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Blaine, WA

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Sunrise 6:28AMSunset 7:56PM Thursday April 9, 2020 3:42 PM PDT (22:42 UTC) Moonrise 9:24PMMoonset 6:44AM Illumination 96% 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- 242 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 1 ft or less.
Tue..W wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
PZZ100 242 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. Otherwise, generally calm conditions are expected.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Blaine, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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FXUS66 KSEW 092142 AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Seattle WA 242 PM PDT Thu Apr 9 2020

SYNOPSIS. Another mild and sunny day across Western Washington with variable high clouds and temperatures above normal. 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/. Another mild and sunny afternoon across Western Washington as temperatures continue to climb through the 60s at many locations, with it even closing in on 70 in places such as Chehalis as of 2 PM. Expect a handful of site may also achieve the 70 degree mark. Otherwise, some thin high clouds spreading overhead this afternoon but not too much else of note save for the remnants of this morning's marine stratus over the southern coastal waters.

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/. 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. Northwesterly flow aloft persists over W WA today and into Friday. Surface flow generally from the north although coastal sites currently seeing onshore flow. Clear skies in place over all of W WA with these VFR conditions are expected to remain in place for the duration of the TAF forecast period. Will start to see an increase in high and mid level clouds over W WA Friday afternoon as a weak system approaches the area.

KSEA . VFR conditions through the period with northwesterly winds ranging from 6 to 10 knots before turning more northeasterly and decreasing in speed to around 5 knots after sunset. 18

MARINE. Northerly flow will persist across the coastal waters through at least Friday afternoon with westerlies in place over the Strait. Winds over the coastal waters struggling to meet SCA criteria but forecasts continue to show winds nudging up into low- end SCA criteria. Will leave inherited SCA up for afternoon package although confidence remains low in the headline itself. Will brief evening shift to re-evaluate and potentially bring it down early should winds continue to fail to materialize. Next best chance for SCA winds will be with weak system Friday night into Saturday with the coastal waters . portions of the Strait and the northern inland waters all looking to hit criteria. As this falls into third period and beyond . will take no action at this time. Once that system passes . quieter conditions are expected to resume for the remainder of the forecast period as upper level ridging once again sets up over the area. 18

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

SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WA . None. PZ . Small Craft Advisory until 2 AM PDT Friday for coastal waters from Cape Flattery To Cape Shoalwater Out 60 nm.



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CHYW1 - 9449424 - Cherry Point, WA 9 mi72 min 1020.6 hPa
CPNW1 9 mi90 min W 6 G 7 47°F
CPMW1 10 mi72 min W 6 G 7 48°F
FRDW1 - 9449880 - Friday Harbor, WA 34 mi72 min E 1 G 5.1 58°F 47°F1020.2 hPa
PBFW1 - Padilla Bay Reserve, WA 40 mi72 min N 9.9 58°F 1020 hPa47°F
SISW1 - Smith Island, WA 47 mi62 min W 4.1 G 5.1 51°F 1020.6 hPa41°F

Wind History for Cherry Point, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, WA19 mi49 minVar 510.00 miFair60°F37°F44%1020.4 hPa
Eastsound, Orcas Island Airport, WA21 mi47 minNNW 510.00 miFair54°F39°F58%1020.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Blaine, Semiahmoo Bay, Washington
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Blaine
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Thu -- 12:33 AM PDT     3.48 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:28 AM PDT     9.89 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:30 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:43 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 01:09 PM PDT     0.04 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:55 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:56 PM PDT     9.50 feet High Tide
Thu -- 10:23 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Toe Point, Patos Island, 0.5 mile South of, Washington Current
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Toe Point
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Ebb direction 270 true

Thu -- 04:44 AM PDT     2.32 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:31 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:29 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:44 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 09:54 AM PDT     -2.56 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 11:43 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:34 PM PDT     3.03 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 07:55 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:06 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 10:23 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:30 PM PDT     -1.57 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 11:52 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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