Area Forecast Discussion
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Northern Alaska Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
107 PM AKST Sun Dec 4 2016

.DISCUSSION...
Models in decent agreement through 60 hours. Omega block over the
western portion of Northern Alaska. A weak low near Cape Navarin
will circle back around to the Gulf of Anadyr as a 1010 mb low by
Mon morning. The occluded front will string out and the
precipitation band will barely make it to Saint Lawrence Island.

Very strong high pressure over mainland Alaska along with a low
near the Gulf of Anadyr will continue the tight pressure gradient
over the West Coast with winds gusting to around 55 mph. The
precipitation band should bring Saint Lawrence Island to blizzard
conditions by this evening. Winds will be in the advisory range
along the West Coast..

Upper level trough will remain over the southeastern mainland
through much of the week. This should spell a better chance for
clouds and occasional snow showers.

Winds in the southeastern interior due to the pressure gradient
squeeze will cause some blowing snow in passes and higher terrain
will be the norm for the next several days.

As high pressure sets up for the remainder of the week the clouds
will mostly be absent for a good portion of the week over much of
Northern Alaska.

Coastal Hazard Potential Days 3 and 4...None.

&&

.AFG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
Blizzard Warning for AKZ213.

Heavy Freezing Spray Warning for PKZ210-PKZ220-PKZ225-PKZ230.

Gale Warning for PKZ210.

Small Craft Advisory for PKZ200-PKZ220-PKZ225.
&&

$$

DEC 16



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