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.

Tropics Continue Active

The tropics continue active this weekend, with Tropical Storm Erika moving west-northwestward near Cuba, and three named storms in the Pacific: Ignacio, Jimena, and Kilo. Interests in an near Florida should monitor Erika, and interests in and near the main Hawaiian Islands should monitor Ignacio.

Current conditions at

Ketchikan, Ketchikan International Airport (PAKT)

Lat: 55.36°NLon: 131.71°WElev: 89ft.

Light Rain and Breezy



Humidity 87%
Wind Speed SE 21 G 33 mph
Barometer 29.38 in (995.1 mb)
Dewpoint 53°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 29 Aug 3:53 am AKDT

Detailed Forecast

Rest Of Tonight
Showers...heavy at times. Lows around 53. Southeast wind 10 to 20 mph. Gusts to 30 mph. Wind and gusts diminishing late.
Rain. Highs around 59. Southeast wind 10 mph in the morning becoming light and variable.
Saturday Night
Showers. Lows around 52. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Showers...heavy at times. Highs around 54. Southeast wind 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday Night
Showers. Lows around 50. Southeast wind 15 mph.
Showers. Highs around 54.
Monday Night
Showers likely. Lows around 49.
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Highs around 57.
Tuesday Night And Wednesday
Mostly cloudy. Lows 44 to 50. Highs around 59.
Wednesday Night Through Friday
Mostly cloudy. Lows 44 to 50. Highs around 59.

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1129 PM AKDT FRI AUG 28 2015
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Additional Resources

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