Monday, October23, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Buckland, AK

Version 3.4
What's New / NOTES
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 9:04AMSunset 6:22PM Monday October 23, 2017 4:21 PM AKDT (00:21 UTC) Moonrise 1:01PMMoonset 6:34PM Illumination 15% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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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PKZ215 Kotzebue Sound- 402 Pm Akdt Mon Oct 23 2017
Tonight..E winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
Tue..E winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
Tue night..E winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
Wed..E winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing fog. Freezing spray.
Wed night..E winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing fog. Snow showers. Freezing spray.
Thu..E winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Thu night..E winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Fri..SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Sat..SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
PKZ200 Norton Sound- 402 Pm Akdt Mon Oct 23 2017
Tonight..SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Tue..SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
Tue night..E winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
Wed..E winds 30 kt. Seas 7 ft. Snow and rain. Freezing spray.
Wed night..SE winds 15 kt. Seas 5 ft. Rain showers and freezing rain.
Thu..E winds 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
Thu night..E winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
Fri..S winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
Sat..S winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Buckland, AK
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northern alaska forecast discussion
national weather service fairbanks ak
223 pm akdt Mon oct 23 2017

Active weather pattern this week for northern alaska.

The persistent long wave that has Sat over western alaska will
retrograde to the west over the bering sea through the week. As
the long wave retrogrades over the bering sea a 993 mb surface low
pressure currently east of the kamchtka peninsula will undergo
dramatic cyclogenisis with an anticipated deepening of over 50 mb
in 24 hours to around 940 mb as the low moves east tonight into
the western aleutians. The low will continue to move east along
the aleutian islands Tuesday and will weaken to around 955 mb by
Wednesday morning as the low passes near atka and weakens further
to 975 mb as it moves just north of dutch harbor Thursday morning.

A strong front extending east of the low will push northeast into
southwest alaska and will bring a round of strong winds, a period
of heavy snow over the yk delta and norton sound and st lawrence
island. The snow will mix with freezing rain before turning to
rain Wednesday morning. The snow will mix with and change over to
freezing rain over the southern portions of the western interior.

2 to 4 inches of snow are expected in the lower yk delta and
southern seward peninsula and 4 to 7 inches of snow are expected
in the western interior. Ice accumulations in the southern
portions of the western interior are expected to be less than one
tenth of an inch. Winter weather advisories have been issued for
these areas for a host of winter conditions including snow,
blowing snow, strong winds and ice accumulations.

As the bering sea low and moves east along the aleutian chain the
mid level and upper level winds ahead of the storm will increase
dramatically and will become nearly perpendicular to the alaska
range beginning Tuesday evening and will continue through
Thursday. A strong mountain wave is expected to develop over the
central alaska range Tuesday afternoon or evening and over the
eastern alaska range Tuesday evening. The exact timing and
duration of the winds are hard to pin down as the mid and upper
level wind field will be alternating between southerly and
southwesterly which will impact the strength of the mountain wave
and how much the stronger winds aloft are force to the surface.

Expect the potential for very strong wind gusts in excess of 70
mph to alternately develop and diminish and develop again from
Tuesday afternoon to Thursday along the northern slopes, foothills
and passes of the alaska range. The strongest winds are expected
Wednesday morning. Computer guidance continues to indicate the
potential for the strong winds to impact the healy and the delta
junction areas. High wind watches have been issued for the central
and eastern alaska range and the delta junction area beginning
Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The 12z model suite initialized well against the 12 analysis with
the exception of the low near nunivak island which models under
developed. The placement of features was overall good. Model
spread was minimal in the short range between model families as
well as from model run to model run. Model spread increases
significantly in both the mid range and long range.

Coastal hazard potential days 3 and 4... None.

Afg watches warnings advisories
High wind watch for akz223-akz225-akz226.

Winter weather advisory for akz210-akz211-akz212-akz213-akz214-

Small craft advisory for pkz210.

Ccc oct 17

Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Buckland, Buckland Airport, AK41 mi26 minWNW 310.00 miFair16°F10°F80%1010.2 hPa

Wind History from ABL (wind in knots)
Last 24hrCalmCalmCalmCalm--S3CalmCalmCalmS6Calm--CalmS4S4SE4SE4E4CalmSE3CalmNE3CalmW3
1 day agoE63E6SE6SE5S5S4E3E4SE4Calm--CalmCalmSE3SE3CalmCalmCalmSE3S4SE3E3Calm
2 days agoCalmE6E3CalmCalmCalmW3N3NW3CalmCalmSE5SW4E6S3SE4SE4E9----E11E13SE12E11

Tide / Current Tables for Kiwalik, Kotzebue Sound, Alaska
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Mon -- 04:35 AM AKDT     -0.03 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:13 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:07 AM AKDT     2.27 feet High Tide
Mon -- 03:00 PM AKDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 04:28 PM AKDT     0.71 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:48 PM AKDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:35 PM AKDT     Moonset
Mon -- 10:41 PM AKDT     2.71 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Kotzebue, Kotzebue Sound, Alaska
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Mon -- 06:17 AM AKDT     0.04 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:20 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:44 AM AKDT     0.46 feet High Tide
Mon -- 03:01 PM AKDT     0.29 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 03:13 PM AKDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 03:46 PM AKDT     0.30 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:48 PM AKDT     0.25 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:47 PM AKDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:27 PM AKDT     Moonset
Mon -- 11:30 PM AKDT     0.78 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Ground Weather Radar Station Nome, AK
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