Alaska Weather Summary


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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
355 PM AKDT TUE OCT 21 2014

ON THE WEATHER MAP TODAY LOW PRESSURE CONTINUES TO DOMINATE MOST OF
THE GREATLAND. THE MAIN LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS OVER THE EASTERN GULF
OF ALASKA WITH A SECONDARY LOW OVER THE WESTERN GULF...CENTERED
SOUTHWEST OF KODIAK. A FRONTAL SYSTEM WRAPPED AROUND THE MAIN LOW
EXTENDS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA AND THEN
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
EXTENDS FROM THE SECOND LOW OVER BRISTOL BAY AND THE YUKON AND
KUSKOKWIM DELTA AREA WHILE A STATIONARY FRONT LIES OVER THE CENTRAL
INTERIOR AND THEN SOUTHEAST OVER THE YUKON TERRITORY. HIGH PRESSURE
REMAINS OVER THE ARCTIC OCEAN AND OVER THE NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC WITH
A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN BERING SEA CONNECTING THE
TWO AREAS OF HIGH PRESSURE.  

CLOUDY SKIES WITH SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW AND PATCHY AREAS OF
LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE WERE REPORTED OVER THE ARCTIC COAST TODAY.
MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WERE OBSERVED OVER MOST OF WESTERN ALASKA WITH
SOME ISOLATED AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW...MAINLY OVER THE KUSKOKWIM DELTA
THIS MORNING.  PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WERE REPORTED OVER THE
INTERIOR WITH SOME WIDELY SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES. CLOUDY
SKIES AND LIGHT RAIN MIXED WITH SOME LIGHT SNOW THIS MORNING WAS
REPORTED OVER BRISTOL BAY...THE ALASKA PENINSULA...AND OVER THE
PRIBILOF ISLANDS AND ALEUTIANS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH
SCATTERED AREAS OF SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS FELL OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTH
CENTRAL ALASKA MAINLY OVER THE MORNING HOURS WHILE PATCHY FOG WAS
REPORTED OVER THE COPPER RIVER BASIN. MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES CONTINUED
OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA WITH SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN THROUGHOUT
THE DAY. 
 
STRONGEST WINDS TODAY WERE REPORTED OVER THE ARCTIC SLOPE WITH GUSTS
30 TO 45 MPH AND GUSTS 25 TO 35 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER THE
SOUTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE. GUSTS TO 30 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER SAINT
LAWRENCE ISLAND TODAY WHILE GUST 30 TO 45 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER THE
PRIBILOF ISLANDS AND OVER THE ALEUTIANS AS WELL. ISOLATED GUST TO 35
MPH WERE REPORTED AT WHITTIER THIS AFTERNOON AND CHANNELED GUSTS 35
TO 55 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA.   

TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON RANGED FROM THE MID TEENS TO UPPER 20S
OVER THE ARCTIC COAST...WARMEST TO THE EAST. TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM
THE UPPER TEENS TO AROUND 30 SOUTH OF THE BROOKS RANGE TO THE ARCTIC
CIRCLE WHILE TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY IN THE 30S OVER THE REST OF THE
INTERIOR AND WESTERN ALASKA. TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO THE 40S OVER
KODIAK AND PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND COASTAL AREAS WHILE THE REST OF SOUTH
CENTRAL ALASKA WAS MOSTLY IN THE 30S. TEMPERATURES WARMED INTO THE
UPPER 40S AND LOWER 50S OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA.  

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JAS OCT 14