Marine Weather and Tides
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 8:25AM||Sunset 3:50PM||Wednesday January 17, 2018 12:06 AM AKST (09:06 UTC)||Moonrise 8:58AM||Moonset 4:52PM||Illumination 0%|
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|PKZ011 Glacier Bay- 320 Pm Akst Tue Jan 16 2018 |
Tonight..SE wind 20 kt diminishing to 10 kt late. Gusts to 35 kt early in the evening. Seas 4 ft subsiding. Rain showers.
Wed..N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Wed night..N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Thu..N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Thu night..NW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Fri..N wind 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Sat..NW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Sun..NW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Covenant Life, AKHourly EDIT Help
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|Fxak67 pajk 162333|
southeast alaska forecast discussion
national weather service juneau ak
233 pm akst Tue jan 16 2018
Short term A low is tracking across the central gulf and its
associated front will pass over the panhandle late tonight.
Another front coming up from the north pacific is on its heels and
will move into the southern panhandle Wednesday while the parent
low stalls southwest of haida gwaii. A short dry period should
exist between these two weather fronts Wednesday. Temperatures
continue to cool off, but stay mild through mid week.
The GFS and NAM were the preferred models. Previous updates remain
on track and no significant changes were observed in the new
models, so no significant changes made to the existing forecast.
Minor edits and updates made to areas of precipitation and on
Gales force winds over the eastern gulf verified by at least one
ship observation earlier today and cman buoys located in the gulf.
Gales will subside from south to north through the night with no
significant shift in wind directions. Easterly winds over the
southeastern gulf will ramp back up again to gale force tomorrow
along the northern periphery of the low approaching from the
southwest. Pressure gradient between the panhandle and western
british columbia remains tight, so small craft winds over the
eastern inner channels were included for tomorrow in the
afternoon forecast update.
Long term Thursday through Tuesday as of 10 pm Monday
complicated flow pattern looks to be developing in the long range.
Higher latitudes will be transitioning to a blocky pattern with a|
ridge over the bering sea, a trof over mainland ak, and another
weak ridge over NW canada by late week. Mid latitudes will be
somewhat progressive with many shortwaves passing E across the pac
toward the pac NW states. The interaction between the northern and
southern streams will be the tricky part of the forecast. Some
models suggest phasing of streams over the epac gulf of ak area
for late weekend and early next week, with other models keeping
Main adjustment for thu-fri was to shift a low that moves toward
the haida gwaii area in short range further S and to decrease
pops. Also, a cooling trend looks likely for much of the long term
period, but there are some model differences on how cold it will
get. Temps were tweaked down some based on trends. Did make some
wind tweaks through 00z Sun to show more low level ridging over
the gulf. Overall, due to the complicated flow pattern developing,
forecast confidence is well below average.
Aviation Some areas of wind shear still exist, but conditions
in terms of wind and CIGS are slowly improving. Wind shear becomes
an issue again Wednesday afternoon as a low level jet to 60 kt out
of the southeast associated with the approaching haida gwaii low
moves over the southern panhandle.
Ajk watches warnings advisories
Public... Strong wind until 3 pm akst this afternoon for akz023.
Strong wind until 9 pm akst this evening for akz017.
Marine... Gale warning for pkz041>043-051-052.
Small craft advisory for pkz012-013-021-022-031>036.
Small craft advisory due to seas for pkz053.
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|BLTA2 - Bartlet Cove AK||47 mi||41 min||ENE 1 G 2.9||40°F|
|CSPA2 - Cape Spencer, AK||47 mi||57 min||ENE 5.1 G 14||42°F||39°F|
|ELFA2 - 9452634 - Elfin Cove, AK||49 mi||49 min||39°F||47°F||1005.7 hPa|
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Wed -- 02:05 AM AKST 15.49 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:50 AM AKST 3.57 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:42 AM AKST Sunrise
Wed -- 08:57 AM AKST Moonrise
Wed -- 01:34 PM AKST 17.61 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:51 PM AKST Sunset
Wed -- 04:53 PM AKST Moonset
Wed -- 08:12 PM AKST -1.12 feet Low Tide
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Wed -- 02:04 AM AKST 15.75 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:47 AM AKST 3.23 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:40 AM AKST Sunrise
Wed -- 08:55 AM AKST Moonrise
Wed -- 01:38 PM AKST 17.59 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:49 PM AKST Sunset
Wed -- 04:51 PM AKST Moonset
Wed -- 08:16 PM AKST -1.53 feet Low Tide
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