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Coastal Waters Forecast for Washington
National Weather Service Seattle WA
900 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

Inland waters of western Washington and the northern and central
Washington coastal waters including the Olympic Coast National
Marine Sanctuary

PZZ100-240200-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

.Synopsis for the northern and central Washington coastal and
inland waters...A warm front will move east through the waters today
with strong east to southeast pressure gradients resulting in
gales over the coastal waters and the inland waters from Admiralty
Inlet north. Gradients will relax late tonight following the warm
front. From tonight through Saturday, a low pressure trough will
pass about every 12 to 18 hours. The strongest trough may come on
Friday night.

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PZZ150-153-156-240200-
Coastal Waters From Cape Flattery To James Island Out 10 Nm-
Coastal Waters From James Island To Point Grenville Out 10 Nm-
Coastal Waters From Point Grenville To Cape Shoalwater Out 10 Nm-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SE wind 30 to 40 kt. Combined seas 11 to 14 ft with a
dominant period of 11 seconds. Rain.
.TONIGHT...SE wind 20 to 30 kt becoming S 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft subsiding to 1 to 3 ft after
midnight. SW swell 14 ft at 10 seconds. Rain.
.WED...SW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. SW swell 12 ft
at 10 seconds subsiding to 10 ft at 10 seconds in the afternoon.
Rain.
.WED NIGHT...S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. SW swell
10 ft at 10 seconds.
.THU...SE wind 20 to 30 kt becoming SW 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 11 ft at 10 seconds
building to SW 14 ft at 10 seconds in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell
19 ft at 14 seconds.
.FRI...SW wind 15 to 25 kt becoming SE 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves
4 to 6 ft. W swell 15 ft subsiding to 11 ft.
.SAT...S wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 to
6 ft subsiding to 1 to 3 ft. SW swell 17 ft subsiding to 12 ft.

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PZZ170-173-176-240200-
Coastal Waters From Cape Flattery To James Island 10 To 60 Nm-
Coastal Waters From James Island To Point Grenville 10 To 60 Nm-
Coastal Waters From Point Grenville To Cape Shoalwater 10 To
60 Nm-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S wind 30 to 40 kt. Combined seas 13 to 16 ft with a
dominant period of 10 seconds. Rain.
.TONIGHT...S wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft after
midnight. SW swell 14 ft at 10 seconds. Rain in the evening then
rain likely after midnight.
.WED...SW wind 5 to 15 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. SW swell 13 ft at 10 seconds subsiding to
11 ft at 10 seconds in the afternoon. Rain likely in the morning
then rain in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...SW wind 15 to 25 kt becoming S 20 to 30 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. SW swell 11 ft at 10 seconds.
.THU...SW wind 25 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 13 ft
at 10 seconds building to 18 ft at 12 seconds in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...SW wind 25 to 30 kt becoming W 20 to 30 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 21 ft at 14 seconds.
.FRI...W wind 20 to 25 kt becoming SE 25 to 35 kt. Combined seas
14 to 17 ft subsiding to 10 to 13 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 25 to 35 kt easing to 15 to 20 kt. Combined seas
16 to 19 ft subsiding to 11 to 12 ft.

$$

PZZ130-240200-
West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...E wind 25 to 35 kt becoming SE 20 to 30 kt in the
afternoon. Combined seas 9 to 11 ft with a dominant period of
11 seconds. Rain.
.TONIGHT...E wind 10 to 20 kt becoming SE 5 to 15 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. SW swell 10 ft at 10 seconds.
Rain.
.WED...S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. SW swell 9 ft
at 10 seconds. Rain likely in the morning then rain in the
afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...S 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. SW swell 9 ft at 10 seconds.
.THU...SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 9 ft at
10 seconds building to SW 11 ft at 10 seconds in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell
17 ft at 14 seconds.
.FRI...SW wind 10 to 20 kt becoming SE 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves
2 to 4 ft. W swell 12 ft subsiding to 9 ft.
.SAT...S wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to
5 ft subsiding to 1 to 3 ft. SW swell 8 ft.

$$

PZZ131-240200-
Central U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...E wind 30 to 40 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...E wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 1 to 3 ft after
midnight. Rain in the evening then rain likely after midnight.
.WED...Light wind becoming W to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind
waves 1 ft or less. Rain likely.
.WED NIGHT...Variable wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
.THU...SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...Variable wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
.FRI...SW wind 15 to 25 kt becoming SE. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.

$$

PZZ132-240200-
East Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SE wind 30 to 40 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...SE wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain in the
evening then rain likely after midnight.
.WED...SE wind 10 to 20 kt becoming S 5 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Rain likely.
.WED NIGHT...S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming SE 15 to 25 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft after
midnight.
.THU...SE wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI...S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming SE 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves
2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.

$$

PZZ134-240200-
Admiralty Inlet-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SE wind 25 to 35 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain in the
evening then rain likely after midnight.
.WED...SE wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely.
.WED NIGHT...S wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
.THU...SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI...S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming SE 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to
3 ft.
.SAT...S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to
3 ft.

$$

PZZ133-240200-
Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SE wind 25 to 35 kt rising to 30 to 40 kt early in the
afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft building to 5 to 7 ft in the
afternoon. Rain.
.TONIGHT...SE wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 15 to 25 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft after
midnight. Rain.
.WED...SE wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Rain in the
morning then rain likely in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...S wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
.THU...SE wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI...S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming SE 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves
2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...S wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to
4 ft.

$$

PZZ135-240200-
Puget Sound and Hood Canal-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SE wind 5 to 15 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt late this
morning. Wind waves 2 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...S wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Rain.
.WED...S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
.THU...S wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI...S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming SE 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to
3 ft.
.SAT...S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to
3 ft.

$$

PZZ110-240200-
Grays Harbor Bar-
900 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

Combined seas 8 to 10 feet this morning, then rising to 11 to 13
feet around mid-day today. Bar conditions moderate, becoming
rough around mid-day. Maximum ebb currents will occur around 830
PM this evening and 930 AM on Wednesday morning.

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