On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Afternoon and Evening Showers and Thunderstorms Continue Across Much of the Southwest

An active monsoon weather pattern will continue through Saturday across much of the southwestern U.S. Scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will bring locally excessive rainfall. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for parts of the region. Some normally dry washes may have rapidly flowing water. Remember when encountering flooded roads: Turn around, don't drown!

Current conditions at

Ketchikan, Ketchikan International Airport (PAKT)

Lat: 55.36°NLon: 131.71°WElev: 89ft.




Humidity 93%
Wind Speed S 3 mph
Barometer 30.15 in (1021.1 mb)
Dewpoint 54°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 1 Aug 4:53 am AKDT

Detailed Forecast

Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. Scattered showers. Highs around 61. Light winds becoming northwest 10 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows around 55. Northwest wind 10 mph.
Cloudy. Scattered showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 64. Northwest wind 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows around 54. Northwest wind 10 mph.
Cloudy. Scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 61. Northwest wind 10 mph.
Monday Night Through Tuesday Night
Cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows 48 to 54. Highs 60 to 65.
Wednesday And Wednesday Night
Cloudy. Highs around 65. Lows 50 to 56.
Thursday And Thursday Night
Cloudy. Highs around 65. Lows around 55.
Cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs around 64.

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445 AM AKDT SAT AUG 1 2015
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