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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK
300 PM AKDT FRI FEB 24 2017

...FLOOD POTENTIAL...

THE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS LOW FOR THE ENTIRE STATE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION....

A COUPLE OF SYSTEMS WILL BE CROSSING THE STATE THROUGH THIS
WEEKEND... BRINGING PERIODS OF PRECIPITATION TO MOST AREAS.  EARLY
NEXT WEEK AN UPPER LEVEL ARCTIC LOW IS FORECAST TO DROP SOUTH ACROSS
THE MAINLAND AND SETTLE INTO THE GULF... THIS WILL BRING COLDER AIR
BACK OVER THE STATE.

...SNOW...

REPORTED LOW-MID ELEVATION SNOW DEPTHS ARE GENERALLY 60 INCHES OR
LESS ACROSS THE MAINLAND.  OVER THE LAST 7 DAYS SNOW DEPTHS HAVE
GENERALLY REMAINED THE SAME OR INCREASED OVER THE MAINLAND AND OVER
NORTHERN SOUTHEAST ALASKA... ALTHOUGH SOME DECREASES HAVE BEEN
REPORTED OVER THE LAST DAY ALONG THE SOUTHWEST COASTAL REGIONS AS
TEMPERATURES HAVE RISEN ABOVE FREEZING AND RAIN HAS FALLEN.
INCREASES OF 1 FOOT OR MORE WERE REPORTED FROM THE THE SEWARD
PENINSULA NORTH TO THE SOUTHERN SLOPES OF THE WESTERN BROOKS RANGE.

...ICE...

ICE THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS FOR THE START OF FEBRUARY INCLUDE: 25
INCHES IN ANCHORAGE... 25 TO 29 INCHES IN THE MATSU VALLEY... 37
INCHES AT BETHEL... 30 TO 37 INCHES IN THE MIDDLE KUSKOKWIM RIVER...
34 INCHES AT LAKE MINCHUMINA... 11 TO 35 INCHES IN THE FAIRBANKS
AREA... 34 INCHES AT BETTLES... AND 38 INCHES AT COLVILLE VILLAGE.

...LONG RANGE...

THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE ENTIRE STATE.

THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER ALMOST ALL OF THE STATE.

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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