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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
352 PM AKDT SAT APR 19 2014

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WITH TWO CENTERS CONTINUED TO MEANDER
SLOWLY NORTHWARD AROUND THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF THE GULF OF
ALASKA...JUST WEST OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA.  A WEAKENING WEATHER FRONT
WAS FROM THE EASTERN LOW CENTER TO THE SOUTH TIP OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA.
 A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE STRETCHED WESTWARD FROM THE LOW TO THE
ALASKA PENINSULA THEN CURVED NORTH ALONG THE EASTERN BERING SEA TO
THE SOUTH CHUKCHI SEA.  HIGH PRESSURE REMAINED THE DOMINANT FEATURE
FROM THE CHUKCHI SEA TO THE BEAUFORT SEA...ALONG THE ENTIRE NORTH
SLOPE.

CLOUDY SKIES PREVAILED ALONG THE EASTSIDE OF THE PRESSURE TROUGH OVER
THE BRISTOL BAY...KUSKOKWIM...AND LOWER YUKON REGIONS...UP TO THE
SEWARD PENINSULA.  LIGHT RAINSHOWERS AND SNOWSHOWERS WERE REPORTED IN
THIS AREA MOSTLY IN THE SOUTHWEST AT KING SALMON...DILLINGHAM...OUT
TO DUTCH HARBOR.  CLOUDY CONDITIONS WERE ALSO SEEN ACROSS MOST ALL OF
SOUTHEAST ALASKA DUE TO THE OFFSHORE LOW CENTER AND SOME LIGHT RAIN
WAS REPORTED AT KETCHIKAN AND ANNETTE.  LOW CLOUDY CONDITIONS WERE
THE RULE OVER THE ARCTIC AND BROOKS RANGE WITH SOME SNOW FALLING AT
DEADHORSE...BARTER ISLAND...AND BARROW...BUT SOME CLEARING WAS SEEN
OVER THE WESTERN BROOKS RANGE AROUND MIDDAY.  SKIES WERE PARTLY
CLOUDY TO MOSTLY SUNNY FROM THE SOUTH CENTRAL REGION TO MOST OF THE
INTERIOR.

THE STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE GULF OF ALASKA LOW
PRODUCED SOME STRONG WINDS IN THE SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST AREAS OF
THE STATE.  SITKA REPORTED EASTERLY WINDS GUSTING 34 TO 38 MPH AND
MANY STATIONS IN THE SOUTHWEST SHOWED NORTHEASTERLY GUSTY
WINDS...KODIAK HAD THE STRONGEST GUST OF 26 MPH.  THE TROUGH IN THE
BERING STRAIT WAS GIVING GAMBELL NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WITH GUSTS TO 35
MPH. 

TEMPERATURES AROUND THE ARCTIC AND NORTH SLOPE WERE GENERALLY IN THE
SINGLE DIGITS BELOW AND ABOVE ZERO...WAINWRIGHT DROPPED DOWN TO -12
THIS MORNING BUT HAS WARMED TO 7 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON.  THE
INTERIOR HAD LOWS IN THE MID 20S TO HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S
WITH NENANA PUSHING 52.  TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE ALEUTIANS AND THE
SOUTHWEST WERE MID TO UPPER 30S EARLY AND HAVE WARMED SLIGHTLY TO THE
LOW TO MID 40S...ANIAK WAS A WARM SPOT AT 48.  THE SOUTHCENTRAL
SHOWED LOWS FROM THE LOW 30S TO LOW 40S AND HIGHS IN THE MID 40S TO
LOW 50S...TALKEETNA AND WASILLA WERE UP TO 52.  THE SOUTHEAST HAD
LOWS IN THE LOW 30S TO MID 40S AND HIGHS ONLY INTO THE MID TO UPPER
50S. 

$$
RWM APR 14

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