Thursday, March23, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Gambell, AK

Version 3.4
What's New / NOTES
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.
3/12/2015 - Added section for Gulf current for users in the GMZ marine zones.
This was requested by a user. If you have requests, please let me know.

Sunrise 7:44AMSunset 8:27PM Thursday March 23, 2017 6:18 PM AKDT (02:18 UTC) Moonrise 5:23AMMoonset 12:57PM Illumination 13% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Gambell, AK
   Hourly   EDIT   Help
location: 63.47, -171.83     debug

Area Discussion for -
      (on/off)   Help   NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
Fxak69 pafg 232036
northern alaska forecast discussion
national weather service fairbanks ak
1236 pm akdt Thu mar 23 2017

Models... Short term guidance continues to handle the big picture
well, but as expected they are lacking in the details. Run to run
continuity continues to be very good for the short term. The
23/12z solutions initialized well with the 23/18z surface
analysis. Precipitation is one of the details that is lacking in
most model solutions, but the short term SREF seems to be best at
handling it so will use it the first 48 hours.

Aloft... At 500 hpa... Long wave trough persists over the eastern
half of the state through the weekend, then starts reorienting
to the west and eventually settles over the eastern bering sea and
chukchi sea late next week. A 518 dam low over prince william
sound will merge into the trough this evening. Ridging over the
bering sea will remain in place with a 540 dam center developing
over the pribilofs Friday afternoon. The ridge will weaken and
move west Monday. A 480 dam low near 80n 180 will move east to 80n
140w by Sunday morning, then southeast over banks island by
Wednesday morning. A shortwave associated with the low lies over
the chukchi sea and will move east and merge into the longwave
trough. A second shortwave associated with the low will swing
around the low over the western bering sea Saturday night and move
east across the arctic Sunday. At 850 hpa... Temperatures pretty
steady over the forecast area around -15, but will start warming
Monday and they will slowly rise through the week to near zero by
the end of the week.

Surface... Ridging extends from siberia over the chukotsk
peninsula to the seward peninsula and then east over the brooks
range will persist and expand to the southeast over the interior
tonight, then persist through the weekend. A 1003 mb low in the
gulf of alaska will move near yakutat and dissipate as a 994 mb
low move to the queen charlotte island, then moves north over the
southeast panhandle, weakens, and dissipates. A 100 mb low will
develop over prince william sound Saturday morning and move
southwest and dissipate. A 985 mb low will move out of the
northeast pacific Sunday into the southeast gulf of alaska and
move to the northern gulf by Tuesday morning as it weakens to 994
mb. A 965 mb low south of the western aleutians will persist with
a 978 mb low moving to the central aleutians by Sunday morning
the lows then merging into a single low over the central
aleutians Monday.

Arctic coast and brooks range... High pressure continue to hold
over interior alaska and this is producing a fairly zonal flow
across the arctic with a more active pattern. Weak fronts will
continue to move east through the area spreading periods of
clouds and snow across the area. Winds generally west at 10 to 20
mph, although a few areas will see winds gusting to around 35 mph
with some blowing snow.

West coast and western interior... Npp-viirs sport 24 hour
microphysics rgb at 23/1554z shows quite a bit of stratus over the
chukchi sea and eastern bering sea associated with a decaying
front that moved into the area spreading a few flurries to the
area. The stratus should dissipate over the next 24 hour as it
moves under the ridge. Winds generally light and variable, the
exceptions will be the outer capes where winds will be around 20

Central and eastern interior... A repeat of the last few days as
some of the models continue to try and swing precipitation north
into the central interior. Ridge is strong enough that it will
keep precipitation to the southeast of delta junction, and south
of eagle, with just some clouds making in into the central
interior and the upper yukon valley. Temperatures will continue
to be dependent on cloud cover, so areas with clouds will be
warmer at night, but forecast will lean toward the colder
solutions. Wind will be light and variable for most areas.

Afg watches/warnings/advisories
Brisk wind advisory for pkz225.

Sdb mar 17

Weather Reporting Stations
   EDIT       (on/off)   Help   NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map

Airport Reports
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help   Click EDIT to display multiple airports
AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Gambell, Gambell Airport, AK21 mi23 minS 510.00 miOvercast25°F21°F85%1022.6 hPa

Wind History from AGM (wind in knots)
Last 24hrSW8SW7S8S8SW8S8S7S8S8S9S10SW12SW10S7SW8S7S6S6SW8S7S8S7S9S5
1 day agoS6S7S8S8S7S7S8S7S5S6S7SW8SW8SW8SW9SW10SW9S9SW10S9S9S9SW10S9
2 days agoS3SE3CalmCalmCalmS4CalmCalmCalmS6SE6S5S3S5S4S3S6S8S8S7S7S6S5S6

Tide / Current Tables for Moghoweyik River entrance, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska
   EDIT   RT Ports Option   Weekend mode (on/off)   (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Moghoweyik River entrance
Click for Map
Thu -- 01:50 AM AKDT     0.14 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:12 AM AKDT     1.46 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:22 AM AKDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 09:15 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 02:41 PM AKDT     0.47 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:57 PM AKDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:54 PM AKDT     1.20 feet High Tide
Thu -- 09:53 PM AKDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

Tide / Current Tables for Niyrakpak Lagoon entrance, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska
   EDIT      (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Niyrakpak Lagoon entrance
Click for MapNote: Reference is in time zone :America/Anchorage; adjusted offsets 1 hr to undo LST compensation.

Thu -- 05:08 AM HDT     0.10 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:21 AM HDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 08:14 AM HDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 12:05 PM HDT     1.09 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:54 PM HDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:59 PM HDT     0.34 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:51 PM HDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:47 PM HDT     0.89 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

Weather Map and Satellite Images
       (on/off)   Help
Weather Map
IR Satellite Image from GEOS

GOES Local Image of Alaska    EDIT

Ground Weather Radar Station Nome, AK
   (on/off)   Help
weather_mapweather_map weather_map

Ad by Google

The information on this web site has not been checked for accuracy. It is for entertainment purposes only and should be independently verified before using for any other reason. There are five sources. 1) Documents and manuals from a variety of sources. These have not been checked for accuracy and in many cases have not even been read by anyone associated with I have no idea of they are useful or accurate, I leave that to the reader. 2) Articles others have written and submitted. If you have questions on these, please contact the author. 3) Articles that represent my personal opinions. These are intended to promote thought and for entertainment. These are not intended to be fact, they are my opinions. 4) Small programs that generate result presented on a web page. Like any computer program, these may and in some cases do have errors. Almost all of these also make simplifying assumptions so they are not totally accurate even if there are no errors. Please verify all results. 5) Weather information is from numerious of sources and is presented automatically. It is not checked for accuracy either by anyone at or by the source which is typically the US Government. See the NOAA web site for their disclaimer. Finally, tide and current data on this site is from 2007 and 2008 data bases, which may contain even older data. Changes in harbors due to building or dredging change tides and currents and for that reason many of the locations presented are no longer supported by newer data bases. For example, there is very little tidal current data in newer data bases so current data is likely wrong to some extent. This data is NOT FOR NAVIGATION. See the XTide disclaimer for details. In addition, tide and current are influenced by storms, river flow, and other factors beyond the ability of any predictive program.