Alaska Weather Summary


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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
406 PM AKST SAT FEB 28 2015

ON THE WEATHER MAP TODAY LOW PRESSURE IS OVER THE ARCTIC COAST NEAR
BARROW WITH A WARM FRONT STRETCHING EASTWARD OVER THE ARCTIC COAST
INTO THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES WHILE A COLD FRONT EXTENDS SOUTHWARD
FROM THE LOW OVER WESTERN ALASKA TO BRISTOL BAY AND THE WESTERN TIP
OF THE ALASKA PENINSULA. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS ALSO OVER THE
NORTHERN PACIFIC OCEAN WELL SOUTH OF COLD BAY WITH A WEAK TROUGH OF
LOW PRESSURE EXTENDING NORTH TO NORTHEAST TO NEAR KODIAK. A LARGE LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM IS WEST OF SHEMYA WITH A FRONTAL SYSTEM EXTENDING
SOUTHWARD OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN AS WELL. HIGH PRESSURE IS BUILDING
IN BEHIND THE COLD FRONT OVER THE BERING SEA AND EXTENDING
NORTHWESTWARD OVER THE CHUKOTSK PENINSULA. HIGH PRESSURE ALSO REMAINS
OVER BRITISH COLUMBIA...NORTHWESTWARD  TO THE SOUTHERN YUKON
TERRITORY WHILE HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS SOUTH OF THE GULF OF ALASKA
WITH A RIDGE NORTHWARD TO THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE.  A WEAK TROUGH OF
LOW PRESSURE REMAINS FROM THE BRITISH COLUMBIA COAST NORTHWESTWARD
ACROSS SOUTHEAST ALASKA.  

MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES PREVAILED OVER THE ARCTIC COAST WITH SOME
SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW MAINLY FROM BARROW WESTWARD. CLOUDY
SKIES WITH SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WERE REPORTED OVER MOST OF WESTERN
ALASKA THIS MORNING WITH SOME CLEARING SKIES BY THIS AFTERNOON OVER
THE SOUTHERN SEWARD PENINSULA. CLOUDY SKIES PUSHED IN OVER THE
INTERIOR TODAY WITH SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW MAKING IT TO
FAIRBANKS BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. CLOUDY SKIES WERE OVER MOST OF
SOUTHWEST ALASKA FROM BRISTOL BAY TO THE ALEUTIANS WITH SOME LIGHT
SNOW IN THE BRISTOL BAY AREA AND LIGHT RAIN OVER THE ALEUTIANS FROM
DUTCH HARBOR TO SHEMYA. CLOUDY SKIES OVER SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA THIS
MORNING PRODUCED SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON
FROM KENAI NORTHWARD AND SOME LIGHT RAIN OVER THE PRINCE WILLIAM
SOUND AREA BY THIS AFTERNOON. SOUTHEAST ALASKA REPORTED MOSTLY SUNNY
SKIES THROUGH THE MORNING WITH INCREASING CLOUDS THIS AFTERNOON.     
       

STRONGEST WINDS TODAY WERE REPORTED OVER THE NORTH SLOPE WITH GUSTS
30 TO 50 MPH. GUSTS 30 TO 50 MPH WERE RECORDED BEHIND THE COLD FRONT
OVER WESTERN ALASKA STRONGEST THIS MORNING AND INTO THE WESTERN
INTERIOR THIS AFTERNOON.  
  
TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON RANGED FROM THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO
TO NEAR 20  OVER THE EASTERN ARCTIC COAST WHILE THE WESTERN ARCTIC
COAST SAW TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW ZERO TO NEAR 10 BELOW BY THIS
AFTERNOON. WESTERN ALASKA TEMPERATURES ALSO FELL THROUGH MOST OF THE
DAY AS TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON RANGED FROM JUST BELOW ZERO AT
KOTZEBUE TO THE MID 20S AT BETHEL. TEMPERATURES CLIMBED ABOVE
FREEZING OVER MOST OF BRISTOL BAY AND EVEN INTO THE 40S OVER MOST OF
THE ALASKA PENINSULA AND WESTWARD OVER THE ALEUTIANS THIS AFTERNOON.
INTERIOR TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE MID TEENS UP NORTH TO THE MID
30S AT MCGRATH. SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA THIS AFTERNOON RANGED FROM THE
UPPER 20S TO THE NORTH...TO THE LOWER 40S OVER MOST OF THE PRINCE
WILLIAM SOUND COASTAL AREAS. TEMPERATURES REMAINED IN THE LOWER TO
MID 40S OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA THIS LAST DAY OF FEBRUARY.        

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JAS FEB 15