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Bellingham, WA

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12/16/2019 NOAA is having trouble with requests that include wind gusts. I am posting graphs without wind gusts until it gets fixed.
10/9/2019 Updated the Marine Zones.
9/4/2019 Fixed the weather maps due to NOAA moving them.
7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 7:53AMSunset 4:47PM Saturday January 18, 2020 3:39 PM PST (23:39 UTC) Moonrise 1:41AMMoonset 12:16PM Illumination 37% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 23 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- 238 Pm Pst Sat Jan 18 2020
.small craft advisory in effect through late tonight...
Tonight..SE wind 15 to 25 kt rising to 20 to 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain.
Sun..SE wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain.
Sun night..SE wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain.
Mon..SE wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
Mon night..E wind 5 to 15 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft after midnight.
Tue..SE wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
Tue night..SE wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Wed..SE wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Thu..SE wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
PZZ100 238 Pm Pst Sat Jan 18 2020
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Winds have peaked this afternoon and the remains of a weak frontal system continue to push inland. East to southeast flow will linger into early next week with low pressure offshore. A front may lift across the waters around midweek.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bellingham, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 182253 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 253 PM PST Sat Jan 18 2020

SYNOPSIS. Moist southwest flow aloft will direct a disorganized weather system into Western Washington this evening. A frontal system moving into British Columbia on Sunday will brush Western Washington as a weak upper ridge builds. A weak cold front will reach the area on Monday. Additional weather systems are likely next week with periods of rain and breezy conditions at times.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/. One frontal system has moved inland but there is a lot of disorganized moisture still being directed into the area. The Olympics and coast will get the brunt of the rain or showery weather tonight. The snow level has been rising today and Hurricane Ridge was 32 degrees early this afternoon--up ten degrees from yesterday at this time. Another frontal system will move into British Columbia Sunday, but it just brushes Western Washington and the heavy rain stays north of the area. The rain that does move through Western Washington on Sunday should not amount to more than about half an inch of rain in the Olympics so even with the high snow level the rivers of the Olympic Peninsula should only rise slowly. A weak ridge builds over the area Sunday and moves inland Sunday night--there is a good chance that Sunday night will be mostly dry over Western Washington. On Monday a weak cold front moves through--that helps bring the freezing level down a bit.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. Weather systems will give periods of rain and sometimes breezy conditions to Western Washington through the end of next week. Snow levels will be a notch higher than they should be this time of year and the frontal system around Thursday warms 850mb temps to around +4c so we may yet see the Skokomish River in Mason county flood about that time.

AVIATION. Southwest or west flow aloft across the region with the remnants of a weak front remaining across the region. Expect a mostly VFR cloud deck, though local pockets of MVFR conditions will continue. This is especially the case across the western portions of the forecast area where rain showers are most persistent.

KSEA . Lower VFR ceilings remain this afternoon with a few hours of MVFR conditions possible if heavier shower make it to the terminal area. Otherwise, expect mostly VFR conditions in showers behind the front and southerly surface winds continuing. Cullen

MARINE. Wind speeds have largely eased a bit in the wake of the front that entered the waters early today, so all gale warnings have been expired or cancelled at this time. Could still see a few strong advisory winds across the northern interior waters through evening but suspect any stronger winds will be isolated if they remain. Meanwhile, seas remain elevated in the 10 to 15 ft range across the coastal waters, but will gradually subside into Sunday. Another front Sunday night may bring a return of advisory strength winds to the coastal waters, but otherwise low pressure offshore will maintain sub-advisory conditions for much of the first part of next week. The pattern will remain active, as another front may reach the coastal waters Monday night before a developing surface low and its associated front reaches the coastal waters by midweek. Cullen

HYDROLOGY. Rainfall will not be particularly heavy into the first part of the week, but the Olympic Rivers in particular will start rising. Out around Thursday of next week there might be a frontal system warm and wet enough to drive the Skokomish up above flood stage.

SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WA . None. PZ . Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM 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-Grays Harbor Bar.

Small Craft Advisory until 4 AM PST Sunday for Admiralty Inlet- East Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands.

Small Craft Advisory until 10 PM PST this evening for West 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
46118 4 mi45 min SSW 19 46°F 1019.2 hPa46°F
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 16 mi58 min 1020.4 hPa
CPMW1 16 mi58 min 47°F
CPNW1 16 mi88 min SE 14 G 20 47°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 20 mi130 min S 11 47°F 1020 hPa40°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 31 mi64 min 46°F 46°F1019.8 hPa
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 34 mi30 min SE 30 G 36 47°F 1020 hPa41°F
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 46 mi40 min SE 9.7 G 12 47°F 46°F1020 hPa42°F
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 46 mi58 min 46°F 45°F1020.5 hPa

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 mi47 minS 8 G 1810.00 miOvercast49°F37°F64%1021.3 hPa
Burlington/Mount Vernon, Skagit Regional Airport, WA20 mi45 minSE 1010.00 miOvercast50°F39°F67%1020.7 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi45 minSSE 12 G 2010.00 miOvercast48°F41°F76%1019.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bellingham, Washington (2)
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Bellingham
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Sat -- 01:40 AM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:05 AM PST     1.28 meters Low Tide
Sat -- 07:55 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:44 AM PST     2.71 meters High Tide
Sat -- 12:15 PM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:45 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 06:19 PM PST     0.32 meters Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables 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

Sat -- 01:41 AM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 03:41 AM PST     -0.37 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 06:03 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:55 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:11 AM PST     0.14 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 10:22 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 12:16 PM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:29 PM PST     -1.06 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 04:46 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 08:34 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 10:41 PM PST     0.08 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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