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AWAK88 PAVW 242355
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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
400 PM AKDT THU APR 24 2014

A STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WAS SOUTH OF ADAK WITH A FRONTAL
SYSTEM EAST TO SOUTHEAST INTO THE NORTHERN PACIFIC. A MULTITUDE OF
WEAK LOWS WERE ALL ACROSS THE STATE OF ALASKA WITH LOW CENTERS OVER
THE NORTHEAST CORNER...OVER THE YUKON DELTA...OVER THE COPPER RIVER
VALLEY...SOUTH OF KODIAK AND TWO LOWS SOUTH OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA. 

WITH LOW PRESSURE MOST EVERYWHERE CLOUDY SKIES ALSO DOMINATED MOST OF
ALASKA TODAY...THE FEW EXCEPTIONS WERE THE UPPER YUKON VALLEY...KOYUK
AND UPPER KOBUK VALLEY AND THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE TANANA VALLEY.
DECREASING CLOUDS GAVE WAY TO SOME SUNSHINE THIS AFTERNOON OVER COOK
INLET AND THE SUSITNA VALLEY AS WELL AS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF
SOUTHEAST ALASKA. MOST OF WESTERN ALASKA SAW A MIX OF PARTLY TO
MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES. CLOUDY SKIES WITH SOME LIGHT RAIN PUSHED INTO
THE EASTERN INTERIOR WITH EAGLE REPORTING LIGHT RAIN AND MIXED RAIN
AND SNOW REPORTED AT NORTHWAY. LIGHT RAIN PERSISTED OVER YAKUTAT
THROUGH MOST OF THE DAY WHILE CORDOVA REPORTED LIGHT RAIN LATE THIS
MORNING INTO THIS AFTERNOON. DRIZZLE AND LIGHT RAIN AND EVEN SOME
LIGHT SNOW WAS REPORTED OVER THE ALASKA PENINSULA AND NORTH TO THE
PRIBILOF ISLANDS. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS CONTINUED OVER THE BERING
STRAITS NORTHWARD TO CAPE LISBURNE EARLY THIS MORNING AND LOW CLOUDS
AND OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW WAS PREDOMINATE OVER THE ARCTIC SLOPE COAST
MOST OF THE DAY. 

ONCE AGAIN WITH ALL THE LOW PRESSURE OVER THE STATE AND NO HIGH
PRESSURE TO CONTRAST THE GRADIENT...GAMBELL OUT ON ST. LAWRENCE
ISLAND WAS THE ONLY PLACE TO HAVE STRONG WINDS TODAY WITH GUSTS TO 30
MPH.  

TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON RANGED FROM THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S 
OVER MOST OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA WITH YAKUTAT AND CORDOVA OVER IN THE
CENTRAL GULF COAST REMAINING IN THE LOWER 40S. KODIAK AND WESTWARD
OVER THE ALASKA PENINSULA TO THE ALEUTIANS ALSO SAW TEMPERATURES ONLY
REACH THE MID 30S TO MID 40S. SOUTH CENTRAL TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO
THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S WHILE INTERIOR TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM
THE MID 30S TO MID 50S DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF SUNSHINE THAT
OCCURRED THIS AFTERNOON. LIKEWISE WESTERN ALASKA ALSO RANGED WIDELY
FROM THE MID 20S OVER THE WESTERN CAPES TO AROUND 50 INLAND.
TEMPERATURES OVER THE NORTH SLOPE REMAINED IN THE UPPER TEENS TO MID
20S. 

$$
JAS APR 14

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