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AWAK88 PAVW 232353
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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
353 PM AKDT THU OCT 23 2014

ON THE WEATHER MAP TODAY SEVERAL WEAKENING LOWS LINGER OVER THE
EASTERN GULF OF ALASKA. A STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS OVER
RUSSIA WITH A FRONTAL SYSTEM EXTENDING SOUTHEAST TO SAINT LAWRENCE
ISLAND AND THEN A WARM FRONT CONTINUING TO EXTEND SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST
OVER THE EASTERN BERING SEA TO THE TIP OF THE ALASKA PENINSULA. AN
ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM SAINT LAWRENCE ISLAND SOUTHWEST TO
THE CENTRAL ALEUTIANS AND CONTINUES INTO THE NORTHERN PACIFIC. HIGH
PRESSURE RESIDES WELL TO THE NORTH OVER THE ARCTIC OCEAN...WHILE HIGH
PRESSURE ALSO RESIDES SOUTH OF THE EASTERN ALEUTIANS WITH A WEAK
RIDGE OVER BRISTOL BAY AND INTO THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR.    

CLOUDY SKIES WITH SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WERE REPORTED OVER
THE ARCTIC COAST TODAY. CLOUDY SKIES MOVED OVER SAINT LAWRENCE ISLAND
AND INTO MOST OF WESTERN ALASKA WITH WIDESPREAD SNOW SPREADING INTO
THE AREA AS WELL. PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH SOME FLURRIES
AND PATCHY FOG WERE REPORTED OVER THE INTERIOR TODAY. CLOUDY SKIES
WITH SOME ISOLATED AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN WERE REPORTED OVER THE
PRIBILOF ISLANDS...ALEUTIANS AND OVER MOST OF THE ALASKA PENINSULA.
PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES REMAINED OVER BRISTOL
BAY...KODIAK...COOK INLET AND THE SUSITNA VALLEY AS WELL AS MOST OF
THE CENTRAL GULF COAST WHILE CLOUDY SKIES AND LIGHT SNOW WAS REPORTED
OVER THE COPPER RIVER BASIN. PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES WERE OVER
THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA WHILE MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES
AND SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN WERE REPORTED OVER THE JUNEAU AREA
THIS AFTERNOON AND CLOUDY SKIES WITH NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS TO THE
SOUTH.     

STRONGEST WINDS TODAY WERE REPORTED OVER THE ARCTIC SLOPE WITH
ISOLATED GUSTS TO 30 MPH. GUST 30 TO 45 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER SAINT
LAWRENCE ISLAND AND PORTIONS OF WESTERN ALASKA IN THE VICINITY OF THE
APPROACHING FRONTAL SYSTEM. GUSTS 30 TO 40 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER THE
PRIBILOF ISLANDS...ALONG THE ALEUTIANS AND THE ALASKA PENINSULA AS
WELL AS AREAS AROUND KODIAK WHILE 30 TO 50 MPH GUSTS WERE REPORTED
AROUND WHITTIER. GUSTS 30 TO 40 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER CHANNELED
AREAS OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA.         
  
TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON RANGED FROM THE UPPER TEENS TO MID 20S
OVER THE ARCTIC COAST. TEMPERATURES REMAINED IN THE TEENS SOUTH OF
THE BROOKS RANGE TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE WHILE TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM
THE MID 20S TO MID 30S OVER THE REST OF THE INTERIOR AND WESTERN
ALASKA. TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO THE 40S OVER THE ALEUTIANS AND
WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE ALASKA PENINSULA...OVER KODIAK AND PRINCE
WILLIAM SOUND COASTAL AREAS WHILE THE REST OF SOUTH CENTRAL ALASKA
WAS MOSTLY IN THE 30S. TEMPERATURES WARMED INTO THE MID 40S AND LOWER
50S OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA.  

$$
JAS OCT 14


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