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Anacortes, WA

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Sunrise 6:10AMSunset 8:16PM Wednesday August 21, 2019 5:10 PM PDT (00:10 UTC) Moonrise 10:06PMMoonset 11:21AM Illumination 62% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ133 Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands- 256 Pm Pdt Wed Aug 21 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through Thursday morning...
Tonight..S wind 15 to 25 kt becoming W after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the evening then a slight chance of showers after midnight.
Thu..NW wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft subsiding to 1 to 3 ft in the afternoon.
Thu night..S wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Fri..SE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming S in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Fri night..S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Sat..S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Sat night..SW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Sun..W wind 10 to 20 kt becoming sw 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Mon..NW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
PZZ100 256 Pm Pdt Wed Aug 21 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A weakening front will continue to move across the area this evening. Onshore flow will develop behind the front tonight and continue through the weekend. A weaker frontal system will approach the area on Friday and dissipate over the area on Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Anacortes, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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national weather service seattle wa
324 pm pdt Wed aug 21 2019

Synopsis Showers around into tonight with the possible
development of a convergence zone. Dry weather by Thursday
afternoon as weak high pressure builds into the area. A series of
systems will pass generally to our north Friday into the weekend
with temperatures near normal and bringing a chance for showers
mainly to the coast and northern areas. Warmer and drier
conditions are expected to develop early next week.

Short term tonight through Saturday A few spotty showers
around this afternoon with the passage of today's weather system.

Rainfall amounts over the past 24 hours around a half an inch
along the coast with amounts around or just over one inch over
portions of the olympics. Lighter amounts across puget sound
generally up to a quarter of an inch. Additional showers are
possible with the development of a convergence zone over king and
snohomish counties this evening into tonight. Dry weather expected
by Thursday afternoon as an upper level ridge builds back into
the pacific northwest. Morning clouds on Thursday with some
afternoon sunshine expected. Temperatures will be a few degrees
warmer on Thursday with highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

The upper level ridge will flatten by Friday as the next system
passes to the north of the area. There will be a slight chance of
showers along the northern tier Friday morning, but most of the
area will be dry. Another system will slide through Saturday with
at least another slight chance of showers in spots across western
washington. More clouds than Sun on Friday with some sunshine by
Saturday afternoon. Temperatures into the weekend will be in the
upper 60s to mid 70s across the area. Jd

Long term Sunday through Wednesday Upper level troughing will
slide east Sunday with generally dry weather expected aside from
a shower possible along the northern tier. Guidance is fairly
consistent in suggesting a rather high amplitude upper level
ridge then builds over the pacific northwest into Monday. 500mb
heights are modeled to be well into the 580s Tuesday and through
the week. A thermal trough may also develop along the coast with
low level flow turning offshore. It is still several days out but
we may be looking at least a few very warm days to close out
august. Dry weather expected as well with the upper level ridge
over the area. Jd

Aviation An upper level trough will continue to push through the
area through Thursday morning, carrying with it a surface cold
front. Widespread rain has been prominent across the TAF sites
through much of the day, and although activity is expected to
continue into the evening hours, it will gradually taper. A
convergence zone will then likely develop across the northern
sound vicinity into king and snohomish counties this evening and
carry into a portion of the overnight hours. CIGS this afternoon
have largely been MVFR, with a few periods of ifr noted. The
general trend through the evening and overnight hours will be for
MVFR conditions, though some sites may drop to ifr early Thursday
morning. As the convergence zone fades early Thursday morning
there could also be some drizzle in spots. Should see some
clearing and gradual cig improvements thru the day Thursday. Winds
will continue to be breeziest 10-15kts from kpae to kbli
through the evening and gradually taper into the overnight hours.

Elsewhere S SW under 10kts.

Ksea... MVFR ceilings will largely be the rule through Thursday
morning, though there will be potential for a period or two of ifr
conditions, mainly early Thursday. Tapering showers will likely give
way to the development of a convergence zone this evening into much
of the overnight hours. Showers drizzle likely with this before
gradual improvement back toVFR Thursday afternoon. Winds S SW 5-
10kts.

