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Sunrise 5:29AMSunset 9:02PM Wednesday July 17, 2019 3:25 AM PDT (10:25 UTC) Moonrise 8:50PMMoonset 5:08AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ135 Puget Sound And Hood Canal- 256 Am Pdt Wed Jul 17 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through this evening...
Today..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain.
Tonight..SW wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain in the evening then a chance of showers after midnight.
Thu..S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming variable in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. A slight chance of showers in the morning then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
Thu night..NW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming se to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Fri..SW wind to 10 kt becoming N in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Fri night..NE wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sat..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sun..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 256 Am Pdt Wed Jul 17 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A front will move through the area today with small craft advisory strength southerly winds likely most waters. Westerly winds will increase behind the front with gales in the strait of juan de fuca tonight. Weak high pressure will build toward the area over the weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Tacoma, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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national weather service seattle wa
309 am pdt Wed jul 17 2019

Synopsis A well organized for july frontal system will move
through western washington later this afternoon into the early
evening hours. A puget sound convergence zone is likely behind the
front. An upper level trough over british columbia will keep a
mention of showers in the forecast through Thursday night. Drying
trend Friday. Warming trend over the weekend as an upper level
ridge builds to the east with dry weather continuing into the
first part of next week.

Short term today through Friday Satellite imagery shows
cloudy skies over western washington early this morning. Rain out
ahead the approaching front has already reached the north coast
and portions of the strait of juan de fuca. Temperatures at 3
am 10z were in the mid 50s to mid 60s.

Frontal system moving down the british columbia coastline reaching
western washington late in the day. The system is well organized
with the support of a healthy 140 knot jet over the eastern
pacific ( it is going to be howling on top of mount rainier
beginning later this morning ). Rain will spread over the area
from northwest to southeast this morning. With the flow aloft
westerly there will be a rain shadow in the central puget sound.

Eventually this afternoon the moist air mass will overcome the
rain shadow with even the seattle metro area getting a couple of
hundredths of an inch of rain. In addition to the rain, breezy
conditions developing this morning and continuing into the
afternoon hours. The olympia to bellingham surface gradient is
forecast to be around 3 mb for most of the day. Clouds and rain
will keep the temperatures from warming up very much from the
current readings with high only in the 60s.

Front moving into the cascades early this evening with a puget
sound convergence zone forming quickly behind the front. Flow
aloft west northwesterly which will push the convergence south
into the northern portion of seattle. Outside of the convergence
zone little in the way of cool air behind the front so just a
chance of showers for the remainder of the area. Lows tonight in
the 50s.

Convergence zone dissipating early Thursday morning. Upper level
trough settling over the area during the day with most of the
energy associated with the trough to the north over british
columbia. Will dry out the southern portion of western washington
in the afternoon keeping a chance of showers from about olympia
northward. Highs will still be below normal Thursday, in the mid
60s to lower 70s.

Weak upper level trough continuing to hang around western
washington and southern british columbia through Friday. As the
trough continues to weaken shower chances will eventually go away
and cloud cover will slowly decrease to the point of partly to
mostly sunny skies Friday afternoon. Highs will start to warm up
a little with mid 60s to mid 70s Friday. Lows Thursday night in
the 50s.

Long term Saturday through Tuesday Extended models in good
agreement with the upper level trough kicking out to the east and
a weak ridge moving through the area Saturday. Four corners high
beginning to build back to the northwest with another upper level
trough digging off the coast Sunday through Tuesday. The trough is
far enough to the west to keep any mention of showers out of the
forecast. Southwesterly flow aloft with 500 mb heights rising
into the lower 580 dms. Varying degrees of low level onshore flow
will keep temperatures from getting too warm Sunday through
Tuesday. An increase in onshore flow Tuesday will cool highs back
down into the upper 60s to upper 70s from the 70s to lower to mid
80s readings Sunday and Monday. Felton

Aviation Increasing westerly flow aloft today as an upper level
trough and associated frontal system approach the region.

