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Ruston, WA

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Sunrise 7:06AMSunset 6:54PM Tuesday September 29, 2020 7:08 PM PDT (02:08 UTC) Moonrise 5:37PMMoonset 3:35AM Illumination 95% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 13 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- 257 Pm Pdt Tue Sep 29 2020
Tonight..N wind to 10 kt in the evening becoming light. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Wed..SW wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Wed night..Light wind becoming N to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu..Light wind becoming N to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu night..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Fri..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
Fri night..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
Sat..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
Sun..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
PZZ100 257 Pm Pdt Tue Sep 29 2020
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Low level offshore flow will continue today before turning weakly onshore Wednesday and persisting through the end of the week. Westerly swell along the coastal waters will continue to subside to 5 feet into Wednesday, before increasing to 7 to 9 feet again on Thursday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ruston, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 292202 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 302 PM PDT Tue Sep 29 2020

SYNOPSIS. Smoke from California fires is making its way into Western Washington. This smoke will mainly be aloft and the air quality index is expected to remain in the good category. The skies are expected to become hazy starting this evening. Overall, the ridge of high pressure should stay in place over the area for the next few days. Expect an unseasonably warm start to October.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/. The upper level ridge that has been over us the last few days is expected to remain in place through Friday. At the surface, light offshore flow throughout most of Wednesday. This will keep high temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s for much of the area. The smoke aloft is rather disperse and not within the entire atmospheric column, as a result we do not think this will have a large impact on our high temperatures tomorrow. Surface winds will become more westerly starting Wednesday evening. With the added marine moisture patchy fog is likely for Wednesday into Thursday. This is especially true for the near coastal areas. While that upper level ridge stays in place, the onshore surface flow may bring in a few more clouds and lower the high temperatures a few degrees. However, the high temperatures are still expected to be around 10 degrees higher than the normal for the first of October. The axis of the ridge will begin to move eastward by Friday, but with offshore flow, mostly clear skies and warm temperatures will continue for the start of the weekend.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. A small upper level disturbance will be moving through the area on Saturday into Sunday. This will bring some cloudier skies and more seasonable temperatures by Sunday. No precipitation is expected for this weekend. After that shortwave passes, another ridge of high pressure will build over the area. Meaning another slight warmup for the start of the week.

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AVIATION. An upper level ridge will continue to reside across the Pacific Northwest through the TAF period. Winds aloft are westerly, while offshore flow continues in the low levels. Satellite imagery currently shows clear skies across the region, with some smoke from the northern California wildfires starting to make its way towards the southern Washington coast. Smoke will continue to make its way northward into the region this evening and into Wednesday, however is expected remain aloft, so do not expect any significant visibility reductions near the surface for area terminals. Main impact of the smoke will be the potential a 5000-7000 ft ceiling spreading across the region this evening.

KSEA . VFR conditions. N/NE winds will continue at 12 knots or less through this evening before becoming light and variable overnight.

Borth

MARINE. Offshore flow will continue this afternoon and evening as low pressure at the surface resides along the Washington coast and high pressure persists across the Intermountain West. Flow will then gradually transition onshore through the day Wednesday as high pressure returns and resides just offshore. This pattern looks to remain in place through the remainder of the week, allowing for stratus to return to the coastal waters and for weak diurnal pushes to occur down the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Satellite imagery has indicated that smoke from the northern California wildfires has started to advect its way northward today. Expect smoke to make its way across the coastal waters and then gradually move inland across area waters into Wednesday. Smoke will remain aloft, so do not expect any reduction in visibilities across area waters.

Wave heights along the coastal waters will continue to subside to 5 feet into Wednesday, before increasing to 7 to 9 feet again by Thursday.

Borth

FIRE WEATHER. With a very persistent ridge over Washington, warmer than normal temperatures and dry conditions are expected for the next 7 days. With the wetting rain we received last week, and minimum relative humidity values continuing to increase throughout the period, fire weather concerns are low.

Butwin

HYDROLOGY. No flooding is expected on area rivers through the next 7 days.

SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WA . None. PZ . Small Craft Advisory until 5 PM PDT this afternoon for Central U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-Coastal Waters From Cape Flattery To James Island 10 To 60 Nm-Coastal Waters From Cape Flattery To James Island Out 10 Nm-West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca.



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 6 mi51 min W 2.9 G 5.1
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 6 mi51 min 67°F 56°F1016.9 hPa
46121 11 mi38 min 69°F 1016.3 hPa57°F
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 28 mi69 min NE 7 G 7 63°F 1016.8 hPa (-0.6)56°F
46120 35 mi38 min N 3.9 64°F 1015.6 hPa56°F
46125 44 mi30 min 58°F 1016 hPa53°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tacoma, Tacoma Narrows Airport, WA3 mi16 minNE 310.00 miFair67°F54°F63%1016.5 hPa
Tacoma / McChord Air Force Base, WA8 mi13 minNE 310.00 miFair70°F56°F62%1017 hPa
Fort Lewis / Gray U. S. Army Airfield, WA13 mi73 minNNW 410.00 miFair76°F63°F65%1016.2 hPa
Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA17 mi16 minWNW 410.00 miPartly Cloudy68°F55°F63%1017.5 hPa
Pierce County-Thun Field, WA17 mi34 minN 010.00 miFair70°F60°F73%1016.9 hPa
Bremerton, Bremerton National Airport, WA19 mi13 minE 510.00 miFair68°F55°F65%1017.4 hPa
Boeing Field - King County International Airport, WA22 mi16 minNW 410.00 miFair70°F55°F59%1016.3 hPa
Renton Municipal Airport, WA23 mi16 minN 010.00 miFair70°F55°F61%1016.7 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KTIW

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Tide / Current Tables for Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Washington
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Tacoma Narrows Bridge
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Tue -- 04:17 AM PDT     10.28 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:35 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 07:07 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 10:35 AM PDT     1.02 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:33 PM PDT     12.53 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:37 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:52 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 11:24 PM PDT     3.97 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Discovery Island, 3.3 miles NE of, Washington Current
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Discovery Island
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Tue -- 12:49 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 02:45 AM PDT     0.83 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 04:35 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 04:48 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:07 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:39 AM PDT     -1.65 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 12:25 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 03:09 PM PDT     1.73 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 06:02 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 06:36 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:52 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:27 PM PDT     -1.60 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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