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

April 12, 2024 12:44 PM AKDT (20:44 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:42 AM   Sunset 9:17 PM
Moonrise 6:02 AM   Moonset 1:02 AM 
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PKZ737 Marmot Bay- 343 Am Akdt Fri Apr 12 2024

.small craft advisory through tonight - .

Today - W wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Tonight - W wind 30 kt diminishing to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.

Sat - NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.

Sat night - W wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Sun - NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Mon - SE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Tue - E wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.

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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Port Lions, AK
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Area Discussion for - Anchorage, AK
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FXAK68 PAFC 121302 AFDAFC

Southcentral and Southwest Alaska Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Anchorage AK 502 AM AKDT Fri Apr 12 2024

.SHORT TERM FORECAST SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA (Days 1 through 3: Today through Sunday night)...

The frontal system that brought widespread southerly winds to Southcentral yesterday into the overnight hours last night is finally falling apart as it approaches the Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin this morning. Farther west, an upper level shortwave trough is moving into the Susitna Valley, with snow ongoing near and north of Talkeetna. To the south, a band of light snow has pushed into Anchorage and the Mat Valley as what's left of the frontal system pushes through. This snow should quickly taper off from west to east this morning as drier air moves in from the west, but snow could still linger much of the day over the mountains. Gusty gap winds are in the process of weakening quickly weakening in Palmer, Anchorage and Gulkana as the pressure gradient along the Gulf coast weakens. Gusty south to southwest winds will likely continue for much of the day along the Cook Inlet up into Anchorage, but gusts across the Anchorage area will be nowhere near as strong as what came in yesterday.

By this afternoon and evening, a broader, positively-tilted upper trough will push southeast across the Alaska Range into Southcentral. Some afternoon snow shower activity could develop as cooler air aloft moves in and low level temperatures warm with peak daytime heating. The best chances will be focused over the Copper Basin and Susitna Valley, but a stray shower moving down into the Mat Valley or Anchorage area can't be ruled out through tonight. From tonight into Saturday morning, the trough axis will push farther southeast towards the Gulf as a weak low forms out ahead of it and begins to drift south and away from the coast. An upper level ridge will build in behind it with along with dry northwesterly flow by Saturday afternoon, allowing clouds to gradually clear out from northwest to southeast. Fairly pleasant, mostly sunny and dry conditions with seasonable highs in the mid 30s to low 40s will continue well into Sunday as the upper level ridge further strengthens.

-AS

.SHORT TERM FORECAST SOUTHWEST ALASKA, BERING SEA, AND ALEUTIAN ISLANDS (Days 1 through 3)...

Gusty southwesterly winds and snow showers continue this morning ahead of a cold front draped from Norton Sound to the Pribilof Islands. These snow showers will diminish in coverage and intensity as the front reaches the Aleutians and AKPen this afternoon. The southwesterly winds will also diminish across Southwest Alaska and shift to the northwest in the wake of the front. These northwesterly winds, though, will remain gusty, especially through gaps along the AKPen into Sunday morning.
Areas of blowing snow also remain a possibility along the immediate Kuskokwim Delta coast through Saturday due to the gusty winds.

The shift in the winds is also the result of a stout ridge of high pressure moving from the western Aleutians today to the AKPen by Sunday. This ridge will allow for generally quiet weather, with widespread low stratus, across the Bering into the weekend.

By late Saturday, a North Pacific low will move north toward the Western Aleutians with its front moving over the western and central Aleutians into the western Bering for Sunday.

.LONG TERM FORECAST (Days 4 through 7: Monday through Thursday)...

A pattern shift is the looming potential in the long-term period, with the degradation of the ridge built over Southern Alaska beginning Monday. This is furthered by multiple North Pacific Lows pushing towards our area, replacing the calm pattern with an active wet and windy one. However, model agreement regarding the pacing of this transition is poor so timing the return of stronger winds and precipitation is difficult until the guidance comes to a better agreement. It is likely however that by Tuesday/Wednesday, gusty southeasterly winds would return to Kodiak Island and through the Barren Islands. This would come in the form of a frontal boundary on the northern leading side of a north pacific low moving in. Given its origin and potential orientation, this may also lead to another precipitation event for the Prince William Sound communities. Expectations further west in the Bering suffer from even worse model agreement, with drastically different solutions being advertised by the models even as soon as Wednesday morning. Agreement does not improve throughout the region by mid-to-late next week.

-CL

AVIATION

PANC...Snow showers moving past the terminal early this morning will quickly clear out with conditions improving to VFR in the next hour or two, if not sooner. The persistent southeast winds will also weaken and become more south to southwesterly this morning, then slowly diminish through this evening. Some 25 to 30 kt gusts will be possible until winds more fully subside this evening, but they should remain much weaker than the winds we saw yesterday.

-AS




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
KDAA2 - 9457292- Kodiak Island, AK 21 mi57 min W 7G8.9 29.70
KMXA2 21 mi41 min SSW 5.1G8.9 39°F 31°F
KGXA2 22 mi41 min NNW 8G9.9 40°F 30°F


Wind History for Kodiak Island, AK
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
PADQ KODIAK,AK 21 sm51 minW 0710 smOvercast39°F30°F70%29.69
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Tide / Current for Fox Bay, Whale Island, Alaska
   
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Fox Bay
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Fri -- 03:02 AM AKDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:02 AM AKDT     11.26 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:06 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:01 AM AKDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 12:05 PM AKDT     -1.00 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:18 PM AKDT     7.99 feet High Tide
Fri -- 09:18 PM AKDT     Sunset
Fri -- 11:45 PM AKDT     2.64 feet Low Tide
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Fox Bay, Whale Island, Alaska, Tide feet
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2.4
1
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4
2
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6.3
3
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8.7
4
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10.5
5
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11.3
6
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10.7
7
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9.2
8
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6.8
9
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4.1
10
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1.5
11
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-0.3
12
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-1
1
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-0.5
2
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1.1
3
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3.2
4
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5.4
5
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7.1
6
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7.9
7
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7.8
8
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6.9
9
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5.5
10
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4
11
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2.9



Tide / Current for Kizhuyak Point, Alaska
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Kizhuyak Point
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Fri -- 03:00 AM AKDT     Moonset
Fri -- 04:45 AM AKDT     10.66 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:06 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:02 AM AKDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 11:37 AM AKDT     -1.10 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:01 PM AKDT     7.39 feet High Tide
Fri -- 09:17 PM AKDT     Sunset
Fri -- 11:17 PM AKDT     2.54 feet Low Tide
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Kizhuyak Point, Alaska, Tide feet
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2.8
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4.6
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6.8
3
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8.9
4
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10.3
5
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10.6
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9.8
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7.9
8
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5.4
9
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2.7
10
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0.5
11
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-0.9
12
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-1
1
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-0.1
2
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1.6
3
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3.7
4
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5.6
5
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6.9
6
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7.4
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7
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6
9
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4.6
10
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3.3
11
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2.6




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