Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 3:01AM||Sunset 12:47AM||Thursday June 29, 2017 7:51 AM AKDT (15:51 UTC)||Moonrise 11:04AM||Moonset 12:45AM||Illumination 30%|
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northern alaska forecast discussion
national weather service fairbanks ak
533 am akdt Thu jun 29 2017
High pressure aloft and a thermal trough at the surface will be
present in the eastern interior with thunderstorms possible
Friday and Saturday. Southerly flow on the west coast is brining rain
and rain showers to the west coast and western interior. Models
are in fairly good agreement into the weekend on the overall
pattern but differ on details, which is to be expected. Models are
also underestimating winds in the alaska range as they have not
quite nailed the pressure gradient there.
Aloft at 500mb an area of low pressure continues to spin in the
western bering sea, allowing for southerly flow along the west
coast of alaska. This brought above average temperatures to areas
of the northwest part of the state. This low will move north over
the next couple of days but the general area of low pressure will
remain, keeping southerly flow along the west coast.
Inland, a ridge of high pressure aloft continues to be located
over the eastern interior and yukon, extending north to the
eastern arctic coast of the state. The ridge to the east will
retreat Friday, cutting off the high in the arctic. This will
allow for a pattern shift for the interior, as a shortwave trough
will then move north over the alaska range from an area of low
pressure spinning in the gulf of alaska. More on the impacts of
On the surface the low in the bering sea is still present and
contributing to the southerly flow along the west coast. Low
pressure is present in the eastern interior due a thermal trough
from warm temperatures. This is creating a pressure gradient
setup in the alaska range as it interacts with the low in the gulf
of alaska that is also reflected on the surface. Both features
are present through Friday, making for windy conditions in the
alaska range, especially in passes. Today will be the windiest day
as the thermal trough will shift north tomorrow.
As a result of the above, the west coast and western interior
will see periods of rain and rainshowers the next few days as|
shortwave troughs pulse through the southerly flow.
The eastern interior will continue to be warm and dry due to the
high pressure aloft, with windy conditions in the alaska range as
stated above. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible in the
eastern brooks range today. The pattern shift mentioned above has
the potential to produce some very active convection and
thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon. This will be due to continued
warm temperatures maintaining the thermal trough with enhanced
dynamic instability from the shortwave trough moving north. The
incoming shortwave will also provide needed moisture for the
The arctic will see above average temperatures in the western
arctic, while and some coastal sea fog and low ceilings are
present in the eastern arctic. Both will be present the next
couple of days, with fog in the eastern arctic occurring mainly at
Coastal hazard potential days 3 and 4... None.
A red flag warning has been issued for today in zone 223,
specifically for areas around delta junction. Warm temperatures
and low humidity will combine with windy conditions that have been
created by the pressure gradient near the alaska range. Other
zones in the alaska range will not meet criteria. Near red flag
conditions are expected today and Thursday in the yukon flats.
Temperatures will be above normal and humidity will be meet
criteria. However, winds will remain light.
Expect glacier fed rivers to rise through the weekend due to above
normal temperatures and freezing levels.
Afg watches warnings advisories
Red flag warning for akz223.
Brisk wind advisory for pkz235-pkz240-pkz245.
Bjb jun 17
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Thu -- 01:44 AM AKDT Moonset
Thu -- 05:23 AM AKDT 0.64 feet High Tide
Thu -- 12:02 PM AKDT Moonrise
Thu -- 12:23 PM AKDT -0.03 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:37 PM AKDT 0.61 feet High Tide
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