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Port Ludlow, WA

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Sunrise 7:28AMSunset 6:21PM Wednesday October 16, 2019 3:41 PM PDT (22:41 UTC) Moonrise 7:07PMMoonset 9:17AM Illumination 89% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ134 Admiralty Inlet- 303 Pm Pdt Wed Oct 16 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through Thursday evening...
Tonight..SE wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain.
Thu..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely.
Thu night..SW wind 15 to 25 kt easing to variable 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft or less after midnight. Rain likely in the evening then a chance of rain after midnight.
Fri..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Fri night..NE wind to 10 kt in the evening becoming light. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sat..NW wind to 10 kt becoming 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sat night..NW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming S to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun..S wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
Mon..S wind to 10 kt becoming variable. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
PZZ100 303 Pm Pdt Wed Oct 16 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A strong front moving across area waters this afternoon and evening with with widespread gale and small craft conditions. Weather and seas will remain active through the weekend with a series of storm systems expected to move through region almost every day through Sunday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Port Ludlow, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
306 pm pdt Wed oct 16 2019

Synopsis A frontal system will move through western washington
into this evening, brining more widespread rain and breezy to
locally windy conditions to the area. A wet and unsettled pattern
will continue throughout the remainder of the week and into next
week as a series of systems progresses through the region.

Short term today through Friday Current observations showing
winds starting to pick up within the area of the current wind
advisory... Most notably with bellingham reporting a wind gust of 40
mph... Which falls right on the lower threshold of the advisory.

Current radar shows much of the CWA in-between rain bands... With the
one associated with the front from last night and this morning east
of the cascade crest while the one associated with the incoming
front currently in position along the coast and over the northwest
portion of the olympic peninsula. In the immediate near term... All
this spells out that winds along the east side of the sound will see
wind speeds increase but timing still looks good for winds to begin
to diminish after 5 or 6 pm pdt. Speeds still generally breezy to
locally windy for most locations... Including the seattle metro
area... While the north interior looks good regarding its wind
advisory and with the timing looking consistent... Do not foresee a
need for that to be extended at this time.

While the change in the leaves is certainly an indicator of
fall... So too is the seemingly endless march of weather systems over
the pac nw... And current models remain in sync that W wa will have
that in spades as additional systems will push through the region
Thursday and again Friday, bringing additional rounds of breezy
conditions and widespread rain. Increasing swell along the coastal
areas of washington during the day Thursday with 18 to 20 foot swell
expected, will result hazardous surf conditions along the coastal
beaches of washington through at least Thursday evening. Temps will
cool a few degrees each day, with highs reaching mostly into the mid
50s by Friday. Ample cloud cover will keep the overnight lows in the
upper 40s to low 50s. Snow levels will stay above the passes on
Thursday, but could fall to near stevens pass levels by Friday. It
is worth mentioning that snowfall amounts over portions of the north
cascades in whatcom and skagit counties might see snow amounts that
would meet snow advisory criteria Friday as the forecast stands now.

Would like to see if this solution proves consistent... So opting to
not go with any headlines now. Should this amounts remain relatively
unaltered in future model runs... May need to consider headlines for
afternoon forecast package tomorrow. Smr

Long term Saturday through Tuesday Upper level low pressure
over the gulf of alaska and along the canadian coast will cycle a
series of upper level troughs over W wa in the extended... Keeping
wet weather in the forecast. The GFS persists in advertising a brief
break Saturday night into Sunday and it even seems like the ECMWF is
begrudgingly giving in. Neither model affords this break much in the
way of time as by late Sunday morning... The rain is back again with
yet another upper level trough passing through the area and another
system for Monday. Models diverge come Tuesday though... Similar to
when the GFS initially suggested the aforementioned break for
Saturday night. Current GFS solution is showing a brief break in the
action by late Tuesday morning and into the afternoon while the
ecmwf keeps conditions wet. Given how the ECMWF has come around to
the GFS solution regarding the Sunday night break... Opted to lean
into the drier GFS solution here as well... Even though well aware
this is all subject to change given that it occurs near the end of
the forecast period. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper
50s, while overnight lows will be in the mid 40s to low 50s
throughout the extended. Smr

Aviation WidespreadVFR conditions with a few isolated pockets of
MVFR ahead of the approaching front this afternoon. The front has
moved onto the coast as of 21z and will continue to work into the
interior over the next few hours. Have already seen increasing
southerlies ahead of the front with gusty low level winds
particularly over the north. Low level flow will veer to the
southwest and behind the front and remain breezy. Rain and MVFR to
ifr conditions will accompany the front followed by showers.

