Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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SXAK49 PAFG 031411
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AKZ225-040915-

MOUNT MCKINLEY RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
611 AM AKDT WED JUN 3 2015

THE FORECAST FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF DENALI PARK IS
COVERED BY THE DENALI ZONE FORECAST FOUND ONLINE AT
HTTP://PAFG.ARH.NOAA.GOV/ZONEFCST.PHP?ZONE=AKZ225
(ALL LOWER CASE EXCEPT AKZ225)
FLYING WEATHER FOR DENALI IS AT
HTTP://AAWU.ARH.NOAA.GOV/DENALI.PHP (ALL LOWER CASE)

ALTITUDE FORECAST...
WIND SPEEDS ABOVE 14 THOUSAND FEET ARE FREE AIR.
TEMPERATURES ARE FAHRENHEIT.

SYNOPSIS...A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE LIES OVER THE AREA TODAY. IT
WILL MOVE TO THE WEST ON THURSDAY. THE TROUGH WILL CAUSE MOIST
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS BRINGING SNOW TO THE MOUNTAIN TODAY AND
TONIGHT...WITH PERIODS OF SNOW FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK.

...7 THOUSAND FEET TO 14 THOUSAND FEET...
...WINDS LESS THAN 20 MPH NOT INCLUDED...

.WEDNESDAY...SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION 1 TO 2 FEET.
HIGH AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 5 BELOW.
WINDS AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...SOUTH 30 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SNOW LIKELY. SNOW ACCUMULATION 6 TO 12 INCHES.
LOW AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 5 BELOW.
WINDS AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...SOUTHEAST 25 MPH.

.THURSDAY...SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION 6 TO 18 INCHES.
HIGH AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND ZERO.
WINDS AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...SOUTHEAST 30 MPH.

...ABOVE 14 THOUSAND FEET...
...STRONG WINDS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.WEDNESDAY...SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 FOOT.
HIGH AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 15 BELOW.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 40
MPH.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SNOW LIKELY. SNOW ACCUMULATION 6 TO 12 INCHES.
LOW AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 20 BELOW.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...SOUTH 30 MPH
INCREASING TO 40 TO 50 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.THURSDAY...SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 FOOT.
HIGH AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 20 BELOW.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...SOUTHEAST 45 MPH.

.OUTLOOK FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...
FRIDAY...SNOW LIKELY. SUMMIT WINDS SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH.
SATURDAY...SNOW LIKELY. SUMMIT WINDS WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.
SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SUMMIT WINDS SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH.

$$
NTS JUN 15


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