A warm front draped across the coastal waters will shift
onshore this morning with ceilings falling to low MVFR or
occasional ifr as light precipitation spreads across the area.

The mountains will be obscured. The trailing cold front will sweep
across the area by early this evening. Low level onshore flow will
increase behind the cold front for gusty surface winds for many area
terminals this evening. Some modest improvement in ceilings possible
late tonight as post-frontal showers dissipate.

Ksea... Ceilings lowering to MVFR this morning as some light
precip spreads into the area. Ceilings could lower to occasional ifr
at times between 18z and 00z as a warm front pushes into the area.

Surface winds s-sw 8 to 14 knots rising to 12 gusting 20 knots at
times with the passage of a cold front this evening. 27

Marine A front will reach western washington today and
south winds will pick up with that front with small craft advisory
strength winds likely most waters. Westerly gales are
expected behind the front tonight behind the front in the central
and eastern strait of juan de fuca. Onshore flow Thursday
will ease Friday and then the winds over the weekend should more
typical summertime diurnal sea-breezes with advisory level
winds in the central and eastern strait each late afternoon and
evening. 27

Hydrology The daily hydrology discussion has ended until the
start of the next rainy season; it will only be updated as needed
until then.

Climate With the forecast high of only 67 degrees in seattle
today will be the 4th day this month with a high in the 60s.

The total number of days with highs in the 60s for the last four
julys, 3. The last time seattle had more than 3 days with highs
in the 60s in july, 2012 with 10 days. Felton

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory until 6 am pdt Thursday 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.

Small craft advisory until 7 pm pdt this evening for east
entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Gale warning from 7 pm this evening to 3 am pdt Thursday 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 northern
inland waters including the san juan islands.

Small craft advisory until 2 am pdt Thursday for admiralty inlet.

Small craft advisory until 7 pm pdt this evening for puget sound
and hood canal.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 1 mi61 min S 7 G 11
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 1 mi61 min 64°F 55°F1014.2 hPa
46121 16 mi40 min 62°F 1013.5 hPa57°F
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 27 mi85 min S 16 G 17 59°F 1013.2 hPa (-0.8)56°F
46123 31 mi191 min 61°F
46120 34 mi36 min S 7.8 61°F 1011.5 hPa56°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tacoma / McChord Air Force Base, WA8 mi87 minSSW 710.00 miOvercast63°F60°F94%1014.8 hPa
Tacoma, Tacoma Narrows Airport, WA8 mi32 minSSW 810.00 miPartly Cloudy60°F55°F84%1013.7 hPa
Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA13 mi32 minSSW 1010.00 miMostly Cloudy63°F54°F73%1014 hPa
Pierce County-Thun Field, WA14 mi50 minN 010.00 miOvercast63°F57°F83%1014.6 hPa
Fort Lewis / Gray U. S. Army Airfield, WA15 mi87 minS 810.00 miPartly Cloudy62°F61°F99%1014.5 hPa
Boeing Field - King County International Airport, WA19 mi32 minS 910.00 miA Few Clouds64°F54°F70%1013.4 hPa
Renton Municipal Airport, WA19 mi32 minS 710.00 miA Few Clouds65°F55°F70%1013.7 hPa
Bremerton, Bremerton National Airport, WA23 mi29 minSSW 910.00 miMostly Cloudy60°F55°F86%1014.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Tacoma, Commencement Bay, Washington
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Tacoma
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Wed -- 12:19 AM PDT     6.94 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:57 AM PDT     10.41 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:30 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:08 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 12:11 PM PDT     -1.69 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:44 PM PDT     12.25 feet High Tide
Wed -- 09:00 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:50 PM PDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Discovery Island, 3.3 miles NE of, Washington Current
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Wed -- 02:56 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:18 AM PDT     0.43 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 05:31 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 05:45 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:08 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 10:18 AM PDT     -2.04 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 02:18 PM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:18 PM PDT     2.22 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 08:42 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 09:00 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:50 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:42 PM PDT     -1.22 knots Max Ebb
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