of the next rainy season; it will only be updated as needed
until then.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... None.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46118 15 mi84 min NW 5.8 53°F 1012 hPa51°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 18 mi29 min NW 9.9 G 11 51°F 1012.9 hPa (-0.5)48°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 22 mi43 min SW 2.9 G 2.9 47°F 51°F1013.1 hPa
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 26 mi37 min 1013.1 hPa
CPMW1 26 mi43 min N 1.9 G 2.9 51°F 53°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 29 mi43 min W 5.1 G 7 51°F 51°F1013.3 hPa
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 32 mi59 min W 5.8 G 7.8 50°F 50°F1012.9 hPa49°F
46125 42 mi34 min 12 52°F 1011.5 hPa49°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA10 mi24 minWNW 610.00 miOvercast52°F50°F94%1012.5 hPa
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station - Ault Field, WA11 mi23 minNNW 510.00 miShallow Fog51°F46°F86%1014 hPa
Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, WA20 mi26 minWNW 59.00 miOvercast52°F48°F89%1013.3 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi24 minN 07.00 miFair46°F46°F100%1012.9 hPa
Friday Harbor Airport, WA22 mi26 minN 01.75 miA Few Clouds with Haze50°F43°F77%1013.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Anacortes, Guemes Channel, Washington
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Anacortes
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Sun -- 12:16 AM PDT     7.96 feet High Tide
Sun -- 02:22 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:17 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:08 AM PDT     4.47 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 09:34 AM PDT     Last Quarter
Sun -- 09:53 AM PDT     4.82 feet High Tide
Sun -- 12:34 PM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 04:53 PM PDT     1.20 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 08:57 PM PDT     Sunset
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 -- 02:22 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 03:41 AM PDT     -1.53 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:17 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:20 AM PDT     -0.22 knots Min Ebb
Sun -- 09:34 AM PDT     Last Quarter
Sun -- 12:34 PM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 02:43 PM PDT     -1.44 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 06:18 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 08:44 PM PDT     1.12 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 08:57 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 11:54 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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