Thursday, March21, 2019 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Point Roberts, 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 7:11AMSunset 7:27PM Thursday March 21, 2019 8:32 AM PDT (15:32 UTC) Moonrise 7:31PMMoonset 7:00AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 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- 649 Am Pdt Thu Mar 21 2019
Today..SE wind 10 to 20 kt becoming S in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Tonight..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Fri..SE wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. A slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
Fri night..S wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 2 ft or less after midnight.
Sat..SW wind to 10 kt in the morning becoming light. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sat night..W wind 5 to 15 kt becoming S after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun..SE wind to 10 kt becoming n. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon..NE wind 10 to 20 kt becoming se. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
PZZ100 649 Am Pdt Thu Mar 21 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Southerly flow over the coastal waters with developing onshore flow through the strait. A weak front will reach area waters on Friday with strengthening southerlies and significant westerly swell over the coastal waters and west entrance to the strait of juan de fuca Friday night and Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Point Roberts, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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national weather service seattle wa
232 am pdt Thu mar 21 2019

Synopsis Low level onshore flow will bring some marine air
inland today resulting in high temperatures nearly 15 degrees
cooler than Wednesday. There will also be an increase in cloud
cover, especially along the coast. A front will bring light rain
and breezy to windy conditions to the area later Friday into
Friday night. Showers and cool conditions are expected on
Saturday. After a dry day on Sunday, another front will move
northeast across the area on Monday.

Short term today through Saturday Areas from about seattle
southward in the interior and along the coast are seeing the
effects of a shallow marine layer this morning. Winds are more
west to southwest, temperatures are mainly in the 40s to lower
50s, and some stratus is being seen along the coast and in the
chehalis gap west of shelton. Conditions from about everett
northward in the interior is seeing the last gasps of dry
northeasterly flow with exposed locations in the mid 50s and
dewpoint temperatures mainly in the 20s to mid 30s. The marine air
will continue to move northward today, but it will not be deep
enough to provide any cloud to the interior north of seattle. Mid
and high level clouds will spread into the area from the southeast
as an upper level low moves inland to the south of the area. Highs
today will be quite a bit cooler than what we saw on Wednesday
with highs in the lower to mid 60s in most of the interior and
only in the upper 50s on the coast.

Clouds will develop and spread into the area from the south and
southwest tonight as the marine layer deepens. Lows tonight will
be more uniform than what we have seen recently with mainly 40s
across the region.

Clouds will thicken from the south on Friday with rain spreading
ne across the area during mainly the afternoon and overnight
hours. Light offshore flow may result in high temperatures
reaching around 60 on Friday before the rain starts.

The combination of a weak upper level trough and onshore flow will
give a cool and showery day to the area on Saturday with
temperatures near normal for late march. Albrecht

Long term Sunday through Wednesday Forecasts for Sunday will
continue to favor the more consistent and drier ECMWF model today
that shows a weak upper trough moving NE of the area Sunday
afternoon and low level flow becoming offshore. Current thinking
is that forecast highs on Sunday will be in the 50s to around 60.

Another NW SE oriented front will lift northeast across the area
later Monday or Monday night as high pressure remains over the
canadian prairies and a strong jet stream pushes systems mainly
into california. The remainder of the period during the early to
middle part of next week will see clouds and a chance of showers
as systems rotate around a trough to the south of the area and get
blocked from moving off to the north by high pressure over western
canada. The extended forecast represents a model blend today.

Albrecht

Aviation Satellite imagery reveals generally clear skies over
western washington early this morning, with some MVFR stratus
popping up over hqm. Aside from some passing cirrus, skies should
remain fairly clear into the morning hours. Clouds will then be on
the increase quickly from the south, tho should remainVFR. A stray
shower would be not impossible this afternoon, especially across
southern TAF sites. The next frontal system will be moving towards
the area tonight and into Friday, providing a much better chance for
showers. Winds will remain on the south side through the period at
under 10 kts.

Ksea...VFR conditions with clouds increasing through the day.

Conditions should remain mostly dry. Winds SE but will likely dance
between SE and SW through much of the period. Speeds under 10kts.

Kovacik

Marine Southerly flow over the coastal waters will support small
craft advisory conditions this morning, with developing onshore flow
through the strait. Winds and seas will ease tonight ahead of a
frontal system that will move into area waters Friday bringing
strengthening southerlies and significant westerly swell, 10 to
12 feet, Friday night rising to 14 feet at 16 seconds Saturday.&&

Hydrology River flooding is unlikely over the next seven days.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory until 11 am pdt this morning 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.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 19 mi44 min 1016.5 hPa
CPMW1 19 mi50 min E 6 G 7 51°F 46°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 30 mi56 min Calm G 1.9 47°F 47°F1016.5 hPa
46118 32 mi97 min S 3.9 48°F 1015.4 hPa40°F
46146 - Halibut Bank 42 mi92 min Calm G 1.9 47°F 47°F1015.6 hPa (+0.6)
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 45 mi42 min W 14 G 18 48°F 46°F2 ft1015.8 hPa (+0.4)45°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 47 mi42 min WSW 14 G 17 48°F 1016.8 hPa (+1.3)43°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 48 mi62 min E 2.9 39°F 1017 hPa33°F

Wind History for Cherry Point, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi37 minSSE 59.00 miFair46°F39°F76%1015.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Samuel Island (North Shore), British Columbia
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Samuel Island (North Shore)
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Thu -- 12:16 AM PDT     3.47 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:05 AM PDT     13.28 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:13 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:00 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 01:04 PM PDT     5.94 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:59 PM PDT     11.91 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:27 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:31 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.53.856.99.111.112.713.312.911.69.87.96.55.96.37.48.810.311.511.911.410.28.46.5

Tide / Current Tables for Boat Passage, British Columbia Current
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Boat Passage
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Thu -- 02:06 AM PDT     5.66 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 05:25 AM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:13 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:00 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:32 AM PDT     -5.20 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 11:37 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 02:32 PM PDT     4.61 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 05:33 PM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:27 PM PDT     Sunset
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Thu -- 08:43 PM PDT     -5.03 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 11:43 PM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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