Southwesterly flow aloft will become westerly behind the front.

Ksea... The surface front will move into metro area around 00z.

Expect southerly winds 8 to 12 knots with gusts to 20 knots ahead of
the front. Ceilings will dip to just MVFR levels - 2500 to 3000 feet
with the front, then improve a bit behind the front as rain changes
to showers. Winds will also ease a bit and become southwesterly
behind the front. Showers and MVFR conditions will linger through
Thursday morning. Winds will likely pick up again Thursday morning 8
to 12 knots.

Hydrology A series of wet systems moving through the area today
into early next week will cause rivers to rise. As such, the
skokomish will likely need to be monitored although given how early
in the season it is... It may take some time for the river to react.

Otherwise... River flooding is unlikely over the next seven days.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... Wind advisory until 5 pm pdt this afternoon for admiralty inlet
area-san juan county-western skagit county-western whatcom
county.

High surf advisory from 9 am to 11 pm pdt Thursday for central
coast-north coast.

Pz... Small craft advisory for rough bar until 5 pm pdt Thursday for
grays harbor bar.

Small craft advisory until 11 pm 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-east entrance u.S. Waters strait of
juan de fuca-northern inland waters including the san juan
islands.

Gale warning 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-east entrance u.S. Waters strait of
juan de fuca-northern inland waters including the san juan
islands.

Small craft advisory until 5 pm pdt this afternoon for central
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory until 11 pm pdt Thursday for admiralty
inlet-puget sound and hood canal.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46125 3 mi47 min 23 56°F 1002.1 hPa51°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 13 mi59 min ESE 20 G 29 55°F 51°F1003.1 hPa
46120 19 mi50 min SSW 9.7 57°F 1003.4 hPa52°F
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 23 mi41 min S 16 G 17 55°F 1004.7 hPa (-2.6)53°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 28 mi51 min SSE 34 G 41 56°F 1001.4 hPa (-2.3)49°F
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 38 mi51 min SE 14 G 21 55°F 50°F1000.7 hPa (-1.6)50°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 38 mi71 min S 22 59°F 1003 hPa53°F
PTAW1 - 9444090 - Port Angeles, WA 43 mi65 min WNW 7 G 9.9 56°F 50°F1001.8 hPa
46121 46 mi50 min 57°F 1004.8 hPa53°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 46 mi65 min 51°F1002 hPa
TCMW1 - 9446482 - Tacoma Met, WA 48 mi59 min SE 5.1 G 7
TCNW1 - 9446484 - Tacoma, WA 48 mi59 min 58°F 55°F1005.9 hPa

Wind History for Port Townsend, WA
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Airport Reports
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Everett Snohomish County, WA21 mi48 minS 14 G 2210.00 miOvercast57°F51°F81%1004.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Ludlow, Washington
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Port Ludlow
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Wed -- 12:40 AM PDT     0.32 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:20 AM PDT     9.37 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:31 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:17 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 01:00 PM PDT     4.64 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:20 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 06:24 PM PDT     9.09 feet High Tide
Wed -- 08:06 PM PDT     Moonrise
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0.60.41.335.17.18.69.39.28.57.46.154.6567.38.498.986.44.52.5

Tide / Current Tables for Olele Point, 1.8 mile ENE of, Washington Current
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Olele Point
Click for MapFlood direction 167 true
Ebb direction 352 true

Wed -- 01:20 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:17 AM PDT     1.06 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 07:17 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:31 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:16 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 10:22 AM PDT     -1.06 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 01:53 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:05 PM PDT     0.50 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:06 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:20 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:06 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 10:07 PM PDT     -1.53 knots Max Ebb
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