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Bellingham, WA

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Sunrise 7:30AMSunset 4:23PM Monday November 23, 2020 8:32 AM PST (16:32 UTC) Moonrise 2:12PMMoonset 12:18AM Illumination 59% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 8 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- 823 Am Pst Mon Nov 23 2020
.small craft advisory in effect through late tonight...
.gale watch in effect from late tonight through Tuesday afternoon...
Today..SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain.
Tonight..S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming se 20 to 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft building to 3 to 5 ft after midnight. A slight chance of rain.
Tue..SE wind 25 to 35 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain in the morning then rain likely in the afternoon.
Tue night..SW wind 15 to 25 kt becoming S 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Wed..S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming sw 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Wed night..NW wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Thu..W wind 5 to 15 kt becoming se 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft.
Fri..SE wind 15 to 25 kt becoming S 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
PZZ100 823 Am Pst Mon Nov 23 2020
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..One weather system is moving inland today and another will arrive Tuesday and Tuesday night. A weakening low will drift through the coastal waters Wednesday. High pressure will build Thursday. Another frontal system is expected on Friday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bellingham, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 231111 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 310 AM PST Mon Nov 23 2020

SYNOPSIS. A frontal system will move through Western Washington this morning before a stronger, more organized system moves through the region on Tuesday. Wednesday will be showery with an upper trough then an upper ridge will bring dry weather for Thanksgiving Day. Wet weather potentially returns over the weekend.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. Current radar shows expected front along the coast . actually just a little bit inland from the coast at the time of this writing . and slowly moving to the east. This will bring another round of rain over the area this morning and into the early afternoon. Precip should taper off after that as models remain consistent in showing a progressive upper level ridge keeping conditions generally dry at least into Tuesday morning . however deterministic models differ a little bit here as the GFS wants to keep conditions dry into Tuesday afternoon while the ECMWF nudges some precip into the area in advance of the arrival of the main front. Models do re-align showing the front making it to the coast Tuesday afternoon. Main concerns with this front will first be wind . as those locations more prone to higher wind speeds . such as along the coast, Admiralty Inlet, the San Juans and the NW Interior /consisting of W Whatcom and W Skagit counties/ . look like they may end up meeting low-end wind advisory criteria at times as the front moves through. Second concern will be snow in the mountains as current forecast does show low end winter weather advisory amounts for portions of the Cascades, even down to the passes. Both concerns fall into the third period in terms of forecast, and given the borderline nature of each aspect, will likely hand off decision to next shift. The upper level trough following this front will keep the forecast wet into Wednesday and once again, deterministic models differ in opinion. The GFS has this trough exit quickly with another upper level ridge moving in for late Wednesday afternoon/early Wednesday evening while the ECMWF has precip hanging on into Thursday. GFS is notorious for being a bit too aggressive on booting unwanted guests, so ended up splitting the difference. This ends up agreeing with the general trend established by the ensembles.

High temps today and Wednesday will be similar due to the influence of precip and such . getting into the upper 40s for most lowland locations. Highs Tuesday will have a little bit of ridge influence to them and as such will be a few degrees warmer . reaching the lower 50s.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. Upper level ridging builds in for Thanksgiving day and should make for dry conditions over W WA for the holiday. An upper level low in the Gulf of Alaska looks to smoosh this ridge Friday and models cannot really agree as to whether it will smoosh enough to allow precip to enter the CWA. Ensemble members have a wide array of opinions on this, but the mean seems to line up with deterministic models with better chances north of Mt Vernon. A minor shortwave looks to bring a slug of moisture and the prospect of rain to the area early Saturday, but the ridge recovers quickly to dry conditions out for the remainder of the day and most of Sunday. Sure, models disagree on timing of follow-up system after that, the ECMWF being the earliest bringing it to the coast Sunday afternoon but given how far out that is, not going to devote very much, if any, thought to it at this time. 18

AVIATION. Northwest flow aloft today as a weak upper ridge moves into the region. The flow will back to westerly and increase tonight ahead of another upper trough. The air mass is moist and stable as a weak frontal system dissipates over the area this morning. IFR or low MVFR ceilings along with reduced visibilities in drizzle or light rain are likely to persist across much of Western Washington into this afternoon. Minor improvement is possible by this evening, but ceilings should remain MVFR for the most part.

KSEA . IFR or low MVFR ceilings expected to persist through much of the day with periods of drizzle or light rain through midday. Minor improvement possible near or after 00Z, but ceilings are likely to remain MVFR through tonight. Surface winds southerly 5 to 10 knots.

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MARINE. Weak front will dissipate as it moves onshore this morning, but will be enough to produce advisory level winds for the coastal and northern inland waters. A warm front will sweep across the offshore waters late tonight with a trailing cold front moving onshore Tuesday afternoon. This potent frontal system could produce gales for the coastal waters and portions of the inland waters. A weakening surface low will shift southward across the coastal waters on Wednesday with surface ridging building in behind it for Thanksgiving Day. Another front could arrive on Friday.

Rough seas will develop on the coastal waters through midweek. A strong storm system near the Aleutians will produce a large swell train that will arrive Tuesday night into Wednesday with coastal seas of 20 to 25 feet possible. 27

HYDROLOGY. River flooding is not expected for the next 7 days.

SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WA . None. PZ . Gale Watch from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon for 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 10 AM PST Tuesday for 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 4 PM PST Tuesday for Coastal Waters From Cape Flattery To James Island 10 To 60 Nm-Grays Harbor Bar-West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca.

Gale Watch from late tonight through Tuesday afternoon for Admiralty Inlet-East Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands.

Small Craft Advisory from 10 PM this evening to 4 AM PST Tuesday for Admiralty Inlet-East Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca.

Small Craft Advisory until 4 AM PST Tuesday for Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands.

Small Craft Advisory from 11 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Tuesday for Puget Sound and Hood Canal.



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46118 4 mi37 min SE 16 41°F 1013.3 hPa41°F
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 16 mi44 min 1014.1 hPa
CPMW1 16 mi50 min SSE 12 G 15 44°F
CPNW1 16 mi44 min SE 8 G 14 43°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 20 mi62 min SE 8 40°F 1013 hPa38°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 31 mi56 min 42°F 49°F1013.6 hPa
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 34 mi22 min SSE 14 G 17 42°F 1014 hPa40°F
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 46 mi22 min W 7.8 G 9.7 45°F 48°F1014 hPa41°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 46 mi44 min ESE 8 G 9.9 45°F 49°F1014.2 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, WA3 mi39 minS 310.00 miOvercast43°F37°F80%1014.6 hPa
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA20 mi37 minE 710.00 miOvercast41°F39°F93%1014.2 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi37 minSSE 810.00 miOvercast43°F39°F87%1013.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bellingham, Washington
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Mon -- 12:18 AM PST     Moonset
Mon -- 05:02 AM PST     2.04 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:31 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 12:47 PM PST     8.62 feet High Tide
Mon -- 02:12 PM PST     Moonrise
Mon -- 04:20 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 07:38 PM PST     4.11 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 11:41 PM PST     4.94 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Hale Passage, 0.5 miles SE of Lummi Pt, Washington Current
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Hale Passage
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Mon -- 12:21 AM PST     Moonset
Mon -- 02:46 AM PST     -0.70 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 05:33 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:28 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:51 AM PST     1.36 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 12:54 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 02:11 PM PST     Moonrise
Mon -- 04:22 PM PST     -0.91 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 04:25 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 11:17 PM PST     -0.04 knots Min Ebb
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