Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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NORTHERN ALASKA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
206 PM AKDT WED APR 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...
MODELS IN DECENT AGREEMENT THROUGH ABOUT 60 HOURS. UPPER LEVEL LOW
SOMEWHERE NEAR BARROW WILL MOVE BACK SOUTHWESTWARD TO ABOUT THE
BERING STRAIT BY EARLY THU MORNING AND THEN CONTINUE WESTWARD AND
DISSIPATE BY SAT MORNING. THE LONG WAVE TROUGH PATTERN WILL
CONTINUE OVER MOST OF THE STATE THROUGH SAT BEFORE RIDGING BEGINS
TO POKE BACK IN FROM THE EAST.

NUMEROUS SHORT WAVES WILL MOVE FROM THE SOUTHEAST AND THEN UP
ALONG THE ALCAN BORDER AND THEN THROUGH THE INTERIOR AND THEN
ACROSS THE ARCTIC COAST AND FROM THE SOUTHWEST AND UP OVER THE
WEST COAST AND CENTRAL INTERIOR.

THE SHORT WAVES WILL CONTRIBUTE TO SOME INSTABILITY OVER PARTS OF
THE INTERIOR WHICH MAY SPAWN A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS HERE AND
THERE.

WINDS OVER THE WEST COAST WILL BEGIN TO DISSIPATE BY LATER THU.
WINDS MAY CREEP UP IN THE EASTERN ARCTIC TONIGHT BUT SHOULD NOT
REMAIN INTO THU.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
RH VALUES WILL BEGIN TO REBOUND SLIGHTLY ON THU AND FRI AS A
COUPLE OF SHORT WAVES MOVE THROUGH EASTERN INTERIOR BRING SOME
MOISTURE WITH THEM.

&&

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

$$

CF APR 14



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