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Friday Harbor, WA

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Sunrise 5:21AMSunset 9:16PM Friday July 10, 2020 10:26 PM PDT (05:26 UTC) Moonrise 11:27PMMoonset 10:11AM Illumination 68% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 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- 845 Pm Pdt Fri Jul 10 2020
Tonight..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sat..S wind to 10 kt becoming sw 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. A slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
Sat night..W wind 5 to 15 kt becoming sw 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.
Sun..SW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun night..W wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Mon..SW wind 5 to 15 kt in the morning becoming light. Wind waves 2 ft or less in the morning becoming less than 1 ft.
Mon night..SW wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Tue..Light wind becoming sw to 10 kt. Wind waves less than 1 ft becoming 1 ft or less.
Wed..SW wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 845 Pm Pdt Fri Jul 10 2020
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A weak front will move through the coastal waters Saturday afternoon and through the inland waters Saturday evening. Onshore flow will increase with the front. Periods of onshore flow will continue into next week with high pressure offshore and low pressure inland.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Friday Harbor town, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 110344 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 844 PM PDT Fri Jul 10 2020

UPDATE. The previous forecast remains on track and no changes are planned for this evening.

PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 142 PM PDT Fri Jul 10 2020/

SYNOPSIS . Dry weather will prevail tonight. A weak cold front will bring scattered showers mainly Saturday night into Sunday. Dry and seasonable weather expected for early next week.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/ . Ridging over the Pac NW brings a dry and stable day today with stratus clouds breaking up in the interior. Temperatures were mostly in the 60s with a few low 70s expected this afternoon. Onshore flow will bring stratus clouds inland once again overnight.

The ridge shifts east toward the Rockies on Saturday while a trough digs offshore. A weak cold front will bring showers to the coast by the afternoon with showers spreading to the interior mainly during the evening.

We'll remain in post-frontal onshore flow Saturday night into Sunday for additional showers across the region. Showers associated with a convergence zone are likely over the north sound. Drier, more stable conditions are expected Sunday evening as the trough exits and onshore flow weakens.

Onshore flow continues for Monday for a more typical mid-July weather - morning clouds and afternoon sunbreaks. Highs in the 70s interior and 60s coast. 33

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/ . A ridge remains offshore next week with west to northwest flow over WA. At the surface, the flow remains onshore with temperatures trending close to normal. A weak system may clip us Tuesday night or Wednesday for scattered showers over western WA. A weak disturbance may bring additional showers through the end of the week but confidence is low. 33

AVIATION . VFR conditions expected through the remainder of the evening hours. Expect MVFR to high end IFR CIGs to develop along the outer coast, with patchy MVFR CIGs possible in the Puget Sound region early Saturday morning. Low CIGs will quickly mix out in the Puget Sound region where the marine layer will be fairly shallow, with the outer coast clearing by Saturday afternoon. Increasing clouds through the day Saturday, with showers spreading from west to east late in the period. Brief reductions in vsbys will be possible under the heaviest showers, with CIGs lowering to MVFR once again. Generally light and variable winds overnight becoming southwesterly Saturday. Speeds around 10 knots with occasional higher gusts possible.

KSEA . VFR thru the evening and into the overnight hours. A brief period of MVFR CIGS will be possible overnight in the Puget SOund region prior to daybreak, but confidence remains low in this occuring over the terminal at this time. Any stratus that does develop will quickly mix out after daybreak, with VFR conditions prevailing. Southwesterly winds will prevail at speeds around 10 knots and periodic higher gusts during the afternoon. Increasing chances for -SHRA late in the period with CIGs gradually lowering as a frontal system approaches from the west.

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MARINE . Onshore flow will remain in place through the weekend with a low pressure system pushing across the coastal and inland waters Saturday into Saturday night. Nocturnal westerly pushes down the Strait of Juan de Fuca will persist into early next week with advisory level winds possible each night.

Offshore, seas will remain around 4 to 5 feet through the weekend with a southwesterly swell persisting into early next week.

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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 3 AM PDT Saturday for Central U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-East Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca.



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 9 mi51 min SW 6 G 8 56°F 51°F1020.3 hPa
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 20 mi147 min SW 14 G 16 54°F 1020.9 hPa50°F
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 27 mi57 min 1020.4 hPa
CPMW1 27 mi57 min S 5.1 G 5.1 58°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 27 mi147 min WSW 12 G 21 56°F 1021.2 hPa (-1.3)49°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 38 mi57 min SE 1.9 57°F 1020 hPa54°F
PTAW1 - 9444090 - Port Angeles, WA 38 mi57 min 59°F 51°F1020.9 hPa
46267 39 mi57 min 49°F1 ft
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 41 mi57 min W 6 G 8.9 58°F 51°F1021.4 hPa

Wind History for Friday Harbor, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Friday Harbor Airport, WA10 mi34 minW 410.00 miFair55°F48°F80%1020.5 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA15 mi32 minSSE 410.00 miFair61°F51°F72%1020 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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Sat -- 12:26 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 05:22 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 05:24 AM PDT     3.65 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:18 AM PDT     4.56 feet High Tide
Sat -- 12:16 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 03:48 PM PDT     1.43 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:12 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:59 PM PDT     7.37 feet High Tide
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

Sat -- 12:26 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 02:07 AM PDT     -2.69 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 05:22 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 05:48 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:10 AM PDT     0.72 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 09:01 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
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Sat -- 01:32 PM PDT     -1.72 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 04:25 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:12 PM PDT     1.77 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 09:12 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:02 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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