Alaska Weather Summary


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ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
349 PM AKDT THU JUL 2 2015

THE SURFACE WEATHER MAP SHOWED A HIGH PRESSURE CENTER OVER THE
SOUTHEAST BERING SEA...NEAR BRISTOL BAY...DOMINATING MOST OF THE
STATE.  RIDGING FROM THIS CENTER STRETCHED WESTWARD ACROSS THE ENTIRE
BERING SEA AND NORTHEASTWARD TO THE WESTERN BROOKS RANGE.  RIDGING
WAS ALSO SOUTHEASTWARD FROM THE CENTER ACROSS THE GULF OF ALASKA TO
ANOTHER CENTER OVER THE SOUTHEAST GULF...CONTINUING SOUTHWARD TO THE
STRONGEST HIGH CENTER OVER THE NORTHEAST PACIFIC OCEAN.  A LOW
PRESSURE CENTER WAS OVER THE NORTHERN SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE WITH A WEAK
FRONT SOUTHWARD OVER THE PANHANDLE.  ANOTHER LOW CENTER WAS NEAR THE
WESTERN ALEUTIANS...SOUTHWEST OF ADAK...WITH A WEAK FRONT
SOUTHEASTWARD OVER THE PACIFIC.  A WEATHER FRONT EXTENDED SOUTH...OUT
OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN...TO JUST WEST OF THE WESTERN ARCTIC REGION THEN
CURVED WESTWARD TO NORTHEAST RUSSIA.

CLOUDY SKIES COVERED THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE...THE NORTHWEST
REGION...THE WESTERN ARCTIC REGION...THE WESTERN ALEUTIAN
ISLAND...AND MOST OF THE BERING SEA.  THE SOUTHCENTRAL REGION SAW
MOSTLY CLOUDY TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES WHILE THE ALASKA
PENINSULA...SOUTHWEST REGION...AND EASTERN ARCTIC REGION SAW PARTLY
CLOUDY TO PARTLY CLEAR CONDITIONS.  THE INTERIOR REGION WAS CLOUDY IN
THE WESTERN AND EASTERN PORTIONS WHILE THE CENTRAL PART SAW MOSTLY
CLOUDY TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES.  PRECIPITATION FELL AS RAIN ON MOST
ALL OF THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE  AND AT TALKEETNA AND HOMER OF THE
SOUTHCENTRAL REGION.  RAIN FELL ON THE EASTERN INTERIOR ALONG WITH
REPORTS OF SMOKE IN THE FAIRBANKS AREA.  MOST LOCATIONS BORDERING THE
NORTON SOUND HAD RAIN AND RAINSHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY AS WELL AS AT
SHEMYA OF THE WESTERN ALEUTIANS.  RAIN ALSO FELL ON THE WESTERN
ARCTIC COASTAL LOCATIONS.

GUSTY WINDS WERE NOTED AT SKAGWAY AND JUNEAU OF THE SOUTHEAST
PANHANDLE...BOTH REPORTING GUSTS NEAR 30 MILES PER HOUR.  GUSTS TO 30
MPH WERE ALSO NOTED ON ST GEORGE ISLAND IN THE BERING SEA WHILE THE
STRONGEST WINDS WERE ALONG THE BERING STRAIT AND WESTERN ARCTIC
REGION WITH WALES REPORTING GUSTS AS STRONG AS 39 MPH AND CAPE
LISBURNE GETTING A GUST OF 46 MPH.

AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE ARCTIC REGION WERE FROM THE MID 40S
TO MID 60S...COOLER ALONG THE WESTERN COAST...WHILE THE NORTHWEST
REGION HAD MID 40S TO LOW 50S.  THE SOUTHWEST REGION AND THE INTERIOR
HAD TEMPERATURES FROM THE MID 60S TO LOW 70S...WARMER IN THE
NORTHEAST INTERIOR.  TEMPERATURES ALONG THE ALEUTIANS...THE
SOUTHCENTRAL...AND THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE WERE FROM THE LOW 50S TO
LOW 60S.

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RWM JUL 15