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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK
300 PM AKDT THU MAY 25 2017

...FLOOD POTENTIAL...

THE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS CURRENTLY LOW FOR THE ENTIRE STATE.

FOR THE STATUS OF RIVER ICE BREAKUP AROUND THE STATE VISIT:
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/APRFC/SRAK48PACR

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION....

THE UPPER LEVEL PATTERN CURRENTLY HAS A LOW OVER THE BERING STRAIT
REGION. THIS LOW IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN STATIONARY THROUGH FRIDAY
BEFORE DRIFTING NORTH. AN ASSOCIATED TROUGH AXIS WILL BE ALIGNED
ALONG THE WEST COAST BY SATURDAY. ANOTHER CLOSED LOW WILL DEVELOP
JUST SOUTH OF THE AKPEN BY SUNDAY. RIDGING WILL BE IN CONTROL OF THE
EASTERN HALF OF THE STATE.

AREAS OF RAIN THROUGHOUT THE STATE TODAY AND TONIGHT... ALTHOUGH
AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT. UP TO AN INCH IS POSSIBLE IN THE
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND AREA. HEAVIEST RAINS FOR FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY WILL BE OVER THE AKPEN AND KENAI PENINSULA.

...PRECIPITATION...

SELECTED 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS ENDING AT 4 AM AKDT TODAY:

LOCATION NAME                 PE TS   24 HR
======== ====                 == ==   =====
PAWR     WHITTIER             PP RZ :  1.68
TKVA2    TOKOSITNA VALLEY     PC R2 :  1.56
HOUA2    HOUSTON CITY HALL    PP RZ :  1.45
ESIA2    ESTHER ISLAND        PC RM :  1.30
HYDA2    SALMON CREEK NR HYDE PP RZ :  1.14
TTKA2    TATITLEK             PC RM :  1.10
PACV     CORDOVA              PP RZ :  1.08
SVRA2    SILVER SALMON LAKES  PC RG :  0.97
DNLA2    DENALI 27N CRN       PC R2 :  0.85
PSJA2    PORT SAN JUAN        PC R2 :  0.83
SUGA2    SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN   PC R2 :  0.82
PAEC     CHULITNA RIVER LODGE PP RZ :  0.73
ABRA2    AMBER LAKE NORTH     PP RV :  0.71
SRFA2    STRAWBERRY REEF      PC R2 :  0.69
PEDA2    PEDERSEN LAGOON      PP RG :  0.65

...LONG RANGE...

THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER MOST OF THE STATE. THE EXCEPTION IS
SOUTH-CENTRAL ALASKA... WHERE THERE IS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES

THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER WESTERN ALASKA... THE ALEUTIAN
ISLANDS... THE GULF SHORE AND THE PANHANDLE.

PLEASE REFER TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER HOME PAGE FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION.

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THIS TEXT PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED DAILY UNTIL FREEZEUP IN THE FALL. A
GRAPHICAL VERSION OF THE HYDROMET DISCUSSION IS AVAILABLE AT
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/APRFC/GRAPHICALHMD

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KFM



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