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Marine Weather and Tides
Bellingham, 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 7:02AMSunset 7:29PM Sunday March 24, 2019 10:40 PM PDT (05:40 UTC) Moonrise 11:17PMMoonset 8:19AM Illumination 82% 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- 858 Pm Pdt Sun Mar 24 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning...
Tonight..S wind to 10 kt becoming se after midnight. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon..NE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming nw in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. A chance of rain in the afternoon.
Mon night..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain in the evening then showers after midnight.
Tue..SE wind 15 to 25 kt becoming S 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft subsiding to 1 to 3 ft.
Tue night..E wind to 10 kt becoming ne 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Wed..NE wind 10 to 20 kt becoming nw in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Wed night..NW wind 10 to 20 kt becoming ne after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Thu..NE wind 10 to 20 kt becoming sw 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Fri..SE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming S 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
PZZ100 858 Pm Pdt Sun Mar 24 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Offshore flow prevails through Monday morning, then southerly flow increases. The next front will arrive Monday afternoon and Monday night. Southerly flow on Tuesday will turn offshore Tuesday night into Wednesday then becoming light Wednesday night and Thursday.


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
918 pm pdt Sun mar 24 2019

Update 9 pm tonight through Monday night The forecast appears
on track with showers ending and just some patchy clouds and
possibly some fog in the southwest interior interior south sound.

The next system will arrive Monday afternoon with rain and breezy
winds increasing over the area. A period of gusty winds could
develop rapidly over interior western wa late in the day and
evening, with gusts up to 25 to 30 mph producing isolated power
outages. Overall impacts should be minor. Those recreating
outdoors should be prepared for abrupt changes in wind and
increasing rain. Rain will taper off late Monday night and partly
sunny skies are possible by Tuesday afternoon.

Prev discussion issued 248 pm pdt Sun mar 24 2019

Synopsis A weakening front will move through the area from the
south Monday afternoon and night. Low level flow will become
offshore as the next system moves inland south of the area in the
middle of the week. A weak upper trough will linger over the area
into Friday with high pressure moving over the area next weekend.

Short term tonight through Wednesday A front move into
western washington from the southwest on Monday. Spotty light rain
should develop at the coast and south interior in the afternoon
and then the more northern areas in the evening. The GFS is faster
spreading rain into the area but the slower solutions in other
models are preferred given the negative tilt and splitting and
weakening nature of the front.

The front will shift north and east of the area by midnight with
mainly isolated showers in its wake. An upper low will be
offshore on Tuesday with a broad weak upper trough over western
washington. This will be enough to maintain a slight chance of
showers for the area. The low will move inland to the south on
Wednesday. Some associated showers will creep up from the south
but the bulk of the precipitation should stay south of the area.

Schneider

Long term Thursday through Sunday A broad and weak upper
trough remain stretched east west across the area Thursday and
Friday for a slight chance of showers. An upper ridge will move
over the area Saturday for a dry day. A weak front might arrive on
Sunday. Schneider

Aviation Showers are ending between systems tonight. Patchy
low clouds or fog may form in the south sound overnight but
coverage should remain patchy. Rain will spread north Monday
afternoon and evening as the next frontal system arrives. Cigs
mainlyVFR except where patchy low clouds fog form, mainly around
olm pwt hqm. Dtm
ksea...VFR conditions expected. NE E 5 to 10 knots becoming n
early Monday morning. Increasing clouds and rain Monday
afternoon, with S wind rising to 10 to 14 knots W gusts to 22
knots by 00z Monday afternoon, possibly as early as 21-22z. Rain
at times Monday night and breezy, with CIGS mostly lowVFR or
possibly MVFR at times Tuesday morning.

Marine Weak low level offshore flow will continue through
Monday morning. The next front will bring small craft advisory
east-southeast winds coastal waters west entrance central strait
Monday. Southerly gradient picks up quickly late Monday afternoon
and winds will slack off in the central western strait by evening.

Southerly small craft winds will likely persist over the coastal
waters and develop over the inland waters late Monday
afternoon evening through early Tuesday before easing. A small
craft was issued for the interior waters with wind coming up
quickly by late Monday Monday evening. Those out on the water
should be prepared for rapidly changing wind. Dtm
hydrology... River flooding is not expected for the next 7 days.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory from 6 am Monday to 11 am pdt Tuesday 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 2 pm Monday to 11 am pdt Tuesday 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.

Small craft advisory from 6 am to 5 pm pdt Monday for central
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-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
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 16 mi41 min 1021.5 hPa (+0.0)
CPMW1 16 mi47 min 48°F 47°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 20 mi71 min SSE 2.9 49°F 1022 hPa44°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 31 mi65 min Calm G 1 47°F 47°F1021.4 hPa
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 34 mi51 min ESE 5.1 G 5.1 50°F 1021.2 hPa (+0.0)42°F
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 45 mi51 min Calm G 1.9 46°F 47°F1021.1 hPa (+0.0)46°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 46 mi47 min 49°F 47°F1021.9 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 mi48 minSSE 310.00 miOvercast48°F42°F80%1022 hPa
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA20 mi46 minN 010.00 miOvercast50°F42°F76%1021.7 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi46 minN 010.00 miA Few Clouds46°F42°F87%1021 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham
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Mon -- 12:16 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 02:49 AM PDT     5.05 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:02 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:12 AM PDT     8.26 feet High Tide
Mon -- 09:51 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 03:29 PM PDT     0.94 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:30 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:43 PM PDT     7.58 feet High 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 -- 12:14 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 12:35 AM PDT     -0.82 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 03:18 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:20 AM PDT     1.28 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:03 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:40 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 09:55 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 12:41 PM PDT     -1.39 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 04:04 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:15 PM PDT     1.73 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:30 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:42 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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