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Marine Weather and Tides
Birch Bay, WA

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Sunrise 6:06AMSunset 8:23PM Thursday August 17, 2017 11:48 PM PDT (06:48 UTC) Moonrise 12:38AMMoonset 4:19PM Illumination 17% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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- 900 Pm Pdt Thu Aug 17 2017
Tonight..SW wind 10 to 20 kt easing late. Wind waves 3 ft or less.
Fri..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Fri night..SW wind 15 to 25 kt easing late. Wind waves 1 to 4 ft subsiding late.
Sat..W wind 10 kt or less. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sat night..SW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun..SW wind 10 kt or less. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sun night..SW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Mon..W wind 10 kt or less. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Tue..SW wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft or less.
PZZ100 900 Pm Pdt Thu Aug 17 2017
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A typical august pattern will prevail through the middle of next week. Expect onshore flow of varying strength to persist due to higher pres offshore with lower pres east of the cascades.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Birch Bay, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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national weather service seattle wa
930 pm pdt Thu aug 17 2017

Synopsis Seasonable summer weather will continue through
Friday with morning clouds and afternoon sunshine. A weak system
will brush the area Friday bringing slightly cooler conditions and a
chance of light rain or drizzle mainly to the north coast and north
cascades. High pressure will begin to rebuild over the region Sunday
afternoon, reinforcing dry and warmer weather into early next week.

Short term Onshore flow will bring stratus back to much of the
interior late tonight into early Friday morning. A weakening frontal
system will pass to the north of the area Friday resulting in a
slight
chance of light rain over the north coast in the morning and over the
north cascades during the afternoon. More than anything this feature
will likely bring little more than mid and high level clouds over
the northern half of the area Friday. Low clouds will return again
late Friday night into Saturday with afternoon clearing. Flow aloft
will remain westerly Saturday as the upper level ridge over the
eastern pacific remains slow to rebound. Temperatures should look
pretty similar to Friday with highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s over
parts of the interior.

Long term The dirty ridge and zonal flow over the eastern pacific
will start to break down as an upper level trough digs into the gulf
of alaska from the bering sea Sunday. This will result in the upper
level ridge amplifying downstream of the approaching trough. Heights
will begin to rise over western washington Sunday afternoon through
Monday. Rising heights and warming aloft will help high temperatures
creep back up into the upper 70s to low 80s over the interior on
Monday and Tuesday with mostly sunny to sunny skies. The sky
forecast continues to look good for the eclipse on Monday. The ridge
axis will shift east Tuesday ahead of a weak upper level trough
approaching the region from the west. Medium range models continue
to differ on the timing and strength of this system hinting at a
chance of showers Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.

Aviation Westerly flow aloft through Friday with weak
disturbance moving by to the north Friday afternoon. Low level
onshore flow continuing through Friday.

Just some high clouds over the area this evening. Stratus is just
off the coast. Expect the lower stratus to be confined to the
coast and parts of the southwest interior Friday morning with the
somewhat weaker onshore flow Friday morning. Cloud deck out ahead
of weak system moving by to the north moving over western
washington in the morning with ceilings in the interior in the
4000-6000 foot range with the strato cumulus deck remaining over
the area into the evening hours.

Ksea... Just some high clouds tonight. Ceilings near 4000 feet
arriving at the terminal 12z-15z. Little change in the ceilings
through the evening hours. Light northwest winds this evening will
becoming light southerlies by 12z. Winds trying to come back
around to northwesterly late Friday afternoon. Felton

Marine A typical august pattern will prevail through the middle
of next
week. Expect onshore flow of varying strength to persist due to
higher pres offshore with lower pres east of the cascades. A gale
watch is in effect Friday night for the central and eastern
strait of juan de fuca with a slight increase in the onshore flow
behind the weak system going by to the north potentially
producing gale force westerlies. Felton

Climate Thursday was the 50th day in a row with a high of 70
degrees or more in seattle. This is the 3rd longest streak on
record surpassed only by the 62 day streak from june 13 to august
13, 2015 and the 61 day streak from july 8 to sept 6, 2003. The
last time seattle had a high below 70 degrees was june 28 with a
high of 68 degrees. Felton

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Gale watch from Friday evening through late Friday night for
central u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-east entrance
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory until 5 am pdt Friday for east entrance
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm pdt Friday for central 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 11 mi48 min SE 8.9 G 12 62°F 57°F1019.4 hPa (+0.0)
CPMW1 11 mi48 min SE 12 G 14 62°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 15 mi72 min WSW 8 G 12 59°F 53°F1020.3 hPa
46118 17 mi58 min ESE 18 61°F 1019.9 hPa55°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 30 mi48 min WSW 19 G 23 56°F 1021.2 hPa (+0.5)
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 30 mi78 min SSW 2.9 58°F 1022 hPa52°F
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 32 mi58 min W 21 G 27 56°F 53°F2 ft1019.4 hPa (+0.0)52°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 45 mi48 min WSW 8.9 G 13 59°F 53°F1021.9 hPa (+0.5)

Wind History for Cherry Point, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA3 mi53 minS 1510.00 miFair63°F51°F68%1019.6 hPa
Friday Harbor Airport, WA17 mi55 minSW 710.00 miFair57°F51°F81%1020.5 hPa
Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, WA19 mi55 minSSE 9 G 1810.00 miFair64°F54°F70%1020.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Echo Bay, Sucia Islands, Strait of Georgia, Washington
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Echo Bay
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Fri -- 01:28 AM PDT     8.15 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:34 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:09 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:15 AM PDT     -1.20 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:59 PM PDT     7.98 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:17 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 08:20 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:38 PM PDT     5.75 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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7.68.18.17.56.44.72.80.9-0.6-1.2-1-01.334.96.57.687.77.16.35.85.86.2

Tide / Current Tables for Parker Reef Light, 1 mile North of, Washington Current
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Parker Reef Light
Click for MapFlood direction 65 true
Ebb direction 265 true

Fri -- 12:49 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 12:49 AM PDT     0.47 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 02:34 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:22 AM PDT     -1.08 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 06:09 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:21 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 02:51 PM PDT     1.44 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 05:07 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:17 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 06:41 PM PDT     -0.36 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 08:20 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:51 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 (2,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Seattle/Tacoma, WA
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