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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK
300 PM AKDT FRI JAN 30 2015

...FLOOD POTENTIAL...

FLOOD POTENTIAL IS LOW FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA.

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION...

TEMPERATURES WERE GENERALLY LOWER THAN NORMAL OVER THE MAINLAND
DURING THE PAST WEEK.  SOUTHEAST AND THE NORTH GULF COAST RECEIVED
SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION LAST WEEKEND.  PRECIPITATION DIMINISHED
FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY... THEN RETURNED TO SOUTHEAST ON WEDNESDAY
AND SPREAD TO THE NORTH GULF COAST ON THURSDAY.  PRECIPITATION
SHOULD DIMINISH AGAIN THIS WEEKEND... WHILE TEMPERATURES SHOULD
CONTINUE TO SLOWLY WARM.

...SNOW DEPTH...

OVER THE PAST WEEK SNOW DEPTHS GENERALLY INCREASED OVER
SOUTHCENTRAL... THE SOUTHEAST MAINLAND... AND THE EASTERN INTERIOR.

...ICE THICKNESS...

ICE THICKNESS MEASURED AT THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY INCLUDED: 14 TO
29 INCHES AROUND THE MIDDLE TANANA BASIN... 11 TO 15 INCHES AROUND
THE ANCHORAGE AREA... 31 INCHES AT BETTLES... AND 32 INCHES AT
COLVILLE VILLAGE.

...LONG RANGE...

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

THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES FOR
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE WESTERN HALF OF THE MAINLAND AND
OVER THE EASTERN NORTH SLOPE... AND INCREASED CHANCES FOR ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA... THE SOUTHEAST
MAINLAND... AND THE EASTERN INTERIOR.

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

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THIS HYDROMET DISCUSSION WILL BE ISSUED EVERY FRIDAY UNTIL BREAKUP
BEGINS IN THE SPRING.

A GRAPHICAL VERSION OF THE HYDROMET DISCUSSION IS AVAILABLE AT
HTTP://APRFC.ARH.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/GHMD.PHP

A GRAPHICAL SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION OF HYDROMET ISSUES IS AVAILABLE
AT HTTP://APRFC.ARH.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/PRESENT
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