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Bellingham, WA

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Sunrise 7:46AMSunset 4:57PM Saturday January 25, 2020 6:34 PM PST (02:34 UTC) Moonrise 8:38AMMoonset 5:50PM Illumination 1% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 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- 256 Pm Pst Sat Jan 25 2020
.gale warning in effect Sunday morning...
Tonight..E wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. A chance of showers in the evening then rain likely after midnight.
Sun..SE wind 25 to 35 kt becoming sw 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon. Rain likely in the morning then showers likely in the afternoon.
Sun night..S wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Showers likely in the evening then rain likely after midnight.
Mon..S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming se 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft building to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon.
Mon night..SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Tue..S wind 15 to 25 kt becoming se 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft or less in the afternoon.
Tue night..SE wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Wed..SE wind 10 to 20 kt becoming S 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Thu..S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
PZZ100 256 Pm Pst Sat Jan 25 2020
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..A 995 mb low will move through the offshore waters tonight and into vancouver island Sunday morning. The associated front will move through the waters late tonight. Another system will arrive Sunday night with the active weather pattern continuing through much of next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bellingham, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 252231 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 231 PM PST Sat Jan 25 2020

SYNOPSIS. A front will move through Western Washington tonight. The associated low pressure center will bring windy weather to the coast and north part of the area later tonight and Sunday morning. A trough will move through the area Sunday evening. A parade of additional weather systems will affect the region through next week.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/. The next frontal system is coming together just offshore and will arrive tonight and Sunday morning for a round of rather blustery weather and full gales to the normally windier marine areas like the coast and north. Wind advisories will be in effect for the adjacent land areas. That system will be followed quickly by a trough Sunday evening. Yet another system arrives Monday--with the heavier rain probably heading more into northwest Oregon and southwest Washington around Monday evening and than that system splits somewhat, weakens, and moves ashore Tuesday with a little shot of cooler air aloft in its wake and perhaps a break in the weather around Tuesday night.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. A frontal system on Wednesday--perhaps timed for Wednesday afternoon and night--looks fairly progressive but a little bit warmer. Upper heights rise a bit through Thursday--and Thursday might see a break in the precip. Friday and Saturday are likely to be wet and mild--the atmospheric river pattern. That might mean a more significant round of river flooding is possible around the end of next week.

AVIATION. Westerly flow aloft backing to southwesterly tonight and becoming strong as potent frontal system approaches from the southwest. Surface gradients are light this afternoon and this has allowed ceilings to deteriorate to low MVFR and IFR. As the low level flow becomes increasingly offshore late this afternoon and evening, a short term improvement to general VFR ceilings is expected. Ceilings will drop back to MVFR early Sunday morning as rain spreads inland from the coast with the next system. Low level wind shear will become a factor by 09Z-12Z Sunday morning as winds near 2000 feet rapidly rise to southerly 40-45 knots.

KSEA . Low MVFR and IFR ceilings expected to gradually improve to VFR this evening as low level easterly flow increases and dries the low levels of the atmosphere. Ceilings will drop back to MVFR 09Z- 12Z Sunday with rain spreading back into the terminal. As mentioned above, low level wind shear expected to be a factor 09Z through perhaps 18Z before winds aloft ease with passage of frontal system. Surface winds light southerly backing to easterly 5 to 10 knots this evening . then veering southerly 15 gusting 25 knots by 14Z-16Z Sunday morning. 27

MARINE. A strong front associated with a 995 mb low moving into Vancouver Island Sunday morning will reach Western Washington late tonight into Sunday morning. Gale force winds are likely for the coastal waters as well as the Northern Inland waters, East Entrance to the Strait and Admiralty Inlet Sunday morning easing to small craft in the afternoon. Small craft advisory winds over the remainder of the waters late Saturday night into Sunday. Another strong system will move through the area Sunday evening. Active weather pattern continuing next week with a significant system possible Monday night or Tuesday. 27

HYDROLOGY. Although there are several weather systems that will move through Western Washington through midweek the pattern is fairly progressive with period of rain turning to scattered showers periodically. The river forecasts do not look too bad at all through the middle of the week. Naturally the Skokomish river will remain high, probably remaining above flood stage most of the time. But it might not be til late in the week that a more general river flood event becomes possible--the 12z GFS and ECMWF both had a rather wet scenario Fri/Sat so that bears watching.

SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WA . Wind Advisory from 3 AM to 11 AM PST Sunday for Admiralty Inlet Area-Central Coast-North Coast-San Juan County-Western Skagit County-Western Whatcom County.

PZ . Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM PST this evening for Grays Harbor Bar.

Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM PST Sunday 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.

Gale Warning from 6 AM to noon PST Sunday for Admiralty Inlet- 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-East Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands.

Small Craft Advisory from 1 AM to 6 PM PST Sunday for Central U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca.

Small Craft Advisory from 6 AM to 6 PM PST Sunday 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 mi99 min NW 5.8 43°F 1015.4 hPa43°F
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 16 mi52 min 1015.9 hPa
CPMW1 16 mi52 min 46°F
CPNW1 16 mi82 min ENE 9.9 G 12 45°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 20 mi64 min E 5.1 47°F 1016 hPa46°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 31 mi58 min Calm G 1.9 46°F 47°F1015.4 hPa
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 34 mi34 min E 8.9 G 11 47°F 1015.2 hPa (-1.2)45°F
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 46 mi34 min E 5.8 G 5.8 47°F 47°F1015.9 hPa45°F

Wind History for Cherry Point South Dock, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, WA3 mi41 minNE 58.00 miMostly Cloudy43°F39°F89%1016.4 hPa
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA20 mi39 minENE 610.00 miOvercast48°F44°F87%1015.6 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi39 minN 010.00 miA Few Clouds46°F44°F93%1015.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bellingham, Washington
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Sat -- 06:51 AM PST     9.08 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:48 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:38 AM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 11:57 AM PST     6.78 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 03:34 PM PST     7.77 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:56 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:50 PM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 11:27 PM PST     -0.66 feet Low 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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Sat -- 03:36 AM PST     2.17 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 07:30 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:46 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:35 AM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 09:54 AM PST     -0.71 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 12:37 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 02:34 PM PST     0.38 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 04:00 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:00 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:54 PM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 09:11 PM PST     -1.44 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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