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Marine Weather and Tides
Bellingham, WA

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Sunrise 7:50AMSunset 4:51PM Monday January 21, 2019 10:07 AM PST (18:07 UTC) Moonrise 5:46PMMoonset 8:22AM Illumination 99% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 16 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- 831 Am Pst Mon Jan 21 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through Wednesday morning...
Today..N wind to 10 kt becoming se in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Tonight..SE wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain after midnight.
Tue..SE wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely in the morning then rain in the afternoon.
Tue night..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Wed..SW wind 10 to 20 kt becoming W 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Wed night..S wind to 10 kt becoming se after midnight. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu..SE wind to 10 kt becoming ne. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Fri..NE wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 831 Am Pst Mon Jan 21 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A series of frontal systems will affect the region tonight through Wednesday. Weak high pressure will move over the area Thursday and Friday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bellingham, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
855 am pst Mon jan 21 2019

Synopsis Weak high pressure will produce a break in
precipitation today into tonight. A pair of frontal systems will
give rain at times Tuesday into Wednesday. A ridge of high pressure
aloft will bring about another period of dry weather Thursday into
early next week.

Short term Plenty of low clouds over much of W wa this morning
with temperatures starting off a little brisk with many locations
reporting temps in the lower to mid 30s... Although seatac is proving
to be the local hot spot currently observing 40 degrees. Some
isolated showers are present on the radar... But are generally light
and look to be pretty short lived.

A weakening upper level ridge will keep conditions quiet over W wa
again today. Low clouds and fog were slow to burn off
yesterday... But with some breaks in the cloud cover already starting
to occur... Thanks to a look out the window... Am hopeful that lower
clouds will give way to mid level or high clouds in advance of
upcoming system for Tuesday.

Speaking of which... Looking at next system making its way to the
coast early Tuesday morning bringing the usual mix of wind and rain
to the area. Winds will be breezy to locally windy for the
area... However speeds do not look to encroach on headline worthy
thresholds at this time. This initial system has a hard time staying
together as it moves eastward and as such precip amounts look to be
initially light. A secondary system looks a bit wetter though as it
follows right on the heels of the first one... Impacting the area
Tuesday afternoon and evening. This will allow for the breezy windy
conditions to persist into Wednesday... But will also result in
rising snow levels. This system does not look to linger very
long... Being east of the cascades just after sunset Wednesday.

Models remain on track for upper level ridging to start building into
the area overnight Wednesday and into Thursday.

Inherited forecast looks good with no need for any morning updates.

Smr

Long term From previous discussion... Models remain in good
agreement with an upper ridge building into the region Thursday
through Saturday for another dry period along with near or slightly
above normal daytime temperatures. By late in the weekend, both the
gfs and the euro retrograde the ridge axis offshore. The euro is
more aggressive with this idea and allows a weak system to clip the
area from the northwest on Sunday. This is a relatively new idea in
the models and, as such, no significant changes were made to the
extended forecast overnight. 27

Aviation An upper ridge over the area today will weaken tonight
as a frontal system moves into the area. At the surface, weak high
pressure over the area today will shift inland tonight with
increasing southeasterly gradients as the frontal system nears. The
air mass is stable.

Ceilings mostly 4000-6000 feet this morning but with pockets of MVFR
ceilings and isolated ifr ceilings and fog, mainly over the south
interior. The general trend should be for improving conditions today
as the low levels dry a bit. Low and mid clouds will increase again
tonight and Tuesday morning as rain develops.

Ksea... Ceilings 4000-5000 feet this morning. Ceilings could lower at
times this morning but the general trend should be for improving
conditions by afternoon. Ceilings will lower again tonight and
Tuesday morning as a front moves onshore and rain develops.

Southerly wind 3-6 knots. Schneider

Marine Winds will be fairly light today with high pressure over
the area. A frontal system will move into the area tonight and
Tuesday and then inland Tuesday night and Wednesday. Southerly small
craft advisory winds are likely most waters during this period.

Marginal gales are possible at times coastal waters, entrances to
the strait, and northern inland waters. Will look at this closer
after the 12z guidance comes in this morning.

Winds will be relatively light again Thursday and Friday with weak
high pressure over the area.

Minor tidal overflow is possible at the coast early this afternoon
and again early Tuesday afternoon due to high astronomical tides and
slight pressure anomalies. The better chance looks like it will be
on Tuesday when atmospheric pressures are a little lower and
resultant anomalies are a bit larger. A similar round of minor tidal
overflow is possible for the inland waters late Wednesday morning.

Schneider

Hydrology From previous discussion... The idea that a couple of
weak fronts would just brush the area Tuesday and Wednesday is
trending toward wetter solutions. Considering how easily the
skokomish river made it up to flood stage with this past front, i
think now that the river forecast bears watching for the middle of
the week. For now, I just have the river starting upward again on
Tuesday and do not have a forecast for Wednesday--but that's the day
to watch of the models keep up this trend. Elsewhere, river flooding
is not expected over the next 7 days.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... Coastal flood advisory until 3 pm pst this afternoon for central
coast.

Coastal flood advisory from noon to 4 pm pst Tuesday for central
coast.

Pz... Small craft advisory from 8 pm this evening to 10 am pst
Wednesday 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.

Small craft advisory from midnight tonight to 7 am pst Wednesday
for admiralty inlet-east entrance u.S. Waters strait of
juan de fuca-northern inland waters including the san juan
islands-puget sound and hood canal-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
46118 4 mi72 min N 3.9 36°F 1023.4 hPa35°F
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 16 mi37 min 1025 hPa
CPMW1 16 mi37 min ENE 8 G 9.9 38°F 47°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 20 mi97 min Calm 36°F 1024 hPa36°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 31 mi91 min WSW 1.9 G 2.9 38°F 47°F1023.8 hPa
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 34 mi77 min NNW 4.1 G 5.1 44°F 1024 hPa (+3.0)37°F
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 45 mi47 min N 3.9 G 5.8 44°F 47°F1 ft1024 hPa35°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 46 mi37 min NW 2.9 G 4.1 44°F 47°F1025.3 hPa

Wind History for Cherry Point South Dock, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, WA3 mi74 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy34°F32°F92%1025 hPa
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA20 mi72 minN 010.00 miOvercast37°F37°F100%1024.4 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi72 minN 08.00 miOvercast41°F39°F93%1024 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham
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Mon -- 06:25 AM PST     9.27 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:52 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:22 AM PST     Moonset
Mon -- 11:24 AM PST     7.05 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 03:18 PM PST     8.33 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:50 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 05:46 PM PST     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:07 PM PST     -2.13 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Hale Passage, 0.5 miles SE of Lummi Pt, Washington Current
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Hale Passage
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Mon -- 02:46 AM PST     2.52 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:02 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:49 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:19 AM PST     Moonset
Mon -- 09:23 AM PST     -0.69 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 11:59 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 02:18 PM PST     0.68 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 03:49 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:54 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 05:50 PM PST     Moonrise
Mon -- 08:46 PM PST     -1.67 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 11:52 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
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