Birch Bay, WA Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Birch Bay, WA

June 19, 2024 11:28 PM PDT (06:28 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:04 AM   Sunset 9:20 PM
Moonrise 6:37 PM   Moonset 1:57 AM 
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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.

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PZZ133 Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands- 249 Pm Pdt Wed Jun 19 2024

Tonight - NW wind around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Thu - NW wind around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Thu night - W wind around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Fri - W wind around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Fri night - S wind 5 to 10 kt, rising to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Sat - S wind 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Sat night - SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Sun - SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Sun night - SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Mon - SW wind around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Mon night - SW wind around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

PZZ100 249 Pm Pdt Wed Jun 19 2024

Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters - High pressure centered off british columbia will move south tonight and Thursday with weak onshore flow. Onshore gradients increasing Friday evening for likely headlines. Weak front arriving late Saturday into Sunday morning.


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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 200341 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 841 PM PDT Wed Jun 19 2024

SYNOPSIS
High pressure continues to build over the region this week, maintaining much warmer and continued dry conditions for most of area. A few isolated thunderstorms are possible in the North Cascades near the crest this afternoon. The ridge will break down late this week, bringing a return to a cooler and wetter pattern across the region for the weekend.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/
Mostly clear skies across the majority of the area this evening with some stratus over the coastal waters and a few remaining areas of cumulus build- ups along the Cascades. A few isolated thunderstorms had developed along the Cascade crest this afternoon and evening, however the majority of the activity has remained on the east side of the crest. Expect showers and isolated thunderstorms to wane across the Cascades as the sun sets. The forecast remains largely on track this evening and the remainder of the previous discussion follows below. Updates were made to the aviation and fire sections. 14

High pressure will strengthen and an offshore flow pattern will develop Thursday, which will warm temperatures another 5-10 degrees tomorrow afternoon compared to today's highs. Friday will be similar across the interior, with some cooling at the coast as onshore flow resumes during the day. This cooler marine air will begin to seep into the interior, but temperatures east of Puget Sound likely remain well above normal for one more day on Saturday.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
The pattern shifts more significantly into Sunday as more significant onshore flow returns as the ridge shifts eastward. Ensemble guidance suggests this next upper trough will take up position over the region and allow a series of frontal systems to spread through the region. This will bring temperatures back closer to seasonal normals and maintain at least some rain chances. These rain chances will be most prominent along the coast and in the Cascades.

AVIATION
Light west-northwesterly flow aloft this evening as a surface high pressure continues to remain situated over W WA.
Clear skies over the region today will keep VFR conditions throughout the TAF period, the exception being KHQM - where once again patchy fog/low clouds may develop along the coast around 10z- 16z, leading to MVFR/IFR conditions through early Thursday morning.
North/northeasterly surface winds will remain around 8 to 10 kts through Thursday morning.

KSEA...VFR this evening as clear skies prevail and persist throughout the TAF period. N/NE winds 8 to 10 knots into Thursday morning.

Maz/McMillian

MARINE
A broad area of high pressure situated just offshore will continue to influence the pattern through the end of the week, with weak onshore flow continuing. Onshore flow will increase later on Friday as an incoming frontal system approaches the area waters. Latest guidance indicates at least small craft westerlies in the Central and Eastern Strait of Juan De Fuca, with some low-end probabilities of gale force winds. Additional pushes down the Strait will be likely into early next week.

Combined seas 4 to 6 feet will remain through the rest of the week, rising around 6 to 8 feet beginning on Sunday.

Maz

FIRE WEATHER
Isolated thunderstorm chances along the Cascade crest will wane as the sun sets tonight. High pressure will build with warmer and dry conditions the next few days with daytime humidities dipping into the 20-30% range in the driest spots as light offshore flow develops. This will be short- lived, with a few days of these warm and dry conditions through Saturday. The return of cooler air and increased moisture looks to arrive by Sunday and continue early next week.

SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
WA...None.
PZ...None.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 11 mi59 min 29.98
CPMW1 11 mi59 minSE 1.9G2.9 58°F
CPNW1 11 mi59 min0G1.9 59°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 15 mi53 minNE 1.9G2.9 56°F 51°F30.01
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 30 mi59 minSSE 1.9 55°F 29.9851°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 30 mi39 minW 11G14 55°F 30.0055°F
46088 - New Dungeness, WA (Hein Bank) 32 mi49 minWSW 12G14 53°F 51°F30.0151°F
46303 34 mi29 minSW 3.9G5.8 63°F 62°F0 ft29.99
46304 45 mi29 minENE 1.9G1.9 62°F 62°F0 ft29.99
PTWW1 - 9444900 - Port Townsend, WA 45 mi59 minW 9.9G14 61°F 51°F30.01


Wind History for Cherry Point South Dock, WA
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KORS ORCAS ISLAND,WA 3 sm13 mincalm10 smClear55°F48°F77%29.98
KFHR FRIDAY HARBOR,WA 17 sm35 minWNW 0510 smClear57°F48°F72%30.00
KBLI BELLINGHAM INTL,WA 19 sm35 mincalm10 smClear55°F54°F94%29.98
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Tide / Current for Echo Bay, Sucia Island, Washington
   
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Echo Bay
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Wed -- 02:16 AM PDT     8.08 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:57 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 05:08 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:39 AM PDT     -1.47 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:51 PM PDT     8.01 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:37 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 09:18 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:54 PM PDT     7.13 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Echo Bay, Sucia Island, Washington, Tide feet
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7.2
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7.7
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8.1
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8
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7.5
5
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6.4
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4.9
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3
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1.1
9
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-0.4
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-1.3
11
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-1.4
12
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-0.7
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0.6
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2.2
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3.9
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5.6
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7.8
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8
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7.8
9
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7.5
10
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7.2
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7.1


Tide / Current for Matia Island, 0.8 mile West of, Washington Current
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Matia Island
Click for MapFlood direction 350 true
Ebb direction 206 true

Wed -- 01:06 AM PDT     0.43 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 01:37 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 02:57 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 05:08 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:53 AM PDT     -2.17 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 12:09 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 03:09 PM PDT     1.86 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:44 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:37 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 09:17 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:42 PM PDT     -0.51 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Matia Island, 0.8 mile West of, Washington Current, knots
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0.2
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0.4
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-0.1
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-0.5
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-1
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-1.5
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-1.8
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-2.1
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-2.2
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-2
10
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-1.5
11
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-0.9
12
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-0.1
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1.7
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1.9
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1.7
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1.2
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0.5
7
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-0.1
8
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-0.3
9
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-0.5
10
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-0.5
11
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-0.4


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