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Marine Weather and Tides
Blaine, WA

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Sunrise 7:52AMSunset 4:52PM Saturday January 20, 2018 6:28 PM PST (02:28 UTC) Moonrise 9:50AMMoonset 8:46PM Illumination 19% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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- 258 Pm Pst Sat Jan 20 2018
.gale warning in effect from 6 pm pst this evening through Sunday morning...
Tonight..SE wind 25 to 35 kt rising to 35 to 45 kt after midnight. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft building to 6 to 8 ft after midnight. A chance of rain.
Sun..SE wind 35 to 45 kt easing to 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 6 to 8 ft subsiding to 3 to 5 ft. Rain in the morning then showers likely in the afternoon.
Sun night..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Showers likely.
Mon..S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Mon night..SE wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Tue..E wind 10 to 20 kt becoming se 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft building to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon.
Tue night..SE wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
Wed..SE wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Thu..SE wind 20 to 30 kt becoming S 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
PZZ100 258 Pm Pst Sat Jan 20 2018
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A strong cold front will move east across the waters early Sunday morning, preceded by storm force winds over the coastal waters and the east entrance to the strait. The remaining waters will see gales late tonight into Sunday morning. Weaker southerly onshore flow will then follow from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. A warm front on Tuesday will cause east to southeast gradients to become strong. Beyond Tuesday, a series of fronts will continue to bring active weather to the waters through the week ahead.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Blaine, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
315 pm pst Sat jan 20 2018

Synopsis A strong front will move through the area tonight and
Sunday morning. Another strong front should cross western washington
Tuesday night and Wednesday. A cool showery upper trough will reach
the area Thursday.

Short term A strong front will move through western washington
Sunday morning. Strong southeasterly gradients will develop and a
high wind warning is in effect for the typical windy spots--which
is the coast and the north. There will be heavy rain and snow and
windy weather in the olympics, and the north cascades and baker
ought to do pretty well for heavy snow with this front, so the
watch became a warning. The main cascade passes snow will warrant
a lesser winter weather advisory.

The skokomish river in mason county should get up above flood stage
for some minor flooding Sunday afternoon and evening after heavy
falls in the lower elevations of the olympics--strong south flow
aloft ought to give the lower terrain up to three inches of rain
from this front.

Behind the front the precip will turn showery and the air should be
unstable enough for a few thunderstorms--mainly along the coast
Sunday afternoon or evening. Showery weather will continue for the
first part of the week.

Long term A vigorous frontal system is likely midweek,
followed by a cool showery upper trough. It is a little early to
sort out the details, but the pattern certainly looks good for
continuing to build the snowpack.

Hydrology The skokomish river in mason county has a good
chance to get above flood stage Sunday afternoon or evening,
otherwise river flooding is not expected for the next 7 days.

Rainfall through Sunday will probably push the USGS landslide
indices close to thresholds for shallow landslides.

Aviation A strong cold front will reach the coast and move
inland on Sunday morning. S-se surface wind will become strong in
advance of the front tonight. Strong 850-700 mb winds will peak
near 70 knots from the southwest on Sunday morning. The air mass
will be moist and somewhat stable. A few hours of heavier rain
are expected Sunday morning, just in advance of the front.

Easterly wind component will generally hold CIGS above 025, except
lower near hood canal.

Ksea... A few passing showers til 02z (6 pm), then dry for this
evening. CIGS will slowly lift through this evening as low-level
wind takes on a drying easterly component. S-sw winds aloft will
strengthen this evening and overnight, meeting the criteria to
include low-level wind shear in the TAF after 04z (8 pm). Strong
winds aloft expected Sunday morning. Winds aloft will peak 15z-18z
Sunday morning. At 045 will peak SW 65 knots, and 2000-foot winds
will peak southerly around 50 knots. Haner

Marine East-southeast gradient will tighten significantly
tonight in advance of a strong cold front that will cross the
waters on Sunday morning. Storm-force winds to near 50 kt appear
likely over the coastal waters and at the east entrance, but
cannot be ruled out over the northern inland waters. The remaining
inland waters will likely see gale force winds. In puget sound,
gales should mainly be confined to the north end of the sound.

Once the front passes late Sunday morning, winds will ease
somewhat abruptly.

Weaker southerly onshore flow will then follow from Sunday
afternoon through Monday morning. A warm front on Tuesday will
cause east to southeast gradients to become strong. Beyond
Tuesday, a series of fronts will continue to bring active weather
to the waters through the week ahead. Haner

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... Winter weather advisory from 10 pm this evening to 9 am pst
Monday for cascades of pierce and lewis counties-cascades
of snohomish and king counties.

Winter storm warning from 10 pm this evening to 9 am pst Monday
for cascades of whatcom and skagit counties-olympics.

Flood watch from late tonight through Sunday evening for hood
canal area-lower chehalis valley area-olympics.

Wind advisory from 10 pm this evening to noon pst Sunday for
everett and vicinity-hood canal area.

High wind warning from 8 pm this evening to noon pst Sunday for
admiralty inlet area-san juan county-western skagit county-
western whatcom county.

High wind warning from 6 pm this evening to 10 am pst Sunday for
central coast-north coast.

Wind advisory from 10 pm this evening to 10 am pst Sunday for
eastern strait of juan de fuca.

Pz... Small craft advisory for rough bar until 9 pm pst Monday for
grays harbor bar.

Storm warning from 6 pm this evening to 9 am pst Sunday 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.

Storm warning from 6 pm this evening to noon pst Sunday for east
entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Gale warning from 6 pm this evening to noon pst Sunday for
admiralty inlet-northern inland waters including the san
juan islands.

Gale warning from 6 pm this evening to 9 am pst Sunday for west
entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Gale warning from 6 pm this evening to 10 am pst Sunday for
central u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Gale warning from 10 pm this evening to 10 am pst Sunday for
puget sound and hood canal.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 9 mi40 min SSE 23 G 33 46°F 1012.1 hPa
CPMW1 10 mi46 min SSE 25 G 30 47°F 46°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 34 mi52 min SSE 12 G 18 46°F 47°F1012.9 hPa
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 40 mi58 min S 19 46°F 1013 hPa40°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 47 mi28 min SE 38 G 41 46°F 1011 hPa (-2.4)

Wind History for Cherry Point, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, WA19 mi35 minSE 21 G 2810.00 miOvercast and Breezy47°F37°F71%1013.6 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi33 minSSE 12 G 2110.00 miOvercast46°F41°F82%1012.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Blaine, Semiahmoo Bay, Washington
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Blaine
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Sat -- 12:34 AM PST     0.13 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:55 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:12 AM PST     9.95 feet High Tide
Sat -- 09:49 AM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:53 PM PST     6.32 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:49 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:45 PM PST     7.42 feet High Tide
Sat -- 08:46 PM PST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.30.21.12.74.66.58.29.49.99.89.18.17.26.56.36.677.37.47.16.45.23.72.3

Tide / Current Tables for Toe Point, Patos Island, 0.5 mile South of, Washington Current
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Toe Point
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Ebb direction 270 true

Sat -- 05:39 AM PST     2.95 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 07:55 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:26 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 09:49 AM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:56 AM PST     -1.25 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 01:16 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 04:50 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:40 PM PST     0.45 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:49 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 08:47 PM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 09:55 PM PST     -1.73 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 11:56 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.311.62.22.72.92.92.41.60.5-0.7-1.3-0.8-0.20.10.30.40.40.4-0.1-0.8-1.5-1.7-1.2

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