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AWAK88 PAVW 212337

237 PM AKST TUE NOV 21 2017

Tuesday’s weather showed high pressure from the Northern Pacific
through the Aleutian chain through the central Bering sea. More high
pressure moved west out of the Yukon territory into the eastern
interior.  A huge area of low pressure  encompassed the mainland to
the central interior. The low center was located in the Bering strait
with an occlusion that stretched southeast to Nunivak island and a
cold front that extended across the eastern Aleutians into the
northern Pacific. A surface trough extended across the north slope. 

Snow reported in all regions today with blowing snow included along
the west coast and the north slope.  Rain reported in the southern
panhandle and at Cold bay. Gusty winds abounded today. Speeds of 40
to 55 mph with gust to 78 mph seen on the north slope. Along the west
coast 36 to 47 mph speeds had gusts as high as 64 mph. The interior
showed 22 to 40 mph bursts while southwest Alaska the Pribilofs and
the chain saw 34 to 52 mph. The southeast had 22 to 36 mph gusts as

 Morning lows varied from -38 at Northway to 41 at Sandpoint. The
north slope had -4 to +2. The west coast to the Yukon delta reported
+3 to 11 in the Northwest Arctic 20 to 34 southern Seward peninsula
to the delta. The interior showed +1 to +5 in the west with -6 to -38
in the east. Wind chills there reached -40. Southwest Alaska mainland
had +7 to 34 with Sleetmute at -1. The chain and the Pribilofs saw 28
to 41. The Anchorage bowl reported +1 to +9. The northern Kenai
peninsula checked in with -7 to -10. The southern half had 10 to 12.
The gulf coast and the gulf sites had 11 to 36. The Alaska range
showed -7 to -22. Southeast had 19 to 31 in the north to 32 to 40 in
the south. Afternoon temperatures ranged from -24 at Fort Yukon to 44
at Metlakatla. All regions got less cold this afternoon. 

rct NOV 17

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