Nisqually Indian Community, WA Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Nisqually Indian Community, WA

April 14, 2024 1:01 AM PDT (08:01 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:21 AM   Sunset 8:00 PM
Moonrise 9:16 AM   Moonset 1:39 AM 
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PZZ135 Puget Sound And Hood Canal- 218 Pm Pdt Sat Apr 13 2024

Tonight - N wind 5 to 15 kt easing to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.

Sun - N wind to 10 kt becoming nw in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.

Sun night - NW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming S after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.

Mon - SW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.

Mon night - NW wind 10 to 20 kt becoming sw 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.

Tue - S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming sw to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less.

Tue night - NW wind 5 to 15 kt in the evening becoming light. Wind waves 2 ft or less.

Wed - N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.

Thu - N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.

PZZ100 218 Pm Pdt Sat Apr 13 2024

Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters - High pressure will continue over the offshore and coastal waters through Sunday. A frontal boundary will slide southward over british columbia Sunday night into Monday. Surface high pressure gradually rebuilds across the waters the middle of next week for a transition to quieter conditions.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Nisqually Indian Community, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 140316 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 816 PM PDT Sat Apr 13 2024

SYNOPSIS
Weak high pressure overhead through the weekend bringing warmer and drier conditions. Upper-level troughing returns on Monday with showers and cooler temps. Another ridge moves into western Washington later in the upcoming week with the possibility for more warm and dry weather.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/
Current satellite imagery shows mostly high clouds moving northward over the area this evening. As one would expect from the upper level ridging in place, current radar remains clear. The previous discussion can be found below along with updates to the aviation and marine sections:

As the upper level low that exited the area yesterday continues to move southward, that is serving to wrap an upper level ridge from mainly over the Rockies back westward into E WA and as such, exerting its influence over the area today. By this evening, this ridge shifts eastward allowing for the upper level ridge currently over the Pacific to take over. No matter the source, the conditions will remain the same for Sunday, continued warm temperatures and mostly clear conditions. Highs today on track to hit the lower to mid 60s this afternoon with water adjacent locations expected to be a little cooler, in the mid to upper 50s. Daytime temps tomorrow will be similar for the interior, but cooler for the western half of the Olympic Peninsula, where the first hints of the incoming front will be felt as temps there cool to the lower to mid 50s.

Models remain consistent on arrival of next frontal system Monday, however it does seem like solutions are a little slower than 24 hours ago. As it stands now, will leave inherited forecast in place, with some scattered moisture sneaking into the area as early as late Sunday night while more widespread precip remains likely to hold off until Monday morning along the coast and over the Olympic Peninsula and Monday afternoon for the remainder of the CWA
As to be expected, the front will drag high temperatures down into the lower to mid 50s, which would be on average 2-4 degrees colder than normal.

Tuesday sees the upper level trough slowly begin to exit the area.
Moisture with this feature remains spotting and as such PoPs for much of the area will be on the low side...mainly within Slight Chance range. The exception will be over the Cascades where the combination of this moisture and the orographics will allow for better chances for showers...but even then PoP only get into the 30- 50 pct range. High temps Tuesday look to be nearly identical to those of Monday.

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LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/
Deterministic models in agreement that an upper level ridge over the Pacific will intensify starting Wednesday...but they disagree on how far inland its influence will reach. GFS tends to keep it over the coastal waters, actually allowing the exiting upper level low to stretch back into the area while the ECMWF seems to be presenting the most likely outcome as the ridge pushes inland, allowing for dry conditions to return and another round of warming temperatures. Ensembles largely favor this latter solution as well. NBM tries to split the difference...keeping most of the area dry but still allowing the upper trough centered over the middle of the country bring showers to the Cascades. Really difficult to find justification for this being included into the forecast, again given how lopsided support for dry conditions is in the ensembles...but time enough to iron out the noise with later runs. At least NBM solutions for Thursday night into Friday seem to finally catch on and dry out the area completely. Saturday remains a bit of a question mark as GFS brings in a frontal system, ECMWF keeps the ridge in place and fizzles out said front and ensemble members have yet to reach anything approaching a consensus.

Warming temperatures will certainly be a highlight of the extended forecast as highs Wednesday range from the upper 50s to lower 60s...although water adjacent sites will run a little cooler in the lower to mid 50s. Thursday sees temps largely in the mid 60s to around 70 before topping out on both Friday and Saturday in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

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AVIATION
Southwest flow aloft will transition more westerly into Sunday with an upper low across California. VFR with high clouds spilling around a cutoff upper low working its way across northern California through tonight. Onshore flow tonight may result in lowering cigs along the coast into Sunday morning, generally MVFR/IFR range with a 75% chance at HQM between 12-19Z Sunday morning. In addition, stratus may again develop in Puget Sound, although confidence is low in this occuring (less than 30%). Patchy fog may also occur, particularly towards western Whatcom County.
Mainly VFR again Sunday afternoon. North to northwest winds will become lighter tonight then increase back to 5 to 10 kt out of the west-northwest, and 8 to 12 kt at CLM and HQM.

