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Skagway, AK

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Sunrise 6:16AMSunset 9:51PM Friday August 17, 2018 9:37 PM PDT (04:37 UTC) Moonrise 1:05PMMoonset 10:08PM Illumination 42% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 7 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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PKZ012 Northern Lynn Canal- 345 Pm Akdt Fri Aug 17 2018
Tonight..S wind 20 kt in the evening, becoming light and variable late. Seas 4 ft in the evening then 2 ft or less.
Sat..N wind 10 kt becoming S 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas building to 3 ft in the afternoon.
Sat night..S wind 15 kt in the evening becoming light and variable. Seas 3 ft in the evening then 2 ft or less.
Sun..S wind increasing to 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
Sun night..S wind 20 kt diminishing to 10 kt. Seas 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft or less.
Mon..S wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
Tue..S wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
Wed..S wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Skagway, AK
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Fxak67 pajk 172237
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southeast alaska forecast discussion
national weather service juneau ak
237 pm akdt Fri aug 17 2018

Short term A small area of low pressure just off the coast of
pow island will weaken to a trough as it crosses the far southern
panhandle eastward into canada Friday evening. A deformation band
assoc with the low caused periods of rain over the area today,
mainly from frederick sound south. On the back side of this band,
areas to the north, skies become partly cloudy rather quickly. As
the low continues its eastward track, expect conditions to
similarly improve over the southern panhandle.

A ridge will start building over the gulf tonight. The upper level
jet will be forced north with the ridge, this will likely cause some
more high clouds through the late afternoon and evening as it moves
over the northern panhandle. The ridge will strengthen on
Saturday and remain offshore, allowing for a dry predominately
nwly flow over the inner channels. Winds should remain fairly
light with this pattern, but dominated by diurnal sea breezes in
the late afternoon. See the marine section below for more details.

A front will push into the central gulf through Sunday. This will be
held off by our ridge. But have some increasing s-se winds over the
outside waters along the front and increased clouds for the yakutat
area Sunday night.

Temperatures will be several degrees warmer than we've seen this
past week, and Sunday warmer than Saturday. Some potential for
patchy fog during the early morning hours, but will have incoming
tide during that time, so wont have the added moisture of an
outgoing tide.

Models did well with the position of the rain band this morning but
were too far north with the position of the low center. Overall this
only affected the wind field slightly. Most adjustments made to this
forecast package were for local effects discussed above.

Long term Sunday through Friday as of 10 pm Thursday ... A
robust high pressure ridge over the E gulf will provide for a very
pleasant Sunday and Monday for most of SE alaska's panhandle.

Expecting temperatures to be above normal, especially across the
central and southern inner channels, with plentiful Sun and given
the strong ridging and forecasted 850 mb layer temps.

Models have come into better agreement on handling a front slowly
tracking into the central gulf by early Monday. Made minor
adjustments to the previous forecast to boost the central gulf
winds along the front Sunday through early Tuesday. Used a blend
of GFS nam early on, then GFS ec as well as some wpc guidance,
which brought stronger winds into the central gulf along with an
indication of a barrier jet setting up along the N gulf. Kept the
wind speeds just below gale force but could possibly see them
increasing.

The front is currently forecast to advance into the yakutat area
late Sunday early Monday with a good amount of rain likely.

Tuesday onward mostly left the long range forecast alone since
models differ with timing and intensity of the front pushing into
the panhandle. Depending on how long the ridge is able to hold
out, likely to see a transition back to a wetter pattern north to
south Tuesday through most of the work week.

Marine The building ridge of high pressure over the eastern
gulf will cause winds through the inner channels to turn more
nwly. Expect nearly calm winds and seas during the early morning
hours. Afternoons will have winds increasing to around 10kt for
most locations due to sea breezes. This can cause variable wind
directions from one side of a channel to the other. Strongest
winds of around 15-20kt will likely be southerly at the northern
end of lynn canal, westerly through the icy strait s. Douglas cut
and nwly through clarence strait.

Ajk watches warnings advisories
Public... None.

Marine... None.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SKXA2 1 mi26 min SSE 14 G 19 59°F 1023.5 hPa40°F
SKTA2 - 9452400 - Skagway, AK 1 mi38 min 60°F 50°F1023.7 hPa (+1.4)
HAXA2 17 mi26 min W 1.9 G 5.1 56°F 1023.6 hPa45°F
ERXA2 33 mi26 min S 14 G 18 55°F 1025 hPa
EROA2 - Eldred Rock, AK 33 mi74 min S 15 G 20 60°F 1021.4 hPa47°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Skagway, AK2 mi45 minSSW 1110.00 miPartly Cloudy60°F42°F52%1023.8 hPa
Haines - Haines Airport, AK18 mi44 minE 710.00 miFair59°F46°F62%1024.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Haines Inlet, Lynn Canal, Alaska
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Haines Inlet
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Sat -- 12:57 AM AKDT     2.22 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:27 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:12 AM AKDT     12.88 feet High Tide
Sat -- 01:05 PM AKDT     4.18 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 03:19 PM AKDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 07:21 PM AKDT     15.02 feet High Tide
Sat -- 08:42 PM AKDT     Sunset
Sat -- 11:32 PM AKDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.92.23.15.17.810.312.112.912.511.196.754.24.76.69.111.813.914.914.813.4118.2

Tide / Current Tables for Chilkat Inlet, Lynn Canal, Alaska
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Chilkat Inlet
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Sat -- 01:02 AM AKDT     2.22 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:27 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:17 AM AKDT     12.50 feet High Tide
Sat -- 01:10 PM AKDT     4.18 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 03:19 PM AKDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 07:26 PM AKDT     14.66 feet High Tide
Sat -- 08:42 PM AKDT     Sunset
Sat -- 11:32 PM AKDT     Moonset
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