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NWS radiofax charts for the Northeast Pacific and North Pacific

The latest version of marine weather charts for broadcast by the U.S. Coast Guard are available from the National Weather Service Telecommunication Gateway on this server. The listed charts are in the G4 (T4) format and enveloped in TIFF for viewing, also available in GIF format. Satellite images are in JPEG format.

Reports from mariners of both poor AND good radio reception , as well as any other comments about weather broadcast services and forecast products are always greatly appreciated. Please be specific as possible noting your location, equipment/software used, date(s), time(s), frequency(s), mode (fax, voice, NAVTEX, etc.), signal strength, and problem observed (e.g. interference, noise, sync loss, echoes, etc), product name ( e.g. high seas text forecast for METAREA IV, if internet state link, etc. ). Send your comments to: Questions, Comments?.

Effective September 4, 2018, the radiofax broadcast schedule for Kodiak (NOJ) was adjusted to include 72 hour forecast products for surface and wind/wave charts for Alaska/Arctic (Kodiak)

SIZE and UPDATED... refer to .TIF version of files

Many of these charts are also broadcast from Pt. Reyes, CA and Honolulu, HI

Expanded version of this page which includes a 24 hour archive Printer Friendly Weather Briefing for Alaska showing the latest charts
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Key Terms and Symbols for these charts
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Wind/Wave Charts
00Z Sea State Analysis 20N-70N, 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00/12Z 40N-70N, 115W-170E TIFF image GIF image  
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00/12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
48HR Wave Period/Swell Dir VT00/12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
72HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 43N-80N 105W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
72HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image GIF image
72HR Wave Period/Direction VT12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image GIF image
96HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
96HR Wave Period/Swell Dir VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  

 

Surface Charts
00/06/12/18Z Surface Analysis N Pacific 40N-70N, 150E-125W TIFF image GIF image  
24HR Surface Forecast VT00/12Z 40N-70N, 115W-170E TIFF image GIF image  
48HR Surface Forecast VT00/12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
72HR Sfc Forecast VT12Z 43N-80N 105W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
72HR Sfc Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image GIF image
96HR Surface Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  

 

Upper Air Charts
00/12Z 500 MB Analysis 20N-70N, 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
24HR 500MB Forecast VT00/12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
48HR 500MB Forecast VT00/12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
72HR 500MB Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image GIF image
96HR 500MB Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  

 

Sea Surface Temperatures
Sea Surface Temperature Analysis TIFF image GIF image GIF image

 

Satellite Imagery
00/06/12/1818Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Pacific JPG image

 

Ice Charts
Sea Ice Analysis TIFF image GIF image GIF image
5 Day Sea Ice Forecast TIFF image GIF image GIF image
Cook Inlet Sea Ice Analysis TIFF image GIF image GIF image

 

Schedule and Miscellaneous
Radiofax Schedule (Kodiak, AK) TIFF image GIF image
Radiofax Schedule (DOS Text Format) TEXT file  
Radiofacsimile Symbols and Contractions TIFF image GIF image
Request for Comments TIFF image GIF image
Product Notice Bulletin TIFF image GIF image
Test Message TIFF image GIF image
Internet File Names TEXT file