Alaska Weather Summary


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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
421 PM AKDT MON APR 20 2015

ON THE WEATHER MAP TODAY LOW PRESSURE IS COVERING ALL OF THE
GREATLAND. THE STRONGEST LOW WAS OVER THE BERING SEA...NORTHWEST OF
THE PRIBILOF ISLANDS WITH A FRONTAL SYSTEM ARCING NORTH TO NORTHEAST
OVER THE BERING STRAITS AND THEN EASTWARD OVER KOTZEBUE SOUND AND
THEN SOUTHEAST TO A LOW CENTERED OVER THE ANCHORAGE AREA. ANOTHER LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM IS CENTERED WEST OF CAPE LISBURNE WITH A STATIONARY
FRONT EXTENDING EASTWARD TO A LOW CENTERED OVER BARTER ISLAND. A
FIFTH LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS CENTERED OVER THE SOUTHERN ALASKA YUKON
BORDER WITH A COLD FRONT EXTENDING SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS MOST OF
SOUTHEAST ALASKA. THUS...HIGH PRESSURE IS WELL SOUTH OF THE GULF OF
ALASKA...SOUTHWEST OF SHEMYA AND WELL TO THE NORTHWEST OVER EASTERN
RUSSIA.     

AS WITH LOW PRESSURE...MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES PREVAILED OVER MOST OF
ALASKA AS WELL. PRECIPITATION IN THE FORM OF SNOW WAS REPORTED OVER
WESTERN ALASKA FROM THE BERING STRAITS SOUTHWARD WITH SOME LIGHT RAIN
MIXED IN SOUTH OF KING SALMON THIS AFTERNOON. LIGHT SNOW WAS REPORTED
OVER THE WESTERN INTERIOR WITH LIGHT RAIN REPORTED OVER THE SOUTHERN
INTERIOR MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON ALONG THE ALCAN BORDER. SOUTHCENTRAL
ALASKA REPORTED SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS THROUGHOUT THE DAY WITH SOME
ACCUMULATION OF UP TO A COUPLE OF INCHES. SOUTHEAST ALASKA REPORTED
RAIN OVER MOST OF THE AREA THROUGH THE DAY AS WELL. SUNSHINE WAS
LIMITED TO PORTIONS OF THE INTERIOR AND ARCTIC COAST.           

THE STRONGEST WINDS WERE 30 TO 50 MPH GUSTS OVER WESTERN ALASKA
STRONGEST OVER THE WESTERN CAPES. GUSTS 30 TO 50 MPH WERE ALSO OVER
THE ALEUTIANS... THE PRIBILOF ISLANDS...THE ALASKA PENINSULA AND OVER
KODIAK ISLAND. GUSTS TO 40 MPH WERE REPORTED ALONG TURNAGAIN ARM THIS
MORNING. CHANNELED GUSTS 30 TO 40 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER SOUTHEAST
ALASKA AS WELL.     

AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE MID 20S TO THE MID 30S OVER
THE ARCTIC COAST AND MOST OF WESTERN ALASKA. TEMPERATURES CLIMBED
INTO THE UPPER 30S SOUTH OF THE BROOKS RANGE WITH TEMPERATURES INTO
THE UPPER 40S AND LOWER 50S OVER THE SOUTHERN INTERIOR. TEMPERATURES
RANGED FROM THE MID 30S TO THE MID 40S OVER MOST OF SOUTHCENTRAL
ALASKA WHILE AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY IN THE 40S OVER
SOUTHEAST ALASKA.      

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JAS APR 15