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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Anacortes, WA

June 22, 2024 10:19 PM PDT (05:19 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:06 AM   Sunset 9:18 PM
Moonrise 9:45 PM   Moonset 4:08 AM 
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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.

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PZZ133 Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands- 246 Pm Pdt Sat Jun 22 2024

Tonight - W wind 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt late this evening and overnight. Waves around 2 ft. A slight chance of showers late.

Sun - SW wind 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 3 ft subsiding to 2 ft or less.

Sun night - SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Mon - S wind 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Mon night - W wind 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Tue - SW wind around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Tue night - SW wind around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less. A chance of showers after midnight.

Wed - S wind around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less. A chance of showers.

Wed night - SW wind around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less. A chance of showers.

Thu - S wind 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less. A chance of showers.

Thu night - SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

PZZ100 246 Pm Pdt Sat Jun 22 2024

Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters - A weak front will continue to move through the waters with onshore flow increasing tonight in its wake. Weak high pressure will build back over the coastal waters and interact with lower pressure inland Sunday through Tuesday. Another frontal system will reach the area waters Wednesday.


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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 230327 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 827 PM PDT Sat Jun 22 2024

UPDATE
A weak front continues to bring light rain to the coast this evening. Light rain will increase at times for Snohomish County northward into Sunday, as well as light precipitation for the Cascades and Olympic Peninsula. Otherwise, cooler temperatures Sunday.

SYNOPSIS
A frontal system will bring a few showers across the region into Sunday, primarily in northwestern Washington. The onshore flow will also lead to cloudier and cooler conditions for Sunday. Mix of clouds and sun will be around until another weak disturbance passes through for Thursday with the chance of showers. Temperatures will remain relatively cool and slightly below average for the first full week of summer in Western Washington.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
Satellite this afternoon shows quite a bit of cloud cover continuing to roll in ahead of an upper level low/trough, and surface cold front this afternoon.
With the sky coverage quite thick, the mostly clear skies this afternoon were taken out, filled in with 60-70 percent sky coverage for the afternoon. There still may be a few peaks of sun and blue sky here and there, but with the system approaching from the west, the ceilings will gradually begin to lower going into late tonight and Sunday. Temperatures for Saturday afternoon have struggled to climb due to the cloud cover. Highs were lowered into the low to mid 70s for all interior areas. The warmest spots today will be in the southwest interior (where clearing of the cloud coverage was greatest). Additionally, relative humidity (RH) values have not dropped as much with the cloud coverage (ranging from around 30 to 55 percent). Few gusty southwest winds to 20 mph are possible this afternoon ahead of the front, but otherwise, fire concerns have decreased with the increase of cloud coverage.

The cold front/upper level low comes through western Washington late tonight into Sunday. A few sprinkles have formed ahead of this front (which is still off the Washington coast), but more showers will increase along the coast and north of Everett late tonight into Sunday. These will dissipate by late Sunday afternoon/evening (but may linger around the Snohomish County area if a post-frontal convergence zone develops). Amounts will remain light (few hundredths to over a tenth of an inch of QPF). Behind the front, winds will become light out of the west, and high temperatures will struggle to get out of the 50s (few low 60s in urban areas).

Monday and Tuesday will see an upper level ridge move over the region, which will dry out the region. With onshore flow remaining through most of the period, will likely still see some clouds in the morning Monday/Tuesday (particularly on the coast), with partial clearing taking place later in the afternoon.
Temperatures will return into the 70s by Tuesday, with winds remaining light. Heat risk concerns remain none or yellow (in urban areas).

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/
The upper level ridge is expected to slide eastward Wednesday into Thursday, with a trough coming in behind it for Thursday. As a result, expect Wednesday to have more cloud coverage, continuing into Thursday. Showers will be possible with the disturbance passing through Thursday into part of Friday. At this time, the threat for thunder is low and precipitation amounts are expected to remain light. Ensembles appear to favor keeping western Washington in the clear behind this system next Saturday into next week. Temperatures will still remain in the 70s (with Thursday being the coolest day with highs predominately in the 60s). Winds will remain light at 5 to 10 mph.

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AVIATION
Southwesterly flow aloft will persist across western Washington into Sunday as an upper level ridge shifts further to the east and an upper level trough approaches the region offshore.
Flow aloft will increase tonight into Sunday. In the lower levels, light onshore flow will gradually increase tonight.

