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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK
300 PM AKDT FRI FEB 23 2018

...FLOOD POTENTIAL...

THE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS CURRENTLY LOW FOR THE STATE.

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION....

AN ACTIVE PATTERN IS EXPECTED FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK... WITH SEVERAL
SYSTEMS BRINGING PRECIPITATION TO PORTIONS OF THE STATE THROUGH THE
WEEK.

...SNOW DEPTH...

REPORTED SNOW DEPTHS AROUND THE STATE RANGE FROM NO SNOW AT SOME
AKPEN STATIONS AND SOME COASTAL SOUTHERN SOUTHEAST ALASKA
STATIONS... TO 98 INCHES AT A STATION NEAR THOMPSON PASS.  MOST LOW
TO MID ELEVATION STATIONS ACROSS THE STATE ARE REPORTING LESS THAN
65 INCHES OF SNOW.

...ICE THICKNESS...

ICE THICKNESS READINGS ARE TAKEN AT THE START OF THE MONTH ONCE THE
ICE IS THICK ENOUGH TO SAFELY MEASURE.  ICE THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS
REPORTED FOR EARLY FEBRUARY INCLUDE: 19 TO 25 INCHES IN ANCHORAGE...
25 INCHES NEAR WASILLA... 15 INCHES IN THE CENTRAL SUSITNA VALLEY...
21 INCHES AT LAKE MINCHUMINA...  34 INCHES AT BETHEL... 37 INCHES AT
KALSKAG... 20 INCHES AT MCGRATH... 15 TO 26 INCHES IN THE FAIRBANKS-
UPPER TANANA BASIN AREA... 30 INCHES AT EAGLE... 35 INCHES ON THE
LOWER SELAWIK RIVER... 26 INCHES ON KOTZEBUE LAKE... AND 32 INCHES
AT COLVILLE VILLAGE.

...LONG RANGE...

THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER MOST OF THE CENTRAL MAINLAND... OVER
THE EASTERN MAINLAND... AND OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA.  THERE ARE
INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE
WESTERN COASTAL REGIONS OF THE MAINLAND.

THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER MUCH OF THE WESTERN HALF OF THE
MAINLAND.  THERE ARE INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION OVER MUCH OF THE NORTHEAST MAINLAND.  NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED OVER THE REST OF THE MAINLAND AND OVER
SOUTHEAST ALASKA.

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

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THIS TEXT PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED WEEKLY ON FRIDAY UNTIL RIVER ICE
BREAKUP IN MAY 2018. A GRAPHICAL VERSION OF THE HYDROMET DISCUSSION
IS AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/APRFC/GRAPHICALHMD

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