Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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FXAK69 PAFG 070029
AFDAFG

NORTHERN ALASKA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
329 PM AKST SAT FEB 6 2016

.DISCUSSION...
MODELS IN DECENT AGREEMENT THROUGH AT LEAST 60 HOURS. UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH HAS PUSHED NORTH OF THE CENTRAL INTERIOR JUST NEAR THE
SOUTHERN SLOPES OF THE BROOKS RANGE. THE UPPER LEVEL BOUNDARY HAS
PUSHED NORTH OF THE SEWARD PENINSULA.

SECOND FRONTAL BOUNDARY WITH A BETTER REFLECTION AT THE SURFACE.
THIS WILL SPREAD SOME ADDITIONAL SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY OVER THE
WESTERN PORTION OF THE STATE THIS EVENING.

STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT ALONG THE NORTHWESTERN ARCTIC COAST WILL
CONTINUE TO DIMINISH AS THE GRADIENT MOVES EASTWARD ON THE ARCTIC
COAST. BLOWING SNOW OVER THE WESTERN ARCTIC WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH
THIS EVENING AS WELL. WINDS WILL EVENTUALLY BEGIN TO INCREASE IN
THE FAR EASTERN ARCTIC LIKE NEAR BARTER ISLAND AS THE SQUEEZE FROM
THE ARCTIC HIGH AND A LOW MOVING INTO BRISTOL BAY DEVELOPS.

CURRENT UPPER LEVEL HIGH OVER BRISTOL BAY WILL MOVE NORTH TO
NORTHWEST ALASKA BY MON AFTERNOON. UPPER HIGH IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA
WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND NORTH OVER EASTERN ALASKA THROUGH THE
FIRST PART OF THE WEEK

&&

.AFG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR AKZ201.

BRISK WIND ADVISORY FOR PKZ210-PKZ215-PKZ225-PKZ230-PKZ235.
&&

$$

CF FEB 16



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