Marine Weather and Tides
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 3:47AM||Sunset 11:48PM||Thursday May 24, 2018 1:37 PM AKDT (21:37 UTC)||Moonrise 3:15PM||Moonset 3:21AM||Illumination 75%|
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northern alaska forecast discussion
national weather service fairbanks ak
1209 pm akdt Thu may 24 2018
Aloft... At 500 hpa... Upper level troughing will persist over the
southeast interior through Friday. The 521 dam low over the
southern bering sea will cross over into the gulf of alaska
Friday morning and weaken to 530 dam south of kodiak Friday
evening. This low will continue to track to the east through
the weekend. Weak high pressure will build over the bering
strait Friday into Saturday. Also upper level ridging will
persist over the arctic through the weekend. There is some model
divergence by next week but weak ridging may build over the
interior while the west coast remains unsettled. Near normal
temperatures expected through this weekend.
Surface... High pressure persists over the arctic with a 1026 mb
center 400 nm north of prudhoe bay and high pressure pushing
south over mackenzie bay and west to the new siberian islands.
A weak front from mcgrath to fairbanks to eagle will push
to the northwest slowly today before weakening. Weak low pressure
will persist over the interior through the weekend.
Arctic coast and brooks range... Stratus, low ceilings, fog and
flurries will continue over the the north slope today and Friday.
Current observations continue to indicate lifr ceilings with
conditions expected to continue through Friday with only brief
periods of ifr ceilings. Northeast to east winds at 15 to 30 mph
will continue through Friday. Temperatures will remain steady.
Central and eastern interior... Weak weather front over
the central interior has brought rain and cooler temperatures
which has stabilized the middle tanana valley this morning. Not|
expecting thunderstorms to form around fairbanks due to the cloud
coverage. There still may be some isolated thunderstorms from
galena to tanana to eagle and possible over the hills north of
fairbanks. Possibility of thunderstorms will move slightly
northward from galena to bettles down to eagle on Friday. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms will continue into weekend.
Scattered to numerous showers will continue over the eastern
interior today and Friday. Rivers remain high, see below for
details. Winds generally light. Temperatures slightly cooler with
cloudy conditions the next 24 hours. Near normal
temperatures expected through this weekend.
West coast and western interior... Dense fog in areas of kotzebue
sound will continue through late morning Thursday. Expect isolated
to scattered showers in the middle yukon and upper kuskokwim
valleys today with isolated thunderstorms from galena south to
near marshall. Possibility of thunderstorms will move slightly
northward from galena to bettles down to eagle on Friday. Weak
high pressure will build over the bering strait Friday into
Coastal hazard potential days 3 and 4... None.
a weather front has brought a decent amount of wetting rain
to the middle tanana valley today. Not expecting thunderstorms to
form around fairbanks due to the cloud coverage. There still may
be some isolated thunderstorms from galena to tanana to eagle and
possible over the hills north of fairbanks. Possibility of
thunderstorms will move slightly northward from galena to bettles
down to eagle on Friday. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
will continue into weekend. Minimum relative humidity values are
expected to remain above 30 percent, with excellent overnight
recovery in most locations. For the latest fire weather
information go to
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Thu -- 04:20 AM AKDT Moonset
Thu -- 04:33 AM AKDT 0.15 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 09:59 AM AKDT 0.53 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:13 PM AKDT Moonrise
Thu -- 04:35 PM AKDT 0.07 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 10:43 PM AKDT 0.64 feet High Tide
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