Alaska Weather Summary


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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
408 PM AKDT TUE SEP 30 2014

ON THE WEATHER MAP TODAY A WEAKENING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS
NORTHEAST OF BARROW WITH A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE EXTENDING OVER THE
EASTERN ARCTIC COAST. LOW PRESSURE REMAINS IN THE VICINITY OF
SOUTHEAST ALASKA WITH A WEAK LOW CENTER NEAR YAKUTAT AND A SECOND LOW
OVER THE YUKON...NORTHERN TERRITORIES AND BRITISH COLUMBIA BORDERS. A
COLD FRONT EXTENDS SOUTHWEST FROM THE LOW ACROSS SOUTHEAST
ALASKA...JUST SOUTH OF JUNEAU AND INTO THE EASTERN GULF OF ALASKA.
STRONGER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS CONTINUED OVER THE NORTH PACIFIC SOUTH
OF THE ALEUTIANS. HIGH PRESSURE RESIDED OVER THE YUKON AND KUSKOKWIM
DELTA AND MOST OF THE BERING SEA WITH A WEAK RIDGE EAST OVER THE
SOUTHERN INTERIOR AND SOUTHEAST OVER BRISTOL BAY AND THE ALASKA
PENINSULA. 

CLOUDY SKIES WITH SOME LIGHT SNOW WAS REPORTED OVER MOST OF THE
ARCTIC COAST THROUGH THE DAY. PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES EXTENDED
SOUTHWARD OVER THE NORTHERN HALF OF ALASKA WITH SCATTERED AREAS OF
LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW MOSTLY OVER THE SOUTHERN INTERIOR. MOSTLY
CLOUDY SKIES WERE REPORTED OVER THE ALEUTIANS WHILE SUNNY SKIES WERE
SEEN OVER MOST OF THE ALASKA PENINSULA...BRISTOL BAY...KODIAK ISLAND 
AND ACROSS MOST OF SOUTH CENTRAL ALASKA. MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH
SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN CONTINUED OVER MOST OF SOUTHEAST
ALASKA.     

STRONGEST WINDS TODAY WERE ISOLATED GUSTS TO 30 MPH OVER NORTHWESTERN
ALASKA.  30 TO 40 MPH GUSTS WERE ALSO REPORTED OVER THE ALASKA
PENINSULA WITH GUSTS 30 TO 40 MPH EARLY THIS MORNING NORTH OF KODIAK
AND NORTH OF THE ALEUTIAN RANGE. 30 TO 50 MPH GUSTS WERE REPORTED
OVER EASTERN SIDE OF KENAI PENINSULA WITH ISOLATED GUSTS TO 85 MPH.
30 TO 40 MPH GUSTS WERE REPORTED ALONG TURNAGAIN ARM WITH GUSTS TO 70
MPH AT WHITTIER EARLY THIS MORNING. CHANNELED GUSTS 30 TO 45 MPH WERE
REPORTED THROUGH THOMPSON PASS. 30 TO 60 MPH GUSTS WERE ALSO REPORTED
OVER CHANNELED AREAS OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA.    

AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE LOWER 30S TO LOWER 40S NORTH
OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE WITH TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE 40S OVER
MOST OF WESTERN ALASKA AND THE MID 30S TO MID 40S OVER THE INTERIOR. 
TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE 50S OVER THE ALASKA PENINSULA...SOUTHCENTRAL
AND MOST OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA EXCEPT FOR ONCE AGAIN TEMPERATURES
REMAINING IN THE LOWER 30S TO MID 40S OVER THE COPPER RIVER BASIN. 

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JAS SEP 14