Thursday, September24, 2020
Privacy Policy
L-36.com

Marine Weather and Tides
Alger, WA

Version 3.4
NOTICE
8/26/2020 The 7 day forecast is taking about 5 seconds to load but it will eventually load. NOAA is still working on it.
8/18/2020 NOAA continues to have trouble. Wind guest will occasionally be left off graphs. I am working with NOAA to resolve the issue.
12/16/2019 NOAA is having trouble with requests that include wind gusts. I am posting graphs without wind gusts until it gets fixed.
10/9/2019 Updated the Marine Zones.
9/4/2019 Fixed the weather maps due to NOAA moving them.
7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 6:58AMSunset 7:03PM Thursday September 24, 2020 7:49 AM PDT (14:49 UTC) Moonrise 2:55PMMoonset 11:04PM Illumination 48% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
PZZ133 Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands- 235 Am Pdt Thu Sep 24 2020
.small craft advisory in effect through Friday morning...
Today..S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Showers. A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Tonight..SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Showers.
Fri..S wind 20 to 30 kt becoming sw 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Showers in the morning then showers likely in the afternoon.
Fri night..SW wind 10 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Sat..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sat night..SE wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun..SE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming S to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Mon..S wind to 10 kt becoming light. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 235 Am Pdt Thu Sep 24 2020
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..An unstable environment will result in continued breezy winds and the threat for showers and Thunderstorms today before a more vigorous front brings another round of wind and rain to the waters Friday. Seas will also remain hazardous offshore through the end of the week. A few weak systems will then brush across the area through the weekend before conditions dry out next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Alger, WA
   Hourly   EDIT   Help
location: 48.59, -122.34     debug


Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
      (on/off)   Help   NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS66 KSEW 241003 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 303 AM PDT Thu Sep 24 2020

SYNOPSIS. A series of vigorous frontal systems will bring wet and windy weather at times along with cooler temperatures through Saturday. High pressure aloft will build over the region the first half of next week for a return of dry and warmer weather.

SHORT TERM /TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. Showery weather will continue today with isolated thunder possible as a broad upper trough traverses the area. Highs will be mostly in the mid 60s.

A vigorous frontal system will move through the area later tonight and Friday bringing another shot of rain. An associated deep surface low will track inland over Vancouver Island Friday morning for another round of windy conditions, especially coast and Northwest Interior. It looks at least as windy as the system yesterday and maybe a notch higher. There will also be a good onshore push behind the front later Friday for gusty southerly winds in Puget Sound. Highs will be in the lower to mid 60s.

Models and ensemble forecasts are now drier on Saturday as an upper ridge starts to build in from the west. There is enough uncertainty that likely PoPs are still in the forecast for now but the trend seems to be for drying. Highs will still be slightly below normal - mostly in the 60s. Schneider

LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. An upper ridge will build over the area on Sunday. This will continue the drying trend with most of the rain pushed north of the area. The upper ridge will continue to build over the region Monday and Tuesday with low level offshore flow developing. This will dry things out entirely and allow highs to warm into the 70s. More of the same is expected for Wednesday: a strong upper ridge over the area and low level offshore flow resulting in dry weather and highs generally in the 70s. Schneider

AVIATION. The terminals remain within an unstable post-frontal environment this morning with recent observations suggestive of ceilings in the MVFR-VFR range with little to no visibility restrictions. Scattered showers are prevalent across the local area and are expected to affect all terminals through the day today. Will likely see ceilings lower to MVFR (with isolated pockets of IFR) through the morning as shower coverage increases. Visibility will likely be affected within heaviest showers temporarily. Could see some sun breaks through the day today with ceilings lifting back to VFR and generally remaining OVC-BKN. Winds S sustained 10-15 kts with gusts 20-25kt. The next storm system will quickly move in just outside of this TAF period.

KSEA. VFR conditions early this morning are expected to drop to MVFR as the morning progresses, before recovering back to VFR this afternoon. Scattered showers through the day may temporarily lower visibility and ceilings. Winds S 10-15kts with gusts generally 20- 25kt.

Kovacik

MARINE. Yesterday's frontal system is located well east of the local area this morning, with area waters within an unstable post- frontal environment. Widely scattered showers are being detected on local radar imagery this morning and are expected to affect all waters through the day today. Isolated lightning strikes are also embedded within some of the stronger showers. This too will remain a possibility through the day today over all waters.

