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Carbonado, WA

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Sunrise 6:48AMSunset 7:37PM Monday March 30, 2020 1:16 PM PDT (20:16 UTC) Moonrise 9:10AMMoonset 12:11AM Illumination 42% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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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PZZ135 Puget Sound And Hood Canal- 913 Am Pdt Mon Mar 30 2020
.small craft advisory in effect until 8 pm pdt this evening...
Today..SW wind 15 to 25 kt rising to 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain in the morning. A slight chance of tstms. Rain likely in the afternoon.
Tonight..SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and a slight chance of tstms.
Tue..S wind to 10 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon. A chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of tstms. Showers likely in the afternoon.
Tue night..SW wind 10 to 20 kt becoming S 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Wed..NW wind 10 to 20 kt becoming N 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Wed night..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
Thu..Light wind becoming variable to 10 kt. Wind waves less than 1 ft becoming 1 ft or less.
Fri..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
PZZ100 913 Am Pdt Mon Mar 30 2020
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A strong front has pushed onshore this morning, with strong onshore flow across the waters today. A weak low moves down the coast through the waters on Tuesday, followed by weak high pressure through midweek. The next organized low approaches the waters around the weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Carbonado, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 301520 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 820 AM PDT Mon Mar 30 2020

UPDATE /THIS MORNING/. Forecast in good shape this morning so only minor updates made. Cold front progressing east through the area has shifted the area of steady/heaviest precipitation into the Cascades. Behind the front, modest destabilization already occuring on the Olympic Peninsula with pockets of blue sky appearing around the lowlands. As colder air filters in, mid- level lapse rates will steepen and snow levels will continue to fall. The chance for pop-up thunderstorms remains for the rest of the day. Any storm will have the capability of producing brief heavy downpours, small hail, and dangerous lightning in the lowlands with heavier pockets of snow in the mountains. We'll be watching near-term trends and radar closely going forward. Outside of any convective activity, gusty winds will shift more to the west/southwest throughout the day, remaining breezy through this evening. Hazardous travel conditions will remain in the mountains and headlines remain in place. In fact, Snoqualmie Pass (I-90) is currently closed due to a number of collisions. Essential travelers should check WSDOT road conditions before departing. Remainder of discussion follows with updates to aviation and marine below. CEO

SYNOPSIS. Unsettled weather will continue through much of the week and into the upcoming weekend. Rain will transition to widespread showers through the day, with a chance for a few thunderstorms. Unstable conditions with scattered showers will then continue through much of the week.

SHORT TERM /TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. In the wake of the cold front, snow levels will tank to around 1500ft within an unstable environment by this afternoon. As mid level temperatures continue to fall, mid level lapse rates will steepen. This suggests the development of widespread post-frontal shower development. These showers will carry the threat for brief heavy downpours, small hail, and lightning in the lowlands, and brief bursts of heavy snowfall and lightning for the mountains. The overall winter weather headlines for the mountains will remain in effect through the day today with generally the highest snowfall amounts in the Northern Cascades. There will still be enough snowfall across the Central Cascades to create some travel headaches across the Passes.

Unfortunately, not seeing a pronounced decrease in shower coverage into the overnight hours tonight. Unstable conditions will continue, along with disturbed mid and upper levels to support this trend. Given cool temps aloft, will opt to keep mention of thunderstorms in the forecast overnight tonight. Tuesday looks to similar to the latter half of Monday with unstable conditions continuing. The closed upper level low will begin to sink southward towards the local area. Ongoing scattered shower activity is likely to become enhanced as forcing from the approaching low comes into closer proximity. Thunderstorms will be possible yet again.

The closed low will pass to the south into Wednesday, however, another shortwave will drop across the area from north. This feature will have the ability to spark a few additional showers through the day, though coverage currently does not look as high as the previous few days.

Kovacik

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. The beginning of the long term forecast period will have the state of Washington embedded within broad scale upper level cyclonic flow extending from just offshore the coast of BC into the Northern Great Plains. A few pesky showers may be lingering early Thursday morning but overall coverage does not appear to be very impressive. A weak shortwave will pass through during the afternoon, which is likely to be strong enough to generate a few showers. Conditions will improve into Friday, with model guidance picking up on a closed area of low pressure offshore approaching the Pacific Northwest. This system is currently expected to pass south of the area into Oregon and northern California. A few showers still cannot be ruled out on Friday, given the proximity of this passing system as well as the overall larger scale pattern. Showers are likely to be more diurnally driven at this point in time.

