Alaska Weather Summary


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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
326 PM AKDT FRI MAY 27 2016

THE SURFACE WEATHER MAP HAD HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE ARCTIC OCEAN WITH
RIDGING SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST TO A HIGH CENTER OVER KOTZEBUE SOUND. 
THE RIDGING CONTINUES SOUTHWARD TO COVER THE EASTERN BERING SEA.  A
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WAS OVER THE WESTERN BERING SEA WITH TROUGHING
SOUTHEAST TO THE WESTERN ALEUTIAN ISLANDS.  A WEAK LOW CENTER WAS
OVER THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE AND A WEAK PRESSURE GRADIENT COVERED THE
GULF OF ALASKA.

MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES WERE OVER THE SOUTHWEST REGION...THE WESTERN
INTERIOR...MOST OF THE NORTHWEST...MOST OF THE ALASKA PENINSULA...THE
SOUTH CENTRAL...AND THE SOUTHEAST REGION.  PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES
COVERED THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE WHILE THE EASTERN INTERIOR HAD PARTLY
CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS.  MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES
WERE OVER THE ARCTIC REGION AND THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS.  PRECIPITATION
FELL AS SNOW ON DEADHORSE OF THE ARCTIC REGION WITH BARROW AND BARTER
ISLAND GETTING SOME RAIN.  RAIN FELL ON KETCHIKAN AND ANNETTE OF THE
PANHANDLE DURING THE MORNING WITH MORE LOCATIONS REPORTING RAINFALL
IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT GUSTY WINDS NOTED TODAY WERE IN THE WESTERN
SOUTHWEST REGION WHERE CAPE ROMANZOF HAD A GUST WO 28 MILES PER HOUR
AND BETHEL REPORTED GUSTS TO 33 MPH.

AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE WERE FROM THE
LOW 50S TO MID 60S WITH SKAGWAY REPORTING 70 DEGREES WHILE THE SOUTH
CENTRAL REGION HAD MID 50S TO LOW 70S.  THE INTERIOR AND SOUTHEAST
REGIONS HAD TEMPERATURES FROM THE MID 50S TO MID 60S WHILE THE ARCTIC
REGION HAD MID 30S TO LOW 40S.  TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE NORTHWEST
REGION WERE FROM THE LOW 40S TO MID 50S WITH KOYUK REPORTING 68
DEGREES WHILE THE SOUTHWEST HAD MID 50S TO MID 70S.  THE PRIBILOF AND
ALEUTIAN ISLANDS HAD TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 40S TO MID 50S.

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RWM MAY 16