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Lowell Point, AK

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Sunrise 7:53AMSunset 7:47PM Saturday September 26, 2020 9:17 PM AKDT (05:17 UTC) Moonrise 6:18PMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 75% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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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PKZ121 Resurrection Bay- 321 Pm Akdt Sat Sep 26 2020
.small craft advisory Sunday...
Tonight..S wind 10 kt becoming N 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 ft building to 4 ft after midnight. Widespread rain showers.
Sun..N wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Rain.
Sun night..N wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 ft. Rain.
Mon..S wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Mon night..S wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
Tue..N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Wed..S wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Thu..S wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lowell Point, AK
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FXAK68 PAFC 270037 AFDAFC

Southcentral and Southwest Alaska Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Anchorage AK 437 PM AKDT Sat Sep 26 2020

ANALYSIS AND UPPER LEVELS. Water vapor imagery shows an upper trough lifting north across the Southern Mainland. Radar imagery and observations indicate showers spreading north across the mainland with this feature. Widespread showers with open cell cumulus, associated with cold advection and cold upper troughing, extends from the Bering Sea south to over the north Central Pacific. Water vapor imagery displays a clearly defined dry slot on the southern periphery of a developing surface cyclone near 48N 160W. Ship observations near this center during the morning hours indicated pressures in the mid 980 mb range. This system since then has strengthened considerably and occluded.

MODEL DISCUSSION. Models through the short term are in very good agreement with developing cyclone heading toward the Gulf of Alaska. While there are some differences in the placement of secondary developments within the complex as it moves northeast, the general pressure and wind fields are similar.

AVIATION. PANC . VFR conditions and light winds will persist. Low level wind shear is possible this evening into early Sunday morning with brisk southeast winds aloft and light northerly surface winds.

SHORT TERM FORECAST SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA (Days 1 and 2).

A west-east oriented trough over the northern Gulf with multiple embedded shortwaves will weaken as it lifts northward into Southcentral tonight. This will keep much of the Kenai Peninsula and western PWS under showery conditions through tomorrow. The rest of Southcentral will stay relatively dry and cloudy, with isolated to scattered showers. The Copper River Basin will be the one location with breaks in the generally cloudy skies. As a result, there may be some patchy fog tonight into Sunday morning.

The forecast remains largely on track as a major storm system over the north pacific makes its way into the Gulf tonight through Sunday morning. Models and satellite imagery show occlusion happening much sooner than was expected yesterday, though the overall forecast remains similar. The one notable difference will be the development of a weak triple point low late tonight. This low will track around the northern to western side of the main low center, passing east of Kodiak Island on Sunday. This will lead to stronger winds over all of the western Gulf and Cook Inlet coastal waters on Sunday.

As far as rainfall, Kodiak Island and the Eastern Kenai/Western Prince William Sound will be the focus of heaviest rain with this storm system. The presence up the triple point low will enhance rainfall for Kodiak City, though no flooding is expected. Rainfall elsewhere will be lighter and initially confined to the coastal zone. By Monday the low pushes onshore somewhere in the vicinity of Cordova, with rain spreading north and west across the Copper River Basin. Gusty southerly winds will move in behind the low and spread onshore of the Gulf coast/Prince William Sound on Monday.

Monday through Tuesday, an upper trough axis will lift northward across Southcentral. This will bring a period of rain to most of the region, including Anchorage and the Mat-Su (which remain dry with the first system). This is followed shortly after by a ridge that will provide a brief bit of clearing before a second strong system moves up from the Pacific. Expect another round of wind to spread across the Gulf and toward Southcentral on Tuesday.

SHORT TERM FORECAST SOUTHWEST ALASKA (Days 1 and 3).

A shortwave is currently moving northwestward across the Kuskokwim Delta and is bringing a mix of rain and snow across the area. Observations in Aniak confirmed snow with a temperature falling into the in the middle 30s. Due to strong cold air advection associated with brisk northerly flow, a rain/snow mix is expected to continue through the Ahklun and Kilbuck Mountains as well as the Kuskokwim Valley. The best chances of snow are in the Ahklun and Kilbuck Mountains as observations show afternoon temperatures ranging from 29F in the Kilbuck Mountains between 1900-2000ft to 33F in the Kilbuck Mountains between 400-500ft. The rain/snow mix should taper off by tonight from southeast to northwest. Little to no snow accumulation is expected.

