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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
356 PM AKDT SUN MAY 3 2015

ON THE WEATHER MAP TODAY...WEAKENING LOW PRESSURE IS SOUTH OF THE
GULF OF ALASKA WITH A STRENGTHENING LOW SOUTH OF THE ALEUTIANS NEAR
ADAK AND A TRAILING LOW SOUTH OF SHEMYA AS WELL. A WEAK LOW IS
CENTERED NEAR FAIRBANKS WITH A STATIONARY FRONT MEANDERING OVER THE
INTERIOR NORTH OF THE LOW AND EXTENDING SOUTHEAST INTO THE YUKON
TERRITORY. A VERY WEAK LOW IS ALSO NORTH OF BARROW WHILE A HIGH
CENTER IS CENTERED OVER THE KENAI PENINSULA.     

CLOUDY SKIES CONTINUED OVER THE NORTH SLOPE WITH ISOLATED AREAS OF
LIGHT SNOW AND SOME PATCHY FOG. MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ALSO PREVAILED
OVER MOST OF WESTERN ALASKA AND INTO THE WESTERN INTERIOR WITH PATCHY
MORNING FOG AND ISOLATED AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW THIS MORNING MAINLY OVER
THE KUSKOKWIM DELTA...CHANGING TO LIGHT RAIN THIS AFTERNOON. MOST OF
THE UPPER YUKON AND TANANA VALLEY AREA CONTINUED TO SEE MOSTLY SUNNY
SKIES. SOUTHWEST ALASKA FROM BRISTOL BAY WESTWARD REPORTED PARTLY TO
MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN MAINLY NEAR
BRISTOL BAY. CLOUDY SKIES EXTENDED OVER KODIAK ISLAND WITH SOME LIGHT
RAIN AS WELL...WHILE THE REST OF SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA SAW MOSTLY SUNNY
SKIES. PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES EXTENDED OVER NORTHERN PORTIONS
OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA TODAY WITH PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES FROM
PETERSBURG SOUTHWARD BY THIS AFTERNOON. 
  
THE STRONGEST WINDS WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOW OUT WEST AS GUSTS 25
TO 55 MPH REPORTED OVER THE ALEUTIANS AND PRIBILOF ISLANDS. GUSTS TO
NEAR 30 MPH WERE REPORTED AT WHITTIER AND ISOLATED GUSTS 25 TO 35 MPH
OVER NORTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA.   

TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON RANGED FROM THE UPPER TEENS TO THE UPPER
20S OVER THE ARCTIC COAST AND  OVER NORTHWEST ALASKA. TEMPERATURES
WARMED INTO THE UPPER 30S OVER THE SOUTHERN SEWARD PENINSULA TO THE
MID 40S OVER THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF WESTERN ALASKA. TEMPERATURES
CLIMBED MOSTLY INTO THE 50S OVER THE INTERIOR SOUTH OF THE ARCTIC
CIRCLE. TEMPERATURES REMAINED IN THE MID 30S OVER THE PRIBILOF
ISLANDSTO THE MID 40S  OVER MOST OF THE ALASKA PENINSULA AND THE
ALEUTIANS. SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA REPORTED AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES IN THE
MID 40S TO THE MID 50S AS MOST OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA SAW TEMPERATURES
CLIMB INTO THE 50S AND EVEN NEAR 60 AT SKAGWAY.   

$$
JAS MAY 15

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