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Marine Weather and Tides
Craig, AK

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Sunrise 6:45AMSunset 6:53PM Sunday September 23, 2018 11:35 AM AKDT (19:35 UTC) Moonrise 6:53PMMoonset 4:44AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 14 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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PKZ041 Dixon Entrance To Cape Decision- 428 Am Akdt Sun Sep 23 2018
.small craft advisory today through late tonight...
Today..W wind increasing to 25 kt in the morning. Seas building to 9 ft.
Tonight..W wind 20 kt. Seas 10 ft. W swell.
Mon..W wind 20 kt. Seas 9 ft. W swell.
Mon night..SW wind 20 kt. Seas 8 ft. W swell.
Tue..SW wind 20 kt. Seas 9 ft.
Wed..W wind 15 kt. Seas 9 ft.
Thu..N wind 15 kt. Seas 10 ft.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Craig, AK
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Area Discussion for -
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Fxak67 pajk 231345
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southeast alaska forecast discussion
national weather service juneau ak
545 am akdt Sun sep 23 2018

Short term A front currently over the panhandle is causing
rain area wide this morning, even moderate to heavy in a few
locations. Some places are seeing gusty winds, although later that
expected and not as widespread. Over the inner channels, small
craft advisory level winds have been observed in lynn canal, cross
sound and on the south side of douglas island. Current conditions
as of this writing are at the peak for this event for the
north central areas and will shift south through the morning while
weakening. Winds will gradually ease with the front shifting
south, but generally west winds over the gulf will keep a swell
going and elevated seas.

Westerly onshore flow starts to veer slightly more nwly through the
day and the strongest upper level jet shifts south. This will help
to break up the persistent rain and become more intermittent showery
from north to south. Models have decreasing clouds today, while
this seems unlikely with the current state, we can see clearing on
satellite behind the front. Have limited the breaks to partly
cloudy for portions of the northern panhandle in the late
afternoon and evening. This along with decreasing winds will
likely result in some patchy fog.

The next front moving across the gulf on Monday will keep us in
an active pattern. Rain assoc with this one should arrive in
yakutat Monday mid-morning, again with some heavy rainfall rates.

Then the front looks to weaken some as it shifts to the southern
panhandle through Monday night. Another round of small craft winds
are expected with this front Monday night, very similar to what
we are seeing with todays.

The NAM initialized the pressure field the best, so that was used
as the primary guidance, however models are in overall good
agreement.

Long term Tuesday through Saturday as of 10pm Saturday. High
pressure centered SE of the gulf will remain nearly stationary
through early Thursday. The front forecast to move across se
alaska Monday will likely stall along the southern gulf and bring
persistent rain to the southern and possibly central panhandle
Tuesday morning through Wednesday. The stationary front will
likely shear apart as the parent low lifts N over the aleutians
into the bering sea Thursday.

Model solutions diverge a bit late Wednesday into Thursday as the
gfs wants to develop a weak low in the E gulf, providing the
panhandle with another burst of rain, while the ECMWF and
canadian prefer the idea of the front falling apart. By Friday the
models come back into better alignment as the upper ridge builds
over the gulf from the npac into the ak interior. Models in fairly
good agreement at the moment are suggesting that an outflow
pattern sets up Friday, lasting possibly through the weekend.

Surface high is progged to build over the northern yukon Friday,
and winds may also possibly be enhanced by mid-level shortwave
features dropping south across the panhandle. This pattern should
set us up for another dry period and warm temperatures to above
climatological norms for late september.

Preferred GFS nam solution early on to handle the front, nudging
more toward wpc guidance afterward. Did incorporate a blend of
the operational models (gfs, ecmwf, and canadian) later in the
week to begin trending outflow winds upward slightly. Forecast
confidence is average through the extended period.

Ajk watches warnings advisories
Public... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory for pkz012-013-022-031-034-041>043.

Small craft advisory due to seas for pkz051-052.

Ferrin ddh
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LCNA2 - Lincoln Rock, AK 59 mi26 min SE 9.9 G 14 54°F 1012.4 hPa53°F
CDEA2 - Cape Decision, AK 62 mi74 min W 26 G 31
46145 - Central Dixon Entrance Buoy 82 mi36 min WSW 12 G 14 55°F 53°F3 ft1016.8 hPa (+0.9)

Wind History for Ketchikan, AK
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Klawock - Klawock Airport, AK19 mi43 minSSW 62.50 miLight Rain Fog/Mist56°F55°F100%1014.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cape Flores, Ulloa Channel, Alaska
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Tide / Current Tables for Eagle Point, Meares Passage, Alaska
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