Port Protection, AK Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Port Protection, AK

April 14, 2024 6:04 PM AKDT (02:04 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:43 AM   Sunset 8:11 PM
Moonrise 8:44 AM   Moonset 3:41 AM 
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Marine Forecasts
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PKZ035 Sumner Strait- 217 Pm Akdt Sun Apr 14 2024

Tonight - NW wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt late. Seas 2 ft or less then 3 ft. NEar ocean entrances, seas 5 ft. Areas of fog.

Mon - W wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft subsiding to 2 ft in the afternoon. Areas of fog.

Mon night - W wind 10 kt becoming N late. Seas 2 ft or less. Patchy fog.

Tue - NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Patchy fog.

Tue night - E wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Wed - E wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Thu - NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Fri - E wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Port Protection, AK
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Area Discussion for - Juneau, AK
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FXAK67 PAJK 142222 AFDAJK

Southeast Alaska Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Juneau AK 222 PM AKDT Sun Apr 14 2024

SHORT TERM
Onshore flow continues to diminish across the area as a broad region of low pressure over the Gulf of AK moves off to the SE. The upper level trough associated with the low will fully depart the area through Monday, being replaced by a ridge which is currently building off to the W downstream of an impulse of energy entering the Bering. For SE AK, this means that, with the departure of the remaining rain and snow showers from N to S through the evening and overnight time frame, dry weather will be the big story through much of the week. Temperatures will rapidly adjust to a more diurnal pattern, with high temperatures reaching into the 50s across much of the panhandle in the heat of the day, while low temperatures fall back below freezing for many locations during the overnight time frame.

As skies clear out and winds diminish, anticipate the potential for widespread fog during the overnight hours, especially Sunday night, with visibilities potentially being reduced at times. The fog that does develop will clear out through the morning as solar radiation sees the warming of the boundary layer and the subsequent decoupling of temperatures and dewpoints. Otherwise, small crafts due to wave heights are expected for parts of the outer Gulf, while broad northerly flow takes hold across the panhandle, resulting in small craft conditions for Lynn Canal beginning Sunday night and lasting through much of Monday morning.

The forecast remains largely on track. Slightly warmed high temperatures for Monday, while likewise cooling low temperatures for some locations during the evening and overnight time frames.
Added fog for parts of the area for Monday night.

LONG TERM
The major theme for this medium range forecast period is one of drying weather and warming conditions. By next Thursday, locations across Southeast Alaska will be experiencing daily high temperatures from 5 to as much as 10 degrees above normal for the middle of April. As is usually the case, more southerly locations will see the warmest weather with some spots south of Frederick Sound getting up to 60 degrees or possibly even higher. Currently, Thursday or Friday are looking like the warmest days based on ensembles, but we won't exactly be going into a deep freeze by the end of next weekend. I think Spring temperatures may have finally arrived for good in Southeast Alaska. Well before Tuesday morning precipitation across the region will have ended and cloud cover will have dissipated.
Overnight lows will still be below freezing Tuesday night as a result of the clearing skies, so don't leave those hanging baskets of flowers out overnight just yet. Still, overnight lows will also rise as the week goes by with most, if not all, locations near sea level remaining above freezing by Wednesday night. Look for diurnal temperature ranges of 20 degrees or more under these mostly clear skies with that temperature spread remaining steady as both the daily highs and overnight lows rise through the week.

Looking out to next weekend, ensemble blends (as well as the official forecast) suggest a return of precipitation. Granted, 7 day into the future is a hard target for a deterministic model to hit, but every single deterministic model we can see right now that runs that far into the future indicates continued dry weather. Statistically speaking, the ensemble models out-perform deterministic models that far into the future, but this forecaster is counting on a long shot win. Why? A very strong surface ridge of high pressure will stand between SEAK and the next significant low pressure system towards the end of the week. Additionally, SEAK is coming into our driest part of the year.

AVIATION
Lingering, stubborn showers in the southern half of the panhandle with varying conditions between VFR and IFR for mainly CIGs will continue to slide south during the evening timeframe. Continuing clearing skies across the northern panhandle will expand southward over the course of the afternoon and evening. Eventually, northerly flow and VFR conditions will be the main event for an extended period. There certainly is the possibility for fog tonight, however, whether that fog will extend over TAF sites are another matter entirely. Rest assured, however, fog will be present, mainly in the central and southern panhandle with clearing skies.

AJK WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
PUBLIC...None.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory for PKZ012-013-661>663.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
LCNA2 - Lincoln Rock, AK 46 mi54 min WNW 4.1G7 42°F 28°F
CDEA2 - Cape Decision, AK 47 mi42 min WNW 13G15 44°F 30.0429°F


Wind History for Port Alexander, AK
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Tide / Current for Red Bay, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska
   
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Red Bay
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Sun -- 03:38 AM AKDT     Moonset
Sun -- 05:10 AM AKDT     13.53 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:47 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:44 AM AKDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 12:04 PM AKDT     0.85 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:37 PM AKDT     10.46 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:00 PM AKDT     Sunset
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Red Bay, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, Tide feet
12
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5.3
1
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6.8
2
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8.9
3
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11.1
4
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12.7
5
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13.5
6
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13.1
7
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11.5
8
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9
9
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6.1
10
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3.4
11
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1.6
12
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0.9
1
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1.4
2
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2.9
3
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5.1
4
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7.3
5
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9.2
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10.3
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10.4
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9.7
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8.5
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7.3
11
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6.3



Tide / Current for Port Protection, Prince of Wales Island., Alaska
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Port Protection
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Sun -- 03:40 AM AKDT     Moonset
Sun -- 04:42 AM AKDT     11.71 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:48 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:45 AM AKDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 11:59 AM AKDT     0.06 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:53 PM AKDT     9.37 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:01 PM AKDT     Sunset
Sun -- 11:48 PM AKDT     4.72 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Port Protection, Prince of Wales Island., Alaska, Tide feet
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4.8
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6.3
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8.3
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10.2
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11.4
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11.7
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10.9
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9.1
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6.8
9
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4.3
10
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2.1
11
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0.6
12
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0.1
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0.6
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2.1
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4.1
4
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6.2
5
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8
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9.1
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9.4
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8.8
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7.5
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6.1
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