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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
329 PM AKST THU DEC 18 2014

THE SURFACE WEATHER MAP HAD A STRONG LOW PRESSURE CENTER IN THE
NORTHEAST PACIFIC OCEAN...JUST SOUTH OF THE GULF OF ALASKA...WITH A
FRONT WRAPPING CLOCKWISE AROUND THE CENTER...ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
GULF...TO JUST SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE COAST.  A STRONG
LOW CENTER WAS SOUTH OF THE WESTERN ALEUTIAN ISLANDS WITH A FRONT
SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER CURVING BACK TO THE NORTH CENTRAL PACIFIC.  A
WEAKER LOW CENTER WAS IN THE BERING SEA...JUST SOUTH OF THE ANADYR
GULF.  MAINLAND ALASKA WAS UNDER HIGH PRESSURE INFLUENCE FROM
NORTHWEST CANADA THROUGH THE SOUTHWEST PART OF THE STATE WHILE A WEAK
WEATHER FRONT WAS DRAPED FROM THE BERING SEA LOW CENTER...OVER
KOTZEBUE SOUND...TO THE EAST CENTRAL INTERIOR.  HIGH PRESSURE
DOMINATED THE ARCTIC OCEAN.

CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS COVERED THE SOUTHEAST
PANHANDLE...THE GULF OF ALASKA...AND THE WESTERN ONE THIRD OF THE
STATE FROM THE ALASKA PENINSULA...OVER THE SEWARD PENINSULA...AND
ACROSS THE ARCTIC COASTAL REGIONS.  PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES
WERE SEEN OVER THE SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONS AS WELL AS
ALONG THE ALEUTIANS.  PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED AS RAIN IN THE
SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE AND KODIAK ISLAND...AND AS SNOW IN THE ARCTIC. 
SNOW ALSO FELL ALONG THE BERING STRAIT COASTAL AREAS.  FOG REDUCED
VISIBILITIES THROUGH THE TANANA...UPPER YUKON...UPPER KOBUK...AND
LOWER YUKON VALLEYS AND SOME SNOW WAS REPORTED AT
BETTLES...GALENA...AND FAIRBANKS.

SURFACE WINDS WERE GENERALLY LIGHT ACROSS MOST OF THE STATE WITH
GUSTY WINDS REPORTED IN THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE...ALONG THE GULF OF
ALASKA COASTAL AREAS...AND NEAR THE BERING STRAIT.  SHEMYA REPORTED A
GUST OF 32 MILES PER HOUR EARLY IN THE DAY BUT THE STRONGEST GUST
THROUGH THE DAY WAS 36 MPH REPORTED AT KODIAK.

TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE ARCTIC COAST WERE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW
ZERO WHILE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS TO MID TEENS ABOVE ZERO IN THE NORTH
SLOPE.  MOST OF THE INTERIOR HAD TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS TO
LOW TEENS WHILE LOW TO MID 20S WERE SEEN IN THE NORTHWEST AND
SOUTHWEST REGIONS.  TEMPERATURES IN THE ALEUTIANS AND SOUTH CENTRAL
REGION WERE IN THE UPPER 20S TO MID 30S BUT IN THE 40S ON KODIAK
ISLAND.  THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE HAD TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 30S TO
LOW 40S BUT IN THE COPPER RIVER BASIN TEMPERATURES WERE 10 TO 20
BELOW ZERO.

$$
RWM DEC 14

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