Alaska Weather Summary


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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
356 PM AKDT FRI OCT 24 2014

ON THE WEATHER MAP TODAY A COMPLEX AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER RUSSIA
IS INFLUENCING WEATHER ON THE WEST COAST WHILE WEAK LOW PRESSURE
REMAINS OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF ALASKA. THE SYSTEM OUT WEST HAS A
FRONTAL SYSTEM EXTENDING SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST OVER THE BERING SEA AND A
FRONTAL SYSTEM EXTENDING SOUTHEAST OVER THE CHUKCHI SEA AS WELL. HIGH
PRESSURE REMAINS WELL NORTH OVER THE ARCTIC OCEAN WHILE A RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE OVER SOUTHWEST ALASKA IS WEAKENING WITH THE ONCOMING
SYSTEM OUT WEST.  

THUS PARTLY TO  MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT
SNOW AND PATCHY FOG WERE REPORTED OVER WESTERN ALASKA AND INTO THE
WESTERN INTERIOR WHILE PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES OVER THE EASTERN
INTERIOR THIS MORNING GAVE WAY TO INCREASING CLOUDS THIS AFTERNOON.
MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WERE REPORTED OVER MOST
OF THE NORTH SLOPE TODAY AS WELL. SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN WERE
REPORTED OVER THE ALASKA PENINSULA UNDER MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES...WHILE
PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES WERE REPORTED OVER MOST OF THE BRISTOL BAY AREA.
SOUTH CENTRAL ALASKA HAD VARIABLE CLOUDINESS WITH AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW
INLAND AND AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN MAINLY ALONG THE CENTRAL GULF COAST.
MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN CONTINUED OVER
SOUTHEAST ALASKA WITH THE EXCEPTION OF YAKUTAT REPORTING PARTLY TO
MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES.        

STRONGEST WINDS TODAY WERE REPORTED OVER THE WESTERN ARCTIC SLOPE
WITH GUSTS 30 TO 40 MPH EARLY THIS MORNING AND GUST TO 30 MPH WERE
REPORTED OVER SAINT LAWRENCE ISLAND AS WELL EARLY THIS MORNING.
ISOLATED GUSTS 30 TO 35 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER WESTERN CAPES OF THE
YUKON DELTA AND AREAS AROUND KODIAK. ISOLATED GUSTS TO 30 MPH WERE
REPORTED AROUND WHITTIER. GUSTS 30 TO 40 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER
CHANNELED AREAS OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA.         
  
TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON RANGED FROM THE UPPER TEENS TO LOWER 30S 
OVER THE ARCTIC COAST WARMEST OVER CAPE LISBURNE. TEMPERATURES
REMAINED IN THE TEENS SOUTH OF THE BROOKS RANGE TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE
OVER THE INTERIOR WHILE TEMPERATURES RANGED TO THE MID 20S OVER THE
REST OF THE INTERIOR. MOST OF WESTERN ALASKA SAW TEMPERATURES CLIMB
INTO THE 30S. TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO THE 40S OVER THE ALEUTIANS
AND 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