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.

Heat Wave in Central U.S.

Dangerous heat will continue in the Nation's mid-section on Tuesday. Combined with high humidity, this will lead to Heat Index temperatures ranging from 100 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit across parts of the Plains and mid-South. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect. If you must be outside, slow down and drink plenty of water.

Current conditions at

Ketchikan, Ketchikan International Airport (PAKT)

Lat: 55.36°NLon: 131.71°WElev: 89ft.

Rain Fog/Mist



Humidity 93%
Wind Speed SE 17 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1016.5 mb)
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 3.00 mi
Last update 27 Jul 6:53 pm AKDT

Detailed Forecast

Rain. Lows around 54. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Rain. Highs around 60. Light winds.
Tuesday Night
Rain likely. Lows around 52. Light winds.
Rain likely. Highs around 60. Light winds.
Wednesday Night
Rain likely. Lows around 51. Light winds.
Thursday And Thursday Night
Rain likely. Highs around 62. Lows around 52.
Friday And Friday Night
Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs around 65. Lows around 52.
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 65.
Saturday Night Through Monday
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 54. Highs around 66.

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Additional Resources

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