Alaska Weather Summary


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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
335 PM AKST THU NOV 27 2014

THE SURFACE WEATHER MAP HAS A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE
CENTRAL BERING SEA...THE CENTER WAS NEAR ST MATTHEW ISLAND...WITH A
WEATHER FRONT WRAPPING CLOCKWISE FROM SOUTH OF THE CENTER TO THE
ANADYR GULF AND AROUND TO JUST OFF THE SOUTHWEST ALASKA COAST THEN
CROSSING THE EASTERN ALEUTIAN ISLANDS...NEAR UNALASKA...AND ON INTO
THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN.  A HIGH PRESSURE CENTER WAS OVER NORTHWEST
CANADA WITH A RIDGING WESTWARD COVERING THE EASTERN ONE HALF OF THE
ALASKA MAINLAND.  A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH WAS IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF
ALASKA SOUTHEASTWARD TO JUST OFF THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE COAST.

CLOUDY SKIES COVERED THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE STATE...DUE TO THE
BERING SEA STORM SYSTEM...FROM THE WESTERN ARCTIC...ALL OF THE
NORTHWEST...SOUTHWEST...ALASKA PENINSULA...AND THE EASTERN ALEUTIANS.
 CLOUDY TO PARTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS COVERED THE REST OF THE ALEUTIANS
AND THE CENTRAL ARCTIC WHILE SUNNY TO MOSTLY SUNNY CONDITIONS WERE
SEEN OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE STATE.  PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE
WESTERN ARCTIC AND NORTHWEST ALASKA AS SNOW REPORTED AT
KIVALINA...NOME...BETHEL...AND MOUNTAIN VILLAGE WHILE FREEZING
DRIZZLE WAS REPORTED AT CAPE LISBURNE...TIN CITY...AND CAPE ROMANZOF.
 RAIN FELL ON THE BERING SEA ISLANDS...ST PAUL...AND PARTS OF THE
ALEUTIANS...COLD BAY AND DUTCH HARBOR.

GUSTY WINDS WERE NOTED IN THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST
PANHANDLE...DUE TO THE OFFSHORE LOW PRESSURE TROUGH...BUT WIDESPREAD
GUSTY WINDS WERE IN THE ALEUTIANS AND WESTERN PARTS OF THE STATE DUE
TO THE BERING SEA SYSTEM.  POINT HOPE OF THE WESTERN ARCTIC COAST
REPORTED GUSTS OF 43 MILES PER HOUR WHILE ST PAUL ISLAND HAD GUSTS
EARLIER NEAR 52 MPH.

AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE UPPER 20S TO MID 30S IN THE
SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE AND MID 20S TO LOW 30S ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST AND
SOUTHCENTRAL REGIONS.  THE INTERIOR AND EASTERN ARCTIC HAD
TEMPERATURES FROM THE NEGATIVE MID TEENS TO MID SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE
ZERO.  AREAS OF THE STATE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE BERING SEA STORM
SAW TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 40S ALONG THE ALEUTIANS TO THE MID 20S TO
LOW 30S IN THE SOUTHWEST TO NORTHWEST REGIONS WHILE THE WESTERN
ARCTIC HAD MID TEENS TO MID 20S.

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RWM NOV 14