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Sitka and, AK

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1/26/2021 -- The West Coast Satellite images havd been updated. They now use GEOS-17.
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Sunrise 4:42AMSunset 9:26PM Thursday July 29, 2021 5:49 PM AKDT (01:49 UTC) Moonrise 10:27PMMoonset 11:02AM Illumination 68% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 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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PKZ032 Northern Chatham Strait- 310 Pm Akdt Thu Jul 29 2021
Tonight..Light winds becoming N 10 kt late. Seas 2 ft or less.
Fri..N wind 10 kt in the morning becoming light. Seas 2 ft or less.
Fri night..Light winds. Seas 2 ft or less.
Sat..S wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
Sat night..S wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Sun..Light winds becoming W 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
Mon..Light winds. Seas 2 ft or less.
Tue..Light winds. Seas 2 ft or less.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sitka and , AK
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FXAK67 PAJK 292252 AFDAJK

Southeast Alaska Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Juneau AK 252 PM AKDT Thu Jul 29 2021

SHORT TERM. /Friday and Saturday/ Little to no changes made to the short term forecast as a quiet summertime pattern continues for Southeast Alaska. High pressure remains over the gulf while an inverted trough builds over the Panhandle on Friday. With 850mb temps significantly warming to +10 to +14C, expect highs to progressively get warmer each day. Nudged temperatures slightly above MOS guidance for today as highs have been exceeding model guidance each day this week. Expect temperatures to reach the mid to upper 70s by Friday. It is not out of the question a few spots could reach the 80 degree mark Friday as north winds develop at the surface and east southeast flow sets up aloft leading to downsloping off the higher terrain.

Winds will remain of minimal impact through the period with little forcing and a weak pressure gradient in place. Afternoon southerly sea breezes will develop once again this afternoon and evening with the strongest winds to 15 kt expected around Cross Sound and Icy Strait, Northern Lynn Canal, and Taiya Inlet. Flow switches around to the north on Friday as a thermal trough builds over the Panhandle, keeping sea breezes from developing in the afternoon for most places, with the exception of Upper Lynn Canal.

Only forecast concern is the potential for isolated thunderstorm development Friday and Saturday afternoon. Southeast flow increases ahead of an approaching surface low from the south Friday into Saturday. Aloft, a 50 kt mid level jet streak pushes into the Southern Panhandle placing the area within the right exit region of strongest winds. Typically this is an unfavorable area for precipitation development as the right exit region of the jet is characterized by upper level convergence and sinking air. This feature along with a building upper ridge out of the SE will work to suppress widespread convection Friday and Saturday. However, due to a hot, unstable airmass at the surface and increasing moisture flowing northward, there is a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms during the peak heating of the afternoon Friday and Saturday. Orographic lifting will be the main lifting mechanism for storms so expect the higher terrain of the Southern Panhandle to have the best chance at seeing a storm. CAPE values 500 j/kg, LIs -1 to -3, 0-6km bulk shear around 35 kt, and dew points rising into the upper 50s to near 60F will create favorable conditions for thunderstorm development if discrete cells begin to form. Not expecting widespread thunderstorm activity; however, there is a possibility for a thunderstorm or two across a broad swath of the southern and central panhandle which could produce a few lighting strikes and brief periods of rain and gusty winds. This being said, most areas across SE will remain dry.

LONG TERM. /Saturday through Wednesday as of 10 pm Wednesday/ Low pressure that moves into the southern AK Gulf late Friday will meander about while weakening though Sunday. With the lows initial westerly position still expecting overall dry conditions with chance of showers rotating around the low moving over the panhandle. No real pressure gradient so any stronger winds should be thermally driven (sea breeze). Temperatures aloft on Saturday still around +12C at 850mb so places that do not get a sea breeze or have some downslope flow should easily hit the 70s. Due to these very warm surface temperatures resulting in more atmospheric instability have slight chance of thunderstorm development again Saturday. By Sunday a high pressure ridge to the west of the low starts to move eastward with frontal boundary extending from a Bering Sea low in the Western Gulf. As the Bering Sea low and most other upstream features have been poorly depicted by both ensemble and operational models little confidence in weather for next week. Previously indications that this front would continue to moves east and reach the panhandle, now more indications that this front will remain to the west as high pressure again builds over the Gulf with lows moving up from the N Pacific. There is the trend indicated by standardized anomaly tables of cooler, but still above normal temperatures and most precip potential as easterly waves driven by lows moving up into the SE Gulf. However wouldn't bet any money on this looking at model run to run inconsistencies.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SHXA2 2 mi37 min NW 4.1 G 5.1 70°F 1018.6 hPa52°F
ITKA2 3 mi56 min 73°F 57°F1020.7 hPa
STXA2 5 mi37 min W 1.9 G 4.1 72°F 1018 hPa49°F
PGXA2 41 mi37 min N 7 G 8.9 61°F 52°F
46084 - Cape Edgecumbe Buoy AK 48 mi40 min NNW 16 G 18 58°F 58°F1020.1 hPa54°F
TKEA2 - Tenakee Springs, AK 52 mi38 min E 9.9 G 14 68°F 1018.4 hPa51°F
PLXA2 - 9451054 - Port Alexander, AK 67 mi56 min NNW 4.1 G 7 68°F 53°F1020.8 hPa
ELFA2 - 9452634 - Elfin Cove, AK 94 mi56 min 66°F 51°F1022.1 hPa

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Airport Reports
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Sitka - Sitka Airport, AK3 mi57 minSW 410.00 miA Few Clouds69°F57°F66%1020.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Dog Point, Lisianski Peninsula, Sitka Sound, Alaska
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Dog Point
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Thu -- 04:53 AM AKDT     8.28 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:54 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 11:15 AM AKDT     0.47 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 12:02 PM AKDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:42 PM AKDT     8.94 feet High Tide
Thu -- 09:20 PM AKDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:26 PM AKDT     Moonrise
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2.43.55.16.87.98.37.76.44.52.71.20.50.81.93.85.87.68.78.98.26.95.23.62.4

Tide / Current Tables for Olga Point, Olga Strait, Sitka Sound, Alaska
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Olga Point
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Thu -- 04:54 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 04:57 AM AKDT     8.18 feet High Tide
Thu -- 11:29 AM AKDT     0.47 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 12:03 PM AKDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:46 PM AKDT     8.84 feet High Tide
Thu -- 09:21 PM AKDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:26 PM AKDT     Moonrise
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2.23.24.86.57.78.27.76.54.82.91.40.60.61.63.45.57.38.58.88.275.43.82.6

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