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Marine Weather and Tides
Blaine, WA

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Sunrise 5:10AMSunset 9:07PM Monday May 29, 2017 4:15 AM PDT (11:15 UTC) Moonrise 8:34AMMoonset 11:50PM Illumination 16% 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- 300 Am Pdt Mon May 29 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through late tonight...
Today..SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 1 to 4 ft. Highest wind and waves over the area bordering the east entrance to the strait of juan de fuca.
Tonight..SW wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 2 to 5 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Tue..SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 1 to 4 ft. A chance of showers or tstms.
Tue night..SW wind 15 to 25 kt easing late. Wind waves 1 to 4 ft...subsiding.
Wed through Fri..SW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
PZZ100 300 Am Pdt Mon May 29 2017
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..High pres offshore along with lowering pres E of the cascades will result in strengthening onshore flow through tonight. The flow will weaken Tue as the offshore high shifts east...eventually reaching the washington coast Tue evening. Light onshore flow will prevail on Wed.

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
933 pm pdt Sun may 28 2017

Synopsis An upper ridge over eastern washington will continue
to shift slowly eastward through memorial day. Onshore flow will
increase tonight through Tuesday as the upper ridge shifts east.

Marine moisture, in the form of low clouds will push further
inland and persist longer each day. An upper trough and southerly
flow aloft will bring an increasing chance of showers and a few
thunderstorms, mainly Tuesday and Tuesday night. Weak weather
disturbances will keep clouds and a chance of showers in the
forecast through the end of next week.

Short term Onshore flow is increasing this evening. Pressure
gradients through the strait of juan de fuca are now up to 2.5 mb
and increasing, while the pressure gradient from hoquiam to
seattle is now 3.5 mb. The marine push appears to be on now with
stratus streaming inland through the chehalis gap and some fog
moving in through the strait of juan de fuca. With the southerly
flow aloft, expect the push to initially be shallow and clouds to
burn off in the interior by midday on memorial day. Still,
temperatures will be 7-9 degrees cooler in the interior on
memorial day than they were today. With southerly flow aloft and
warm air persisting in the cascades, expect a slight chance of
showers or thunderstorms during the late afternoon and evening
hours on Monday.

The strength of the onshore flow is expected to increase Monday
night, allowing marine air to penetrate all the way to the cascade
crest by early Tuesday. At the same time, expect mid and upper
level moisture to increase and southerly flow aloft to become
somewhat diffluent on Tuesday as an upper level trough moves
northeast through the coastal and offshore waters. This will
result in the formation of some showers and possible
thunderstorms, particularly Tuesday afternoon and evening. With
the deeper moisture in place and the shower activity, temperatures
on Tuesday will be quite a bit cooler, in the upper 50s to mid
60s.

An evening update was issued to blend the forecast of cloud cover,
pops, and precipitation amount with the model consensus. Albrecht

Long term From the previous long term discussion: the rest of
the week will probably see western wa in a regime of deep marine
layer clouds that break out in the afternoon and evening. There is
a chance or slight chance of showers each day but the forecast is
fairly meaningless and the differences in timing of weak
shortwaves makes it impossible to say which days have the best
chance of being decent and which will be gloomier. One way it
often turns out is with some areas of morning drizzle and then
late afternoon sunbreaks. The pscz area is obviously a likely
place to see drippy weather this time of year with weak shortwaves
and middling heights. In the gfs, upper level heights do recover
a bit around the end of the week, so perhaps Friday and Saturday
will be decent days before an upper trough moves into the
northeast pacific early the following week. And then there is the
ecmwf which is cool and showery as an upper low moves over the
area by next Saturday. A period of sunny weather with above normal
temps like we have seen this weekend is not at all likely for
some time based on the global models I see today.

Aviation Wrn wa will remain btwn an upper level trof offshore
and a ridge over the interior west for SW flow aloft. Expect the
surface onshore pres gradient to continue strengthening overnight,
leading to fairly wdsprd MVFR CIGS across the lower elevations
mon morning. There will also be areas of ifr CIGS vsbys over the
interior lowlands after 0900 utc.

Ksea... Expect MVFR CIGS to arrive between 2 am and 5 am, possibly
dipping into the ifr category for a couple of hours Monday
morning. Winds will back to sly 5-10 knots overnight.

Marine High pressure offshore coupled with lowering pressure
east of the cascades will result in strengthening onshore flow
through Monday. The flow will weaken Tue as the offshore high
shifts east, eventually moving onto the wa coast Tue evening. A
1014 mb high on the wa coast with lower pressure east of the
cascades will result in light onshore flow on Wednesday.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Gale warning in effect until 6 am pdt Monday for the central
and eastern strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory in effect until 6 am pdt Monday for the
admiralty inlet, northern inland waters, and west entrance
to the 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 9 mi46 min SSE 1.9 G 5.1 1017 hPa
CPMW1 10 mi46 min SE 2.9 G 4.1 53°F
46118 22 mi91 min SE 14 56°F 1016.2 hPa53°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 34 mi46 min SSW 1 G 1.9 50°F 50°F1017.4 hPa
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 40 mi46 min S 5.1 49°F 1018 hPa48°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 47 mi76 min SW 20 G 24 51°F 1017.1 hPa (+0.5)

Wind History for Cherry Point, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, WA19 mi23 minS 710.00 miFair57°F52°F83%1017.5 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi21 minS 710.00 miFair55°F50°F82%1016.9 hPa

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2 days agoCalmCalmCalmCalm4N3CalmNW54NW5W5SW63W3CalmCalmCalmCalmS3CalmS3S3CalmCalm

Tide / Current Tables for Blaine, Semiahmoo Bay, Washington
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Blaine
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Mon -- 12:04 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 03:02 AM PDT     7.28 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:13 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:52 AM PDT     8.44 feet High Tide
Mon -- 09:35 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 02:37 PM PDT     -1.52 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 09:04 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:35 PM PDT     10.85 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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9.48.47.67.37.57.98.38.48.17.25.63.61.6-0.2-1.3-1.4-0.51.33.668.29.910.710.8

Tide / Current Tables for Toe Point, Patos Island, 0.5 mile South of, Washington Current
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Toe Point
Click for MapFlood direction 45 true
Ebb direction 270 true

Mon -- 12:04 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 01:36 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:15 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:25 AM PDT     0.89 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:58 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 09:36 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:10 AM PDT     -2.44 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 01:14 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:28 PM PDT     3.57 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 09:03 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 11:25 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 (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Seattle/Tacoma, WA
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