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Barrow, AK

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Sunrise 10:15AMSunset 3:46PM Sunday January 17, 2021 6:14 PM AKST (03:14 UTC) Moonrise 11:50AMMoonset 9:49PM Illumination 22% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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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PKZ235 Point Franklin To Cape Halkett- 259 Pm Akst Sun Jan 17 2021
Tonight..E winds 20 kt.
Mon..E winds 20 kt. Blowing snow.
Mon night..E winds 25 kt. Blowing snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue..E winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
Tue night..E winds 20 kt. Blowing snow.
Wed..E winds 15 kt. Blowing snow.
Wed night..E winds 20 kt. Blowing snow.
Thu..E winds 25 kt.
Fri..E winds 25 kt.
PKZ200 Norton Sound- 300 Pm Akst Sun Jan 17 2021
Tonight..N winds 15 kt.
Mon..N winds 15 kt. Snow.
Mon night..W winds 25 kt. Blowing snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue..W winds 20 kt.
Tue night..NE winds 20 kt.
Wed..SE winds 20 kt.
Wed night..E winds 30 kt. Blowing snow. Snow.
Thu..SE winds 30 kt.
Fri..SW winds 15 kt.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Barrow, AK
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FXAK69 PAFG 180053 CCA AFDAFG

Northern Alaska Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fairbanks AK 302 PM AKST Sun Jan 17 2021

SYNOPSIS. Southerly flow aloft still dominates the entire Mainland as lows in the Gulf of Alaska remain the dominant features. The weak remnants of yet another low are moving into SW AK now which is bringing light snow to the West Coast with southerly gap winds through the AK Range. Temps remain above average pretty much everywhere except the North Slope where colder arctic flow and blustery easterly winds remain.

DISCUSSION.

Upper Levels and Analysis . A 509 dam 500 hpa trough over Eastern Siberia is anchoring the weather over the Mainland as weak waves of energy move north from the Gulf of Alaska and Bristol Bay. One of those shortwave trough disturbances is now crossing the AK Range and YK Delta and moving north, bringing snow to parts of the Lower Yukon, YK Delta, Norton Sound, and Western Interior. With the surface low in bristol Bay, at approximately 994 mb, the flow remains northerly over the Bering Strait with easterly over the North Slope. South flow chinook warming is creating lenticulars over the AK Range and continued southerly gap winds.

Model Discussion . The models are pretty settled into the pattern for the next few days as the Arctic trough out west moves inland and a strong hurricane force low moves into the Gulf of Alaska. This strong low will support a band of snow and blustery northeast winds over parts of the Interior Monday. The NAM is the "wettest" with this front while the GFS is almost completely dry. For now a middle ground was favored which was the ECMWF. As colder air moves east, light snow moves through the Interior on Monday night and Tuesday, and a blend was favored then to average out timing differences.

Central and Eastern Interior . A nice day today as southerly minor chinook warming is occurring as a weak disturbance tracks over the AK Range. Light snow is falling over Tanana and Upper Koyukuk with the leading warm front aloft, but this will end this evening. Southerly gap winds will continue to increase tonight as the upper height gradient tightens ahead of a hurricane force low moving into the Gulf of Alaska. We expect winds to peak into the 60 MPH range thru Isabel and Windy Passes, through tomorrow morning before waning.

Attention turns to a strong front which will move inland north of the AK Range on tomorrow afternoon, bringing a band of snow possibly mixed with rain. Most of this will be all snow, but areas which see wind may very well warm into the low 30s especially from the Tanana Valley southward where the strongest chinook warming will occur. Farther north of the Tanana Valley, increasing northeast winds with the combination of falling snow will likely result in localized areas of blowing and drifting snow along highway summits.

The front will continue north into the Yukon Flats with the norhteast gradient flipping around to a southwest flow which may result in another chance for lower elevation areas to warm above freezing for a brief period Monday night and early Tuesday. Cold air advection will be strong, however, and the current expectation is temps will quickly fall Tuesday and snow will overspread the Interior. Southwest cold air advection will result in another round of possible blowing snow over summit highways Tuesday.

West Coast and Western Interior . Light snow will push across the West Coast tonight from the YK Delta north with light accumulations. Strong north winds over the immediate Bering Coast will result in more blowing and drifting snow, especially for Wales, Brevig Mission, and Point Hope. Another band of snow moves into the Coast tonight and tomorrow and will continue at times through Tuesday as it oscillates across the West Coast and Interior. In total, expect widespread 1-3" snow amounts, locally higher over elevated terrain and across the Lower Yukon Valley where the inverted trough axis is located.

North Slope and Brooks Range . East to northeast winds will continue across the Arctic coast through Monday night or so with a gradual downward trend thereafter. Expect local blowing and drifting, especially over the Western Arctic where light snow will accompany the winds, mainly west of Barrow as a front remains stalled over that region, including the Western Brooks Range.

Extended Forecast Days 4-7 . Beginning the extended period forecast on Wednesday night, the picture has become much clearer as a series of fronts/lows from the Bering Sea move inland. The first will be a strong Bering Sea warm front which will move inland across the West Coast Wednesday night, bringing blowing snow and heavy snow to parts of that region. The ECMWF/Canadian/GFS are all on board with this now. Thereafter, they all depict a series of smaller scale but strong lows moving up the West Coast in successions which will be accompanied by a subtropical tap of warm air, thus each storm will be warmer with threats for mixed precip, and possibly even some rain mixed in for coastal areas. The storms will gradually shift the ridge east late week with some of these fronts bringing increased chances for precip/snow for the Interior. All in all, this will be a large shift in the pattern with the greatest impacts for the West Coast.

Coastal Hazard Potential Days 3 and 4 . None.

AFG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES.

Wind Advisory for AKZ226.

Winter Weather Advisory for AKZ213.

Brisk Wind Advisory for PKZ210-PKZ220-PKZ225-PKZ230-PKZ245.



AHSENMACHER JAN 21


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Airport Reports
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Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport, AK3 mi21 minENE 1310.00 miFair-4°F-10°F75%1013.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Point Barrow, Alaska
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Point Barrow
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Sun -- 04:21 AM AKST     0.32 feet High Tide
Sun -- 10:06 AM AKST     0.10 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 12:47 PM AKST     Moonrise
Sun -- 03:50 PM AKST     0.34 feet High Tide
Sun -- 10:33 PM AKST     0.01 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 10:47 PM AKST     Moonset
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