Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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SXAK49 PAFG 271310
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AKZ225-280815-

MOUNT MCKINLEY RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
510 AM AKDT WED MAY 27 2015

THE FORECAST FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF DENALI PARK IS
COVERED BY THE DENALI ZONE FORECAST FOUND ONLINE AT
HTTP://PAFG.ARH.NOAA.GOV/ZONEFCST.PHP?ZONE=AKZ225
(ALL LOWER CASE EXCEPT AKZ225)
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 FAHRENHEIT.

SYNOPSIS...A UPPER LEVEL HIGH WILL MOVE OVER THE EASTERN ALASKA
RANGE TODAY. A WEATHER FRONT WILL MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA
THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD OVER THE AREA BY LATE FRIDAY.

...7 THOUSAND FEET TO 14 THOUSAND FEET...
...WINDS LESS THAN 20 MPH NOT INCLUDED...

.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
HIGH AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 10 ABOVE.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
LOW AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 10 ABOVE.

.THURSDAY...SNOW LIKELY. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
HIGH AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 15 ABOVE.
WINDS AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...SOUTHWEST 20 MPH INCREASING TO 30 MPH
GUSTING TO 45 MPH BY LATE AFTERNOON.

...ABOVE 14 THOUSAND FEET...

.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
HIGH AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND ZERO.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...WEST TO 20 MPH BECOMING
SOUTH.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
LOW AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...ZERO TO 5 BELOW.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...SOUTH INCREASING TO 35
MPH.

.THURSDAY...SNOW LIKELY. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.
HIGH AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND ZERO.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...SOUTHWEST TO 50 MPH
GUSTING TO 65 MPH.

.OUTLOOK FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...
PARTLY CLOUDY. SUMMIT WINDS SOUTHWEST TO 25 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST
TO 20 MPH SATURDAY THEN NORTH TO 20 MPH SUNDAY.

$$
SDB MAY 15


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