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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK
300 PM AKDT FRI DEC 9 2016

...FLOOD POTENTIAL...

THE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS LOW FOR THE ENTIRE STATE.

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION....

THE UPPER LEVEL PATTERN THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK WILL
BE DOMINATED BY HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE STATE.  THIS WILL LEAD TO
COLD AND DRY CONDITIONS OVER MOST OF THE STATE INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

...SNOW...

REPORTED LOW ELEVATION SNOW DEPTHS ARE GENERALLY 11 INCHES OR LESS
ACROSS THE STATE... WITH LOWER TOTALS OVER THE WESTERN MAINLAND.
OVER THE PAST WEEK A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES HAVE BROUGHT FRESH SNOW
TO PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN MAINLAND AND TO SOUTHEAST ALASKA.

...ICE...

ICE THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS FOR THE START OF DECEMBER INCLUDE: 9
INCHES IN ANCHORAGE... 12-15 INCHES IN THE MATSU VALLEY... 10-27
INCHES IN THE FAIRBANKS AREA... 14 INCHES AT BETHEL... 22 INCHES AT
MCGRATH... AND 16 INCHES AT COLVILLE VILLAGE.

...LONG RANGE...

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

THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE GULF COASTAL REGIONS AND
SOUTHEAST ALASKA.  THERE ARE INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION OVER THE YUKON DELTA REGION... THE SEWARD
PENINSULA... THE WESTERN INTERIOR... AND MOST OF THE BROOKS RANGE
AND NORTH SLOPE.

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 BREAKUP IN
THE SPRING. A GRAPHICAL VERSION OF THE HYDROMET DISCUSSION IS
AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/APRFC/GRAPHICALHMD

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ACL



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