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Lynden, WA

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Sunrise 6:25AMSunset 7:57PM Friday April 10, 2020 12:21 AM PDT (07:21 UTC) Moonrise 10:43PMMoonset 7:12AM Illumination 94% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 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- 828 Pm Pdt Thu Apr 9 2020
Tonight..W wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Fri..SW wind 10 to 20 kt becoming W 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Fri night..S wind 15 to 25 kt becoming W after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Sat..N wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Sat night..NW wind 15 to 25 kt becoming ne 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
Sun..NE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming nw to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun night..NW wind to 10 kt becoming N after midnight. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Mon..E wind to 10 kt becoming sw. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Tue..W wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 828 Pm Pdt Thu Apr 9 2020
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Northerly flow will persist over the coastal waters through at least Friday afternoon while onshore flow is expected through the strait. This may allow for small craft advisory level winds Friday night into Saturday. The flow will turn offshore again on Sunday and continue into early next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lynden, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 100328 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 828 PM PDT Thu Apr 9 2020

SYNOPSIS. Dry conditions will continue across western Washington tonight. High pressure aloft breaks down through Friday, allowing a weak impulse to brush the northern portion of the region by early Saturday. Northerly or northwesterly flow redevelops by the end of the weekend, with dry conditions likely continuing through much of next week.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/. Dry and stable weather will continue across western WA tonight. We'll see coastal stratus clouds develop overnight but the interior should remain mostly clear. Expect lows in the 40s. The current forecast remains on track. 33

Previous discussion . The upper level ridge will gradually flatten tonight through early Friday, with the low-level onshore flow strengthening a bit overnight. As a result, expect marine stratus to push into the coast and more widespread cloud cover through the day on Friday. As the energetic upper level impulse moves south through coastal British Columbia and finally across the northern portions of the forecast area Friday night and Saturday, some light precipitation is possible across the north and particularly extending into the foothills and Cascades. However, with best forcing expected to remain to the east of the Cascades and a fast moving system, maintained generally light QPF for the areas that have precipitation chances mentioned. For most of the region, the additional cloud cover (holding temperatures several degrees cooler than today) and breezy winds will be the biggest impacts from this system. A drying trend takes hold into Sunday, however, as a more northerly flow again develops over the region. Cullen

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. Previous discussion . A high amplitude ridge is expected to develop over the northeastern Pacific early next week, which should bring about another couple of dry days with rising heights rise into Tuesday with Western Washington remaining in between the offshore Pacific ridge and the deep trough across much of the CONUS. Can't rule out the potential for a shortwave embedded in the northwesterly flow to clip part of the region late Tuesday, but continued to maintain a dry forecast with ensembles showing very little support for much in the way of precipitation. Generally dry and warmer into the second half of next week, though the timing of various impulses in the flow may bring at least increased clouds in onshore flow at times. Cullen

AVIATION. Dry and stable weather continues across western WA under N/NW flow. An onshore push will bring stratus clouds mainly to the coast overnight and into Friday morning - IFR to MVFR conditions expected. Otherwise, mainly VFR in the interior. Will start to see an increase in high and mid level clouds over W WA Friday afternoon as a weak system approaches the area. 33

KSEA . Dry and VFR tonight into Friday. N winds 5-10 kt flipping to S/SW 12-15z. 33

MARINE. An onshore push will bring Small Craft Advisory winds to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Coastal Waters tonight. We'll see a repeat on Friday, with west winds increasing through the strait during the late afternoon and evening hours. Seas on Saturday will build to around 10-12 ft then subside Saturday night. The flow will turn offshore on Sunday and continue into early next week. 33

HYDROLOGY. River flooding is not expected through the next seven days.

SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WA . None. PZ . Small Craft Advisory until 5 AM PDT Friday 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.

Small Craft Advisory until midnight PDT tonight for Central U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-East 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
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 17 mi52 min 1018.5 hPa
CPMW1 17 mi58 min Calm G 1.9 48°F
CPNW1 17 mi76 min SSW 2.9 G 4.1 50°F
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 33 mi52 min SE 1 41°F 1019 hPa40°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 40 mi46 min Calm G 1.9 45°F 47°F1018.4 hPa
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 47 mi32 min WSW 11 G 13 48°F 1018.6 hPa44°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, WA11 mi29 minS 510.00 miFair49°F41°F74%1018.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham
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Fri -- 01:06 AM PDT     4.57 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:27 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 06:35 AM PDT     8.50 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:12 AM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 01:40 PM PDT     -0.24 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:55 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:48 PM PDT     8.15 feet High Tide
Fri -- 11:43 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Clark Island, 1.6 mile North of, Washington Current
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Clark Island
Click for MapFlood direction 335 true
Ebb direction 150 true

Fri -- 03:10 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:53 AM PDT     0.88 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 06:29 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:50 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 08:13 AM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 11:16 AM PDT     -1.98 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 03:45 PM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:50 PM PDT     1.36 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:56 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:55 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 11:44 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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