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AWAK88 PAVW 250029
RWSAK

ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
329 PM AKST SAT JAN 24 2015

THE SURFACE WEATHER MAP HAD HIGH PRESSURE FROM A PAIR OF CENTERS OVER
NORTHEAST RUSSIA AND THE CHUKOTSK PENINSULA DOMINATING MAINLAND
ALASKA FROM THE NORTHEAST PORTION OF THE STATE TO THE ALEUTIAN
ISLANDS.  LOW PRESSURE DOMINATED THE GULF OF ALASKA WITH A CENTER
OVER THE SOUTHEAST GULF WITH A FRONT EASTWARD TO THE SOUTHERN PART OF
THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE AND ANOTHER FRONT FROM KODIAK ISLAND
NORTHEASTWARD TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE MAINLAND.  A WEAK LOW
CENTER WAS ALSO OVER THE SOUTHWEST GULF AND ONE IN THE ANADYR GULF.

CLEAR TO MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES WERE SEEN OVER THE SOUTHWEST REGION...THE
WESTERN INTERIOR...AND THE NORTHWEST ALTHOUGH THE SOUTHERN SEWARD
PENINSULA SAW PATCHY DENSE FOG THROUGH THE DAY.  CLOUDY CONDITIONS
COVERED THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS...THE EASTERN SOUTHCENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST...THE EASTERN INTERIOR...THE ARCTIC...AND THE SOUTHEAST
PANHANDLE.  THE CENTRAL INTERIOR SAW MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES EARLY IN THE
DAY WITH CLOUDY CONDITIONS BY THE AFTERNOON.  PRECIPITATION FELL AS
SNOW EARLY ACROSS THE ARCTIC...BUT BY MIDDAY VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS
WERE DUE TO FOG.  SNOW FELL IN THE EASTERN INTERIOR...THE EASTERN
SOUTHCENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST REGIONS...AND IN THE ALEUTIANS WHILE RAIN
WAS REPORTED ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY
RAIN AT ANNETTE AND KETCHIKAN.

STRONG WINDS WERE LIMITED TO THE GULF COASTAL REGION IN THE AFTERNOON
HOURS.  EARLIER IN THE DAY THE ARCTIC REGION HAD STRONG
WINDS...BARTER ISLAND REPORTED A GUST OF 38 MILES PER HOUR...BUT
WINDS WERE LESS IN THE AFTERNOON.  THE STRONGEST WINDS WERE NOTED IN
THE PANHANDLE AND SOUTHEAST REGION WITH SKAGWAY REPORTING A GUST OF
43 MPH EARLY IN THE DAY AND ANNETTE REPORTING 36 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON.  SEWARD WAS REPORTING THE STRONGEST WIND OF 41 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON.

AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE MID 40S TO LOW 50S IN THE
PANHANDLE WHILE THE SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHCENTRAL HAD UPPER 20S TO MID
30S WITH SOME TEENS IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.  TEMPERATURES ALONG THE
ALEUTIANS AND BERING SEA ISLANDS WERE IN THE MID 20S TO MID 30S.  THE
SOUTHWEST AND NORTHWEST REGIONS HAD TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS
BELOW ZERO TO LOW 20S BELOW WHILE THE ARCTIC HAD TEENS TO MID 20S
BELOW.  THE EASTERN INTERIOR HAD TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS
BELOW ZERO TO MID TEENS BELOW WHILE THE REST OF THE INTERIOR HAD 20S
TO 30S BELOW WITH HUSLIA REPORTING MINUS 42.

$$
RWM JAN 15


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