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Marine Weather and Tides
Halibut Cove, AK

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5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.

Sunrise 4:15AMSunset 11:46PM Tuesday June 19, 2018 6:16 AM AKDT (14:16 UTC) Moonrise 11:00AMMoonset 12:25AM Illumination 36% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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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PKZ141 Kachemak Bay- 350 Am Akdt Tue Jun 19 2018
Today..SE wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Tonight..Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain.
Wed..Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming sw 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft. Rain.
Wed night..SW wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Thu..SW wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
Fri..S wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sat..Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Halibut Cove, AK
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Area Discussion for -
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Fxak68 pafc 191202
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southcentral and southwest alaska forecast discussion
national weather service anchorage ak
402 am akdt Tue jun 19 2018

Analysis and upper levels
The upper level pattern remains largely the same as it has been
the past several days. An upper level low persists over the
eastern bering. With the associated surface low now in a much
weakened state, precipitation directly associated with it over
southwest alaska has diminished in coverage and intensity to
spotty, nuisance showers. For southcentral, little in the way of
organized precipitation remains except for an area of rain now
moving into prince william sound. That rain is associated with the
last of an atmospheric river of moisture moving northward out of
the gulf into the coastal chugach and wrangell mountains. The
south-to-north moving jet streak forcing the rainfall is oriented
along the alaska yukon border. Thus, most of the precipitation
that isn't purely upslope driven is focused near the jet along
eastern prince william sound and the copper river basin.

Temperatures across the area were very seasonable yesterday with
highs in the low to mid 60s across southcentral and upper 50s to
lower 60s across southwest alaska.

Model discussion
Model agreement remains good as the pattern becomes increasingly
tranquil. The low over the bering continues to weaken over the
next several days as it makes a loop over the eastern bering.

Meanwhile the models agree that additional infusions of energy
into the low in the form of lows and atmospheric disturbances will
be of a weaker type for the short-term. Thus, model differences
through Thursday morning, while as usual becoming increasingly
apparent, are not cause to make major changes to the forecast. As
such, forecast confidence remains high. Generally the high
resolution NAM was used through Tuesday night followed by the gfs.

Aviation
Panc...VFR conditions will continue through the TAF period. A
shower or two is possible in the area through the day. The gusty
se turnagain arm winds will gradually diminish through the
morning, but will likely persist south and west of the airport
through Wednesday morning.

Short term forecast southcentral alaska (days 1 and 2)
Moist southerly flow aloft will continue through Wednesday night
as the synoptic pattern of an upper level low over the eastern
bering and ridging east of southcentral alaska remains in place.

Some gap winds will continue today as the surface gradient remains
fairly strong in the wake of Mondays low. Winds will then diminish
on Wednesday. A weak upper level system will move into the
southcentral mainland later today into this evening increasing the
shower activity a bit. A wetter system will push into the area
Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night, with increasing chances
of precipitation across the area, especially along the coast and
the kenai peninsula.

Short term forecast southwest alaska (days 1 and 2)
The mainland is getting into a steady state pattern, anchored by a
stacked low pressure system setting up in the eastern bering sea
through the end of the week. The front associated with the system
is currently lifting northward out of the kuskokwim delta and
lower kuskokwim valley by early this morning. The next two days
will then be characterized by a weakly unstable cyclonic flow.

Expect scattered rain showers over most areas, with some lee-side
drying to the west of higher terrain. Mostly cloudy conditions and
below normal temperatures will persist with generally light
southeast winds through Thursday.

Short term forecast bering sea aleutians (days 1 and 2)
Generally light to moderate northwesterly flow will persist
through Thursday. A front associated with the low to the east will
slowly decay and linger over the eastern bering and pribilof
islands through tonight, bringing rain to the area. High pressure
over the western bering will promote fog and low stratus,
especially during the overnight hours through Thursday.

Long term forecast (days 3 through 7)
The long term forecast begins Thursday evening with the dominant
upper-level features being a broad, closed low over the eastern
bering and a ridge downstream extending through the yukon into
east-central alaska. At the surface, this translates to a
weakening low remaining rather stationary over the eastern bering
and a ridge over the gulf of alaska. A trough is situated just
south of the brooks range, extending into the yukon.

The broad low in the bering and high downstream will result in a
predominant southwesterly through much of the vertical profile,
keeping clouds and showers over southern alaska through Friday. By
late Friday though the weekend, a surface ridge builds over
southern alaska as the low in the bering fills in and retreats to
the west. This will result in a gradual warming trend across the
forecast area as an offshore flow develops. However, lingering
moisture, daytime heating, and added instability from a shortwave
trough traversing from the akpen into central alaska will still
support widespread shower activity (diminishing in areal coverage
each day) through the end of the weekend.

Models diverge with the timing, intensity, and track of a low
across the aleutians for the weekend. Nonetheless, expect the
broad trough over the aleutians to remain through the weekend
with clouds and rain moving across the aleutians, reaching the
alaska peninsula for Monday.

Afc watches warnings advisories
Public... Flood advisory: 125.

Marine... None.

Synopsis and model discussion... Jpw
southcentral alaska... Bl
southwest alaska bering sea aleutians... Tp
long term... Tm


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
HMSA2 12 mi24 min E 2.9 G 6 52°F 1014.3 hPa41°F
HMRA2 - Kachemak Bay Reserve, AK 12 mi46 min SSE 8.9 1013 hPa
OVIA2 - 9455500 - Seldovia, AK 27 mi46 min 46°F1014.5 hPa
FILA2 - Flat Island Light, AK 43 mi46 min S 14 G 20 51°F 1014 hPa43°F
AMAA2 - East Amatuli Light, AK 57 mi46 min SSE 15 G 17 47°F 1015 hPa45°F

Wind History for Nikiski, AK
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Homer, Homer Airport, AK17 mi23 minW 810.00 miOvercast52°F43°F72%1015.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Halibut Cove, Kachemak Bay, Cook Inlet, Alaska
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Halibut Cove
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Tue -- 01:18 AM AKDT     2.50 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:25 AM AKDT     Moonset
Tue -- 04:44 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:23 AM AKDT     17.51 feet High Tide
Tue -- 01:00 PM AKDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 01:44 PM AKDT     -0.88 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 08:25 PM AKDT     17.90 feet High Tide
Tue -- 11:27 PM AKDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.52.635.38.712.415.617.417.114.911.26.82.6-0.2-0.80.848.112.415.817.717.615.612.2

Tide / Current Tables for Homer, Kachemak Bay, Cook Inlet, Alaska
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Homer
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Tue -- 01:23 AM AKDT     2.40 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:26 AM AKDT     Moonset
Tue -- 04:45 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:16 AM AKDT     17.01 feet High Tide
Tue -- 01:00 PM AKDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 01:48 PM AKDT     -0.98 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 08:18 PM AKDT     17.40 feet High Tide
Tue -- 11:29 PM AKDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.42.62.85.18.512.215.316.916.514.210.66.42.5-0.2-0.90.63.87.912.215.617.31714.911.8

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