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Marine Weather and Tides
Friday Harbor, WA

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Sunrise 7:22AMSunset 4:34PM Sunday November 17, 2019 10:57 PM PST (06:57 UTC) Moonrise 9:08PMMoonset 12:21PM Illumination 65% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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- 818 Pm Pst Sun Nov 17 2019
.small craft advisory in effect until 10 pm pst this evening...
Tonight..SW wind 15 to 25 kt becoming S 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft or less.
Mon..E wind to 10 kt becoming N in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less. A chance of rain in the afternoon.
Mon night..N wind 5 to 15 kt becoming nw 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft. Rain in the evening then rain likely after midnight.
Tue..NW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Tue night..N wind 5 to 15 kt becoming ne 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft.
Wed..N wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft subsiding to 1 ft or less.
Wed night..N wind to 10 kt becoming E after midnight. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Thu..NE wind to 10 kt becoming n. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Fri..E wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 818 Pm Pst Sun Nov 17 2019
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Winds will continue to ease tonight and seas will subside to under 10 feet by Monday morning. A 1003 mb low will shift inland Monday night into Tuesday for a period of northerly wind, with small craft advisory winds possible. Offshore flow will prevail through the latter half of next week. The next front will arrive over the weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Friday Harbor town, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
853 pm pst Sun nov 17 2019

Update No major updates were needed to the forecast this
evening. Most precipitation has tapered off across the region at
this hour, with only a few spots of patchy drizzle still
lingering across portions of the sound. Will likely continue to
see low clouds and patchy fog during the overnight hours as low
level moisture continues to linger across the area. Another system
will move inland tomorrow, bringing another round of precipitation
to the region. The discussion below applies. Sb

Prev discussion issued 222 pm pst Sun nov 17 2019
synopsis... Another frontal system will reach western washington
Monday afternoon and night. High pressure will build over the
area for dry weather for the middle to end of the week.

Short term tonight through Wednesday ... A little precip might
fall into the evening hours in the pscz area--it has been
drizzling here on lake washington this afternoon, but the precip
might become more showery soon. There will be a break in the
weather into Monday morning. Rain will spread back into the area
Tuesday afternoon and evening. Monday night will be wet--probably
just as wet around puget sound as it will be in the mountains
with perhaps an inch of rain. The low pressure center is likely to
move ashore along the south washington coast Monday evening--so
that means a moderate northerly breeze rather than blustery
southerlies. The rain will change to showers on Tuesday and taper
off later in the day. The snow level which has been rather high of
late will start off around 6000 feet Monday evening but fall to
around 4000 feet by daybreak Tuesday. High pressure will build
into the area Tuesday night and wed.

Long term Thursday through Sunday ... A period of dry weather is
a good forecast through the end of the week. Mostly clear skies
are likely for at least a couple of days, so that will give us a
couple of frosty nights for the outlying areas. A front splits
over the offshore waters Thursday and Thursday night, completely
drying up by Friday. A rather wet frontal system moves into
northern b.C. Friday and Saturday. The remnants of that system might
finally progress and come ashore over western washington Sunday.

Aviation... Showers will diminish tonight across western wa as
onshore flow weakens. The low level air mass will remain moist for
ifr to MVFR conditions, especially in the interior. Rain will
spread north Monday afternoon and evening as the next pacific
frontal system moves in. 33
ksea... Low clouds will linger overnight for ifr to MVFR conditions.

S winds will become light variable after 06z. Rain will spread
north Monday afternoon and evening, likely keeping ceilings low.

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marine... Winds will continue to ease tonight and seas will
subside to under 10 feet on Monday morning. A 1003 mb low will
shift inland Monday night into Tuesday for a period of northerly
wind, with small craft advisory winds possible across the
washington waters. Offshore flow will prevail through the latter
half of next week. The next front will arrive over the weekend.

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hydrology... The next frontal system comes ashore for a decent
soaking Monday night in the lowlands. The mountains get a mix of
rain and wet snow and the snow level will be around 6000 feet
falling to around 4000 feet by daybreak Tuesday. River flooding is
not in the forecast. The rain turns to showers around daybreak
Tuesday. The weather will be dry wed-sat.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory for hazardous seas until 10 am pst Monday
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 10 am pst Monday for
grays harbor bar.

Small craft advisory until 10 pm pst this evening for central
u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca-east entrance u.S.

Waters strait of juan de fuca-northern inland waters
including the san juan islands.

Small craft advisory for hazardous seas until 4 am pst Monday
for 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
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 9 mi81 min 49°F1022 hPa
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 20 mi37 min SW 5.8 G 7.8 50°F 48°F1021.7 hPa48°F
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 27 mi57 min 1022.2 hPa (+0.3)
CPMW1 27 mi57 min SSE 5.1 G 5.1
CPNW1 27 mi111 min SSE 7 G 7 50°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 27 mi37 min SSW 8 G 8.9 49°F 1022.1 hPa47°F
46118 31 mi62 min 50°F 1021.1 hPa50°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 38 mi87 min S 4.1 48°F 1023 hPa46°F
PTAW1 - 9444090 - Port Angeles, WA 38 mi81 min S 4.1 G 5.1 45°F 48°F1022.6 hPa
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 41 mi57 min S 5.1 G 7

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Friday Harbor Airport, WA10 mi64 minN 010.00 miFair44°F43°F96%1022.3 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA15 mi62 minSE 310.00 miA Few Clouds48°F48°F100%1021.7 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KFHR

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Tide / Current Tables for Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington
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Roche Harbor
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Mon -- 02:08 AM PST     -0.90 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:25 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:22 AM PST     8.12 feet High Tide
Mon -- 01:02 PM PST     Moonset
Mon -- 04:29 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 05:26 PM PST     6.01 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:22 PM PST     6.02 feet High Tide
Mon -- 10:21 PM PST     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Limestone Point, Spieden Channel, Washington Current
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Limestone Point
Click for MapFlood direction 85 true
Ebb direction 283 true

Mon -- 02:42 AM PST     0.01 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:50 AM PST     2.56 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:25 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:04 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
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Mon -- 01:30 PM PST     -2.56 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 04:29 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 05:15 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:16 PM PST     0.50 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:14 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:21 PM PST     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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