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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PRODUCTS VIA ALASKA MARINE VHF VOICE

NOAA broadcasts offshore forecasts, nearshore forecasts and storm warnings on marine VHF channels in the state of Alaska in addition to NOAA Weather Radio. These forecasts are produced by Alaskan National Weather Service Forecast Offices.

In Alaska, marine VHF is monitored during hours that NWS offices are open and personnel available. Mariners are STRONGLY encouraged to report current weather conditions in their operating area.

Information on Rules Which Require Listening to your VHF Marine Radio are available courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Telecommunications Information Webpage.

All NWS marine forecasts rely heavily on the Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program for obtaining meteorological observations.
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PRODUCTS VIA ALASKA VHF VOICE
Location Station Announce/Monitor Channel Broadcast Channel Local Times
Annette WWF78                   16                09 0630    1550
*Barrow KCB53                   16                68 0700    1900
Bethel KUU619                   16/68                66 0730    1600
Cold Bay KCI95                   16                09 0730
King Salmon KCI98                   16                09 0630    1615
Kotzebue KUU619                   16/68                68 0530    1530
McGrath WWF79                   16                07 0700    1600
Nome KCI94                   16                09 0700    2200
St. Paul Island KEY796                   16                06/09 0600    1600
Valdez ?????                   ??                ?? 0630   1630
Yakutat WXM83                   16                09 0630    1530/1630
Broadcast times are the same for daylight (ADT) and Standard (AST)

Radios are monitored during hours that offices are open and personnel available.

Mariners are STRONGLY encouraged to report current weather conditions in their operating area.

*Barrow broadcasts April - October only



National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Weather, and Water Services
Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch (W/OS21)
Last modified: Sep 20, 2013
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