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AWAK88 PAVW 272338
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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
338 PM AKDT FRI MAR 27 2015

THE SURFACE WEATHER MAP HAD A SERIES OF LOW PRESSURE CENTERS ORIENTED
WEST TO EAST IN THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN WITH THE STRONGEST LOW OVER
THE FAR SOUTHWEST PART OF THE GULF OF ALASKA...SOUTH OF THE ALASKA
PENINSULA.  A PAIR OF WEAKER LOW CENTERS...ASSOCIATED WITH THE
STRONGER CENTER...OVER THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS NEAR ATKA AND SAND POINT.
 A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH STRETCHED NORTHEASTWARD FROM THESE CENTERS
OVER BRISTOL BAY TO THE NORTHEAST INTERIOR.  HIGH PRESSURE WAS
DOMINATING THE WESTERN BERING SEA FROM A CENTER NEAR ATTU ISLAND
NORTHWARD TO THE ARCTIC OCEAN.  ANOTHER AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE IN
WESTERN CANADA HAD A RIDGE JUST OVER THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE.

CLOUDY SKIES WERE SEEN OVER THE ARCTIC...THE SOUTHERN BERING SEA TO
INCLUDE THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS...AND THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF MAINLAND
ALASKA.  SKIES WERE MOSTLY CLOUDY TO PARTLY CLOUDY OVER THE SOUTHEAST
PANHANDLE...THE SOUTHCENTRAL...AND MOST OF THE INTERIOR.  A BAND OF
CLOUDY CONDITIONS STRETCHED FROM THE YUKON DELTA NORTHEASTWARD TO THE
NORTHERN INTERIOR AND EASTERN ARCTIC REGION.  THE NORTHWEST REGION
SAW MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES EXCEPT THE COASTAL AREAS ALONG THE BERING
STRAIT WHERE CLOUDY CONDITIONS PREVAILED.  PRECIPITATION FELL AS SNOW
ACROSS THE ARCTIC REGION...ALONG THE BERING STRAIT COAST...ON ST
GEORGE ISLAND...AND IN PORTIONS OF THE YUKON DELTA EXCEPT AT HOLY
CROSS WHERE SNOW FELL EARLY IN THE DAY CHANGING TO RAIN.  RAIN WAS
NOTED ALONG THE ALEUTIANS...AT SAND POINT AND DUTCH HARBOR...AND IN
THE NORTHERN BRISTOL BAY REGION...AT ILIAMNA.  SOME LIGHT SNOW FELL
IN THE INTERIOR AT MCGRATH AND GALENA.  RAIN FELL ON THE COASTAL AREA
OF THE SOUTHCENTRAL REGION AND ON THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE.  VALDEZ
REPORTED LIGHT SNOW EARLY IN THE DAY THAT CHANGED TO RAIN.

GUSTY WINDS WERE NOTED IN THE EASTERN ALASKA RANGE...UP TO 25 MILES
PER HOUR...AND AROUND THE BRISTOL BAY REGION WHERE GUSTS WERE
RECORDED AT 25 TO 35 MPH.  THE STRONGEST WINDS WERE IN THE BERING SEA
ISLANDS WITH ST GEORGE REPORTING GUSTS TO 46 MPH.

TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE LOW TO MID 40S IN THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE
WHILE THE SOUTHCENTRAL REGION HAD UPPER 30S TO UPPER 40S.  THE BERING
SEA ISLANDS HAD TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 20S WHILE THE ALEUTIANS HAD
MID 30S TO MID 40S.  WARMER TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTHWEST
REGION...BRISTOL BAY AND ALASKA PENINSULA...WERE IN THE UPPER 30S TO
MID 40S WHILE THE YUKON-KUSKOKWIM AREA ONLY HAD MID 20S TO LOW
40S...COLDER ALONG THE COAST.  TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE INTERIOR WERE
UPPER 30S TO UPPER 40S WHILE THE NORTHWEST HAD SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE
ZERO TO THE LOW 20S.  THE ARCTIC REGION HAD TEMPERATURES IN THE
SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE AND BELOW ZERO.

$$
RWM MAR 15

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