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James, WA

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7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 5:57AMSunset 8:41PM Friday August 7, 2020 5:35 AM PDT (12:35 UTC) Moonrise 9:49PMMoonset 9:03AM Illumination 87% 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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PZZ132 East Entrance U.s. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca- 232 Am Pdt Fri Aug 7 2020
Today..S wind 5 to 15 kt in the morning becoming light. Wind waves 2 ft or less in the morning becoming less than 1 ft. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tonight..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Sat..W wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. A slight chance of showers in the morning.
Sat night..W wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft or less after midnight.
Sun..Light wind. Wind waves less than 1 ft.
Sun night..W wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon..W wind to 10 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft.
Tue..SW wind to 10 kt becoming W 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
PZZ100 232 Am Pdt Fri Aug 7 2020
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..High pressure over the ne pacific will maintain onshore flow through this weekend and into early next week. A stronger onshore push may bring small craft advisory winds through the strait on Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near James, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 070958 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 258 AM PDT Fri Aug 7 2020

SYNOPSIS. Weak high pressure will rebuild into the region today for drier conditions. A weak system will brush the region tonight and early Saturday for a chance of showers before high pressure returns for warmer and drier conditions Sunday and Monday. An upper trough will return in the middle of next week for cooler temperatures and additional cloud cover.

SHORT TERM /TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. There are some lingering showers early this morning, mainly over the Cascades, but these should fade away in the next few hours as weak high pressure aloft moves over the area. An upper short wave will bring some showers to the coast and north interior later this afternoon and tonight. This weather system mostly falls apart as it moves onshore tonight and most of the rest of the area probably won't get much if any precipitation. A few showers will linger into Saturday with a weak upper trough over the area but mostly it will be a dry day. Highs will be slightly below normal today and Saturday then warm to near or slightly above normal on Sunday. Schneider

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. Monday is looking like the warmest day in the next week with a broad upper ridge over the area. Low level flow will remain onshore which will prevent temperatures from warming too much but highs should be in the lower to mid 80s for much of the I-5 corridor with 70s elsewhere. An upper trough will gradually carve out across the Pacific Northwest Tuesday through Thursday. It looks dry initially and the main change will be for highs to cool to near normal with a bit more cloudiness. Shower chances will gradually increase in the middle of the week with the best chances on Thursday. Schneider

AVIATION. The low level air mass remains moist with pockets of IFR to MVFR cigs across western WA. Ceilings will improve this afternoon with mainly VFR conditions expected. The flow aloft is westerly. A weak cold front will bring mostly light showers this afternoon and evening. Showers will diminish late tonight. 33

KSEA . MVFR cigs this morning then improving to VFR this afternoon. S winds to 10 kt becoming N 00-03z this evening. 33

MARINE. Winds will be generally light today and tonight as a weak cold front dissipates over the area. A stronger onshore push will likely bring Small Craft Advisory winds through the strait on Saturday. The flow will remain onshore through early next week. 33

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 . Small Craft Advisory until 5 AM PDT early this morning for Central U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-East 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
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 12 mi36 min W 12 G 14 51°F1020.4 hPa
PTAW1 - 9444090 - Port Angeles, WA 17 mi60 min 52°F 53°F1020.5 hPa
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 19 mi36 min SSW 12 G 14 56°F 1020.6 hPa (+1.0)51°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 20 mi48 min SSW 2.9 G 2.9 54°F 52°F1021.4 hPa
46267 25 mi96 min 50°F2 ft
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 27 mi60 min WSW 5.1 G 8.9 57°F 52°F1019.5 hPa
46125 32 mi34 min 54°F 1019.9 hPa53°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 41 mi66 min SW 6 58°F 1020 hPa55°F
46120 48 mi32 min S 1.9 56°F 1020 hPa54°F
46118 49 mi41 min S 14 56°F 1018.9 hPa56°F

Wind History for Port Angeles, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Port Angeles Fairchild International Airport, WA20 mi43 minWSW 510.00 miFair49°F46°F93%1020.7 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KCLM

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Tide / Current Tables for Dungeness, Washington
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Dungeness
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Fri -- 12:52 AM PDT     3.85 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:48 AM PDT     5.65 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:56 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:03 AM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 12:25 PM PDT     0.44 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:34 PM PDT     7.20 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:38 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:48 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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43.84.14.55.15.55.65.34.53.42.110.50.61.22.43.75.16.47.17.16.65.74.6

Tide / Current Tables for New Dungeness Light, 2.8 miles NNW of, Washington Current
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New Dungeness Light
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Fri -- 12:12 AM PDT     -1.21 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 04:42 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:56 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 06:05 AM PDT     0.23 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:19 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
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Fri -- 11:45 AM PDT     -1.29 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 03:56 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:27 PM PDT     0.63 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 08:38 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:51 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 10:48 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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