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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
500 AM AKDT FRI AUG 29 2014

AKZ101-111-121-125-131-135-141-145-300200-
ANCHORAGE-MATANUSKA VALLEY-WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-NORTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
SOUTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-COPPER RIVER BASIN-SUSITNA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANCHORAGE...EAGLE RIVER...INDIAN...
EKLUTNA...PALMER...WASILLA...SUTTON...CHICKALOON...KENAI...
SOLDOTNA...HOMER...COOPER LANDING...WHITTIER...SEWARD...
GIRDWOOD...MOOSE PASS...VALDEZ...THOMPSON PASS...CORDOVA...
GLENNALLEN...EUREKA...MCCARTHY...PAXSON...SLANA...TALKEETNA...
WILLOW...CANTWELL
500 AM AKDT FRI AUG 29 2014

...A COLD LABOR DAY WEEKEND EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHCENTRAL
ALASKA...

ARCTIC AIR WILL MOVE IN BEHIND THE CURRENT STORM SYSTEM RESULTING
IN COLDER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHCENTRAL
ALASKA THIS WEEKEND...ESPECIALLY DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND EARLY
MORNING HOURS. THE COLDER AIR WILL ARRIVE FIRST IN THE NORTHERN
SUSITNA VALLEY AND ALONG THE DENALI HIGHWAY FROM CANTWELL TO
PAXSON TONIGHT...POSSIBLY PRODUCING SOME MINOR SNOW ACCUMULATION
BEFORE PRECIPITATION TAPERS OFF EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

SKIES WILL GRADUALLY CLEAR OUT FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS SOUTHCENTRAL
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. TEMPERATURES WILL DIP INTO THE
30S IN THE TYPICALLY COLDER LOCATIONS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. EVEN
COLDER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING... WITH
TEMPERATURES IN THE 20S FROM THE NORTHERN SUSITNA VALLEY TO
NORTHWEST COPPER BASIN AND IN THE 30S FOR MUCH OF THE REMAINDER OF
SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA.

RECREATIONAL ENTHUSIASTS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD
PLAN ACCORDINGLY WHEN MAKING PLANS FOR THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND.

UP-TO-DATE DETAILED LOCAL FORECASTS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ANCHORAGE

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