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FXAK69 PAFG 300001

Northern Alaska Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
401 PM AKDT Sat Apr 29 2017

.DISCUSSION...The models remain in good agreement through Tuesday
at least, with mainly light flow aloft over northern Alaska. The
old low over the western Bering Sea will move east to be near
Dutch Harbor Sunday afternoon, where it will become nearly
stationary and fill through Monday afternoon. The weather front
associated with this low passed over Dutch Harbor this morning
without much excitement. It will continue east into the Gulf of
Alaska, moving more slowly northward, to be over Kodiak Island and
northern Bristol Bay around noon Sunday. The system is vertically
stacked. By noon on Sunday, the low aloft will have moved into
positron to give southeast interior Alaska a bit of a chinook off
the Alaska Range. Winds are expected to remain below advisory
levels though.

High pressure over the Beaufort Sea will continue to prevail
over our Arctic coast and northwest Alaska.

We have already seen some summery convective showers in the
interior and west coast, and thunderstorms are a remote
possibility. The atmosphere is just barely unstable enough over
Eagle and the Fortymile Country this evening. It may be so again
Sunday afternoon, from zone 224 as far west as zone 215. There`s
very little moisture available, though.


No issues.




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