Alaska Weather Summary


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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
312 PM AKST SAT FEB 6 2016

THE SURFACE WEATHER MAP SHOWED A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE
NORTHEAST PACIFIC OCEAN...SOUTH OF THE GULF OF ALASKA.  A WEAKER AREA
OF LOW PRESSURE WAS NORTHWEST OF THIS SYSTEM WITH ONE CENTER OVER THE
EASTERN ALEUTIAN ISLANDS...NEAR COLD BAY...AND ANOTHER CENTER OVER
THE SOUTHEASTERN BERING SEA.  LOW PRESSURE TROUGHING EXTENDED
NORTHWARD OF THE BERING SEA CENTER TO THE WESTERN ARCTIC REGION
COASTAL AREA.  TWO OTHER WEAK LOW CENTERS WERE SEEN...ONE JUST
NORTHEAST OF KODIAK ISLAND AND THE OTHER OVER THE EASTERN ARCTIC
REGION.  HIGH PRESSURE WAS OVER THE ARCTIC OCEAN AND HIGH PRESSURE
RIDGING WAS SEEN OVER THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE.

CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES COVERED THE ARCTIC REGION...THE
NORTHWEST REGION...THE SOUTH CENTRAL REGION...AND MOST OF THE
SOUTHWEST REGION.  MOSTLY CLOUDY TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES WERE OVER THE
INTERIOR...THE SOUTHEAST...THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE...AND THE ALEUTIAN
ISLANDS.  PRECIPITATION FELL AS RAIN ON THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE AND
AS A MIX OF SNOW AND RAIN ON THE SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL AT
VALDEZ...PORTAGE...AND SEWARD.  A REPORT OF HAIL WAS NOTED AT ANNETTE
IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON.  SNOW WAS NOTED IN THE EASTERN INTERIOR AND
ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND THE YUKON DELTA AREA OF THE SOUTHWEST.  SNOW
WAS NOTED ALONG THE ALEUTIANS AND ON THE ALASKA PENINSULA WITH DUTCH
HARBOR ALSO GETTING SOME RAIN.  BARTER ISLAND AND DEADHORSE OF THE
ARCTIC REGION ALSO REPORTED SNOW.

GUSTY WINDS WERE NOTED ALONG THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS...THE BERING
STRAIT...AND THE GULF OF ALASKA WITH MOST LOCATIONS REPORTING GUSTS
LESS THAN 30 MILES PER HOUR.  THE STRONGER GUSTS NOTED WERE 38 MPH AT
MIDDLETON ISLAND IN THE GULF...40 MPH AT PORTAGE OF THE SOUTH
CENTRAL...AND SHUNGNAK OF THE NORTHWEST INTERIOR HAD A GUST OF 46
MPH.

AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE WERE FROM THE MID
30S TO LOW 40S WHILE THE SOUTH CENTRAL HAD LOW 30S TO LOW 40S.  THE
SOUTHEAST AND INTERIOR HAD TEMPERATURES FROM THE LOW SINGLE DIGITS
ABOVE ZERO TO THE MID TEENS...ARCTIC VILLAGE WAS A COLD SPOT WITH
TEMPERATURES NEAR 13 BELOW...WHILE THE ARCTIC REGION HAD MID TEENS TO
SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO.  TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE NORTHWEST WERE
FROM THE MID TEENS TO UPPER 20S WHILE THE SOUTHWEST REGION HAD UPPER
TEENS TO THE MID 30S.  THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS AND THE ALASKA PENINSULA
HAD TEMPERATURES FROM THE LOW 30S TO LOW 40S.

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RWM FEB 16