Temperatures should remain steady or slowly rise tonight into Sunday as a warm occlusion (warmer air wrapping around the northern side of the low) associated with a low in the Gulf moves in from the northeast. 850mb temperatures will be 3-6F warmer on Sunday afternoon compared to this afternoon. Due to the warming of the air aloft, the chances for snow significantly decrease on Sunday. Low precipitation amounts are to be expected from this low due to downsloping off the Alaska Range.

Monday will be warmer and drier as any residual light precipitation associated with the low will taper off.

SHORT TERM FORECAST BERING SEA/ALEUTIANS (Days 1 and 3).

An unsettled weather pattern will continue across the Bering/Aleutians as a low moves northeastward in the Gulf, resulting in brisk northerly winds in the Bering Sea. Winds are expected to remain below gale force across the Bering Sea. Gale force winds are expected tonight through Sunday afternoon across the coastal waters south of the AKPEN east of 158W as a low continues to move northeastward in the Gulf. Despite the gale force northwesterly winds in the aforementioned area, there will not be any high seas associated with these winds due to the lack of fetch. Otherwise, a showery pattern will persist over the Bering Sea due to brisk northerly flow (cold air advection) over the water.

MARINE (Days 3 through 5/Tuesday through Thursday).

A strong North Pacific low moves through the western Gulf into the eastern Bering for Thu. The track and development of the low vary somewhat as it moves over the Alaska Peninsula, but the system spreads widespread gale force and local storm force winds over the western Gulf. It will be gustier around Kodiak Island and Shelikof Strait on Wed, and will continue through Thu.

For the Bering and Aleutians, the remains of a front over the western Aleutians spreads small craft with local gale force winds through early Wed when it moves into the North Pacific. A Gulf of Alaska low moves into Bristol Bay Wed and continues into the eastern Bering for Thu. The track and development of the low vary, but widespread gale force winds move with the front into the eastern Bering slowly diminishing Thu.

.LONG TERM FORECAST (Days 4 through 7/Wednesday through Saturday) .

Cold air pooling over the North Pacific will generally maintain a broad upper level trough across the Central North Pacific. This will be the spawning ground for strong surface lows as strong upper short waves round the base of the trough and head north toward the Alaska Peninsula. The first of these strong surface cyclones pushes north toward the AK Peninsula Tuesday night into Wednesday and slowly weakens over the eastern Bering Sea early Thursday. This system along with the front will bring very strong winds and moderate to heavy rains, especially from the Alaska Peninsula to the northern Gulf Coast. The models struggle with the timing and intensity of the next system developing under favorable jet support Thursday/Friday. That said, it does appear that this low track will be further east. If so, then the brunt of the wind and rain will favor the Gulf of Alaska and Southcentral, and Bristol Bay Thursday night through early Saturday.

AFC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. PUBLIC . NONE. MARINE . Hurricane Force Wind Warning 119 120 131. Storm Warning 130 132 139 351 352. Gale Warning 125 136 137 138 150. FIRE WEATHER . NONE.



SYNOPSIS AND MODEL DISCUSSION . BC SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA . KM/SEB SOUTHWEST ALASKA/BERING SEA/ALEUTIANS . ED MARINE/LONG TERM . MK/BG/SEB


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PILA2 - Pilot Rock, AK 7 mi48 min SSE 8 G 8.9 51°F 998.1 hPa47°F
SWLA2 - 9455090- Seward, AK 26 mi48 min 55°F998 hPa
46076 - Cape Cleare AK 86 mi28 min ESE 7.8 G 9.7 52°F 55°F4 ft998.7 hPa (-0.5)47°F

Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Seward, AK25 mi25 minENE 43.00 miFog/Mist48°F46°F96%998.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Camp Cove, Aialik Bay, Alaska
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Camp Cove
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Sun -- 02:09 AM AKDT     Moonset
Sun -- 05:13 AM AKDT     1.30 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:57 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 11:49 AM AKDT     9.12 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:32 PM AKDT     4.19 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:33 PM AKDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:41 PM AKDT     Sunset
Sun -- 11:27 PM AKDT     9.93 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Seward, Resurrection Bay, Alaska (2)
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Seward
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Sun -- 02:05 AM AKDT     Moonset
Sun -- 05:17 AM AKDT     1.40 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:55 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 11:52 AM AKDT     9.12 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:36 PM AKDT     4.29 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:34 PM AKDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:39 PM AKDT     Sunset
Sun -- 11:30 PM AKDT     9.93 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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