Saturday, February23, 2019 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Friday Harbor, WA

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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 7:04AMSunset 5:49PM Saturday February 23, 2019 4:41 PM PST (00:41 UTC) Moonrise 11:15PMMoonset 9:29AM Illumination 79% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 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- 313 Pm Pst Sat Feb 23 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through Sunday afternoon...
Tonight..E wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun..NE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun night..N wind 15 to 25 kt becoming ne 20 to 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
Mon..NE wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
Mon night..N wind 15 to 25 kt becoming ne 20 to 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
Tue..E wind 20 to 30 kt becoming ne 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
Tue night..NE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Wed..NE wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 2 ft or less.
Thu..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 313 Pm Pst Sat Feb 23 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Light low level flow will gradually shift offshore today as a weak low drifts south towards the oregon coast. Winds along the strait and northern coast will increase to small craft advisory levels overnight and persist into Sunday afternoon. Fraser river outflow will also develop tonight and continue into Wednesday with high pressure over british columbia and lower pressure south of washington.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Friday Harbor town, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
342 pm pst Sat feb 23 2019

Synopsis A cool upper level trough will remain over the area
through the weekend. This trough will bring showers with
temperatures remaining below normal. A system will move inland to
the south of the area Sunday night through Monday night. This
system will likely produce some light snow over mainly the
interior south of seattle. A cool level trough will continue to
give a chance of rain or snow showers at times midweek through
next weekend.

Short term tonight through Tuesday Observations and satellite
imagery show a cool upper trough centered just off the washington
coast. At the lower levels, arctic high pressure is parked over
the NW territories into alberta in central canada and will produce
increasing east to northeast flow over the area over the next
several days. A southern stream low is sitting near 39n 144w and
is followed by another southern stream low near 30n 160w as seen
on ascat and GOES imagery. In the short term, operational models
take the southern stream lows eastward and inland over northwest
oregon while upper level troughing intensifies just offshore and
high pressure to the northeast of the area sends cool to cold air
into western washington from the northeast.

The first system scoots fairly quickly eastnortheast into central
then northeastern oregon on Sunday. This is followed by the more
potent second system that will likely take a similar track. The
18z operational models are similar to their 12z counterparts and
the 12z ECMWF is similar to the GFS in keeping significant
moisture generally south of about olympia. While all of the
operational models are now lockstep in keeping the main system
well south of the area, there are still several GFS and ecmwf
ensemble members that track the second system more into seattle in
a similar manner as yesterday's 12z ECMWF that showed a chance of
heavy snowfall in seattle. This type of solution would occur if
the developing upper trough deepened more and a little farther
west than the operational runs... And it does not take much of a
difference to get the models to move in that direction. So there
remains considerable uncertainty in the forecast for later Sunday
into Monday night for the region from about everett or seattle and
hoquiam southward. Please monitor latest forecasts as we get
closer to the event.

If current forecasts hold, temperatures will remain several
degrees below normal and offshore flow will dry the lower levels
out from about everett-hoquiam northward. Areas to the south will
continue to have a chance of showers. Snow levels are expected to
remain below 1000 feet tonight into Tuesday, so any precipitation
that falls, especially during the late night and morning hours,
could be in the form of wet snow. In most cases, accumulations
will be light and brief. Albrecht

Long term Wednesday through Saturday A few days ago it looked
like we were going to have a change in the upper air pattern and
that spring -or at least normal temperatures- would develop. Well,
it now appears that the pattern change and warming has been pushed
farther out.

The extended forecast today follows a blend of models that keeps
shower chances with low snow levels and temperatures below normal
through next weekend. Shower chances will be highest over the
southern and eastern portions of the forecast area. Precipitation
amounts are generally expected to be light and may fall as snow in
the lowlands -especially during the night and morning hours. Any
accumulations in the lowlands would be light and brief. Albrecht

Aviation An upper level trough will continue to linger over
the area, maintaining southwesterly flow aloft that decreases
through Sunday. The air is moist and unstable with scattered showers
and a low snow level. Showers this afternoon have been rain at the
low elevations, but with temps cooling overnight scattered snow
showers should be the rule by daybreak--if the showers don't give
out entirely overnight. Looking at the uw wrfgfs shows that
bremerton could have a couple inches of snow Sunday morning so i'll
put some snow showers in the pwt TAF at 00z--but the model might
very well be overdoing it and it is likely that the air will
stabilize overnight and the showers will decrease.

Ksea... Scattered showers will continue and overnight any showers
could mix with snow. Around daybreak Sunday as the flow turns
northerly we may see a few hours of scattered snow showers--the uw
wrfgfs shows an inch or two of snow on the kitsap peninsula Sunday
morning so it will be worth watching the radar later tonight and
Sunday morning to see if that pans out.

Marine Low level flow will gradually become offshore this
evening as a weak surface low offshore moves south towards the
oregon coast. Winds along the strait and northern coastal waters
could increase to small craft advisory levels overnight and
persist into Sunday afternoon. Fraser river outflow will also
develop tonight and continue into Wednesday as high pressure
persists over british columbia and a series of low pressure
systems track across southern washington northern oregon. 14

Hydrology No river flooding expected in the next 7 days.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory from 4 am to 4 pm pst Sunday for central
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-coastal waters from cape
flattery to james island 10 to 60 nm-coastal waters from
cape flattery to james island out 10 nm-east entrance u.S.

Waters strait of juan de fuca-northern inland waters
including the san juan islands-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 mi66 min ENE 8 G 11 44°F 46°F1018.1 hPa
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 20 mi52 min ESE 7.8 G 12 44°F 46°F1 ft1017.5 hPa (-1.1)36°F
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 27 mi42 min 1018.9 hPa (-0.6)
CPMW1 27 mi42 min E 8 G 12 42°F 45°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 27 mi52 min SSE 16 G 19 45°F 1017.9 hPa (-0.9)33°F
46118 31 mi107 min SSW 12 44°F 1018.2 hPa36°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 38 mi72 min SSE 9.9 44°F 1019 hPa36°F
PTAW1 - 9444090 - Port Angeles, WA 38 mi66 min WNW 7 G 8.9 42°F 46°F1018 hPa
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 41 mi42 min ESE 12 G 15 44°F 46°F1018.7 hPa (-0.8)

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Friday Harbor Airport, WA10 mi49 minESE 910.00 miMostly Cloudy45°F34°F66%1018.3 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA15 mi47 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy45°F37°F76%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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Sat -- 01:04 AM PST     1.22 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:06 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:41 AM PST     8.45 feet High Tide
Sat -- 09:28 AM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 02:04 PM PST     2.07 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:46 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 08:05 PM PST     6.56 feet High Tide
Sat -- 11:14 PM PST     Moonrise
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

Sat -- 01:52 AM PST     0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 04:22 AM PST     2.32 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:47 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:05 AM PST     Sunrise
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Sat -- 11:19 AM PST     -3.91 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 02:50 PM PST     0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:01 PM PST     1.92 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 05:46 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 07:27 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 11:14 PM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 11:40 PM PST     -2.70 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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