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Marine Weather and Tides
Craig, AK

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 5:31AMSunset 8:29PM Sunday August 20, 2017 4:59 PM AKDT (00:59 UTC) Moonrise 4:10AMMoonset 7:51PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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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PKZ041 Dixon Entrance To Cape Decision- 325 Pm Akdt Sun Aug 20 2017
.small craft advisory through Monday...
Tonight..S wind 25 kt. Seas building to 8 ft. Rain.
Mon..S wind 20 kt. Seas 8 ft. SW swell in the morning. Rain.
Mon night..S wind 20 kt. Seas 8 ft. Rain.
Tue..SW wind 15 kt. Seas 7 ft. SW swell.
Tue night..S wind 20 kt. Seas 8 ft. SW swell.
Wed..SE wind 20 kt becoming ne 10 kt. Seas 9 ft.
Thu..SW wind 10 kt. Seas 6 ft.
Fri..S wind 15 kt. Seas 7 ft.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Craig, AK
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Fxak67 pajk 202305
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southeast alaska forecast discussion
national weather service juneau ak
305 pm akdt Sun aug 20 2017

Synopsis An atmospheric river with abundant moisture from the
remnants of dissipated typhoon banyan will advect moisture across
the western gulf and panhandle with periods of rain occurring
through Monday.

Short term Through Tuesday morning... Showers will continue
moving across the panhandle this evening. An atmospheric river
will advect abundant moisture across the panhandle the next few
days advecting moisture from the remnants of dissipated typhoon
banyan across the region. Rain will continue with periods of
heavy rain occurring at times primarily across the souther areas
of the panhandle. Temperatures will remain cool with cloudy skies
and rain continuing across the panhandle. Winds will remain light
to moderate across inland areas.

Only minor changes have been made to the forecast. The nam, gfs,
and ECMWF are in good agreement for the forecast the next few
days.

Long term Tuesday through Sunday as of 10 pm Saturday the
extended forecast remains cool, wet, and fall-like. Tuesday begins
with a weather front moving across the panhandle. Periods of heavy
rain are expected on Tuesday within the southern panhandle due to
enhanced moisture directed at the area from the remnants of
tropical storm banyan. Models slowed the progression of the
heaviest band of precipitation slightly from yesterday, with total
rainfall between 0.5 to 1.5 inches forecasted Tuesday. Greatest
values are expected near ketchikan and annette island. The outer
coast and far northern panhandle will have much lower rainfall
totals with possible breaks in precipitation as the front pushes
to the southeast Tuesday.

Wednesday and Thursday will likely be characterized by remnant
scattered shower activity over the panhandle with a break in
preciptiation likely sometime Thursday. Late Thursday night
another weather front will begin to move across the panhandle
bringing a return to rain. This front will keep conditions wet
once again next weekend. The front's exact arrival time is still
an area of uncertainty, but between late Thursday night and Friday
morning is currently the most probable.

Not many significant changes were made to the extended forecast.

Tuesday's QPF values were increased due to being in agreement with
a slowing of the heaviest band of precipitation. Tuesday's
forecast was nudged toward the 00z NAM with wpc input being used
for Wednesday and beyond as needed.

Aviation Marginal flight conditions due to ceiling forecast
for the late afternoon and into the evening. Rain spreading to the
panhandle with system associated with the former typhoon banyan.

A low level jet near the coast will lead to low level turbulence
overnight for the coast and then will move to the inner channels
toward morning as it move to the clarence and then stephens.

Marine An early season gale will develop in marine zone 52 as
the second front approaches the central gulf coast tonight.

Elsewhere small craft seas to 8 feet and winds of 25 to 30 kt
will impact the outside waters for much of the next twenty- four
hours.

Hydrology Moisture from banyan's remnants (up to 3 plus
standard deviations above atmospheric normals of ivt) will begin
to spread across all sections of the panhandle overnight. But the
most concentrated area of heavy rains continues to be forecasted
for the southern panhandle, tonight into early Tuesday. Looking
for a minor break in the rainfall afternoon to early evening over
the southern with light rain totals. We expect significant rises
in streams beginning tonight and continuing into Tuesday. Special
weather statements cover heavy rain and significant rises on
rivers, streams, and lakes. Flooding is not expected, but we will
continue to evaluate threats through the event.

Ajk watches warnings advisories
Public... None.

Marine... Gale warning for pkz052.

Small craft advisory for pkz022-036-041>043-051.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LCNA2 - Lincoln Rock, AK 59 mi49 min SSE 17 G 20 55°F 1012.2 hPa54°F
CDEA2 - Cape Decision, AK 62 mi37 min E 11 G 19
46145 - Central Dixon Entrance Buoy 82 mi59 min S 1.9 G 3.9 56°F 54°F3 ft1014.9 hPa (+0.4)

Wind History for Ketchikan, AK
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Klawock - Klawock Airport, AK19 mi66 minN 010.00 miLight Rain58°F55°F90%1013.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cape Flores, Ulloa Channel, Alaska
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Cape Flores
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Sun -- 04:10 AM AKDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:36 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:23 AM AKDT     -1.80 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 12:45 PM AKDT     9.10 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:28 PM AKDT     1.70 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:50 PM AKDT     Moonset
Sun -- 08:14 PM AKDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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10.59.37.24.41.6-0.6-1.7-1.5-0.12.24.97.38.79.18.26.64.62.81.81.93.15.17.59.6

Tide / Current Tables for Eagle Point, Meares Passage, Alaska
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Eagle Point
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Sun -- 04:10 AM AKDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:36 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:27 AM AKDT     -2.15 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 12:50 PM AKDT     9.38 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:33 PM AKDT     1.42 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:49 PM AKDT     Moonset
Sun -- 08:14 PM AKDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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10.79.67.44.61.6-0.7-2-1.9-0.51.94.77.38.99.48.66.94.72.81.61.52.74.87.39.6

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for (20,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Biorka Is., AK
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