KSEA...VFR cigs with high clouds at times into tonight. Another round of stratus may be possible again Sunday morning, however confidence is low, with generally a 15-20% chance of IFR cigs. Opted for scattered rather than broken CIGs after examining forecast sounding for mixed layer dew point depressions, which are forecast to be greater than they were this morning. Otherwise, VFR cigs on Sunday. North-northeasterly winds 5 kt or less tonight turning to the northwest 5 to 10 kt after 17Z Sunday morning.

Davis/JD

MARINE
High pressure will continue through the weekend with Small Craft Northwest winds along the coastal waters through Sunday. Winds will then increase with a frontal system Sunday evening into Monday, particularly for the Strait of Juan de Fuca and adjacent interior waters, including Admiralty Inlet and the Northern Inland Waters. A Gale Watch has been issued for the central and eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca with the increasing west winds. Northwest winds will continue to remain breezy into Monday for the Coastal Waters with this system. Winds will likely weaken Monday morning before increasing once again Monday evening through the Strait of Juan de Fuca with another round of gales possible Monday evening into Monday night. Winds look to ease Wednesday into Thursday with building high pressure over the area waters.

Seas will remain 7 to 11 feet through Monday with the highest waves over the northern Coastal Waters. Waves will also be steep into Sunday with a 9 to 10 second period. Seas will begin to subside Tuesday and further Wednesday towards 4 to 6 feet.

Davis/JD

HYDROLOGY
No river flooding is expected through the next seven days.

SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
WA...None.
PZ...Gale Watch from Sunday afternoon through late Sunday 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 11 PM PDT this evening for Coastal Waters From James Island To Point Grenville Out 10 Nm- Coastal Waters From Point Grenville To Cape Shoalwater Out 10 Nm.

Small Craft Advisory until 5 PM PDT Sunday for Coastal Waters From Cape Flattery To James Island 10 To 60 Nm-Coastal Waters From James Island To Point Grenville 10 To 60 Nm- Coastal Waters From Point Grenville To Cape Shoalwater 10 To 60 Nm.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 20 mi43 min 50°F29.99
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 21 mi43 min WNW 1G1 50°F
BMTW1 34 mi43 min 29.99
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 43 mi61 min NE 5.1G5.1 50°F 29.9748°F


Wind History for Tacoma MET, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KGRF GRAY AAF (JOINT BASE LEWISMCCHORD),WA 6 sm66 mincalm10 smClear48°F43°F81%29.93
KOLM OLYMPIA RGNL,WA 13 sm67 mincalm10 smClear45°F43°F93%29.95
KTCM MCCHORD FIELD (JOINT BASE LEWISMCCHORD),WA 13 sm66 mincalm10 smClear43°F41°F93%29.94
KTIW TACOMA NARROWS,WA 15 sm68 minvar 0310 smClear52°F43°F71%29.95
KPLU PIERCE COUNTY THUN FIELD,WA 22 sm26 mincalm10 smClear Lt Drizzle 45°F45°F100%29.96
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Tide / Current for Dupont Wharf, Washington
   
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Dupont Wharf
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Sun -- 02:38 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 04:54 AM PDT     7.81 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:23 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:19 AM PDT     11.41 feet High Tide
Sun -- 10:15 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:00 PM PDT     -0.36 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:59 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Dupont Wharf, Washington, Tide feet
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13.1
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12.4
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10.9
3
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9.3
4
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8.2
5
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7.8
6
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8.4
7
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9.4
8
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10.6
9
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11.4
10
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11.2
11
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10.3
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8.7
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6.6
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4.2
3
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1.9
4
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0.3
5
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-0.4
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0.2
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1.9
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4.2
9
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6.9
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9.4
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11.4



Tide / Current for Nisqually Reach, Washington Current
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Nisqually Reach
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Sun -- 02:39 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 02:46 AM PDT     -0.73 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:39 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 06:23 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:47 AM PDT     0.51 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 09:40 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 10:15 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 01:56 PM PDT     -1.37 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:37 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 07:59 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:46 PM PDT     1.19 knots Max Flood
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Nisqually Reach, Washington Current, knots
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-0.2
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-0.5
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-0.7
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-0.7
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-0.6
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-0.3
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0.1
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0.4
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0.5
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0.3
10
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-0.1
11
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-0.6
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-1
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-1.3
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-1.4
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-1.2
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-0.9
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-0.4
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0.2
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0.7
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1.1
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1
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0.7




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