Recreational Report
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DENALI RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
644 AM AKDT MON MAY 22 2017

THE FORECAST FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF DENALI PARK CAN BE
FOUND ONLINE AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AFG (ALL LOWER CASE).
FLYING WEATHER FOR DENALI IS AT:
HTTP://AAWU.ARH.NOAA.GOV/DENALI.PHP (ALL LOWER CASE).

ALTITUDE FORECAST...
WIND SPEEDS ABOVE 14 THOUSAND FEET ARE FREE AIR.
TEMPERATURES ARE IN FAHRENHEIT.

.SYNOPSIS...
SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. WINDS WILL
SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE ON THE UPPER LEVELS OF THE MOUNTAIN
TUESDAY NIGHT AHEAD OF A STRONG STORM APPROACHING THE MOUNTAIN
FROM THE SOUTHWEST.

&&

.FORECAST FOR 7200 FT BASE CAMP...
WINDS LESS THAN 20 MPH ARE NOT INCLUDED.

.TODAY...NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S. CHANCE OF
SNOW 90 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
.TONIGHT...WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 17. CHANCE OF
SNOW 90 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
.TUESDAY...WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S. CHANCE
OF SNOW 80 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 17. CHANCE OF
SNOW 60 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.

&&

.FORECAST FOR 14200 FOOT CAMP...
WINDS LESS THAN 20 MPH ARE NOT INCLUDED.

.TODAY...WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND 6 BELOW. CHANCE OF
SNOW 90 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
.TONIGHT...WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 19 BELOW. CHANCE
OF SNOW 90 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
.TUESDAY...WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND 9 BELOW. CHANCE
OF SNOW 80 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS
AROUND 20 BELOW. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 35 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT.

&&

.FORECAST FOR 17200 FOOT CAMP TO SUMMIT...
...STRONG WINDS TUESDAY NIGHT...
WINDS LESS THAN 20 MPH ARE NOT INCLUDED.

.TODAY...WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND 24 BELOW. CHANCE
OF SNOW 90 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
.TONIGHT...WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 27 BELOW TO 33 BELOW
ZERO. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 90 PERCENT. SNOW
ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
.TUESDAY...WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS 24 BELOW TO 29 BELOW
ZERO. SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 80 PERCENT. SNOW
ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS
27 BELOW TO 34 BELOW ZERO. SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 45 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO AROUND 55 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT.

&&

.OUTLOOK WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...
THE ONSET OF THE INCOMING STORM IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN WEDNESDAY
MORNING. ANTICIPATE HEAVY SNOW...REDUCED VISIBILITY AND HIGH
WINDS. WIND GUSTS ON THE MID AND UPPER LEVELS OF THE MOUNTAIN
COULD EXCEED 65 MPH AT TIMES. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE THURSDAY
NIGHT BUT SNOWFALL AND CLOUD COVER WILL REMAIN THROUGH FRIDAY.


&&

$$
RM/BJB MAY 17



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