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Marine Weather and Tides
Friday Harbor, 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 6:02AMSunset 8:20PM Thursday April 25, 2019 10:39 PM PDT (05:39 UTC) Moonrise 1:07AMMoonset 9:46AM Illumination 58% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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- 838 Pm Pdt Thu Apr 25 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from Friday afternoon through late Friday night...
Tonight..W wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Fri..NW wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft building to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon.
Fri night..W wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.
Sat..NW wind 15 to 20 kt becoming 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Sat night..W wind 15 to 25 kt becoming N after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Sun..NE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming nw in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun night..NW wind to 10 kt becoming S after midnight. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon..N wind 5 to 15 kt becoming nw. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Tue..N wind 5 to 15 kt becoming sw 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
PZZ100 838 Pm Pdt Thu Apr 25 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..High pressure will give moderate northerly flow to the area tonight. Onshore flow will become strong on Friday as pressures fall east of the cascades. Onshore flow will diminish on Saturday. Moderate northerly flow is expected behind a front on Sunday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Friday Harbor town, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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Fxus66 ksew 260406
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
906 pm pdt Thu apr 25 2019

Synopsis After one more dry day Friday, an upper trough will
bring a chance of showers and cooler weather to the region Friday
night and Saturday. Sunday looks dry, but another upper trough will
remain near the region and could bring scattered showers each day
next week.

Short term tonight through Sunday A weak upper level trough
will cross the area tonight but the forecast is mostly dry. No
changes from the previous forecast. 33
previous discussion... Increasing low level onshore flow Friday
will cool temperatures a few degrees, with highs in the mid 50s to
low 60s.

Strong onshore flow will bring westerly gales to the strait Friday
night and will also bring considerable cloudiness. A second upper
trough will cross the area on Saturday. This should bring a more
widespread chance of showers to the area. The cascades will have the
best chance for showers. The snow level will fall to 3000 feet or
lower, and a few inches of snow will probably fall in stevens and
snoqualmie passes. A convergence zone pattern is evident in some
models, so seattle could remain cloudy and showery most of the
day. Highs Saturday will be in the 50s.

Dry northerly flow on Sunday will clear the clouds and allow
temperatures to rebound into the low to mid 60s. Some residual
showers will still be possible in the mountains. Burke

Long term Monday through Thursday Previous discussion... A
longwave upper trough will remain around the region all through
next week. Each day will have a chance of showers, sometimes in
the mountains only, sometimes over the lowlands as well. Tuesday
and Wednesday look like the drier days. High temperatures will be
in the low to mid 60s each day. Burke

Aviation An weak upper level trough will cross the region
tonight although mainly dry weather is expected. Onshore flow will
increase Friday afternoon for gusty westerly winds. May see patchy
low clouds Friday morning (coast and SW interior), otherwiseVFR
conditions expected. 33
ksea...VFR conditions tonight. Winds becoming S SW 12-15z and
increasing to 10-15 kt by 18z. 33

Marine High pressure over the NE pacific will give N NW flow
over western wa tonight. Strong onshore flow will develop on
Friday with gales possible through the strait of juan de fuca and
small craft advisory winds elsewhere. Onshore flow will ease on
Saturday. Northerly flow will develop on Sunday. 33

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... Small craft advisory until 11 pm pdt 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.

Gale warning from noon Friday to 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 Friday to 3 am pdt Saturday for
admiralty inlet-northern inland waters including the san
juan islands-puget sound and hood canal.

Small craft advisory from 5 am Friday to 11 pm pdt Saturday 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
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 9 mi63 min Calm G 1.9 50°F 49°F1018.3 hPa
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 20 mi49 min WSW 16 G 18 49°F 49°F1 ft1017.9 hPa (-0.8)46°F
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 27 mi39 min 1018.1 hPa (-0.0)
CPMW1 27 mi45 min W 2.9 G 4.1 50°F 49°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 27 mi49 min W 11 G 13 50°F 1018.5 hPa (-0.0)44°F
46118 31 mi44 min SE 1.9 51°F 1017.5 hPa44°F
PTAW1 - 9444090 - Port Angeles, WA 38 mi63 min WSW 4.1 G 7 54°F 49°F1018.8 hPa
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 41 mi45 min WSW 4.1 G 8 52°F 49°F1019.2 hPa

Wind History for Friday Harbor, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Friday Harbor Airport, WA10 mi46 minN 010.00 miFair47°F39°F74%1018.6 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA15 mi44 minS 410.00 miPartly Cloudy48°F39°F71%1017.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington
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Roche Harbor
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Fri -- 12:27 AM PDT     7.36 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:49 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:01 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:05 AM PDT     5.19 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 09:12 AM PDT     5.37 feet High Tide
Fri -- 11:43 AM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 03:19 PM PDT     Last Quarter
Fri -- 05:06 PM PDT     0.61 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:19 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Limestone Point, Spieden Channel, Washington Current
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Limestone Point
Click for MapFlood direction 85 true
Ebb direction 283 true

Fri -- 02:49 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 03:49 AM PDT     -2.03 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 06:01 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:11 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 08:02 AM PDT     0.30 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 09:13 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
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Fri -- 02:40 PM PDT     -2.08 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 03:19 PM PDT     Last Quarter
Fri -- 05:51 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 08:19 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:44 PM PDT     1.81 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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