Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 10:41AM||Sunset 2:47PM||Tuesday December 11, 2018 7:47 PM AKST (04:47 UTC)||Moonrise 3:08PM||Moonset 5:45PM||Illumination 21%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Wainwright, AKHourly EDIT Help
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northern alaska forecast discussion
national weather service fairbanks ak
317 pm akst Tue dec 11 2018
Northern alaska is transitioning to a relatively quiet pattern
for the most part as high pressure builds across the northern
bering sea and arctic ocean and the main storm track remains south
of the area. The exception will be from the bering strait to
saint lawrence island where strong northerly winds, snow showers,
blowing snow, and the potential for high surf remains on north
facing shorelines for the remainder of the week. A gradual cooling
trend is in store for most areas as near normal temperatures
settle in over the forecast area.
The long wave trough aloft over the bering sea will gradually move
east over mainland alaska the next several days. Several weak
shortwaves will rotate north into interior alaska and across the
brooks range. This will bring a few periods of light snow or snow
showers through the end of the week. Low pressure over western
norton sound will drop south into bristol bay by Thursday as high
pressure builds across the bering sea. Low pressure moving into
the northern gulf of alaska on Sunday may bring temperatures back
up above normal for the eastern interior as colder air remains
over the western half of the state.
North slope... Temperatures 10-35 below north of the brooks range
combined with northeast winds up to 5-15 mph is expected the next
several days. The exception during the next 24 hours is from pt.
Lay south where stronger winds are resulting in wind chills around
55 below and near 50 below in anaktuvuk pass. Winds and wind
chills will diminish on Wednesday in these areas, but with the
colder temperatures it is possible for wind chills approaching 50
below in some channeled areas.
West coast and western interior... As mentioned above strong north
winds, snow showers, blowing snow, and high surf on north facing
beaches is likely for the remainder of the week from the saint
lawrence island through the bering strait. Snowfall associated
with a front extending from the low over norton sound into the
lower yukon valley will taper off tonight but from 4-7 inches
storm total is possible south of anvik. Otherwise, the western
part of the state will be quiet.
Eastern interior... A weather front over the eastern interior will
rotate east of fairbanks tonight to a line from mcgrath to tanana
to ft yukon. Light snow is spreading west with this front and 1-2
inches of snow is likely, with around 1 inch in the fairbanks
area. Snow will taper off on Wednesday as the front dissipates.
Temperatures will also fall below zero in most areas.
Coastal hazard potential days 3 and 4... See above about high surf
potential in the bering strait to saint lawrence island.
Afg watches warnings advisories
Wind chill advisory for akz201-akz206.
High surf advisory for akz213.
Winter weather advisory for akz213-akz214-akz215.
Heavy freezing spray warning for pkz210-pkz220-pkz225.
Small craft advisory for pkz220-pkz225.
Gale warning for pkz210.
Brisk wind advisory for pkz230.
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