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Marine Weather and Tides
Bellingham, WA

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Sunrise 5:14AMSunset 8:59PM Wednesday May 24, 2017 6:24 AM PDT (13:24 UTC) Moonrise 4:02AMMoonset 6:34PM Illumination 1% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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- 255 Am Pdt Wed May 24 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through this afternoon...
Today..W wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 1 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Tonight..SW wind 10 to 20 kt becoming nw late. Wind waves 3 ft or less.
Thu..NW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming sw late. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Thu night..SW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Fri..W wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Fri night..SW wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft or less.
Sat and Sun..SW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
PZZ100 255 Am Pdt Wed May 24 2017
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A 1039 mb high over the ne pacific will gradually weaken through Fri. The combination of higher pres offshore with lower pres E of the cascades will result in continued onshore or westerly flow...although the flow will weaken with time.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bellingham, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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320 am pdt Wed may 24 2017

Synopsis A much cooler air mass over western washington today
will result in cooler conditions and a slight chance of showers
today. Temperatures slowly rebound Thursday with a slight chance for
showers and thunderstorms over the cascades. An upper ridge will
bring warmer and drier weather over the weekend.

Short term Winds continue to gradually ease this early morning
thus allowing for inherited headlines to expire. Temperatures
continue to fall with many locations reporting temperatures ranging
from the mid 40s to lower 50s. This marks a significant departure
from 24 hours ago where... Using sea-tac as an example... Current obs
are 10 degrees cooler. Not surprisingly... With a cooler air mass in
place on the back side of an upper level trough... Temperatures today
will actually end up falling pretty close to normal or just a little
shy of normal even though temps this afternoon will be 10 to 15
degrees cooler than observed highs for yesterday.

This flirtation with normalcy will not last long. As the upper level
trough pulls away and upper level ridging starts to build over the
pacific... So too will temperatures rise once more... Gradually at
first... As temperatures on Thursday will range from the mid 60s to
right around 70 but as the upper level ridge starts to enter the
area Friday temperatures will once again start to inch up to the 80
degree mark.

While the near term looks generally dry... Some
disturbances instability in the wake of the trough axis will bring
slight chance pops to the lowlands today and chance pops to the
cascades and olympics today and again tomorrow. Conditions look
unstable enough over the southern half of our cascades to allow for
the chance of thunderstorms Thursday afternoon. This is a bit of
fine tuning from previous forecast. The mountains appear to be the
limit of any precip though as lowlands are expected to resume a dry
forecast. Smr

Long term The memorial day weekend looks to be generally rain-
free as upper level ridging makes its way eastward over the area.

Temperatures will hover right around 80 degrees for most of the
interior lowlands during this time frame while temperatures along
the coast will prove more mild in the mid to upper 60s. A shortwave
disturbance embedded within the passing ridge may give rise to some
convective showers Sunday afternoon and evening... But this appears
to be confined to the cascades at this time. In fact... This
afternoon evening pattern under a fairly stationary ridge looks to
persist into the first part of next week. While certainly would not
rule out a rumble of thunder with these showers... This is far out
enough in the extended where not much in the way of confidence in
inserting that feature into the forecast at this time. As mentioned
before... This activity looks to be confined to the mountains with
continued dry conditions expected for the lower elevations.

As the ridge remains fairly stationary... So too will area
temperatures... Which means afternoon highs right around 80 will
linger over the interior lowlands at least into the first part of
next week. Smr

Aviation An upper level low over SW british columbia will
continue moving e. An upper level ridge centered well offshore will
build over the region in its wake. Strong wly flow aloft will weaken
and become nly during the day today. Moderately strong low level
onshore flow will grdlly weaken. Expect areas of MVFR CIGS this
morning.

Ksea... ExpectingVFR conditions thru tonight. There is a possibility
of brief MVFR CIGS this morning. Winds will be problematic this
morning. Overall, anticipating winds to veer to southerly by
midmorning before becoming NW this afternoon.

Marine
A 1039 mb high over the northeast pacific will gradually weaken
through Friday. The combination of higher pressure offshore with
lower pressure east of the cascades will result in continued
onshore or westerly flow; although, the flow will weaken with time.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Gale warning until 6 am pdt early this morning for central u.S.

Waters strait of juan de fuca-east entrance u.S. Waters
strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisories are in effect for the remaining waters.

Small craft advisory for rough bar until 6 am pdt early this
morning for grays harbor bar.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46118 4 mi99 min SE 14 51°F 1015.7 hPa42°F
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 16 mi54 min WSW 17 G 20 1015.7 hPa
CPMW1 16 mi54 min N 4.1 G 8.9 51°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 20 mi54 min W 6 49°F 1017 hPa43°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 31 mi54 min WSW 4.1 G 8 47°F 50°F1016.9 hPa
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 35 mi84 min SSW 25 G 29 49°F 1016.8 hPa (+0.0)
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 45 mi64 min W 19 G 25 50°F 49°F4 ft1015.9 hPa44°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 46 mi54 min SSW 2.9 G 5.1 49°F 50°F1018.1 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 mi31 minS 710.00 miOvercast51°F41°F69%1016.6 hPa
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA20 mi29 minWSW 59.00 miOvercast48°F42°F82%1017.3 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi29 minS 1210.00 miMostly Cloudy48°F42°F82%1016.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham
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Wed -- 03:25 AM PDT     8.40 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:02 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:17 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:40 AM PDT     -0.62 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:54 PM PDT     7.80 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:33 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 08:56 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:51 PM PDT     5.49 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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Wed -- 01:37 AM PDT     1.14 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:46 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:05 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:22 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:14 AM PDT     -1.51 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 11:30 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 02:45 PM PDT     2.01 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:36 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:31 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 08:53 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:11 PM PDT     -0.65 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 11:36 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Seattle, WA (9,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Seattle/Tacoma, WA
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