Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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DENALI RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
404 PM AKDT FRI MAY 26 2017

THE FORECAST FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF DENALI PARK CAN BE
FOUND ONLINE AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AFG (ALL LOWER CASE).
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 IN FAHRENHEIT.

.SYNOPSIS...
MOIST SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING KEEPING SNOW SHOWERS GOING OVER THE MOUNTAIN. SNOW SHOWERS
WILL DISSIPATE SUNDAY. SOUTHWEST WINDS OVER THE SUMMIT AND AT
17200 FT CAMP WILL INCREASE SATURDAY NIGHT TO AROUND 45 MPH AND
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD OVER THE MOUNTAIN EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.FORECAST FOR 7200 FT BASE CAMP...
WINDS LESS THAN 15 MPH ARE NOT INCLUDED.

.TONIGHT...NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 9. CHANCE OF SNOW
70 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
.SATURDAY...NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND 19. SOUTH WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS
THAN 6 INCHES.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SNOW LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 14. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 60
PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.

&&

.FORECAST FOR 14200 FOOT CAMP...
WINDS LESS THAN 15 MPH ARE NOT INCLUDED.

.TONIGHT...NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 15 BELOW. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW
60 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
.SATURDAY...NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND 7 BELOW. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW
60 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
8 BELOW. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.
CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT.

&&

.FORECAST FOR 17200 FOOT CAMP TO SUMMIT...
WINDS LESS THAN 15 MPH ARE NOT INCLUDED.

.TONIGHT...NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 26 BELOW TO 34 BELOW ZERO.
SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH. CHANCE OF
SNOW 60 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
.SATURDAY...NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS 18 BELOW TO 25 BELOW
ZERO. SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.
CHANCE OF SNOW 60 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 22 BELOW TO
30 BELOW ZERO. SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45
MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT.

&&

.OUTLOOK SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...
ONLY ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS SUNDAY. SUMMIT AND 17200 FT CAMP WINDS
SOUTHWEST 25 MPH 45 MPH WITH STRONG WINDS PERSISTING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING BEFORE DIMINISHING. RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD EAST OVER THE MOUNTAIN STARTING MONDAY AND THIS WILL BRING
SLIGHTLY WARMER TEMPERATURES FOR NEXT WEEK.

&&

$$
LTH MAY 17



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