Marine Weather and Tides
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10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.
|Sunrise 10:45AM||Sunset 2:46PM||Thursday December 13, 2018 12:59 PM AKST (21:59 UTC)||Moonrise 1:25PM||Moonset 9:41PM||Illumination 38%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hughes, AKHourly EDIT Help
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northern alaska forecast discussion
national weather service fairbanks ak
1220 pm akst Thu dec 13 2018
A relatively quiet weather pattern will continue for most of
northern alaska into the weekend with the main issue being
gusty northerly winds persisting from the bering strait south to
st. Lawrence island. Temperatures will be near or below normal
across western and northern alaska. Clouds and occasional snow
over the eastern half of the state will keep temperatures slightly
above normal for the most part into the weekend.
Models are in good agreement with the position and track of
synoptic scale features through the weekend. An upper level low
over southwest alaska will move north to the arctic coast by
Saturday with a colder longwave trough persisting over the west
coast of alaska into early next week. Several weak short waves
rotating around the upper low will trigger clouds and periods of
light snow into Saturday. Low pressure moving into the northern
gulf of alaska on Sunday will push slightly warmer air into the
eastern interior beginning Sunday.
Models continue to struggle with surface temperature forecasts,
especially over the interior. The guidance keeps indicating below
zero readings but persistent cloud cover and periods of snow are
keeping temperatures 10 to 20 degrees warmer than the guidance
would suggest. The airmass aloft is cold enough to easily support
surface temperatures of 10-20 below zero, but this will only occur
where the skies clear. Since the current pattern leans towards
some cloud cover, we are nudging temperatures warmer than the
Central and eastern interior... Quiet weather into the weekend. A
weather front moving north across the area today will bring up to
1 inch of snow by tonight. Another weak front moving north Friday|
night into Saturday will produce some snow showers with little
accumulation expected. As mentioned above, temperatures are going
to be the biggest forecast challenge. Only areas that have breaks
in the clouds or clearing will drop into the teens below zero.
West coast and western interior... The strong northerly winds from
the bering strait to saint lawrence will diminish this evening but
winds 20-30 mph will persist into Saturday, along with snow
showers and periods of blowing snow. A weather front moving north
will bring up to 1 inch of new snow through tonight in the western
interior, otherwise not much else going on.
North slope... No significant weather either. Temperatures will
remain quite cold with readings mainly in the 15-30 below range.
Winds will be generally 15 mph or less and not reaching wind chill
criteria, although some places have been close. Some patchy fog
and flurries today with a better chance for light snow on Friday
as a weather front moves north across the area.
Coastal hazard potential days 3 and 4... Northerly winds are
expected to increase again Sunday night into Monday from the
bering strait south to saint lawrence island.
Afg watches warnings advisories
High surf advisory for akz213.
Winter weather advisory for akz213.
Heavy freezing spray warning for pkz210-pkz220.
Small craft advisory for pkz210-pkz220.
Brisk wind advisory for pkz225.
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