Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK
FXAK69 PAFG 282150
Northern Alaska Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
150 PM AKDT Fri Apr 28 2017
Models are fairly consistent in terms of synoptic features with
the exception of the 500H level in the arctic. Upper level ridge
over the state reaching all the way to the North Pole will persist
through probably around Monday. Upper level low in the central
Bering Sea will move eastward to about Dutch Harbor by Sun
Thermal trough from southeast Alaska will continue to provide
sufficient instability along with an upper level short wave moving
north from the Gulf of Alaska to produce isolated showers over the
area through at least the middle part of next week.
Areas of stratus and fog will continue to move across the Arctic
Coast from Barrow west. East of Barrow the stratus is shrinking
Winds will pick up a little in the Alaska Range beginning Sat as
southerly flow increases slightly. Winds should remain below
advisory level though.
.FIRE WEATHER...With moist airmass over much of the Interior,
expect that RH values will continue to be for the most apart above
30 percent. Winds will serve to dry out the area a little though
but do not expect any advisories within the next 48 hours.