Kovacik

Marine A robust closed area of low pressure will continue
to dampen as it moves east across bc this evening and overnight
tonight. Associated surface cold front will continue to push east
across washington tonight, continuing to carry with it the chance
for rain. As of this afternoon, much of the widespread rain has
diminished, with scattered showers continuing across the waters this
evening and overnight. This activity will gradually diminish but
will give way to a puget sound convergence zone later this evening.

Some showers and perhaps some drizzle will be possible in its
vicinity through Thursday morning.

A small craft advisory will continue for the outer coastal waters
for NW winds behind the frontal boundary of 15-25 knots. In addition
to the winds, a W NW swell of 10-11 feet is expected thru Thursday
afternoon. A small craft advisory is also currently in place for the
eastern strait and northern inland waters for breezy southerly winds
of 15-25 knots ahead of the front. This small craft advisory will
remain in place after the front passes thru this evening as winds
turn to the W NW and remain 15-25 knots. In addition, with the
breezy westerlies, small craft conditions are expected in the
central strait and also for a few hours across admiralty inlet. All
winds waters should calm down below advisory levels by Thursday
afternoon, though typical westerly push down the strait will likely
result in another round of small craft headlines Thursday evening
and overnight.

Onshore flow is expected to continue through the remainder of the
work week and through the weekend.

Kovacik

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 11 am pdt Thursday for coastal waters
from CAPE flattery to james island 10 to 60 nm-coastal
waters from james island to point grenville 10 to 60 nm-
coastal waters from point grenville to CAPE shoalwater 10
to 60 nm.

Small craft advisory until 5 am pdt Thursday for east entrance
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory until 8 am pdt Thursday for northern inland
waters including the san juan islands.

Small craft advisory until 5 am pdt Thursday for central u.S.

Waters strait of juan de fuca.

Small craft advisory from 8 pm this evening to 2 am pdt Thursday
for admiralty inlet.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 8 mi40 min SSW 7 64°F 1014 hPa61°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 18 mi80 min SSE 2.9 G 2.9 56°F 1014.6 hPa (+0.0)53°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 22 mi94 min SSW 5.1 G 7
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 26 mi58 min 1014.3 hPa
CPMW1 26 mi58 min SSE 13 G 15 61°F
CPNW1 26 mi118 min SSE 9.9 G 13 60°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 29 mi58 min W 1.9 G 2.9 62°F 55°F1015.2 hPa
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 32 mi50 min S 7.8 G 9.7 57°F 54°F1014.1 hPa57°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA10 mi35 minSSE 66.00 miFog/Mist64°F62°F94%1014.6 hPa
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station - Ault Field, WA11 mi74 minN 03.00 miLight Rain Fog/Mist64°F60°F87%1015.7 hPa
Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, WA20 mi17 minS 75.00 miFog/Mist64°F60°F87%1015 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi15 minS 1110.00 miOvercast63°F60°F94%1013.9 hPa
Friday Harbor Airport, WA22 mi17 minSW 68.00 miOvercast60°F57°F93%1014.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Anacortes, Guemes Channel, Washington (2)
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Anacortes
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Wed -- 03:20 AM PDT     2.39 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:12 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:24 AM PDT     5.41 feet High Tide
Wed -- 12:20 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 02:44 PM PDT     3.26 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:13 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:25 PM PDT     7.33 feet High Tide
Wed -- 11:05 PM PDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Guemes Channel, West entrance of, Washington Current
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Guemes Channel
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Ebb direction 255 true

Wed -- 12:57 AM PDT     -2.07 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 05:21 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:12 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:49 AM PDT     0.60 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 08:00 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 12:21 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 12:28 PM PDT     -1.26 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 04:15 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:53 PM PDT     0.96 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 08:14 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:18 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:05 PM PDT     Moonrise
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