Winds have eased since yesterday, but still remain breezy across most waters this morning, esp across the Coastal Waters, Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound, and the Northern Inland Waters. A Small Craft Advisory Covers this and will continue through the day. Elsewhere, A Small Craft Advisory is in place for the Western Strait of Juan de Fuca and Grays Harbor Bar where seas remain hazardous.

The next in a series of storm systems will quickly move into the area late tonight and early Friday. Winds will noticeably pick up, especially offshore where a Gale Watch is now in effect. Expect a period of breezy to windy conditions across all waters as this system pushes through during this time frame. The other threat will be the large swell making for hazardous seas offshore. Expect swells of generally 14-16 feet to begin early this morning and continue through Friday afternoon. A High Surf Advisory will also remain in effect to account for this.

Additional systems will affect the area this weekend, but are expected to be weak in comparison to this week's systems. Drier and more tranquil weather is expected for much of next week.

Kovacik

HYDROLOGY. A vigorous frontal system will bring another round of heavier rainfall later tonight and Friday. River flooding is not forecast at this time but additional rises to many rivers is expected - particularly those draining from the Olympics and North Cascades. An additional 3-5 inches of rain is likely over the mountains with this frontal system tonight and Friday.

A drying trend will begin over the weekend with some light rain lingering in spots. Dry weather will return early next week.

SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WA . High Surf Advisory from 11 AM this morning to 2 PM PDT Friday for Central Coast-North Coast.

PZ . Gale Watch from late tonight through Friday morning 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 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 from 8 AM to 11 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 until 11 PM PDT Friday for Grays Harbor Bar- West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca.

Small Craft Advisory from 2 AM to 8 AM PDT Friday for East Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca.

Small Craft Advisory until 9 AM PDT Friday for Admiralty Inlet- Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands-Puget Sound and Hood Canal.



www.weather.gov/seattle


Weather Reporting Stations
   EDIT       (on/off)   Help   NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map
Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 11 mi80 min SSW 9.9 59°F 1010 hPa57°F
46118 16 mi55 min S 9.7 55°F 1009.3 hPa55°F
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 29 mi50 min 1009.2 hPa (+1.0)
CPMW1 29 mi50 min SSE 17 G 19 55°F
CPNW1 29 mi50 min SSE 9.9 G 14 55°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 32 mi20 min SSE 13 G 14
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 36 mi74 min S 6 G 7 55°F 51°F1009.4 hPa
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 40 mi50 min SSE 4.1 G 4.1 57°F 52°F1010.6 hPa (+1.5)
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 48 mi30 min SE 3.9 G 3.9 51°F1 ft1010.3 hPa

Wind History for Cherry Point, WA
(wind in knots)    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
Last
24hr
1 day
ago
2 days
ago

Airport Reports
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help   Click EDIT to display multiple airports. Follow links for more data.
AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA9 mi55 minSSE 86.00 miFog/Mist57°F57°F100%1010.2 hPa
Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, WA17 mi57 minS 13 G 186.00 miLight Rain Fog/Mist58°F55°F90%1009.7 hPa
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station - Ault Field, WA23 mi54 minSSE 119.00 miOvercast59°F55°F87%1010.9 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KBVS

Wind History from BVS (wind in knots)
9
AM
10
AM
11
AM
12
PM
1
PM
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
10
PM
11
PM
12
AM
1
AM
2
AM
3
AM
4
AM
5
AM
6
AM
7
AM
8
AM
Last 24hrSE18
G24
SE14
G22
SE15
G26
SE11
G23
SE13
G21
SE12
G18
SE16
G27
SE12
G23
S15
G24
SE14
G24
SE13
G24
S9
G17
SW7
G18
SE6CalmSE5SE8
G15
S8
G13
S9
G15
S6S6S7S8S7
1 day agoS346S45CalmSE4
G10
S5
G13
S7S7N6CalmCalmNE7E3CalmE3Calm6SE8
G14
E8S10
G15
SE10SE12
G19
2 days agoCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmSW5S5S6S6
G12
CalmNW4CalmCalmCalmW3CalmCalmS4S3CalmSW3CalmCalmCalm

