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Raft Island, WA

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12/16/2019 NOAA is having trouble with requests that include wind gusts. I am posting graphs without wind gusts until it gets fixed.
10/9/2019 Updated the Marine Zones.
9/4/2019 Fixed the weather maps due to NOAA moving them.
7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 5:18AMSunset 9:10PM Saturday July 4, 2020 9:35 PM PDT (04:35 UTC) Moonrise 8:11PMMoonset 3:41AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 14 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- 819 Pm Pdt Sat Jul 4 2020
Tonight..N wind 5 to 15 kt easing to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun..SW wind to 10 kt rising to 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun night..NW wind 10 to 20 kt becoming se to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft subsiding to 1 ft or less after midnight.
Mon..SW wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon night..NW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming se to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Tue..Light wind becoming sw to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Tue night..Variable wind to 10 kt in the evening becoming light. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Wed..Light wind becoming nw to 10 kt. Wind waves less than 1 ft becoming 1 ft or less.
Thu..Light wind becoming variable to 10 kt. Wind waves less than 1 ft becoming 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 819 Pm Pdt Sat Jul 4 2020
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Light winds into tonight. Onshore flow will likely increase Sunday into early next week but no significant weather systems are expected.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Raft Island, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 050317 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 817 PM PDT Sat Jul 4 2020

UPDATE. No major forecast changes to be made this evening. See below for minor changes made to the aviation and marine discussion. Kristell

SYNOPSIS. Weaker onshore flow will produce a dry day on Sunday with near normal temperatures. A series of upper troughs will affect the area next week bringing below normal temperatures and shower chances at times.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/. An upper trough over the area will weaken slightly on Sunday with 500 mb heights rising slightly. There will be a corresponding modest easing in the low level onshore flow on Sunday. All of this adds up to a dry day with added sunshine after some morning low clouds. Highs should warm slightly to near normal.

Another upper trough will arrive on Monday. It looks mostly dry but low level onshore flow will start to increase which should give more clouds on Monday morning and a slower burnoff later in the day. There might be a few showers in the afternoon over the Cascades and maybe even an isolated thunderstorm over the North Cascades. Highs will be slightly cooler.

The region will remain under the influence of a broad upper trough on Tuesday with plenty of clouds and a good chance of showers. Highs will cool a few more degrees and be mostly in the 60s. Schneider

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. A long-wave upper trough will remain along the west coast with continued low level onshore flow for Western Washington. A couple of short wave upper troughs will swing through the area for an enhanced chance of showers, roughly Thursday and Saturday. Not surprisingly, there is some uncertainty with the strength and timing of these features this far out but the general idea is for cool and showery weather later in the week. Highs are expected to be slightly below normal each day. Schneider

AVIATION. Westerly-northwesterly flow aloft through tonight. VFR cigs with cumulus across much of the Puget Sound this evening with OVC deck along the coast and Southwest Interior. VFR into early tonight. VFR/MVFR late tonight into early Sunday morning with VFR for most of Sunday. South winds 4 to 8 knots this afternoon with light and variable winds tonight. JD

KSEA . VFR cigs. Variable to light northerly winds expected overnight. VFR cigs into tonight with MVFR possible early Sunday morning. VFR by late Sunday morning through the afternoon. South winds 4 to 8 knots with light, variable winds late tonight into early Sunday morning. JD/Kristell

MARINE. Westerly breeze through the Strait of Juan de Fuca this evening into tonight. Northerly winds this evening into tonight for the Puget Sound. Increasing onshore flow Sunday afternoon for Small Craft Advisory winds for the central and eastern portions of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. SCA winds at times for portions of the Strait of Juan de Fuca with onshore flow into next week. JD/Kristell

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

SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WA . None. PZ . None.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46121 5 mi28 min Calm 65°F 1021.9 hPa53°F
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 14 mi48 min N 8 G 9.9
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 14 mi48 min 65°F 53°F1022.5 hPa
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 26 mi36 min NE 9.9 G 11 58°F 1022.4 hPa (+0.0)52°F
46120 33 mi28 min N 5.8 58°F 1021.2 hPa52°F
46125 40 mi27 min 55°F 1021.6 hPa51°F

Wind History for Tacoma MET, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tacoma, Tacoma Narrows Airport, WA6 mi43 minN 610.00 miFair61°F48°F63%1022.1 hPa
Bremerton, Bremerton National Airport, WA12 mi40 minNNE 510.00 miFair59°F50°F72%1022.7 hPa
Tacoma / McChord Air Force Base, WA15 mi38 minNW 810.00 miFair65°F50°F59%1022.3 hPa
Fort Lewis / Gray U. S. Army Airfield, WA17 mi38 minW 510.00 miA Few Clouds64°F58°F80%1022 hPa
Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA21 mi43 minN 810.00 miA Few Clouds63°F48°F58%1022.7 hPa
Boeing Field - King County International Airport, WA24 mi43 minVar 310.00 miFair65°F46°F52%1021.8 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KTIW

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Tide / Current Tables for Horsehead Bay, Carr Inlet, Puget Sound, Washington
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Horsehead Bay
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Sun -- 12:24 AM PDT     7.58 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:01 AM PDT     13.07 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:21 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 05:38 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 12:32 PM PDT     -3.06 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 08:01 PM PDT     14.62 feet High Tide
Sun -- 09:08 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 10:02 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Hale Passage, West end, Washington Current
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Hale Passage
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Sun -- 12:46 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 01:47 AM PDT     0.87 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 03:05 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:21 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 05:38 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 08:19 AM PDT     -2.70 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 12:48 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:49 PM PDT     2.08 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 05:45 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 09:08 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 10:00 PM PDT     -1.47 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 10:02 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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