Unfortunately, this general pattern will take us through the weekend. Most ensemble guidance is suggestive of the broader scale trough lingering around the Pacific Northwest and perhaps even retrograding a tad through the weekend. This will likely continue the threat for showers off and on, but the good news is neither day appears to be a washout at this point.

Kovacik

AVIATION. Low ceilings and heavy precipitation associated with front are pushing east into foothills and Cascades. Meanwhile, VFR conditions remain at most terminals in the post-frontal, unstable air mass with some lingering pockets of MVFR. Expect widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms across most of Western Washington through the day, with predominantly VFR cloud bases, though reductions to MVFR/IFR conditions expected in the numerous showers. Gusty southerly winds continue through around 04z at most terminals, though winds will be westerly through the Strait of Juan de Fuca and around KCLM.

KSEA . VFR conditions expected today, though widespread showers will bring temporarily reduced visibility/ceilings this afternoon and evening. A thunderstorm or two cannot be ruled out, but will omit from the TAF at this time due to low confidence in timing/occurrence. Meanwhile, gusty southerly winds to 20 kt continue through much of the day, gradually easing this evening after around 03z. Cullen

MARINE. Front has pushed onshore with breezy westerly to southwesterly winds across most of the waters and southerly winds through Puget Sound. Advisory strength winds continue through much of today, with strong onshore flow through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Winds ease a bit into Tuesday, but a weak low moving down the coast may bring a slight increase in the winds over the outer coast waters. Winds ease further toward midweek and through much of the rest of the week in a weaker onshore flow pattern. The next organized system may approach closer to the weekend. Over the coastal waters, combined seas remain above 10 feet today and are steep with a large wind wave/fresh swell component. Seas will remain elevated into midweek as a longer period west swell enters the waters, but continue to diminish through the rest of the week. Cullen

HYDROLOGY. River flooding is not expected over the next 7 days, despite an unsettled period of weather. A fast-moving frontal boundary will carry the threat for a short period of heavy rain and some mountain snow this morning. Given the progressive nature, total QPF is not expected to be impressive. Snow levels crash to below 2000 feet through the day today with rain turning to scattered showers. Some of these showers will produce short bursts of heavy rain and mountain snow, but with coverage remaining scattered, this will not cause river concerns. Showers then look like a good bet for much of the week, but again, given the overall scattered nature, not expecting river concerns.

Kovacik

SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WA . Winter Weather Advisory until 11 AM PDT Tuesday for Cascades of Pierce and Lewis Counties-Cascades of Snohomish and King Counties.

Winter Storm Warning until 11 AM PDT Tuesday for Cascades of Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

Winter Weather Advisory until 5 AM PDT Tuesday for Olympics.

PZ . Small Craft Advisory until 5 PM PDT this afternoon 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-Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands.

Gale Warning until 8 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-East Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands.

Small Craft Advisory until 2 PM PDT this afternoon for Central U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca.

Small Craft Advisory until 8 PM PDT this evening for Admiralty Inlet-Puget Sound and Hood Canal.



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 24 mi47 min 48°F 48°F1011.9 hPa
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 25 mi47 min SSW 16 G 20
46121 39 mi33 min 7.8 48°F 1011 hPa36°F
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 47 mi77 min S 23 G 25 45°F 1010.5 hPa (+2.6)40°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Pierce County-Thun Field, WA12 mi22 minSSW 8 G 1410.00 miOvercast50°F39°F67%1011.2 hPa
Tacoma / McChord Air Force Base, WA23 mi79 minSSW 910.00 miA Few Clouds45°F40°F84%1012 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Tacoma, Commencement Bay, Sitcum Waterway, Puget Sound, Washington (sub)
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Tide / Current Tables for Tacoma, Commencement Bay, Washington
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Mon -- 01:13 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 03:38 AM PDT     6.48 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:51 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:44 AM PDT     10.18 feet High Tide
Mon -- 10:10 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 04:02 PM PDT     0.59 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:37 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 11:26 PM PDT     10.34 feet High Tide
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