Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK
FXAK69 PAFG 192340
Northern Alaska Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
240 PM AKST Thu Jan 19 2017
Models are fairly similar through about 60 hours. Deep trough of
very cold air over Northern Alaska with upper low over Northwest
Alaska will slowly move to just north of Barrow by Fri afternoon.
Surface low near the Y-K Delta will continue to push northeast.
This will push clouds to the Interior of Alaska which will serve
to warm temperatures up substantially beginning Friday afternoon
and continue through much of the weekend. The warmer Pacific air
being advected into the Central portion of the state will also
enhance the warming to be seen at the surface level. Snowfall
will accompany the front. Snowfall could be enhnaced becasue of
the classic overrunning event that is set up to take place.
The Arctic Coast will be relatively benign with light winds and
not much precipitation except with the passing trough which may
kick off a few flurries from West to East continuing through
Upper level ridge will build in over Northern Alaska by early next
week. This will warm up all of Northern Alaska from about the
Arctic Coast southward as the week goes on.
Wind Chill Advisory for AKZ212-AKZ223-AKZ225.
Dense Fog Advisory for AKZ222.
Winter Weather Advisory for AKZ215.
Brisk Wind Advisory for PKZ210.
CF JAN 17