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Kaktovik, AK

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Sunrise 5:41AMSunset 10:08PM Saturday August 17, 2019 4:32 PM AKDT (00:32 UTC) Moonrise 10:01PMMoonset 6:36AM Illumination 94% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kaktovik, AK
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Fxak69 pafg 172010
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northern alaska forecast discussion
national weather service fairbanks ak
1210 pm akdt Sat aug 17 2019

Synopsis
A blocking pattern in the upper atmosphere will keep northerly
flow over mainland alaska with a ridge over the bering sea today
through Monday night. This will allow the interior to dry some
from the recent very wet period. On the surface a 1046 mb high
centered over the chukchi sea will keep a cooler trend going for
the north slope, brooks range and eastern interior for the short
term. No significant rainfall is expected for the next 60 hours.

Discussion
The blocking ridge over the bering sea will continue through the
weekend to keep northerly flow over mainland alaska. A few
shortwaves will move through the northerly flow bringing chances
for showers for far eastern brooks range, however precipitation
will be light. Interior will mainly see fluctuations in the cloud
cover from these shortwaves. No major weather systems expected for
the bering sea through the period with surface high pressure
dominating.

Models initialize well aloft and show similar solutions through
4pm sat. After that time, the NAM and GFS keep a deeper low aloft
over the yukon territory and alcan border than the gfs. Favor the
nam and ecmf solutions after 4pm sat. For precipitation, we will
blend the precipitation solutions from the NAM and gfs, which
will result in rain continuing this morning in the extreme se
interior, and then keep isolated to scattered showers near the
alcan border Sat pm through mon, with scattered to numerous snow
showers over the north slope east of the dalton hwy.

Coastal hazard potential days 3 and 4... None.

Fire weather
A few lightning strikes reported in the upper yukon river valley
other the recent rainfall has assisted with moisting up the area.

Hydrology
Total preciptiation in the past 48
hours has been over 1 inch in much of the area south of wonder
lake to livengood to circle, excluding the 40 mile basin which was
drier. Portions of the chena, salcha and goodpaster basins have
had 1.5-2.0 inches of rain. The alaska range has had between 2 and
4 inches between the gerstle river and wonder lake with the
eielson visitor center having 4 inches in 24hrs.

Small streams across all of the interior from the chatanika river
south will remain high today but should be falling, while rivers
are rising rapidly today as the streams empty into the rivers.

Flooding along creeks draining of the alaska range should end
today as the water flows out, but rivers draining the alaska range
could still rise and flood through sun, especially in the denali
area. Flooding will occur today on the little chena, chena
upstream of the moose creek dam, the salcha, and the goodpaster
rivers, and will flooding will continue into mon, the and those
rivers all have flood warnings.

We will also look into flood advisory for tanana river at
fairbanks after we get the new river forecast for the tanana
river today. The tanana river at fairbanks is expected to rise
and crest above minor flood stage on Sun night. The tanana river
at manley could have similar issues as well.

Afg watches warnings advisories
Flood warning for akz222-akz223-akz224
flood advisory for akz221-akz223
flood watch for akz226.

Small craft advisory for pkz245.

Proton aug 19


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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Barter Island, Barter Island LRRS Airport, AK127 mi1.7 hrsW 25 G 319.00 miWindy43°F41°F93%1035.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Flaxman Island, Alaska
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Flaxman Island
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Sat -- 02:33 AM AKDT     0.71 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:48 AM AKDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:36 AM AKDT     Moonset
Sat -- 09:32 AM AKDT     -0.04 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 03:24 PM AKDT     0.61 feet High Tide
Sat -- 09:33 PM AKDT     0.14 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 10:42 PM AKDT     Sunset
Sat -- 11:00 PM AKDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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