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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
516 PM AKDT SUN SEP 28 2014

AKZ201>206-300130-
WESTERN ARCTIC COAST-NORTHERN ARCTIC COAST-
CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST-EASTERN BEAUFORT SEA COAST-
NORTHWESTERN BROOKS RANGE-NORTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE-
INCLUDING...WAINWRIGHT...ATQASUK...POINT LAY...CAPE LISBURNE...
BARROW...ALAKTAK...PITT POINT...NULAVIK...NUIQSUT...PRUDHOE BAY...
ALPINE...DEADHORSE...KUPARUK...KAKTOVIK...FLAXMAN ISLAND...
SINGILUK...UMIAT...ANAKTUVUK PASS...ATIGUN PASS...
GALBRAITH LAKE...SAGWON...FRANKLIN BLUFFS
516 PM AKDT SUN SEP 28 2014

...SNOWY WEEK AHEAD FOR THE ARCTIC AND BROOKS RANGE...

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS BRINGING A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW TO AREAS
OF THE ARCTIC TONIGHT...BUT THAT WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW AS A COLD
FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE AREA.

BEHIND THE COLD FRONT...AND AS THE LOW MOVES TO THE NORTHEAST
ARCTIC...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER SIBERIA. THIS
WILL CREATE NORTHWEST FLOW OVER THE AREA. THE NORTHWEST FLOW
CAUSE COLD AIR TO MOVE OVER OPEN WATER AND WILL ACT SIMILAR TO
LAKE EFFECT SNOW.

LIGHT SNOW OR FLURRIES WILL PERSIST OVER MUCH OF THE ARCTIC
THROUGH THE WEEK. THERE WILL ALSO BE HEAVIER BANDS OF SNOW THAT
WILL BE ENHANCED BY WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES MOVING THROUGH
THE AREA.

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE UP TO 3 INCHES WITH THE HEAVIER
BANDS. WHILE NO AREAS ARE EXPECTED TO SEE A BIG ACCUMULATION OF
SNOW OVER SHORT PERIODS...THE COMBINED EFFECT OF PERSISTENT LIGHT
SNOW AND FLURRIES WILL GENERATE SNOWFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH FRIDAY
OF 6 TO 10 INCHES FOR MOST AREAS...WHILE SOME AREAS IN THE
EASTERN BROOKS RANGE COULD SEE 8 TO 14 INCHES OF SNOW.

THE MOST UP TO DATE FORECASTS FOR THE AREA CAN BE FOUND AT
WEATHER.GOV/FAIRBANKS.

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