Alaska Weather Summary


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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
330 PM AKDT FRI OCT 31 2014

THE END OF THE WEEK SHOWS HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATING THE MAINLAND OF
ALASKA WITH A HIGH CENTER LOCATED NORTHWEST OF THE ARCTIC SLOPE. A
STRONG LOW IN THE CENTRAL ALEUTIANS HAD AN OCCLUDED FRONT APPROACHING
BRISTOL BAY AND AND A POST FRONTAL TROUGH SWINGING THROUGH THE
WESTERN ALEUTIANS. THE WARM FRONT WITH THIS LOW MOVED EAST TOWARDS
THE GULF OF ALASKA. A LOW IN THE EASTERN GULF OF ALASKA HAD A DYING
OCCLUSION MOVING THROUGH THE SOUTHEASTERN PANHANDLE.

CLOUDY SKIES AND SNOW WERE OCCURRING ALONG THE ARCTIC SLOPE TODAY.
CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES WERE THE RULE IN THE NORTHWESTERN ARCTIC
AND ON THE WESTERN SEWARD PENINSULA. THE EASTERN SEWARD PENINSULA
REPORTED PREDOMINANTLY CLOUDY SKIES. THE INTERIOR WAS A MIXED BAG OF
CLEAR SKIES IN THE CENTRAL PART TO CLOUDY WITH SNOW IN EAGLE AND
NORTHWAY TO THE EAST. IN THE SOUTHWEST AND ALONG THE ALEUTIAN CHAIN
THERE WERE MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES BEING REPORTED WITH AREAS OF
RAIN ALONG THE CHAIN AND IN THE PRIBILOFS. KING SALMON AND DILLINGHAM
CARRIED SNOW. SOUTH CENTRAL HAD CLOUDY SKIES WITH AREAS OF FREEZING
RAIN IN WHITTIER AND SNOW IN PORTAGE. THE MATSU VALLEY WAS PARTLY
CLOUDY. IN THE SOUTHEAST RAIN AND FOG UNDER CLOUDY SKIES WERE
OCCURRING.

THE STRONGEST REPORTED WINDS TODAY WERE ALONG THE ALEUTIAN CHAIN AND
CENTRAL BERING SEA IN ASSOCIATION WITH THAT OCCLUDED FRONT AND LOW IN
THE AREA. REPORTED GUSTS OF 56 MPH AT DUTCH HARBOR AND 56 AT ST
GEORGE ISLAND TOPPED THE REPORTS. THERE WERE SEVERAL GUSTS IN THE
UPPER 30S AND MID 40S ALSO REPORTED IN THAT AREA. GUSTY WINDS IN THE
SOUTHEASTERN PANHANDLE WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT DYING OCCLUSION AND
FUNNELING THROUGH THE INSIDE PASSAGE. SKAGWAY REPORTED GUSTS OF 36
AND 41 MPH WHILE JUNEAU HAD 17 MPH GUSTS. ALONG THE SEWARD PENINSULA
COAST GUSTS TO 38 EARLY THIS MORNING IN NOME WERE THE RESULT OF A
TIGHTENING GRADIENT BETWEEN THE HIGH NORTH OF THE ARCTIC COAST AND
THE LOW MOVING ALONG THE ALEUTIAN CHAIN.
   
MORNING LOWS IN THE GREATLAND RANGED FROM -10 AT SHUNGNAK IN THE
NORTHWEST ARCTIC AND -8 AT DENALI PARK IN THE ALASKA RANGE TO THE MID
40S ALONG THE ALEUTIAN CHAIN. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM -2
AT SELAWIK AND SHUNGNAK IN THE NORTHWEST ARCTIC TO 48 AT SAND POINT
ON THE ALEUTIAN CHAIN AND 48 AT METLAKATLA ON ANNETTE ISLAND. ON THE
NORTH SLOPE THE RANGE WAS 3 AT BARROW TO 13 ABOVE AT DEADHORSE. THE
NORTHWEST ARCTIC RANGED FROM -2 AT SELAWIK AND SHUNGNAK TO 18 ABOVE
AT NOATAK. THE SEWARD PENINSULA AND NORTHERN BERING SEA HAD KOYUK AT
12 ABOVE TO 28 AT GAMBELL ON ST LAWRENCE ISLAND. THE INTERIOR WAS IN
THE SINGLE DIGITS... 6 AT EIELSON AFB ...TO 21 AT GALENA. THE
SOUTHWEST AND ALEUTIANS HAD THE WIDEST RANGE WITH 10 ABOVE AT ST
MARYS AND 46 AT DUTCH HARBOR. SOUTH CENTRAL RANGED FROM 12 ABOVE IN
THE ALASKA RANGE AT EUREKA TO 41 ON MIDDLETON ISLAND IN THE GULF OF
ALASKA. THE SOUTHEAST WAS RELATIVELY UNIFORM WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE
UPPER 30S TO MID 40S. 



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