Bellingham, WA Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Bellingham, WA


December 10, 2023 9:46 PM PST (05:46 UTC)
Sunrise 7:49AM   Sunset 4:15PM   Moonrise  5:29AM   Moonset 2:27PM 

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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ133 Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands- 823 Pm Pst Sun Dec 10 2023
Tonight..SW wind to 10 kt becoming nw after midnight. Wind waves 1 ft or less. A chance of rain.
Mon..N wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon night..Light wind becoming ne 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves less than 1 ft becoming 2 ft or less after midnight.
Tue..E wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Tue night..E wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Wed..SE wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Wed night..S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Thu..NE wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Fri..E wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.

PZZ100 823 Pm Pst Sun Dec 10 2023
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A surface ridge will build over the coastal waters on Monday then shift inland on Tuesday. A weakening front will reach the waters late Wednesday into Thursday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bellingham, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 110458 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 858 PM PST Sun Dec 10 2023

UPDATE
No changes have been made to this evening's update.
Overnight lows will fall into the low 40s with mostly cloudy skies. The previous discussion remains below along with an updated marine/aviation section.

SYNOPSIS
Upper level trough will continue to influence the area today with just some showers around. A weak upper level ridge will build in on Monday into Tuesday for quieter weather conditions. A weak system looks to move in late Wednesday into Thursday for increased precipitation chances. Another ridge looks to build in by the end of the week.



SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
The frontal system that impacted our area yesterday has sagged south into Northern Oregon this afternoon. Latest radar imagery shows light showers in the Cascades, but generally expect any precipitation to be more showery and gradually tapering off into tonight. High temperatures today generally in the upper 40s into lower 50s. All the winter headlines have expired earlier this morning, with snow levels generally around 5000 to 6000 feet.

A weak upper level ridge looks to build offshore into Monday, lowering precipitation chances even more. Looking like a general drier day with snow levels lowering back down to around to around 3000 feet. There will likely be some light snow showers around in the passes tomorrow, but little to no accumulation is expected.

The aforementioned ridge will continue to build into Tuesday which may result in some sky clearing and fog to return in the morning.
Fog may stay around for a bit in the afternoon so high temps will mainly be in the mid to upper 40s, with lows in the upper 30s.

Guidance and models are showing our next front arriving Wednesday night into Thursday. This front looks rather weak but will give Western Washington some light rain.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/
The front will continue to move through the area on Thursday with light precipitation over W WA. Cluster and ensembles are starting to agree that another ridge will start to build into the area Friday into Saturday for generally quieter weather. High temps look to stay in the upper 40s to lower 50s throughout most of the long term forecast.

Maz



AVIATION
West to northwest flow aloft continues over Western Washington with a moist low level air mass in place. Lingering showers remain persistent across the Cascades and across northern Puget Sound with weak convergence leading to these to continue. The abundant low level moisture and weak surface gradients will support fairly widespread IFR to LIFR ceilings across much of the area with visibilities restricted in fog and low clouds. Expect some gradual improvement Monday morning after daybreak with widespread MVFR ceilings from late morning though much of the day, before another round of low clouds returning Monday night.

KSEA...A challenging forecast at the terminal as very low clouds briefly brought localized LIFR conditions to the terminal for an hour or so. Expect light southerly surface winds and predominantly IFR ceilings through the balance of the evening, with a few hours of light northerly winds (up to 3-4 kt) possible as weak convergence to the north may eventually slide south through 08z. Overall, though, expect light/calm winds and IFR ceilings to become the dominant issue through the morning push, before slow improvement Monday morning.



MARINE
Winds across area waters will become light tonight in the wake of a cold front. With seas easing into the 8 to 9 ft range across the waters, have expired the lingering small craft advisory for the coastal waters early ahead of the scheduled 10 PM expiration time. Surface high pressure will build across the coastal waters on Monday then shift inland on Tuesday for offshore flow. A weak frontal system then crosses the wasters late Wednesday into early Thursday. This latter system will bring a return of seas to around 10 feet as the next swell train arrives.



HYDROLOGY
The Skokomish river is nearing its crest this afternoon. A Flood Watch continues for Lewis, Thurston and Grays Harbor county for the possibility of portions of the Chehalis and Newaukum rivers reaching flood stage this afternoon into Monday morning.

Hydrologically significant precipitation will be done with by later today over the entire area. The front later in the week will not cause much in the way of rises on the rivers.

The threat of landslides remain early this afternoon, but will generally decrease as snow levels lower into Monday.

Maz



SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
WA...Flood Watch until 4 AM PST Monday for Central Coast-Lower Chehalis Valley Area-Olympics-Southwest Interior-West Slopes South Central Cascades and Passes.

PZ...None.


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 16 mi47 min 30.14
CPMW1 16 mi47 min NE 1.9G1.9 44°F
CPNW1 16 mi47 min NE 1G1.9 44°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 20 mi77 min NE 2.9 46°F 30.1246°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 31 mi71 min 0G1.9 46°F 49°F30.15
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 34 mi27 min NNE 5.1G6 47°F 30.15
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 46 mi27 min N 7.8G9.7 47°F 49°F0 ft30.1646°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 46 mi47 min E 1G1 49°F 49°F30.15

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Wind History for Cherry Point South Dock, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KBLI BELLINGHAM INTL,WA 3 sm45 mincalm1/2 sm--43°F43°F100%30.14
KBVS SKAGIT RGNL,WA 20 sm11 mincalm5 smOvercast Mist 46°F46°F100%30.14
KORS ORCAS ISLAND,WA 22 sm11 mincalm10 smOvercast46°F30.14

Wind History from BLI
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Tide / Current for Bellingham, Washington
   
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Bellingham
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Sun -- 05:00 AM PST     7.33 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:28 AM PST     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:51 AM PST     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:56 AM PST     6.57 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 01:18 PM PST     8.00 feet High Tide
Sun -- 02:27 PM PST     Moonset
Sun -- 04:13 PM PST     Sunset
Sun -- 09:21 PM PST     -0.65 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Bellingham, Washington, Tide feet
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3.1
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4.5
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5.8
3
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6.7
4
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7.2
5
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7.3
6
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7.2
7
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6.9
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6.7
9
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6.6
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6.7
11
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7.2
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8
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7.9
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7.3
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6.1
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4.6
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1.2
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-0.6
10
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11
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0.4



Tide / Current for Sinclair Island, 1 mile NE of, Washington Current
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Sinclair Island
Click for MapFlood direction 307 true
Ebb direction 112 true

Sun -- 02:25 AM PST     0.14 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 04:48 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:28 AM PST     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:51 AM PST     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:33 AM PST     -0.27 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 11:22 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 01:10 PM PST     0.06 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 01:14 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:28 PM PST     Moonset
Sun -- 04:14 PM PST     Sunset
Sun -- 08:00 PM PST     -1.13 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 11:54 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Sinclair Island, 1 mile NE of, Washington Current, knots
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-0.1
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-0.3
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-0.2
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-0.1
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-0.1
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-0.8
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-1
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-1.1
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-1.1
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-1
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-0.8
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-0.4




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