Alaska Weather Summary


AWAK88 PAVW 260019
RWSAK

ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
419 PM AKDT WED MAR 25 2015

ON THE WEATHER MAP TODAY A LARGE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS SOUTH OF
KODIAK WITH A FRONTAL SYSTEM STRETCHING ACROSS THE SOUTHERN GULF OF
ALASKA TO NEAR THE SOUTHERN COAST OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA WITH A WARM
FRONT CONTINUING TO ARC SOUTHEAST ALONG THE COAST...WHILE A COLD
FRONT EXTENDED SOUTHWARD INTO THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN. A STATIONARY
FRONT EXTENDED FROM BETHEL NORTHEASTWARD TO EAGLE WHILE A WEAK TROUGH
OF LOW PRESSURE EXTENDED OVER EASTERN NORTON SOUND TO THE KOBUK RIVER
VALLEY. YET ANOTHER WEAK TROUGH EXTENDED ACROSS THE EASTERN ARCTIC
COAST TO  WEAK LOW OVER THE NORTHERN ALCAN BORDER AND BEAUFORT SEA.
HIGH PRESSURE WAS LOCATED OVER THE WESTERN BERING SEA NORTH OF
SHEMYA.  

CLOUDY SKIES INCREASED OVER THE GREATLAND TODAY WITH THE LARGE LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING NORTHWARD. CLOUDY SKIES EXTENDED OVER ALL THE
ALEUTIANS...THE ALASKA PENINSULA... BRISTOL BAY AND THE PRIBILOF
ISLANDS TODAY WITH SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN OVER THE ALASKA PENINSULA AND
THE EASTERN ALEUTIANS WHILE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WAS REPORTED OVER
THE PRIBILOF ISLANDS THROUGH THE DAY. CLOUDY SKIES WERE ON THE
INCREASE OVER SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA TODAY WITH THE SUSITNA VALLEY AND
THE COPPER RIVER BASIN REMAINING MOSTLY SUNNY. LIGHT RAIN FELL
THROUGHOUT MOST OF THE DAY AT KODIAK AS WELL.  CLOUDY SKIES WITH
AREAS OF RAIN MOVED NORTH OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA...THOUGH MOST OF THE
EASTERN GULF COAST AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE LYNN CANAL AREA
REMAINED MOSTLY SUNNY. PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES PREVAILED OVER
WESTERN ALASKA WITH ISOLATED LIGHT SNOW NORTH OF THE STATIONARY FRONT
AND ISOLATED LIGHT RAIN TO THE SOUTH. THUS MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES WERE
CONFINED TO THE  INTERIOR AND THE NORTH SLOPE TODAY.     
     
STRONGEST WINDS TODAY WERE ISOLATED GUSTS TO 35 MPH OVER THE
NORTHWEST INTERIOR.  GUSTS 30 TO 50 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER BRISTOL
BAY...ALONG THE ALASKA PENINSULA AND THE PRIBILOF ISLANDS WHILE GUSTS
40 TO 90 MPH WERE REPORTED IN THE VICINITY OF KODIAK ISLAND STRONGEST
NEAR THE ALEUTIAN RANGE.  ISOLATED GUSTS 30 TO 50 MPH WERE REPORTED
OVER SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA STRONGEST OVER THE KENAI PENINSULA.
CHANNELED GUSTS 30 TO 50 MPH WERE REPORTED OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA. 

TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON RANGED FROM 5 BELOW TO 15  BELOW OVER THE
ARCTIC COAST WITH TEMPERATURE CLIMBING ABOVE 10 DEGREES SOUTH OF THE
BROOKS RANGE. TEMPERATURES WARMED INTO THE 20S NORTH OF THE YUKON
RIVER AND INTO THE 30S AND LOWER 40S TO THE SOUTH. TEMPERATURES
CLIMBED INTO THE MID 40S OVER MOST OF BRISTOL BAY AND THE ALASKA
PENINSULA WHILE TEMPERATURES REMAINED IN THE MID 20S TO MID 30S OVER
THE PRIBILOF AND ALEUTIAN ISLANDS. SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA RANGED FROM
THE MID 30S OVER THE COPPER RIVER BASIN TO THE LOWER 50S OVER EASTERN
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND. TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE LOWER 50S TO UPPER
30S OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA AS WELL...WARMEST UNDER THE SUNNY SKIES TO
THE NORTH. 

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JAS MAR 15