Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:51AM||Sunset 8:21PM||Friday March 22, 2019 5:01 AM AKDT (13:01 UTC)||Moonrise 10:13PM||Moonset 8:00AM||Illumination 98%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Nunam Iqua, AKHourly EDIT Help
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northern alaska forecast discussion
national weather service fairbanks ak
319 am akdt Fri mar 22 2019
Near record warm conditions will continue over most of the
interior while ground blizzards develop this afternoon along the
north slope coast.
Aloft at 500 hpa, a strong ridge aloft extending from northwestern
alaska to near great slave lake will continue to hold in place
while a series of weak troughs move north and northwest through
the bering sea today and Saturday. A stronger shortwave will move
northeast into the central bering sea on Sunday and through the
bering strait Sunday night and Monday. The strong upper level
ridge builds back over alaska early next week and will continue
through mid week.
On the surface a 1030 mb high pressure system north of point
barrow combined with a 970 mb low near dutch harbor will produce a
very strong pressure gradient along the coastal areas of the
north slope this afternoon and will continue into Saturday
morning. Winds will increase rapidly this afternoon along the
coastal areas of the north slope as high pressure builds to the
north of point barrow. Strong and gusty winds combined with recent
snowfall are expected to produce ground blizzard conditions
beginning this afternoon and will continue through through early
Saturday along the coastal areas of the north slope. Blizzard
warnings and and winter weather advisories have been issued for
In the interior, high pressure aloft will keep conditions at or
near record warmth across the interior through the weekend with
temperatures expected to reach into the upper 40s and lower 50s.
Some locations will nudge into the middle 50s this afternoon. The
snowpack continues to ripen nicely across the interior with no
significant hydrological issues noted at this time.
A weather front along along the bering strait will weaken today
as it moves north into the chukchi sea this evening. Expect
scattered snow showers along the west coast today and tonight as
the front dissipates and moves to the north. A second front moves
northeast out of the central bering sea into the bering strait,
seward peninsula, and lower yk delta Sunday and will bring another
round of snow to the area. The front continues to move north with
a low that tracks just east of wrangel island Sunday evening.
Deep southwest flow develops along the southwest brooks range
Sunday afternoon and will likely produce a round of heavy snow
Sunday night and Monday morning the western brooks range.
Models continue to indicate a strong storm developing in the
central bering sea Monday morning with heavy precipitation moving
into the lower yk delta, norton sound and the seward peninsula
through the day Monday. The track of the storm to the west of st
lawrence island will take the strongest winds well west of the
west coast and combined with a quickly moving storm should help
minimize coastal flood concerns however surge models continue to
indicate a rise in sea levels beginning early Sunday, though
offshore winds prior to the event should mitigate any significant
rise. Strong southerly flow ahead of the storm may still cause
elevated surf, mainly along south-facing shores. We will continue
to monitor for additional developments.
Coastal hazard potential days 3 and 4... None.
Afg watches warnings advisories
Blizzard warning for akz201-akz203-akz204.
Winter weather advisory for akz202-akz213.
Gale warning for pkz210-pkz225-pkz230-pkz235-pkz240-pkz245.
Brisk wind advisory for pkz220-pkz235-pkz240-pkz245.
Ccc mar 19
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