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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK
300 PM AKDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...FLOOD POTENTIAL...

THE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS CURRENTLY LOW ACROSS THE STATE.

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION...

THE UPPER LEVEL PATTERN TODAY IS DOMINATED BY A LOW COMPLEX WHICH
SPANS FROM THE EASTERN BERING TO THE NORTH PACIFIC... AND A RIDGE
FROM THE CHUKCHI SEA ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN ALASKA TO A HIGH
SOUTH OF THE EASTERN GULF.  THE COMPLEX LOW IS BRINGING GENERALLY
LIGHT RAIN TO MUCH OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA TODAY.  THIS
RAIN IS EXPECTED TO MOSTLY DISSIPATE TONIGHT AHEAD OF THE NEXT
FRONTAL SYSTEM... WHICH WILL REACH THE SOUTHWEST COASTAL REGION LATE
SUNDAY.

...PRECIPITATION...

PRECIPITATION TOTALS OVER THE 24 HOURS ENDING AT 4 AM TODAY:

LOCATION NAME                 PE TS   24 HR
======== ====                 == ==   =====
CKLA2    CAPE KIAVAK RAWS     PC RG :  0.38
AUKA2    AUKE BAY LARC        PP RZ :  0.32
PACD     COLD BAY             PP RZ :  0.26
PAHC     HOLY CROSS           PP RZ :  0.22
MKEA2    MOSQUITO FORK        PC RG :  0.20
BTLA2    BOOTH LAKE RAWS      PC RG :  0.20

...LONG RANGE...

THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES FOR ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE ENTIRE STATE.

THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES FOR
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE SOUTHWEST MAINLAND... THE
AKPEN... KENAI PENINSULA... AND THE NORTH GULF COAST.  THERE ARE
INCREASED CHANCES FOR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE NORTH
SLOPE.

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

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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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