Alaska Weather Summary


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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
352 PM AKDT SUN AUG 31 2014

ON TODAYS WEATHER MAP LOW PRESSURE IS NORTHWEST OF BARROW WITH A WEAK
TROUGH EXTENDING SOUTHWEST TO BARTER ISLAND. LOW PRESSURE IS ALSO
OVER PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND WHILE TWO ADDITIONAL LOWS ARE POSITIONED
OFFSHORE OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA...A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE EXTENDS FROM
THESE AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE SOUTHWEST TO WEST OVER KODIAK
ISLAND...SOUTH OF THE ALASKA PENINSULA AND ACROSS THE CENTRAL
ALEUTIANS. HIGH PRESSURE IS OVER THE WESTERN PACIFIC SOUTHWEST OF
SHEMYA WITH A RIDGE NORTHEAST ACROSS THE WESTERN ALEUTIANS...SOUTHERN
BERING SEA...OVER THE YUKON KUSKOKWIM DELTA INTO THE INTERIOR OF
ALASKA.    

PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH SOME LIGHT RAIN MIXED WITH SOME
LIGHT SNOW THIS MORNING WAS REPORTED OVER THE NORTH SLOPE TODAY.
PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH SOME ISOLATED AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN
WERE REPORTED OVER WESTERN ALASKA NORTH OF BETHEL WHILE THE BRISTOL
BAY AREA AND THE ALASKA PENINSULA SAW PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES
TODAY. THOSE PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES WERE ALSO REPORTED OVER
MOST OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND THE INTERIOR AS WELL. THE EXCEPTION WAS
SOUTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND AND THE COPPER RIVER BASIN REPORTING
MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND SOME LIGHT RAIN.  SOUTHEAST ALASKA REMAINED
UNDER CLOUDY SKIES WITH LIGHT RAIN OVER MOST OF THE AREA AND WITH
SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN REPORTED AT KETCHIKAN THIS MORNING.   

STRONGEST WINDS TODAY WERE REPORTED OVER THE NORTH SLOPE AND
NORTHWEST ALASKA WITH GUSTS 30 TO 50 MPH STRONGEST NEAR CAPE
LISBURNE. GUSTY WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WERE REPORTED NORTH OF KODIAK
WHILE GUSTS TO 30 MPH WERE REPORTED AT WHITTIER IN SOUTHCENTRAL
ALASKA. CHANNELED AREAS OF  SOUTHEAST ALASKA REPORTED WIND GUSTS 30
TO 45 MPH. 

TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S OVER THE ARCTIC
COAST THIS AFTERNOON AND TEMPERATURES REMAINED MOSTLY BELOW 50 NORTH
OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE. TEMPERATURES ON THIS LAST DAY OF AUGUST WERE
MOSTLY IN THE 50S SOUTH OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE WITH KODIAK REPORTING AN
AFTERNOON TEMPERATURE IN THE LOWER 60S. 

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JAS AUG 14