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Hughes, AK

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Sunrise 10:37AMSunset 2:50PM Tuesday December 10, 2019 1:44 AM AKST (10:44 UTC) Moonrise 1:55PMMoonset 7:56AM Illumination 98% 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.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hughes, AK
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Northern Alaska Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fairbanks AK 202 PM AKST Mon Dec 9 2019

SYNOPSIS. Winds will be our primary concern over the next 24 hours. A strong low pressure system with high pressure over the Beaufort Sea will cause strong winds across a wide swath of northern Alaska into Tuesday.

DISCUSSION. Overall the models initialize well and are in good agreement through the middle of the week with the placement of the main synoptic scale features. There are still some differences between the models in terms of the strength of the low moving through the Bering Sea over the next 24 hours. The GFS has much stronger wind near the low than the NAM. We used a blend of the NAM the ECMWF and the GFS for our forecast products today, with the GFS the most heavily weighted model in the blend.

Central and Eastern Interior: Winds will be the main concern over the next 24 hours. Strong southerly gap winds will continue in the Alaska Range tonight. Wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph are expected near passes, with the strongest winds expected from the Parks Highway west. Strong Tanana Valley Jet winds will persist tonight as well, with gusts to 60 mph expected near Delta Junction. The ongoing Wind advisory for zones 223 and 226 and the High Wind Warning for zone 225 look to be in good shape. Elsewhere in the Interior, easterly winds with gusts of 30 to 40 mph are possible, especially over higher terrain. The gusty winds combined with recent snowfall will result in blowing snow along the Steese, Elliott and Dalton Highways north of Fairbanks through tonight The ongoing Winter Weather Advisories for zones 219, 220 and 221 look to be in good shape. Winds across the Interior will diminish Tuesday morning as the strong low in the Bering Sea moves to the west. Above normal temperatures are expected across the Interior into Tuesday. Many locations south of Fairbanks are seeing temperatures above freeing along with the hills north of Fairbanks. Some spots near passes in the Alaska Range currently seeing temperatures as high as the upper 40s or lower 50s. Temperatures are expected to drop back below freezing as winds diminish Tuesday morning. Little to no precipitation is expected for the Interior through through Thursday thanks to a high amplitude ridge aloft that will dominate the weather pattern of for much of the week.

West Coast and Western Interior: A 951 mb low is currently moving north out of Bristol Bay will move over Nunivak Island this evening and will pass just southwest of St. Lawrence Island early Tuesday morning as a 957 mb low. This low will continue to weaken as it moves to the northwest on Tuesday and will reach the Gulf of Anadyr Tuesday evening. This system is currently bringing strong winds to the west coast as well as snow and freezing rain to areas south of the Bering Strait. Precipitation will end this evening for most places along the coast; however, the Yukon Delta will see another shot of snow early Tuesday morning. St. Lawrence Island will see precipitation into Tuesday afternoon. Winds will diminish on Tuesday. Strong winds along the coast continue tonight and early Tuesday. Winds will diminish Tuesday as the low moves to the west. Wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph are expected tonight along the coast, with the strongest winds expected in the Yukon Delta. St. Lawrence Island will likely see gusts up to 70 mph early Tuesday as the low passes just to the southwest. As winds become more southeasterly on Tuesday, we expect to see some minor rises in water levels for the southern Seward Peninsula coast. A tight pressure gradient over the western Interior will bring gusts up to 40 mph to the higher terrain through this evening. After this system moves away, we expect much more quiet weather for the remainder of the week with little to no precipitation expected.

North Slope and Brooks Range: The pressure gradient will tighten up this evening as a low on the north side of the Brooks Ranges strengthens. This will cause gusty easterly winds with gusts of 40 to 60 mph to develop along the coast. The strongest winds are expected for areas to the east of Deadhorse. The strong winds will cause blowing snow to develop this evening. No falling snow is expected along the coast; however, winds this strong have to the potential to reduce the visibility to one half mile or less at times along most of the coast. There is the potential for a ground blizzard to develop along the coast east of Deadhorse. We also expect southerly gap winds with gusts up to 40 mph to develop near passes in the Brooks Range. These winds will also cause local areas of blowing snow near passes. Winds will diminish across most of the coast on Tuesday morning as well as in the Brooks Range as a strong ridge of high pressure over the Beaufort Sea pushes to the east. Gusty east winds will likely persist near Barter Island for the remainder of the week. A dominant ridge of high pressure aloft will limit the potential for precipitation this week for the Arctic Coast and the Brooks Range.

Coastal Hazard Potential Days 3 and 4 . None.

AFG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Wind Advisory for AKZ216-AKZ217-AKZ223-AKZ226.

High Wind Warning for AKZ225-AKZ227.

Winter Storm Warning for AKZ213.

Blizzard Warning for AKZ204.

Winter Weather Advisory for AKZ201-AKZ202-AKZ203-AKZ206-AKZ210- AKZ211-AKZ212-AKZ214-AKZ215-AKZ219-AKZ220-AKZ221.

Heavy Freezing Spray Warning for PKZ225-PKZ230.

Gale Warning for PKZ200-PKZ210-PKZ220-PKZ225-PKZ240-PKZ245.

Small Craft Advisory for PKZ230.

Brisk Wind Advisory for PKZ215-PKZ235.

DEC 19


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