Mid to high level clouds continue to stream overhead the region this afternoon as a weak frontal system moves inland. Low clouds are currently observed along the coast. Conditions are VFR across most area terminals this afternoon. Expect ceilings to maintain around IFR, 500-1000 feet, along the coast tonight. Conditions along the coast could even dip to LIFR at times. Across the interior, expect ceilings to lower down to MVFR, 2000-3000 feet, between 06Z-09Z.
MVFR ceilings look to continue into Sunday and look to lift towards VFR, 3500-5000 feet, again by the late morning.

KSEA...VFR with mid to high level clouds streaming overhead this evening. Ceilings will lower down to around 2000 feet between 06Z- 09Z Sunday. MVFR ceilings look to continue through Sunday morning, before lifting back to VFR by late morning. Southwesterly wind persisting at 8-12 kt into Sunday, with a few gusts to 18-20 kt possible at times.

MARINE
A weak front is making its way inland this evening. Onshore flow will increase behind the front later tonight.
Weak high pressure will then build into the coastal waters in its wake and interact with lower pressure inland Sunday through Tuesday. Another system will move across the area waters Wednesday into Thursday.

With onshore flow increasing, expect small craft westerly winds in the Central and Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca to increase tonight and to continue into Sunday morning.

Seas continue to hover around 3 feet today and will build toward 6-8 feet Sunday as a larger westerly wave group arrives. Seas will then subside back towards 5-7 feet Monday and 2-4 feet near midweek.

SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
WA...None.
PZ...Small Craft Advisory until 5 AM PDT Sunday for Central U.S.
Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-East Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 8 mi50 minW 1.9 63°F 29.8955°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 18 mi40 minW 14G16 54°F 29.91
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 22 mi50 minW 1.9G5.1 59°F 51°F29.91
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 26 mi50 min 29.88
CPMW1 26 mi50 minSSE 2.9G5.1 61°F
CPNW1 26 mi50 minESE 4.1G5.1 61°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 29 mi50 minWSW 12G17 57°F 51°F29.93
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 33 mi40 minWSW 12G16 54°F 51°F29.9251°F


Wind History for Friday Harbor, WA
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KBVS SKAGIT RGNL,WA 10 sm24 mincalm10 smOvercast63°F61°F94%29.90
KNUW WHIDBEY ISLAND NAS /AULT FIELD/,WA 12 sm26 minSW 1510 smMostly Cloudy54°F54°F100%29.90
KBLI BELLINGHAM INTL,WA 20 sm26 minS 0510 smOvercast63°F55°F77%29.88
KORS ORCAS ISLAND,WA 21 sm24 mincalm10 smMostly Cloudy63°F55°F77%29.88
KFHR FRIDAY HARBOR,WA 22 sm26 minW 0510 smMostly Cloudy59°F52°F77%29.90
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Tide / Current for Anacortes, Guemes Channel, Washington
   
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Anacortes
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Sat -- 03:13 AM PDT     7.83 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:08 AM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 05:08 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 11:23 AM PDT     -3.01 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:05 PM PDT     8.62 feet High Tide
Sat -- 09:16 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:45 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Anacortes, Guemes Channel, Washington, Tide feet
12
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7.4
1
am
7.5
2
am
7.7
3
am
7.8
4
am
7.7
5
am
7.2
6
am
6.1
7
am
4.3
8
am
2
9
am
-0.2
10
am
-2
11
am
-2.9
12
pm
-2.8
1
pm
-1.9
2
pm
-0.4
3
pm
1.5
4
pm
3.6
5
pm
5.5
6
pm
7.2
7
pm
8.2
8
pm
8.6
9
pm
8.4
10
pm
8
11
pm
7.6


Tide / Current for Guemes Channel, West entrance of, Washington Current
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Guemes Channel
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Ebb direction 255 true

Sat -- 01:44 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 02:14 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 02:20 AM PDT     0.13 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 05:08 AM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 05:09 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:03 AM PDT     -3.35 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 01:08 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 03:52 PM PDT     1.87 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 07:42 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 09:16 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:45 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:48 PM PDT     -1.08 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Guemes Channel, West entrance of, Washington Current, knots
12
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-0.7
1
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-0.3
2
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0.2
3
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-0
4
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-0.6
5
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-1.3
6
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-2
7
am
-2.7
8
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-3.2
9
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-3.3
10
am
-3.1
11
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-2.4
12
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-1.4
1
pm
-0.2
2
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0.9
3
pm
1.7
4
pm
1.9
5
pm
1.7
6
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1.2
7
pm
0.5
8
pm
-0.2
9
pm
-0.7
10
pm
-1
11
pm
-1.1


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