Thursday, August17, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Barrow, AK

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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 5:46AMSunset 10:03PM Thursday August 17, 2017 5:01 PM AKDT (01:01 UTC) Moonrise 12:00AMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 19% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 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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PKZ235 Point Franklin To Cape Halkett- 322 Pm Akdt Thu Aug 17 2017
Tonight..E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. Fog.
Fri..NE winds 5 kt. Seas 2 ft. Fog.
Fri night..NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Fog.
Sat..NE winds 5 kt. Seas 3 ft. Fog.
Sat night..E winds 5 kt. Seas 2 ft. Fog.
Sun..S winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sun night..SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Mon..SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Tue..N winds 10 kt. Seas 4 ft.
PKZ200 Norton Sound- 327 Pm Akdt Thu Aug 17 2017
Tonight..NW winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Fog.
Fri..NW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Fri night..W winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Fog.
Sat..NW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Fog.
Sat night..N winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Sun..N winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Sun night..NW winds 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Mon..SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Tue..NW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Barrow, AK
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Fxak69 pafg 172300
northern alaska forecast discussion
national weather service fairbanks ak
300 pm akdt Thu aug 17 2017

Discussion The 17 12z 500 mb pattern showed long wave troughing
centered over mainland alaska, consisting mainly of a 531 dm low
located around 150 miles north of point hope. Several short waves
are embedded within this trough, the most prominent rounding the
south side of the trough running through the gulf of alaska. A
second low short wave with a 541 dm low center was located over
the far northeast corner of the NW territories near the arctic
coast. A third, weaker one was observed crossing the alaska range
into the southeast interior. At the surface, the main weather
pattern was dominated by broad low pressure centered over mainland
alaska, with several embedded weaker lows across the state.

The 12z deterministic models are in good agreement on the overall
pattern through this weekend, but rapidly begin to diverge by next
Monday on the position timing of the upper air features. However,
the guidance does continue to suggest long wave troughing to
persist across the state into next week. The short wave over the
gulf of alaska will swing northeastward today, to move into
british colombia by late tonight. The upper low north of point
hope will swing southward through this weekend, to be located over
the ak peninsula by Sunday evening. The upper low over the
northwest territories will move northwest through the beaufort
sea, to merge with another shortwave moving east through the
siberian arctic by Saturday.

Periods of rain are expected to affect the west coast Friday into
this weekend as upper low moves south over the coast toward the ak
peninsula. Snow levels are expected to fall to around 1500 feet
over northwest alaska and the seward peninsula tonight, to persist
through this weekend. Scattered to numerous showers are expected
for interior alaska for the next several days, which will be
diurnally enhanced. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible for
the east interior through Saturday. Weak short wave over the
interior, which is bringing a round of rainfall to the white
mountains early this afternoon will lift north to spread rainfall
over the brooks range tonight. For the north slope, periods of
fog, drizzle and stratus will persist there through Saturday
night due to weak onshore flow, before winds turn offshore from
west to east across the arctic coast on Sunday in response a
frontal system crossing the chukchi sea, which will bring the next
organized chance of rain Sunday night into Monday.

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

Fire weather No issues under cool, wet weather regime.

Hydrology Recent cooler temperatures aloft in the eastern
alaska range and wrangels has significantly slowed down glacial
runoff into the tanana river. The tanana river near tok and tetlin
has dropped considerably during the past 24 hours and overland
flow causing flooding near the tetlin village road and high water
along the alaska hwy should begin to recede some during the next
few days.

Afg watches warnings advisories
The flood advisory for zone 224 in the tetlin village road areas
through Friday.

Nts aug 17

Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Barrow, Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport, AK3 mi69 minENE 65.00 miLight Rain Fog/Mist41°F39°F96%998.3 hPa

Wind History from ABR (wind in knots)
Last 24hrE14E12E13E10E12E12E9E8E10E9E7E10E8E9E6E6E6E8E9E8E7E6NE6E5
1 day agoNW10W9W9W8W8SW8S6SW8S9S8S6S7S8S9S9SE7SE15SE14SE14SE14SE15SE15SE15SE18

Tide / Current Tables for Point Barrow, Alaska
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Point Barrow
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Thu -- 04:28 AM AKDT     0.01 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:16 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:50 AM AKDT     0.23 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:05 PM AKDT     0.11 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 10:18 PM AKDT     0.35 feet High Tide
Thu -- 11:37 PM AKDT     Sunset
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