Tide / Current Tables for Chuckanut Bay, Washington
   EDIT   Weekend mode (on/off)   (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Chuckanut Bay
Click for Map
Thu -- 05:10 AM PDT     -0.42 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:00 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 01:20 PM PDT     8.05 feet High Tide
Thu -- 03:56 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:44 PM PDT     6.14 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:02 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:36 PM PDT     7.17 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

12
am
1
am
2
am
3
am
4
am
5
am
6
am
7
am
8
am
9
am
10
am
11
am
12
pm
1
pm
2
pm
3
pm
4
pm
5
pm
6
pm
7
pm
8
pm
9
pm
10
pm
11
pm
6.14.62.81.20.1-0.4-0.20.723.556.57.5887.576.56.26.26.46.87.17.1

Tide / Current Tables for Sinclair Island Light, 0.6 mile SE of, Washington Current
   EDIT      (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Sinclair Island Light
Click for MapFlood direction 45 true
Ebb direction 210 true

Thu -- 02:55 AM PDT     -2.02 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 06:55 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:00 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:48 AM PDT     1.99 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 01:53 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:56 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:27 PM PDT     -0.65 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:02 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:38 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 09:27 PM PDT     0.49 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 10:16 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

12
am
1
am
2
am
3
am
4
am
5
am
6
am
7
am
8
am
9
am
10
am
11
am
12
pm
1
pm
2
pm
3
pm
4
pm
5
pm
6
pm
7
pm
8
pm
9
pm
10
pm
11
pm
-1.2-1.7-1.9-2-1.8-1.3-0.70.11.11.821.71.20.6-0-0.4-0.6-0.6-0.5-0.20.10.50.3-0.3

Weather Map
       (on/off)   Help Weather Map
wmap_P
GEOS Local Image of PacificNorthwest    EDIT
NOTE: East coast views moved to GEOS-16. They are experimental and not well supported by NOAA so they may not be correct so be warned. This change required redoing a large amount of the GOES code. If the image you are expecting is not showing, please let me know. You may need to use the EDIT function to update your location.
Link to Loop

Other links: Northern Pacific     Contential US     Full GOES-East
Ground Weather Radar Station Seattle/Tacoma, WA
   (on/off)   Help
weather_mapweather_map weather_map


Cookie Policy:
This website uses cookies to save your settings. No personal information is saved. I do not collect statistics on your visit. You can disable cookies in your browser if you like but it is not recommended for this site. I do not sell cookies. Go to a bakery for that. In fact I do not sell anything. To disable cookies from L-36.com, please refer to the Help button in your browser.
Privacy Policy:
I do not sell or share any user data or anything else for that matter. The only personal information I save is in the site log which has a line for each page view which includes the IP address your browser sends in the header as well as which page you requested. I use this to block hackers and other bad actors. I do not use this raw data to create profiles on users. I periodically delete the log files. Google supplies the ads on this site. Because I do not track who you are, I cannot customize how these ads are served. They may be personalized to improve the ad experience. If you do not want personalized ads, please adjust the settings on the Google site HERE.
. NOTE: The best I can determine, this site is not subject to CCPA but I am doing my best to comply anyway. Disclaimer:
The information on this web site has not been checked for accuracy. It is for entertainment purposes only and should be independently verified before using for any other reason. There are five sources. 1) Documents and manuals from a variety of sources. These have not been checked for accuracy and in many cases have not even been read by anyone associated with L-36.com. I have no idea of they are useful or accurate, I leave that to the reader. 2) Articles others have written and submitted. If you have questions on these, please contact the author. 3) Articles that represent my personal opinions. These are intended to promote thought and for entertainment. These are not intended to be fact, they are my opinions. 4) Small programs that generate result presented on a web page. Like any computer program, these may and in some cases do have errors. Almost all of these also make simplifying assumptions so they are not totally accurate even if there are no errors. Please verify all results. 5) Weather information is from numerous of sources and is presented automatically. It is not checked for accuracy either by anyone at L-36.com or by the source which is typically the US Government. See the NOAA web site for their disclaimer. Finally, tide and current data on this site is from 2007 and 2008 data bases, which may contain even older data. Changes in harbors due to building or dredging change tides and currents and for that reason many of the locations presented are no longer supported by newer data bases. For example, there is very little tidal current data in newer data bases so current data is likely wrong to some extent. This data is NOT FOR NAVIGATION. See the XTide disclaimer for details. In addition, tide and current are influenced by storms, river flow, and other factors beyond the ability of any predictive program.