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Anacortes, WA

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Sunrise 7:31AMSunset 6:19PM Thursday October 17, 2019 10:39 AM PDT (17:39 UTC) Moonrise 7:38PMMoonset 10:25AM Illumination 83% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 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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PZZ133 Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands- 851 Am Pdt Thu Oct 17 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through this evening...
Today..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain.
Tonight..S wind 15 to 25 kt becoming sw 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely in the evening then a chance of showers after midnight.
Fri..S wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Showers likely in the morning then showers in the afternoon.
Fri night..SE wind 10 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Sat..S wind to 10 kt becoming W 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sat night..W wind 5 to 15 kt becoming sw to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun..SE wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Mon..SE wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 851 Am Pdt Thu Oct 17 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Weather and seas will remain active into next week as additional systems move through the waters. Hazardous conditions are possible from time to time.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Anacortes, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
839 am pdt Thu oct 17 2019

Synopsis A series of weather systems will slide through western
washington into the first part of next week. A break in the wet
and unsettled weather is possible in the middle of next week.

Short term today through Saturday Radar as of 8am this
morning shows another round of showers sliding through the olympic
peninsula. These showers will slide east through the morning into
the early afternoon. A brief break in shower activity is possible
during the afternoon but another band will again slide through
into this evening. There will be enough cooling aloft with this
secondary trough for the risk of at least a few isolated
thunderstorms, generally along the coast and olympics, so have
added to the forecast. Winds with both of these bands of
precipitation will be less than Wednesday's winds, but southerlies
will still be breezy as the showers move through. A convergence
zone may develop this evening into early tonight over snohomish
county behind the front. Temperatures today will generally be in
the 50s.

Showers expected Friday morning with another more organized band
of precipitation for Friday afternoon. Snow levels will drop to
around 4500 feet on Friday with the heaviest precipitation Friday
night into Saturday across the south cascades. Winter storm watch
is in effect for the cascades of pierce and lewis counties Friday
afternoon through Saturday, with snow possible at chinook, white,
and cayuse passes, as well as paradise. Temperatures on Friday in
the low to mid 50s.

The band will stall Friday night over western washington with the
heaviest precipitation over the southern tier of the cwa,
especially over the southern cascades. Rain to showers elsewhere
across the area Friday night into Saturday. Will evaluate the
addition of thunder on Saturday this afternoon as an upper level
trough gradually amplifies as it moves through western washington.

Temperatures on Saturday afternoon will generally be in the mid
50s. Jd

Long term Sunday through Wednesday Extended models in good
agreement with another front arriving on Sunday followed by
another one for Monday that could hang up over the area into
Tuesday. Models also in good agreement with some ridge building
Wednesday for a little break in the wet weather. Highs in the 50s
and lows mostly in the 40s through the period. Felton

Aviation A couple of weather disturbances will cross the area
today followed by a relative break tonight. The flow aloft will be
westerly. The air mass remains moist and will become slightly
unstable this afternoon before stabilizing again tonight.

Cigs are a mixed bag with generallyVFR conditions for the majority
of the area while MVFR conditions are set up over the north interior
and the san juan islands and lastly ifr conditions are being
reported along the coast. As rain activity increases over w
wa... CIGS will lower with the majority of sites falling to low-end
vfr to MVFR conditions... With isolated ifr conditions possible under
heavier rainfall.

Ksea...VFR conditions at present... Will see CIGS lower by 18z as
rain returns to generally low-endVFR conditions... Although MVFR
conditions will be possible under heavier rainfall. Southerly wind 6-
10 knots will increase to 10-15 knots this afternoon and become a
bit gusty. Schneider smr

Marine Another weather system will move through the waters
today, continuing small craft advisory conditions for the coastal
waters, eastern strait and northern inland waters. In addition, sca
conditions expected for remainder of the strait as quick burst of
westerlies likely behind front this evening. Once system exits,
winds will ease slightly but seas will remain high (15 to 22 feet)
for the coastal waters. SCA for hazardous seas in place for this
evening into Friday with rough bar for grays harbor bar. All that
being said... Will leave inherited headlines in place as they cover
the above circumstances well. Additional weather systems will move
across the waters Friday into next week with additional headlines
likely to be needed. Ceo smr

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... Winter storm watch from Friday afternoon through Saturday
afternoon for cascades of pierce and lewis counties.

High surf advisory until 11 pm pdt this evening for central
coast-north coast.

Pz... Small craft advisory until 11 pm pdt this evening for admiralty
inlet-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-northern
inland waters including the san juan islands-puget sound
and hood canal.

Small craft advisory for hazardous seas from 11 pm this evening
to 5 pm pdt Friday 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 for rough bar until 5 pm pdt Friday for
grays harbor bar.

Small craft advisory until 2 am pdt Friday for east entrance
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory from 5 pm this afternoon to 2 am pdt Friday
for central u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-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
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 8 mi70 min S 14 52°F 1003 hPa48°F
46118 15 mi45 min 52°F 1001.8 hPa52°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 18 mi50 min S 19 G 22 52°F 1002.7 hPa (+0.8)46°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 22 mi64 min 51°F1002.3 hPa
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 26 mi52 min 1002.6 hPa
CPMW1 26 mi58 min SSE 20 G 22 52°F
CPNW1 26 mi88 min S 22 G 25 53°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 29 mi58 min SE 16 G 20 52°F 51°F1003.5 hPa
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 32 mi50 min ENE 5.8 G 7.8 50°F 50°F1001.9 hPa (+0.5)48°F
46125 42 mi33 min 21 53°F 1002.3 hPa48°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA10 mi45 minSSE 10 G 1910.00 miOvercast54°F48°F82%1003.4 hPa
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station - Ault Field, WA11 mi44 minS 15 G 219.00 miOvercast56°F46°F72%1004.1 hPa
Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, WA20 mi47 minS 14 G 2310.00 miLight Rain55°F45°F69%1003 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi45 minSE 8 G 174.00 miLight Rain52°F50°F94%1002 hPa
Friday Harbor Airport, WA22 mi47 minSE 109.00 miLight Rain50°F48°F96%1002.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Anacortes, Guemes Channel, Washington
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Anacortes
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Thu -- 12:57 AM PDT     -0.45 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:33 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:36 AM PDT     7.35 feet High Tide
Thu -- 11:25 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 01:26 PM PDT     5.20 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:17 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 06:49 PM PDT     7.08 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:37 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Guemes Channel, West entrance of, Washington Current
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Guemes Channel
Click for MapFlood direction 95 true
Ebb direction 255 true

Thu -- 02:47 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:14 AM PDT     1.42 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 07:33 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:53 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:26 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 11:42 AM PDT     -1.35 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 03:21 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:04 PM PDT     0.51 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 05:43 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:17 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:37 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 11:00 PM PDT     -2.76 knots Max Ebb
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