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Marine Weather and Tides
Anacortes, 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 5:15AMSunset 8:59PM Friday May 25, 2018 11:43 AM PDT (18:43 UTC) Moonrise 3:47PMMoonset 2:54AM Illumination 83% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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- 857 Am Pdt Fri May 25 2018
.small craft advisory in effect from 2 pm pdt this afternoon through late tonight...
Today..SW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Tonight..SW wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
Sat..SW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming S 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Sat night..S wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Sun..S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Sun night..S wind 15 to 25 kt becoming sw 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Mon..S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming sw 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft.
Tue..W wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
PZZ100 857 Am Pdt Fri May 25 2018
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Moderate to strong onshore flow will continue through the memorial day weekend. This will lead to near gale or gale force winds over the central and eastern strait of juan de fuca, mainly during the late afternoon through overnight hours through this weekend. The strongest onshore flow is expected this evening.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Anacortes, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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national weather service seattle wa
930 am pdt Fri may 25 2018

Synopsis Today will be dry and any clouds should dissipate.

Onshore surface flow will increase tonight, bringing marine clouds
inland along with areas of drizzle Saturday. The pattern will remain
similar through memorial day. Next week will be a little cooler.

Short term There are clouds over most of the interior this
morning, but the coast, olympics, and northwest interior are mostly
clear. Most of the cloudiness will evaporate this afternoon and
especially this evening. Little if any drizzle will fall out of the
clouds today. Highs today will be 65-70 over the interior, with
lower 60s on the coast.

Onshore flow will increase tonight. Westerly gales are likely in the
strait tonight, and marine stratus will arrive over the interior
late tonight. The marine layer is likely to be thick enough to
produce areas of drizzle. High temperatures will again be in the 60s.

Onshore surface flow will weaken considerably Saturday night and
Sunday. This will mean fewer clouds and no drizzle on Sunday. With
plenty of sunshine, temperatures will be higher, with mid 60s on the
coast and low to mid 70s inland. Burke

Long term Previous discussion... Memorial day is still expected to
be dry, and temperatures should be about the same or slightly lower
than on Sunday. So, it still looks like a nice day for outdoor
activities.

The GFS and canadian models were now close to the ECMWF solution
in regards to the timing of the midweek system. Thus, the ecmwf
was the model of preference for this period (memorial day thru
Thursday). Expect onshore flow to strengthen on memorial day in
response to the approaching upper level trof. This trof will move
the area on Tuesday for cooler and cloudier conditions. The models
were drier with this system; therefore, decided to confine the
mention of showers to the puget sound convergence zone and the
north cascades.

The pacific northwest will remain under the influence of low
pressure aloft Wednesday through Thursday for below normal temps.

There will be a chance of showers over mainly the mountains and
within the puget sound convergence zone.

Aviation The tail end of a weak upper trough will brush by
western washington late today. This will strengthen low-level
onshore flow. Current marine clouds over the interior will burn
off around mid-afternoon. Expecting greater coverage of marine
clouds and somewhat lower CIGS on Saturday am. Moderate southwest
flow aloft today will become weak northwesterly on Saturday. The
air mass will be stable, with a moist marine lower down low and
dry air above.

Ksea... Stratus burnoff now expected around 21z. Winds will be
light and variable until 21z, then pick up a bit out of the north.

A turn back to light southerly wind is expected late this evening,
in the 05z-07z time frame. More marine clouds on Saturday morning,
with CIGS below 020 expected. Haner

Marine Moderate to strong onshore flow will continue through
the memorial day weekend. This will lead to near gale or gale
force winds over the central and eastern strait of juan de fuca,
mainly during the late afternoon through overnight hours through
this weekend. The strongest onshore flow is expected this evening.

Gale warnings are in effect for the central and eastern strait
during the normal diurnal peak this evening. Haner

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory until midnight pdt tonight for coastal
waters from point grenville to CAPE shoalwater out 10 nm.

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

Small craft advisory from 2 pm this afternoon to 3 am pdt
Saturday for admiralty inlet-northern inland waters
including the san juan islands.

Small craft advisory until 9 pm pdt this evening for 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
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 8 mi74 min WSW 8.9 56°F 1018 hPa48°F
46118 15 mi109 min SSW 19 54°F 1016.7 hPa49°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 18 mi54 min W 21 G 25 52°F 1017.4 hPa (+0.0)44°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 22 mi74 min E 5.1 G 6 53°F 51°F1016.5 hPa
CPMW1 26 mi74 min SSE 12 G 15 55°F 53°F
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 26 mi74 min SSE 5.1 G 11 55°F 1016.1 hPa
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 29 mi74 min WSW 7 G 9.9 54°F 51°F1018.3 hPa
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 32 mi84 min WSW 23 G 29 51°F 49°F4 ft1016.2 hPa45°F
46125 42 mi68 min Calm 54°F 1017.3 hPa46°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 mi49 minSSW 7 G 1310.00 miOvercast57°F46°F67%1017.6 hPa
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station - Ault Field, WA11 mi1.8 hrsWSW 13 G 2010.00 miMostly Cloudy56°F46°F70%1019 hPa
Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, WA20 mi51 minS 11 G 2010.00 miOvercast58°F46°F67%1016.8 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi1.8 hrsS 810.00 miOvercast59°F46°F63%1016.3 hPa
Friday Harbor Airport, WA22 mi51 minESE 410.00 miOvercast60°F46°F62%1016.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Anacortes, Guemes Channel, Washington
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Anacortes
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Fri -- 02:24 AM PDT     8.45 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:54 AM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:18 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:03 AM PDT     1.49 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:36 PM PDT     6.04 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:47 PM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 08:23 PM PDT     3.35 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:57 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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6.77.88.48.37.56.14.42.81.81.51.72.43.44.45.45.965.54.73.93.43.545

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

Fri -- 01:21 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:54 AM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:18 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 06:04 AM PDT     -2.75 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 10:29 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 01:06 PM PDT     0.75 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 02:47 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:47 PM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:24 PM PDT     -1.28 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 08:57 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:49 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 11:50 PM PDT     0.90 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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