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Hyder, AK

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Sunrise 6:52AMSunset 8:21PM Sunday April 5, 2020 12:34 PM PDT (19:34 UTC) Moonrise 4:03PMMoonset 5:50AM Illumination 95% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 13 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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PKZ036 Clarence Strait- 400 Am Akdt Sun Apr 5 2020
Today..NW wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
Tonight..NW wind 10 kt becoming se late. Seas 2 ft or less.
Mon..SE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
Mon night..SE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
Tue..NW wind 15 kt becoming se. Seas building to 3 ft.
Wed..SE wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
Thu..SE wind 20 kt becoming nw. Seas 4 ft.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hyder, AK
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FXAK67 PAJK 051345 AFDAJK

Southeast Alaska Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Juneau AK 545 AM AKDT Sun Apr 5 2020

SHORT TERM. A fair portion of the panhandle starts the early Sunday timeframe with mostly clear skies. Clouds are moving into the western half of the Northeast gulf coast as the upper trough moves east into the panhandle late Sunday and early Monday morning. Expect the clouds to quickly increase and scattered showers to form mainly across the northern half of the panhandle by Sunday evening. The showers will spread southeast to the southern panhandle by Monday morning. The P-type is also going to create forecast issues as well. The general column of air over the panhandle is looking to cool enough that except for the southern and some of the central sections that the precipitation will likely fall as snow or perhaps a mix. Accumulations will be none to very minor.

Cold pool of air behind the upper trough causing the clouds and showers for the panhandle on Monday that will drop the temperatures around in the lower atmosphere 2 - 3 degrees C, which should push the Monday night lows into 20s to lower 30s, which is cooler than previous forecast. The cold pool spreading in is also destabilizing the mid levels along the panhandle coast leading to the slight chance that thunderstorms could develop as showers spread onshore the panhandle.

Precipitation begins to taper off Monday night with a chance of lingering showers for the southern half of the panhandle. Expect to see a ridge axis move into the eastern Gulf of Alaska by late Monday night which helps to suppress the showers, however the ridge is short lived as it is being moved through by the Tuesday system inbound to the gulf.

LONG TERM. Tuesday through Saturday . As of 10 PM Sat . The long term forecast begins with winds and showers diminishing in the wake of Monday's system. Models in fair agreement with another, stronger, low moving into the gulf Tue night into Wed. Although operational models continue to show spread on the exact track of the low pressure center, ensembles and atmospheric river tools give confidence in an impactful precipitation event for SE AK for mid week. Precip will begin in the N gulf coast late Tue night and advect S through Wed with near gales to gales over the gulf and SCA likely over the inner channels. Main impact will be precip as IVT values of 300-500 kg/m/s, 3-4 standard deviations above normal, take aim at the panhandle Wed morning. This deep, 400-500hPA, moisture combined with favorable SE low level flow will result in heavy precip rates through the event. There will be a 6-12 hour period of heavy precip as ingredients align. Although WAA associated with this system will raise snow levels, precip will likely start as snow. Depending on the track of the low, the N gulf coast could see significant accumulations if WAA pushes further E. Meanwhile, precip onset during the early morning, with colder temperatures and thickness values supportive of snow, the N central panhandle could see moderate accumulations before transitioning to rain. Precip chances will diminish Thu with models in fair agreement on upper ridge building over the W gulf maintaining dry and cool weather in NWly flow pattern into next weekend.

AJK Watches/Warnings/Advisories. PUBLIC . None. MARINE . Gale Warning for PKZ051-052. Small Craft Advisory for PKZ012-013-021-022-041>043-053.



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
KECA2 - 9450460 - Ketchikan, AK 82 mi46 min WNW 9.9 G 12 40°F 44°F1011.1 hPa

Wind History for Ketchikan, AK
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Metlakatla, Metlakatla Seaplane Base, AK78 mi38 minNNW 710.00 miFair40°F19°F43%1010.5 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for PAMM

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Tide / Current Tables for Davis River entrance, Alaska
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Davis River entrance
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Sun -- 05:19 AM AKDT     2.28 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:49 AM AKDT     Moonset
Sun -- 05:59 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 11:25 AM AKDT     16.82 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:02 PM AKDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:47 PM AKDT     -1.28 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:28 PM AKDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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15.213.310.26.73.82.42.74.88.111.814.916.616.514.410.76.32.1-0.6-1.20.43.98.312.615.8

Tide / Current Tables for Fords Cove, B.C.
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Fords Cove
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Sun -- 12:22 AM AKDT     15.15 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:48 AM AKDT     Moonset
Sun -- 05:59 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:17 AM AKDT     2.38 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 12:24 PM AKDT     16.42 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:02 PM AKDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 06:45 PM AKDT     -1.18 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:27 PM AKDT     Sunset
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