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Craig, AK

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Sunrise 8:23AMSunset 3:13PM Saturday December 4, 2021 5:34 AM AKST (14:34 UTC) Moonrise 9:56AMMoonset 4:33PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 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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PKZ041 Dixon Entrance To Cape Decision- 414 Am Akst Sat Dec 4 2021
.small craft advisory through this morning...
Today..W wind 15 kt becoming N in the afternoon. Seas 8 ft subsiding to 6 ft in the afternoon. Rain showers early in the morning.
Tonight..W wind 10 kt. Seas 5 ft.
Sun..S wind 15 kt. Seas 6 ft. Snow showers in the morning. Rain showers.
Sun night..E wind 15 kt becoming W 10 kt late. Seas 8 ft.
Mon..W wind 20 kt becoming sw 30 kt. Seas 10 ft building to 14 ft.
Tue..S wind 30 kt becoming nw. Seas 16 ft.
Wed..W wind 30 kt. Seas 19 ft.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Craig, AK
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FXAK67 PAJK 041433 AFDAJK

Southeast Alaska Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Juneau AK 533 AM AKST Sat Dec 4 2021

SHORT TERM. /Today through Tonight/ . Weakening low pressure centered 201 nautical miles southeast of Port Alexander . or roughly at 55 0N/136.9W. making quicker progress southeast toward Haida Gwaii early this morning and is expected to continue southeast further weakening through the day. Scattered snow showers on the east side of this broad low will continue affecting parts of the southern Panhandle zones including Prince of Wales and Ketchikan through late morning before diminishing by the afternoon hours. Earlier in the shift, we were anticipating an enhancement just east of the low in a band of showers that was tracking eastward toward Prince of Wales and Ketchikan, however that trend has not materialized here before sunrise. The latest satellite imagery is showing the shower activity weakening, and the likelihood of seeing heavier impactful snowfall rates in numerous showers affecting the southern Panhandle is diminishing by the hour. Therefore, we have dropped the Winter Weather Advisory for Prince of Wales and Ketchikan, as well as the Winter Storm Warning for the Petersburg and Wrangell areas.

Farther to the north, we note some isolated snow shower activity forming in the vicinity of a minor shortwave tracking southeast in the midlevel flow. Yakutat reporting 2 miles in light snow now. Expect that activity to remain isolated to low end scattered in coverage with some quick accumulations for a few spots an inch or less. Otherwise, the colder trend continues in the northerly flow down out of the Yukon today into tonight . with lows tonight dipping into the single digits for Skagway and Haines. Elsewhere we expect teens and twenties again tonight.

For maritime interests, we will continue with Small Craft Advisories until Noon AKST for the outside waters from Cape Decision south to the Dixon Entrance where seas around 8 feet persist on the east and southeast side of the low pressure system . and with Small Craft Advisories until 3 PM AKST for winds 25-30kts over northern and southern Lynn Canal. We are also keeping freezing spray verbiage going for Lynn Canal through the day and into this evening.

LONG TERM. /Sunday through Wednesday night/ . On Sunday, a low racing south of Haida Gwaii will bring a chance of snow showers for the southern Panhandle. As it departs Sunday afternoon, the region will see a brief break in the precipitation before the next significant front arrives on Monday.

The next low pressure system tracks along the AK peninsula to near Prince William Sound by late Monday night. This will push a front towards the panhandle Monday. Timing of the onset of precipitation was adjusted with today's package as models have sped things up a bit since yesterday. Precipitation for Yakutat looks to begin Monday morning, Monday afternoon for the central and northern Panhandle, and late Monday night for the southern panhandle. Flow is expected to turn southwesterly as the front approaches, which brings the rain/snow line into play once again. 850mb temps and 1000-850mb thickness values still suggest that the central and northern panhandle will start as a period of snow with the rain/snow line getting as far north as the Icy Strait corridor by Tuesday morning. A Special Weather Statement was issued today to highlight the potential for moderate snow accumulations of greater than 6 inches for the northern and central panhandle before the precipitation mixes with/changes to rain. This will continue to be refined as there is low confidence regarding how much precipitation will fall before a changeover occurs. Forecast winds over the inner channels were increased to small craft as the front moves throught the panhandle. On Wednesday, models show the low over Prince William Sound diving southeast and exiting the area, but not before delivering a parting shot of precipitation to the southern half of the panhandle.

Forecast confidence in the overall pattern is above average with lower confidence regarding the details of the snow-to-rain transition and exactly how much snow falls before the changeover.

AJK WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. PUBLIC . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory for PKZ012-013-041.



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CRGA2 13 mi71 min S 1.9G4.1 28°F 1017.3 hPa28°F
LCNA2 - Lincoln Rock, AK 59 mi85 min WSW 7G8.9 34°F 1017 hPa34°F
CDEA2 - Cape Decision, AK 62 mi73 min NE 6G8.9 31°F 1018.4 hPa26°F
46145 - Central Dixon Entrance Buoy 83 mi35 min NW 7.8G12 38°F 46°F8 ft1017.8 hPa (+0.8)

Wind History for Ketchikan, AK
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Klawock - Klawock Airport, AK19 mi42 minN 010.00 miFair23°F19°F85%1017.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cape Flores, Ulloa Channel, Alaska
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Cape Flores
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Sat -- 12:23 AM AKST     9.92 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:50 AM AKST     2.92 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:01 AM AKST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:56 AM AKST     Moonrise
Sat -- 11:46 AM AKST     12.69 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:25 PM AKST     Sunset
Sat -- 03:32 PM AKST     Moonset
Sat -- 06:44 PM AKST     -2.82 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Cape Flores, Ulloa Channel, Alaska, Tide feet
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Tide / Current Tables for Port Santa Cruz, Suemez Island, Alaska
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Port Santa Cruz
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Sat -- 12:20 AM AKST     10.12 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:46 AM AKST     2.92 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:01 AM AKST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:56 AM AKST     Moonrise
Sat -- 11:43 AM AKST     12.89 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:26 PM AKST     Sunset
Sat -- 03:33 PM AKST     Moonset
Sat -- 06:40 PM AKST     -2.82 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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