Alaska Weather Summary


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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
4 PM AKST THU NOV 20 2014

A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS LOCATED 200 MILES SOUTH OF KODIAK
ISLAND AK. ITS ASSOCIATED WRAPPED OCCLUSION EXTENDS WEST THEN NORTH
OVER SAND POINT AK ENDING IN A TRIPLE POINT NEAR DILLINGHAM AK. FROM
THAT TRIPLE POINT A WARM FRONT EXTENDS NORTHEAST TO TALKEETNA AK THEN
SOUTHEAST TO GLENNALLEN AK. THE COLD FRONT EXTENDS EAST FROM THAT
TRIPLE POINT TO NEAR HOMER AK THEN SOUTHEAST ABOUT 150 MILES OFF THE
COAST OF THE SOUTHEAST ALASKAN PANHANDLE. A SECOND DECAYING LOW
PRESSURE CENTER IS LOCATED NEAR ADAK ISLAND AK. ITS ASSOCIATED
INVERTED TROUGH EXTENDS NORTH TO NEAR A THIRD LOW PRESSURE CENTER
JUST NORTH OF THE CHUKOTSK PENINSULA RU. FROM THE THIRD LOW A
STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS NORTHEAST TO CAPE LISBURNE AK THEN FOLLOWS
THE BROOKS RANGE TO CANADA. A HIGH PRESSURE CENTER IS LOCATED IN THE
YUKON TERRITORY WITH AN ASSOCIATED RIDGE THAT EXTENDS WEST TO JUST
NORTH OF FAIRBANKS AK TO GALENA AK THEN SOUTHWEST TO KIPNUK AK.

OVER THE SOUTHEAST MAINLAND AND THE WEST...COAST CLOUDY TO MOSTLY
CLOUDY SKIES OCCURRED WITH RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON...MIXED WITH SNOW ON
THE WEST COAST. THE INTERIOR SAW PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES.
PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES TRANSPIRED OVER THE NORTHWEST COAST .
THE BERING SEA RECEIVED CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES TODAY. THE
ARCTIC COAST HAD CLOUDY SKIES WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL AND
BLOWING SNOW. OVER THE SOUTHEAST INNER CHANNELS...CLOUDY TO MOSTLY
CLOUDY SKIES TOOK PLACE WITH AREAS OF FOG AND LIGHT RAINFALL. OVER
SOUTHWEST ALASKA...CLOUDY SKIES AND AREAS OF LIGHT RAINFALL ENSUED.
THE ALEUTIANS HAD CLOUDY SKIES WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT RAIN AND
DRIZZLE. SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA OBSERVED CLOUDY SKIES WITH LIGHT TO
MODERATE RAINFALL IN COASTAL AREAS MOVING INLAND BY THE AFTERNOON.

THE STRONGEST WINDS TODAY WERE OVER THE ARCTIC COAST WITH WIND GUSTS
UP TO 55 MPH THIS MORNING WHICH TAPERED OFF TO GUSTS TO 45 MPH BY THE
AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST ALASKA SAW GUSTS TO 30 MPH THIS MORNING INCREASE
TO GUSTS TO 50 MPH BY THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH WERE NOTED
OVER THE WEST AND NORTHWEST COASTS. THE BERING SEA HAD WINDS UNDER 10
MPH THIS MORNING WHICH INCREASED TO GUSTS TO 25 MPH BY THE AFTERNOON.
WINDS IN THE ALEUTIANS WERE UNDER 15 MPH TODAY EXCEPT FOR THE WESTERN
THIRD WHICH REMAINED ELEVATED WITH WIND GUSTS TO 35 MPH. OVER
SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA AND SOUTHEAST MAINLAND ALASKA VARIABLE WINDS UP
TO 15 MPH WERE NOTED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF COASTAL AREAS WHICH SAW
WINDS GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH FOR THE DAY. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS WERE
NOTED OVER THE SOUTHEAST INNER CHANNELS AND THE INTERIOR WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF WIND GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN CHANNELED AREAS OF THE
INTERIOR.

AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES OVER THE SOUTHEAST INNER CHANNELS WERE IN THE
MID 30S TO UPPER 40S. INTERIOR TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR 10F TO THE
UPPER 20S. SOUTHEAST MAINLAND TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR 10F INLAND AND
THE UPPER 30S ALONG THE COAST. SOUTHCENTRAL TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE
UPPER 20S TO MID 30S INLAND AND THE LOWER 40S ALONG THE COAST.
SOUTHWEST ALASKA TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE UPPER 30S TO UPPER 40S. THE
NORTHWEST AND WEST COAST SAW TEMPERATURES REMAIN IN THE LOWER TO MID
30S FOR THE ENTIRE DAY. ARCTIC COAST TEMPERATURES REMAINED IN THE MID
TEENS. THE BERING SEA AND ALEUTIAN TEMPERATURES REMAINED IN THE MID
30S TO LOWER 40S FOR THE DAY.  

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CKC NOV 14