Alaska Pacific Ocean RADIOFAX Schedule

Products listed on this page are provided by the Ocean Prediction Center and the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Anchorage, Alaska. The forecast area includes the North Pacific Alaska offshore and high seas waters. The products listed on this page are transmitted via high frequency (HF) through transmitters of the United States Coast Guard from Kodiak, Alaska. The shortwave HF signal is decoded by Weather FAX receivers onboard ships in the forecast area. The broadcast frequencies are listed below.

NOTE: If you are interested in printing the marine weather charts listed on this page a TIFF viewer is required to have a white background. Also, the black & white GIF images are available for printing, but they are not ideally sized for printing the complete chart. The GIF marine weather charts are colored and have a black background.

Time delay of analysis products: Graphic analysis/forecast charts broadcast by radiofacsimile are available by broadcast time and are usually available 30 minutes prior to broadcast.

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NOAA National Weather Service Washington, D.C.
Radiofacsimile Schedule Transmitted Via
U.S.C.G. Kodiak, Alaska (NOJ) 15 June 2005

The current GMT/UTC/Zulu time is:  


The table below can be used to convert your local timezone to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or Zulu (Z). They are all equivalent. See the page "What is UTC or GMT Time?" for more information.

Standard Time
Z difference Atlantic Eastern Central Mountain Pacific Alaska Hawaii
-4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 -10

Daylight Saving Time
Z difference Atlantic Eastern Central Mountain Pacific Alaska Hawaii
-3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 NA


Print Schedule valid as of June 15, 2005
Worldwide Radiofacsimile Broadcast Schedule PDF

Note: There is a program called FTPmail which can be used to retrieve text messages/charts from the Ocean Prediction Center. The ftp server is maintained by the National Weather service and will retrieve any marine products available from any office of the National Weather Service.

Time Chart FTPMAIL ID Graphic Format Last Update
0400Z Test Pattern PZZZ93 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0403Z 00Z Surface Analysis (40N-70N, 125W-150E) PYCA00 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0427Z Rebroadcast 24Hr Surface VT 12Z (40N-70N, 115W-170E) PYBE01 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:45Z Nov 22 2017
0437Z Rebroadcast 48Hr Surface VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PWBI99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 20:19Z Nov 22 2017
0447Z Coastal Marine Forecast Tables (Alaska)      
0456Z 00Z Sea State Analysis (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBA99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 02:02Z Nov 23 2017
0506Z Satellite Picture (05N-60N, 110W-160W)      
0517Z 00Z 500mb Analysis (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PPBA50 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 02:16Z Nov 23 2017
0527Z Symbols and Contractions/Schedule      
0548Z Request For Comments/Product Notice      
0558Z 24Hr 500mb VT 00Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PPBE50 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 05:29Z Nov 23 2017
0950Z Test Pattern PZZZ93 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0953Z 06Z Surface Analysis (40N-70N, 125W-150E) PYCA01 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1017Z 24Hr Wind&Wave VT 00Z (40N-70N, 115W-170E) PJBE88 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 07:13Z Nov 23 2017
1027Z 24Hr Surface VT 00Z (40N-70N, 115W-170E) PYBE00 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 06:15Z Nov 23 2017
1037Z 48Hr Surface VT 00Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PWBI98 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 06:06Z Nov 23 2017
1047Z 48Hr Wind&Wave VT 00Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBI98 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1057Z 5-Day Sea Ice Forecast/Sea Ice Analysis      
1117Z Satellite Picture (05N-60N, 110W-160W)      
1128Z 48Hr Peak Wave Period&Direction/Ice Accretion VT 00Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBI88 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 04:16Z Nov 23 2017
1138Z 48Hr 500mb VT 00Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PPBI50 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 05:30Z Nov 23 2017
1148Z Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (40N-60N, 125W-160E)      
1159Z Cook Inlet Sea Ice Forecast (Cook Inlet)      
1600Z Test Pattern PZZZ93 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1603Z 12Z Surface Analysis (40N-70N, 125W-150E) PYCA02 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1627Z Rebroadcast 24Hr Surface VT 00Z (40N-70N, 115W-170E) PYBE00 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 06:15Z Nov 23 2017
1637Z Rebroadcast 48Hr Surface VT 00Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PWBI98 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 06:06Z Nov 23 2017
1647Z Coastal Marine Forecast Tables (Alaska)      
1656Z Rebroadcast 00Z Sea State Analysis (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBA99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 02:02Z Nov 23 2017
1706Z Satellite Picture (05N-60N, 110W-160W)      
1717Z 12Z 500mb Analysis (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PBBA51 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 14:15Z Nov 23 2017
1727Z Symbols and Contractions/Schedule      
1748Z Request For Comments/Product Notice      
1758Z 24Hr 500mb VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PPBE51 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:28Z Nov 22 2017
2150Z Test Pattern PZZZ93 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
2153Z 18Z Surface Analysis (40N-70N, 125W-150E) PYCA03 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
2217Z 24Hr Wind&Wave VT 12Z (40N-70N, 115W-170E) PJBE89 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 18:33Z Nov 22 2017
2227Z 24Hr Surface VT 12Z (40N-70N, 115W-170E) PYBE01 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:45Z Nov 22 2017
2237Z 48Hr Surface VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PWBI99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 20:19Z Nov 22 2017
2247Z 48Hr Wind&Wave VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBI99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 20:34Z Nov 22 2017
2257Z 5-Day Sea Ice Forecast/Sea Ice Analysis      
2317Z Satellite Picture (05N-60N, 110W-160W)      
2328Z 48Hr Peak Wave Period&Direction/Ice Accretion VT 00Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBI89 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 16:16Z Nov 23 2017
2338Z 48Hr 500mb VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PPBI51 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:29Z Nov 22 2017
2348Z 96Hr Surface Forecast VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PWBM99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 20:56Z Nov 22 2017
2358Z 96Hr Wind&Wave VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBM98 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 20:43Z Nov 22 2017
0008Z 96Hr Peak Wave Period&Direction/Ice Accretion VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBM88 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 16:18Z Nov 23 2017
0018Z 96Hr 500mb Forecast  VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PPBM50 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:30Z Nov 22 2017

 

Contractions: VT=VALID TIME, WV=Wave, Bul=Bulletin, Hr=Hour, Prelim=Preliminary

Assigned Frequencies(KHZ): Day = 2054, 4298, 8459, 12412.5 kHz

For Carrier Frequency Subtract 1.9 kHz

Many of these charts are also broadcast from Point Reyes, CA.

Comments On this Schedule Or Quality Of Charts Are Invited.