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Marine Weather and Tides
Metlakatla, AK

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Sunrise 7:08AMSunset 8:09PM Wednesday March 29, 2017 7:38 PM PDT (02:38 UTC) Moonrise 7:31AMMoonset 9:41PM Illumination 7% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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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PKZ036 Clarence Strait- 342 Pm Akdt Wed Mar 29 2017
Tonight..NW wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less...except 5 ft near ocean entrances.
Thu..S wind 10 kt increasing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less building to 5 ft.
Thu night..SE wind 30 kt increasing to gale to 40 kt late. Seas 8 ft. NEar ocean entrances, seas 6 ft building to 11 ft late. Rain late.
Fri..SE gale to 35 kt. Gusts to 50 kt. Seas 7 ft...except 11 ft near ocean entrances. Rain.
Fri night..SE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft...except 9 ft near ocean entrances. Rain.
Sat..SE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
Sun..SE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Mon..SE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Metlakatla, AK
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Fxak67 pajk 292341
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southeast alaska forecast discussion
national weather service juneau ak
341 pm akdt Wed mar 29 2017

Short term /Wednesday night through Friday/ Troughs of low
pressure will continue to move across the area tonight into
Thursday. These will keep the showers going for majority of the
panhandle. Models have picked up on one of these troughs and are
in agreement that it will be of more impact than we were seeing
yesterday. The trough will approach the sitka area overnight and
increase winds over the outside waters some, along with a period
of moderate showers. This trough will keep isolated to scattered
showers going, namely over the northern half of the panhandle for
most of the day Thursday. 850mb temps cool some behind the trough,
this along with rates could incite some snow to mix in early
Thursday morning, but little to no accumulation is expected.

A gale force front will move across the gulf on Thursday with precip
reaching the outer coast in the early evening then spreading inland
through the night. This looks to be a warm system with almost all
areas getting rain. Southerly winds area wide will help with this
idea. The outer coast could see wind gusts of around 40mph with
the front while the inside areas could have gusts of 25-35mph.

Rainfall rates will be moderate to heavy at times. For locations
that have snowpack blocking drainage, there could be issues as the
snow melts and rainfall causes ponding of water on roadways. Snow
levels are expect to rise to around 3500ft over the southern
panhandle and to around 1500-2000ft over the north by Friday
afternoon. White pass could even see rain mixed in with these warm
temperatures. Snow level and temperatures were raised some to
reflect this idea. Widespread rainfall looks to continue through
Friday but winds will gradually ease.

Models were in good agreement over the next couple days. The 12z gfs
was not available for most elements, but it compared well with the
nam which was used for the minor adjustments made. Forecast
confidence is above average.

Long term Issued at 605 am Wednesday... /Thursday through
Tuesday night/ a high end gale force low is forecast to enter the
western gulf on Thursday. Gale force winds with the associated
front will arrive over outer coast on Thursday evening and extend
from CAPE suckling south past the dixon entrance. Peak conditions
expected on the inside late Thursday night with gales forecast
for clarence strait, sumner strait, southern portions of chatham
strait, and cross sound. Elsewhere on the inside, small craft
winds forecast except for northern lynn canal, where a parallel
gradient should result in winds 20 kt or less.

Precipitation from this front will arrive along the outer coast
late Thursday afternoon or Thursday evening. Significant low level
warm air advection associated with this front will push snow
levels higher, limiting snow to the higher elevations of the
highways.

Wpc, the 00z gfs, and the 12z ECMWF model runs presented moderate
to good agreement at 500 mb on the placement of troughs, short
waves, and upper level ridges. A ridge extending from bc southwest
to coastal waters west of washington state will become suppressed
over the weekend but then rebuild early next week. Temperatures
from Thursday into Friday were warmed slightly.

Confidence in the extended range forecast is average.

Ajk watches/warnings/advisories
Public... None.

Marine... Gale warning for pkz052.

Small craft advisory for pkz022-033-041>043-051-053.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
KECA2 - 9450460 - Ketchikan, AK 27 mi56 min NNW 1 G 4.1 45°F 43°F1010.6 hPa
46145 - Central Dixon Entrance Buoy 91 mi98 min WNW 14 G 16 43°F 44°F5 ft1011.2 hPa (+1.6)

Wind History for Ketchikan, AK
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Metlakatla, Metlakatla Seaplane Base, AK16 mi42 minWSW 310.00 miMostly Cloudy48°F41°F76%1011.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Alava Bay, Alaska
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Alava Bay
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Wed -- 02:07 AM AKDT     17.49 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:22 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:31 AM AKDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:20 AM AKDT     -2.18 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 02:30 PM AKDT     16.80 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:16 PM AKDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:32 PM AKDT     -0.97 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 09:40 PM AKDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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12.61617.516.613.5940-2-1.61.15.410.214.216.516.514.310.45.81.8-0.6-0.71.55.5

Tide / Current Tables for Mary Island Anchorage, Revillagigedo Channel, Alaska
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Mary Island Anchorage
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Wed -- 02:12 AM AKDT     17.79 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:22 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:31 AM AKDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:15 AM AKDT     -2.27 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 02:35 PM AKDT     17.12 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:17 PM AKDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:26 PM AKDT     -1.11 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 09:40 PM AKDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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12.716.117.71713.99.14-0.2-2.2-1.61.35.610.314.316.716.914.710.65.71.5-0.9-0.71.75.6

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for (22,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Biorka Is., AK
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