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Whidbey Island Station, WA

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Sunrise 7:49AMSunset 4:18PM Wednesday December 11, 2019 6:43 PM PST (02:43 UTC) Moonrise 4:13PMMoonset 7:10AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 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- 238 Pm Pst Wed Dec 11 2019
.gale warning in effect through late tonight...
Tonight..SE wind 30 to 40 kt becoming S 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft after midnight. Rain.
Thu..SE wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Rain.
Thu night..SW wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Rain likely in the evening then a chance of rain after midnight.
Fri and Fri night..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sat and Sat night..Variable wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sun..SE 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Mon..SE wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 238 Pm Pst Wed Dec 11 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A vigorous frontal system will move through the area this evening. A trough will cross the area on Thursday. Onshore flow Thursday night will ease Friday. A weather disturbance will move ashore south of the area over the weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Whidbey Island Station CDP, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 112237 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 237 PM PST Wed Dec 11 2019

SYNOPSIS. An active weather pattern across the Pacific NW the next several days will continue. A trough of low pressure will bring rain and mountain snow the next several days with significant snow accumulation in the highest elevations. There will be drier and cool weather by Saturday and Sunday, and early next week, before a more active pattern develops again in the middle of next week.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/. Radar shows showers continuing to overspread the forecast area this afternoon and this trend is set to continue. Snow levels have started out lower than earlier expectations, with snow falling in Snoqualmie Pass already. This is due to the local effects of easterly flow bringing lower snow levels in the pass. This has been the biggest change to the snow forecast, with heavier accumulations there. As a result, the winter storm warning was amended to reflect impacts down to 3000 ft of elevation. Snow levels will remain in the 3000-3500 foot range for most of the overnight, and will increase on Thursday morning as westerly flow pushes in. Thursday will bring showery conditions, with a chance of heavy mountain snow showers by Thursday evening.

Winds will increase out of the south tonight and into early Thursday. They will not be overly significant or impactful, but gusts up to 35 MPH are possible, especially near the water.

The concern on Thursday will be an increase in intensity of the showers by later afternoon. 6 hourly model QPF in the .25-.50 inch range suggests heavy showers in the mountains that will be capable of local dynamic cooling to cause snow levels to fall and produce brief periods of heavy snow. This will bring additional travel concerns, especially for Snoqualmie Pass where the snow levels are likely to rise Thursday morning, but fall again in the heavier snow showers Thursday afternoon.

Additionally, SPC guidance indicates chances of coastal thunderstorms the next few days, and this seemed reasonable, and so an isolated mention is present in the coastal areas.

Friday will bring a decrease in precip and a weak ridge will attempt to build in aloft. So temperatures will dip to near or below normal this weekend with somewhat drier weather although showers will be present in some form across the area through the weekend, just not overly widespread.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. Ridging will actually start off the extended period and it looks to hold across the area into the start of next week. The breakdown of this ridging is in question and so the details remain in lower confidence levels at this time. The overall trend will be however for temperatures near normal. After this system today through Friday, there do not appear to be any significant weather impacts on the horizon.

AVIATION. A vigorous frontal system will move through Western Washington this evening with strong southwest flow aloft. Tonight and Thursday will have periods of rain and typical Western Washington rainy day cigs and reduced vsby. The mountains and foothills will remain obscured.

KSEA . Periods of rain with breezy southerly winds tonight and Thursday. Cigs will average 1500-2500ft and vsby will drop at times to 3-5miles in rain.

MARINE. A strong frontal system will move through the area this evening. A trough will move ashore on Thursday. Gale warnings are up for the coastal waters, east entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the northern waters. For the coastal waters, swell Thursday and Friday should be 15-18 feet with the main period around 16 seconds.

HYDROLOGY. A wet storm system will impact the region this afternoon through Friday. Given precipitation amounts and snow levels in the 3500-5000 foot range - most rivers are not expected to approach flood stage. There is some concern that the Skokomish River in Mason County could approach flood stage. We will continue to monitor this situation.

SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WA . Winter Storm Warning until 10 AM PST Friday for Cascades of Pierce and Lewis Counties-Cascades of Snohomish and King Counties-Cascades of Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

Winter Weather Advisory until 9 PM PST Thursday for Olympics.

PZ . Gale Warning until 9 PM PST this evening 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.

Small Craft Advisory until 2 AM PST Saturday for Grays Harbor Bar.

Gale Warning until 1 AM PST Thursday for East Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands.

Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM PST Thursday for West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca.

Small Craft Advisory until midnight PST tonight for Central U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca.

Small Craft Advisory until 4 AM PST Thursday for Admiralty Inlet.

Small Craft Advisory until 5 PM PST Thursday for Puget Sound and Hood Canal.



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 0 mi33 min SE 26 G 33 49°F 1008.6 hPa44°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 15 mi61 min ESE 21 G 26 49°F 48°F1009.7 hPa
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 18 mi67 min 48°F1009.1 hPa
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 19 mi33 min NE 5.8 G 5.8 46°F 47°F1008.3 hPa43°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 22 mi73 min S 8.9 49°F 1010 hPa46°F
46125 30 mi37 min 48°F 1009.2 hPa46°F
46118 31 mi48 min 47°F 1008.8 hPa47°F
PTAW1 - 9444090 - Port Angeles, WA 35 mi67 min SSW 5.1 G 6 46°F 47°F1007.9 hPa
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 38 mi55 min 1009.6 hPa
CPMW1 38 mi61 min SE 17 G 22 48°F
CPNW1 38 mi79 min SE 14 G 20 48°F
46120 45 mi39 min 49°F 1009.8 hPa46°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station - Ault Field, WA10 mi47 minSSE 20 G 2610.00 miOvercast and Breezy52°F43°F72%1010 hPa
Friday Harbor Airport, WA17 mi50 minSE 13 G 1710.00 miLight Rain48°F45°F89%1008.8 hPa
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA24 mi68 minSE 9 G 1510.00 miMostly Cloudy48°F44°F87%1010.5 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KNUW

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Tide / Current Tables for Smith Island, Washington
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Smith Island
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Wed -- 04:50 AM PST     7.00 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:10 AM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 07:52 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:49 AM PST     5.56 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 01:58 PM PST     6.92 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:13 PM PST     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:16 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 09:01 PM PST     -1.40 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 09:14 PM PST     Full Moon
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Smith Island, 1.4 miles SSW of, Washington Current
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Smith Island
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Ebb direction 280 true

Wed -- 01:59 AM PST     1.03 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 05:48 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:10 AM PST     Moonset
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Wed -- 08:38 AM PST     -0.75 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 11:30 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:30 PM PST     0.29 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:39 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:13 PM PST     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:16 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 08:02 PM PST     -1.44 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 09:14 PM PST     Full Moon
Wed -- 11:16 PM PST     0.01 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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