Alaska Weather Summary


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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
407 PM AKST TUE JAN 27 2015

ON THE WEATHER MAP TODAY HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS ACROSS THE INTERIOR
AND NORTHWEST ALASKA WHILE HIGH PRESSURE IS ALSO OVER THE WESTERN
BERING SEA. LOW PRESSURE IS CENTERED WELL SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST OF
KODIAK. A STATIONARY FRONT LIES FROM ADAK NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS
BRISTOL BAY...OVER KING SALMON TO THE SOUTHERN KENAI PENINSULA AND
EASTWARD OVER PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND TO YAKUTAT...THEN SOUTHEAST OVER
JUNEAU TO A WEAK LOW IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
EXTENDS SOUTHWARD FROM THE ARCTIC OCEAN TO THE NORTHEASTERN ARCTIC
COAST.   

CLEAR AND COLD CONDITIONS CONTINUE OVER MOST OF THE NORTHERN HALF OF
THE STATE. THE EXCEPTION WAS CLOUDY SKIES FROM BARROW EASTWARD WITH
SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW PRODUCING VISIBILITY TO  MILE AT TIMES OVER THE
NORTHEAST ARCTIC COAST AND SOME AREAS OF ICE FOG REPORTED OVER THE
INTERIOR. CLOUDY SKIES PUSHED INTO MOST OF THE YUKON AND KUSKOKWIM
DELTA AND LOWER VALLEYS TODAY WHILE MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WERE ALSO
REPORTED OVER THE BRISTOL BAY...AND THE ALASKA PENINSULA. CLOUDY
SKIES WITH LIGHT SNOW WAS REPORTED OVER THE PRIBILOF ISLANDS WHILE
LIGHT RAIN FELL AT DUTCH HARBOR ON THE EASTERN ALEUTIANS.
SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA WAS SPLIT BETWEEN CLOUDY SKIES OVER MOST OF
KODIAK...COOK INLET AND SUSITNA VALLEY WHILE CLEAR AND COLDER
CONDITIONS WERE REPORTED OVER THE COOPER RIVER BASIN AND EASTERN
PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL GULF COAST. PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES
EXTENDED OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA THIS MORNING THOUGH BY AFTERNOON
MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES PREVAILED THOUGH LITTLE PRECIPITATION WAS
REPORTED.       

STRONGEST WINDS WERE REPORTED OVER THE EASTERN ARCTIC COAST WITH
GUSTS 35 TO 55 MPH AND GUST 35 TO 55 MPH OVER BRISTOL BAY...ALONG THE
ALASKA PENINSULA...THE ALEUTIANS AND THE PRIBILOF ISLANDS.   30 TO 40
MPH GUSTS WERE REPORTED  IN THE VICINITY OF KODIAK ISLAND WHILE
ISOLATED GUST TO 35 MPH WERE REPORTED AT WHITTIER AND GUSTS TO 45 MPH
WERE REPORTED OVER NORTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND AND AT THOMPSON
PASS. CHANNELED GUSTS 30 TO 45 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER SOUTHEAST
ALASKA MAINLY TO THE NORTH.     

AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES REMAINED FAIRLY COLD OVER MOST OF THE
GREATLAND WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 20 TO 40 BELOW RANGE OVER THE
INTERIOR AS WELL AS THE COPPER RIVER BASIN.  TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM
AROUND 10 BELOW OVER MOST OF THE ARCTIC COAST TO AROUND 5 ABOVE OVER
WESTERN ALASKA. TEMPERATURES WARMED INTO THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S
OVER BRISTOL BAY...TO THE MID 30S AND LOWER 40S OVER THE ALASKA
PENINSULA AND THE ALEUTIANS. TEMPERATURES OVER SOUTH CENTRAL RANGED
FROM ZERO AT TALKEETNA TO AROUND 10 ABOVE OVER THE ANCHORAGE BOWL AND
30S FROM HOMER SOUTHWARD TO KODAIK. TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 20 TO
NEAR 40 OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA COLDEST NEAR SKAGWAY. 

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JAS JAN 15