Alaska Weather Summary


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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
403 PM AKDT WED OCT 22 2014

ON THE WEATHER MAP TODAY TWO LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS DOMINATE MOST OF
THE GREATLAND. THE STRONGEST LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS OVER THE CENTRAL
GULF OF ALASKA WITH A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE EXTENDING SOUTHWEST OVER
THE NORTHERN PACIFIC. SEVERAL WEAK TROUGHS ARE ROTATING AROUND THE
LOW AS WELL. THE FIRST ONE EXTENDS NORTHEAST OVER THE PANHANDLE OF
SOUTHEAST ALASKA WHILE THE OTHER TWO TROUGHS ARE OVER NORTHEAST
ALASKA AND OVER THE SEWARD PENINSULA. A STRENGTHENING SECOND LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM IS OVER THE NORTHERN KAMCHATKA PENINSULA WITH A WARM
FRONT EXTENDING SOUTHEAST OVER THE WESTERN BERING SEA AND A COLD
FRONT EXTENDING FROM THE LOW SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST OVER THE WESTERN
PACIFIC. HIGH PRESSURE RESIDES TO THE NORTH OVER THE ARCTIC OCEAN AND
SOUTH OVER THE NORTH PACIFIC WITH A RIDGE EXTENDING NORTH OVER THE
ALEUTIANS AND INTO THE BERING SEA.    

CLOUDY SKIES WITH SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW AND SOME BLOWING SNOW
WERE REPORTED OVER THE ARCTIC COAST TODAY. MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES OVER
SAINT LAWRENCE ISLAND...THE WESTERN CAPES AND THE ALEUTIANS WERE
ADVANCING OVER THE REST OF WESTERN ALASKA BY THIS AFTERNOON WHILE THE
INTERIOR...AND MOST OF THE SOUTHERN HALF OF ALASKA SAW PARTLY TO
MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES TODAY. CLOUDY SKIES AND PATCHY FOG WAS REPORTED
OVER THE COPPER RIVER BASIN AND THE EASTERN INTERIOR WITH SOME
ISOLATED LIGHT SNOW AS WELL EAST OF CHICKEN. CLOUDY SKIES AND LIGHT
RAIN FELL OVER MOST OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA THROUGH 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. GUST 30 TO 50 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER THE
ALEUTIANS...THE ALASKA PENINSULA...KODIAK AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND AS WELL. GUSTS 35 TO 65 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER
NORTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA THIS MORNING.        

TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON RANGED FROM THE MID TEENS TO MID 20S OVER
THE ARCTIC COAST. 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 THE ALEUTIANS AND
WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE ALASKA PENINSULA...OVER KODIAK AND PRINCE
WILLIAM SOUND COASTAL AREAS WHILE THE REST OF SOUTH CENTRAL ALASKA
WAS MOSTLY IN THE 30S. TEMPERATURES WARMED INTO THE MID 40S AND LOWER
50S OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA.  
 
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JAS OCT 14