Area Forecast Discussion
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NORTHERN ALASKA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
525 AM AKDT THU APR 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...
MODELS SIMILAR IN SOLUTIONS THROUGH 72 HOURS. UPPER LEVEL RIDGE
OVER THE ARCTIC COAST AND NORTH WHILE A LONG WAVE TROUGH LIES TO
THE SOUTH THROUGH THE BERING SEA AND EASTWARD. THE UPPER LEVEL
RIDGE WILL STRENGTHEN AND MOVE TO COVER ALL OF NORTHERN ALASKA BY
FRIDAY NIGHT.

NUMEROUS SHORT WAVES WILL MOVE NORTHWARD OVER THE EASTERN PORTION
OF THE STATE THROUGH TODAY AND TONIGHT. A DEEPER UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO THE WEST COAST AND THEN CONTINUE EASTWARD
ACROSS THE STATE THROUGH THE FIRST ART OF NEXT WEEK.

GENERALLY MILDLY UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL OVER THE
INTERIOR TODAY. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR SHOWERS TO DEVELOP OVER MUCH
OF THE INTERIOR ALTHOUGH WHATEVER FALLS WILL BE VERY LIGHT.

WINDS ON THE WEST COAST WILL BE MARINE ADVISORY LEVEL FOR ZONE
210. HOWEVER...ZONES 208 AND 225 WILL FLIRT WITH THE CRITERIA
TODAY. SUBSTANTIAL FOG IS OUT AND ABOUT ON THE SEWARD PENINSULA
AND PARTS OF THE ARCTIC COAST BUT GOING AWAY AS THE MORNING WEARS
ON.


&&

.FIRE WEATHER...MODERATELY LOW RH VALUES SHOULD CONTINUE IN FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 225 AND 223. NO SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION OVER THE
AREA WILL LEAVE THE AREA TO CONTINUE TO DRY OUT.


&&

.AFG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
BRISK WIND ADVISORY FOR PKZ210-PKZ220-PKZ225.
&&

$$

CF APR 14



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