Craig, AK Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Craig, AK

June 16, 2024 8:18 PM AKDT (04:18 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 3:47 AM   Sunset 10:09 PM
Moonrise 3:56 PM   Moonset 1:35 AM 
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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.

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PKZ041 Dixon Entrance To Cape Decision- 345 Am Akst Wed Mar 8 2023

.small craft advisory through this evening - .

Today - NE wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.

Tonight - NE wind 25 kt diminishing to 20 kt late. Seas 7 ft.

Thu - N wind 20 kt diminishing to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 9 ft.

Thu night - N wind 15 kt. Seas 7 ft.

Fri - NE wind 20 kt. Seas 8 ft.

Sat - E wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.

Sun - E wind 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.

PKZ005
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Craig, AK
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Area Discussion for - Juneau, AK
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FXAK67 PAJK 170050 CCA AFDAJK

Southeast Alaska Forecast Discussion...UPDATED National Weather Service Juneau AK 404 PM AKDT Sun Jun 16 2024


SHORT TERM
Similar to yesterday, the story of today is a slight chance of thunderstorms near Haines Customs and White Pass, and a marine layer moving ever further into the inner channels overnight into Monday. Current thoughts is the marine layer near the surface (foggier conditions over water) will reach towards the entrance of Glacier Bay before encountering continental air and moving aloft. For Sumner Strait, An increasing robust dry airmass looks to inhibit marine layer movement inland and will likely remain as a broken layer of low clouds stopping around Port Protection. By morning, the marine layer will retreat yet again back to the gulf, meanwhile causing a thermal gradient between the rapidly increasing temperature of the inland areas and the gulf waters. The result is an increase in westerly winds in areas such as Icy Strait and possibly Peril Strait.

For thunderstorms: yet again, initiation in Canada has sparked several thunderstorms with a northerly to northeasterly direction.
At this time, the storms looked to be cut off by the Coast Mountains. A few may make their way on the extreme northern portion of the panhandle and possibly into Misty Fjords and Hyder.
Judging from model soundings, a majority of the energy and shear appears to be cut off even if storms make it over the terrain into the AOR.

LONG TERM
Summer continues across SE Alaska through the first half of the week, though more active weather is on the horizon.
Get out and enjoy it while you can.

A ridge will continue to hover over SE AK through Wednesday, with the axis slowly moving E over the Gulf and across the area. Dry, with afternoon sea breezes in the inner channels is the main theme over the next few days. By Thursday, a weak wave will attempt to advance through the ridge, bringing with it chances of rain, though operational guidance is likely overemphasizing PoP chances with this system. Anticipate fairly minimal QPF totals and wind impacts, if the system isn't largely eroded away by the ridge itself. By the end of the week, an extension of a closed low over the Aleutians attempts to form into a longwave trough and move into the Gulf, bringing some onshore flow, cooler temperatures, and increasing PoPs through the weekend. Think that there is a good chance that much of the energy will move S of the panhandle, but still anticipate at least some chances of rain for the area.
Afterwards, some clearing is increasingly likely for the latter half of Sunday or Monday, though this is not set in stone, with the GEPS being more pessimistic.

Threats to coastal and gulf waters remain low through Thursday, with our swell’s significant deep ocean wave heights remaining largely under 8ft. With that said, stout 15 to 20 knot northwest winds along the coast will bring short period wind driven waves to the west coast of Prince of Wales and into Dixon Entrance.

AVIATION
VFR conditions continue for most of the inner channels.
The exception to this is areas near the outer coast where a marine layer has lingered around today. Conditions near this layer vary from VFR down to pockets of IFR. These conditions will last through the evening with redevelopment of this layer expected tonight.

Otherwise, winds should be calm once any sea breezes settle.

HYDROLOGY
A flood advisory remains in effect for the Chilkat River through 4 AM Wednesday morning. Continued warm temperatures will enable snow melt to result in the river remaining near or above minor flood stage. The river height will diminish during the evening time frame before increasing again during the overnight and morning time period, becoming higher each day.

AJK WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
PUBLIC...None.
MARINE...None.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
CRGA2 13 mi55 minNNW 2.9G7 50°F 30.1146°F
LCNA2 - Lincoln Rock, AK 59 mi69 minW 18G21 56°F 44°F
CDEA2 - Cape Decision, AK 62 mi57 minW 22G25 49°F 30.1045°F
46145 - Central Dixon Entrance Buoy 83 mi79 minNNW 21G25 50°F 52°F4 ft30.10


Wind History for Ketchikan, AK
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
PAKW KLAWOCK,AK 20 sm9 minvar 037 smOvercast52°F46°F82%30.10
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Tide / Current for Cape Flores, Ulloa Channel, Alaska
   
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Cape Flores
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Sun -- 01:35 AM AKDT     Moonset
Sun -- 03:38 AM AKDT     1.94 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 04:11 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:31 AM AKDT     5.92 feet High Tide
Sun -- 02:59 PM AKDT     2.87 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 03:55 PM AKDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 09:25 PM AKDT     8.54 feet High Tide
Sun -- 09:37 PM AKDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Cape Flores, Ulloa Channel, Alaska, Tide feet
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5.3
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3.9
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2.7
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2.1
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2.5
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3.4
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4.4
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5.3
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5.8
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5.9
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5.4
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4.6
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3.8
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3.1
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2.9
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3.2
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5.3
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6.7
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7.8
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8.5
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8.4
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7.7


Tide / Current for Eagle Point, Meares Passage, Alaska
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Eagle Point
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Sun -- 01:35 AM AKDT     Moonset
Sun -- 03:42 AM AKDT     1.84 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 04:11 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:35 AM AKDT     6.32 feet High Tide
Sun -- 03:03 PM AKDT     2.77 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 03:55 PM AKDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 09:29 PM AKDT     8.94 feet High Tide
Sun -- 09:36 PM AKDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Eagle Point, Meares Passage, Alaska, Tide feet
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5.6
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4.1
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2.8
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1.9
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2.4
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4.6
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5.6
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6.2
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6.3
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5.8
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4.9
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3.9
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3.1
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2.8
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3.1
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5.3
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8.1
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8.1


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