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Anacortes, WA

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Sunrise 5:25AMSunset 9:08PM Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:35 AM PDT (08:35 UTC) Moonrise 8:56PMMoonset 5:04AM 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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PZZ133 Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands- 840 Pm Pdt Tue Jul 16 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through Wednesday evening...
Tonight..S wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely.
Wed night..SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Showers likely.
Thu..SW wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Thu night..SW wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Fri..W wind 5 to 15 kt in the morning becoming light. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Fri night..W wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sat..SW wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Sun..NW wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 840 Pm Pdt Tue Jul 16 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A front will move through the area on Wednesday with small craft advisory strength southerly winds likely most waters. Westerly winds will increase behind the front with gales possible in the strait of juan de fuca Wednesday night. Weak high pressure will build toward the area over the weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Anacortes, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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Fxus66 ksew 170356
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
900 pm pdt Tue jul 16 2019

Synopsis An organized frontal system approaching the area will
bring widespread precipitation Wednesday and showers Wednesday
night. Scattered showers will linger across the area Thursday and
Friday before dry and warmer weather return over the weekend through
the middle of next week.

Short term tonight through Friday A few isolated showers
lingering over the area this evening with increasing mid and high
level clouds ahead of an approaching frontal system. This system
will dig SE into the central and eastern gulf of alaska overnight
with warm frontal precipitation starting to work onto the north
washington coast early Wednesday morning. Relatively widespread
showers associated with the warm front will spread across western
and northern portions of the CWA through Wednesday morning. The
trailing cold front will follow quickly pushing another round of
organized precipitation from NW to SE through the day Wednesday.

Models continue to advertise shadowing downstream of the olympics -
mainly areas around puget sound, including the seattle metro area.

The frontal forcing will shift south of the area late Wednesday
afternoon leaving residual showers over much of the area. There
again remains some chance for the formation of a convergence zone
behind the front Wednesday evening, and with the onshore flow may
linger into Thursday morning. Scattered showers will linger into
Thursday especially over the north through the afternoon. The upper
level trough over western canada will shear apart and sag south
Thursday evening... Perhaps keeping a few showers around, then
trending drier into Friday as the flow aloft becomes more zonal.

Long term Saturday through Tuesday From previous
discussion... Over the last several days, model guidance had been
hinting at a fairly amplified ridge building into the pacific
northwest rather quickly to start the weekend. Latest trends now
argue to delay this pattern change. Weak ridging will still likely
build into the area on Saturday, allowing for a dry day, but better
amplification is now seen for Sunday. The ridge is expected to
develop as the central eastern us ridge retrogrades westwards and
builds into the rockies 4 corners area. This would then shift the
larger scale troughing offshore.

This ridge will then essentially act as a block in the synoptic
scale pattern and is expected to hold thru the middle of next
week. This would keep western washington dry with temperatures
returning back to the upper 70s to lower 80s. The trough may then
try to build back towards the area thereafter, but guidance not
returning any pops at this time.

Kovacik

Aviation Ceilings will fill back in overnight with lower cigs
likely late tonight ahead of an approaching frontal system. Ceilings
will remain fairly low through Wednesday with most areas remaining
MVFR with areas of ifr are likely with heavier rain. The mountains
will be obscured. Southwest flow aloft will increase into Wednesday
and surface winds will be breezy southerlies with the front.

Ksea... Ceilings will fill back in overnight and lower to MVFR levels
2500 to 3000 feet. A front will bring rain to the terminal by late
morning. Abundant moisture will likely keep ceilings at MVFR
levels through the day.

Marine A front will reach western washington on Wednesday and
south winds will pick up with that front with small craft advisory
strength winds likely most waters. There will be westerlies in the
strait of juan de fuca this evening, and then westerly gales are
likely Wednesday night behind the front. Onshore flow Thursday will
ease Friday and then the winds over the weekend should more typical
summertime diurnal sea-breezes.

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 from 3 am Wednesday to 6 am pdt Thursday
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.

Gale watch from Wednesday evening through late Wednesday night
for central u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-east
entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory from 6 pm this evening to 7 pm pdt
Wednesday for east entrance u.S. Waters strait of juan de
fuca.

Small craft advisory from 3 am to 11 pm pdt Wednesday for
northern inland waters including the san juan islands.

Small craft advisory from 6 pm this evening to 2 am pdt
Wednesday for central u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory from 5 am Wednesday to 2 am pdt Thursday
for admiralty inlet.

Small craft advisory from 5 am to 7 pm pdt Wednesday for puget
sound and hood canal.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46118 15 mi41 min SW 16 60°F 1011.5 hPa56°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 18 mi46 min SSW 9.9 G 12 57°F 1013 hPa (-0.3)52°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 22 mi60 min 52°F1012.5 hPa
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 26 mi48 min 1012.1 hPa
CPMW1 26 mi60 min SSE 5.1 G 6 58°F 58°F
CPNW1 26 mi72 min SSE 5.1 G 8 59°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 29 mi60 min SSE 5.1 G 6 61°F 52°F1013.9 hPa
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 32 mi46 min SW 7.8 G 9.7 55°F 51°F1012.1 hPa (-0.5)52°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA10 mi61 minS 410.00 miOvercast59°F55°F88%1012.9 hPa
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station - Ault Field, WA11 mi40 minSSW 610.00 miOvercast63°F54°F73%1014 hPa
Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, WA20 mi43 minSW 610.00 miOvercast63°F55°F76%1012.4 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi41 minS 7 miOvercast61°F55°F83%1011.8 hPa
Friday Harbor Airport, WA22 mi43 minSSE 310.00 miOvercast54°F51°F90%1012.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Anacortes, Guemes Channel, Washington
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Anacortes
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Wed -- 04:08 AM PDT     7.15 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:26 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:04 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 11:30 AM PDT     -1.60 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:44 PM PDT     8.25 feet High Tide
Wed -- 09:06 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:55 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

Wed -- 01:29 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 02:24 AM PDT     0.29 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 02:56 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:26 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:04 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 09:21 AM PDT     -3.22 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 01:17 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:06 PM PDT     1.68 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 07:21 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 09:06 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:55 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 10:42 PM PDT     -1.48 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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