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Marine Weather and Tides
Portsend, WA

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Sunrise 6:48AMSunset 7:21PM Tuesday September 17, 2019 1:39 PM PDT (20:39 UTC) Moonrise 8:11PMMoonset 9:13AM Illumination 86% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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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PZZ134 Admiralty Inlet- 900 Am Pdt Tue Sep 17 2019
.small craft advisory in effect until 5 pm pdt this afternoon...
Today..SE wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 5 ft. Rain in the morning then showers likely in the afternoon.
Tonight..S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming se to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Showers in the evening then a chance of showers after midnight.
Wed..NW wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less. A chance of showers. Isolated tstms in the afternoon.
Wed night..NW wind to 10 kt in the evening becoming light. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu..SE wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu night..NW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming W 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Fri..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
Sat..Light wind becoming se 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
PZZ100 900 Am Pdt Tue Sep 17 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A vigorous frontal system will move through the area today. Onshore flow will prevail Wednesday through Friday with high pres offshore and lower pres inland. Another frontal system will approach from the west on Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Portsend, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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national weather service seattle wa
854 am pdt Tue sep 17 2019

Synopsis A cold front will move through western washington
today bringing rain and windy conditions. Cool upper level trough
settling over the area tonight and Wednesday keeping showers in
the forecast. A weak upper level ridge will build into british
columbia Thursday with the ridge remaining over the region into
Saturday. A weak system will try and move through the ridge
Friday. Another frontal system will arrive Sunday.

Short term today through Thursday The current forecast is on
track. Another wet pacific frontal system is spreading rain inland
this morning with gusty south winds to 30 mph (mostly in the north
interior). The front will push through early this afternoon with
showers becoming more scattered. There is a slight chance of
thunderstorms along the coast associated with the upper low and
cold pool. Temperatures only in the low to mid 60s today. 33
previous discussion... Cool upper level trough settling in over
western washington behind the front later tonight into Wednesday
keeping showers in the forecast. Convective variables area good
enough ( lifted indexes near 0, convective temperatures in the mid
60s, CAPE around 200 j kg ) to have a chance of thunderstorms in
the forecast for Wednesday afternoon. Wind aloft very light below
25,000 feet, 10 knots or less except for a thin layer of 15 knot
winds near 500 mb ) Wednesday afternoon so if a thunderstorm does
develop it will be nearly stationary and have the potential create
a brief round of heavy rain. Lows tonight in the mid 40s to mid
50s. Highs Wednesday in the lower to mid 60s.

Trough moving east Wednesday night with the shower threat coming
to an end. Weak upper level ridge nosing into british columbia
later Wednesday night into Thursday with dry northerly flow aloft
over western washington. Plenty of low level moisture hanging
around combined with light southerly gradients at the surface and
the longer nights this time of year for some morning low clouds
Thursday morning. Stratus layer dissipating in the afternoon.

Highs a little warmer with the warmest locations near 70 and the
remainder of the area in the 60s. Thursday morning lows in the
mid 40s to mid 50s. Felton

Long term Friday through Monday Previous discussion... Extended
models still trying to bring a weak shortwave down the back of
the ridge into western washington on Friday. ECMWF is the stronger
of the model solutions with this feature but also has mid 570 dms
over the area. Northerly trajectory of the shortwave does not
bode well for much of it to be left once it reaches western
washington. Will leave just a chance of showers in the forecast.

Ridge rebuilding a little on Saturday in response to the next
organized frontal system that is currently timed to reach the area
on Sunday. Models have had the front for multiple runs in a row
increasing confidence that Sunday is going to be a wet day. Like
the system today, models show an upper level ridge building into
british columbia behind the front Monday. Highs remain near or a
little below normal through the period with 60s common and a few
lower 70s Friday and Saturday and possibly again on Monday. Felton

Aviation Southwest flow aloft today will become light southerly
tonight as an upper trough moves over the area. A front over puget
sound this morning will move east of the cascades in the afternoon.

At the surface, strong SE flow today will become weakly onshore
tonight. The air mass is moist and stable this morning but will
become slightly unstable in post frontal conditions this afternoon.

Light rain is falling out of aVFR deck around 7k ft. Ceilings
will fall to 3-4k ft briefly as the front passes, then revert
to mostlyVFR in post frontal conditions this afternoon. Some
MVFR in showers is possible. Visibilities will also lower to 3-5
miles at times. Ceilings are likely to fall to MVFR overnight.

Ksea... MostlyVFR ceilings today, with perhaps a few hours of 3k ft
ceilings 16z-19z. Showers in the afternoon could also briefly lower
ceilings to MVFR. Southerly wind increasing to 10-20 kt around
midday, then easing tonight. Chb

Marine A strong frontal system is bringing southerly gales to the
coast, east entrance, and northern inland waters this morning, with
small craft advisory strength southerly winds over the rest of the
waters. Winds will subside later today and tonight behind the front.

Weak onshore flow will prevail Wednesday through Friday with high
pressure offshore and lower pressure inland. Another frontal system
will approach from the west on Saturday. Chb

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... 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 admiralty
inlet-central u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-puget
sound and hood canal-west entrance u.S. Waters strait of
juan de fuca.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 1 mi58 min E 20 G 25 1005.8 hPa
46125 15 mi42 min 14 58°F 1005.2 hPa53°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 16 mi50 min SSE 33 G 40 59°F 1003.9 hPa (-0.0)50°F
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 27 mi50 min SE 21 G 27 55°F 51°F4 ft1002.9 hPa (+0.7)52°F
46120 30 mi47 min S 7.8 60°F 1005.4 hPa52°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 30 mi70 min SSE 16 61°F 1005 hPa53°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 34 mi64 min SE 8 G 15 58°F 52°F1004.7 hPa
WPOW1 - West Point, WA 35 mi40 min S 17 G 20 59°F 1006.3 hPa (-0.6)53°F
PTAW1 - 9444090 - Port Angeles, WA 36 mi64 min NW 8 G 9.9 54°F 51°F1003.5 hPa
46118 44 mi45 min 60°F 1004 hPa55°F

Wind History for Port Townsend, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station - Ault Field, WA19 mi44 minSE 23 G 3310.00 miMostly Cloudy and Windy65°F50°F59%1005.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Point Hudson, Washington
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Point Hudson
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Tue -- 12:25 AM PDT     1.69 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:50 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:59 AM PDT     6.88 feet High Tide
Tue -- 10:13 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 12:29 PM PDT     2.81 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:53 PM PDT     7.62 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:19 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:10 PM PDT     Moonrise
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1.81.82.53.54.75.86.66.96.55.74.53.52.92.93.44.35.46.57.37.67.264.32.7

Tide / Current Tables for Portsend, 0.5 miles S of Point Hudson, Washington Current
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