Area Forecast Discussion
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NORTHERN ALASKA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
337 PM AKDT TUE APR 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...
MODELS IN DECENT AGREEMENT THROUGH ABOUT 60 HOURS. THE UPPER LEVEL
LOW PUSHING TO NEAR POINT LAY THIS EVENING WILL MOVE TO ABOUT JUST
EAST OF BARROW BY WED MORNING BEFORE BEING TURNED AWAY BY THE
UPPER LEVEL RIDGE AND BEING SENT BACK SOUTHWESTWARD TO THE BERING
STRAIT BY THU MORNING. ON ITS RETURN TRIP THOUGH IT WILL NOT
SPREAD MUCH PRECIPITATION WITH IT THOUGH.

CURRENTLY THE UPPER LEVEL LOW OVER NORTHWEST ALASKA IS SPREADING
LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS AND AN OCCASIONAL SNOW SHOWER WHILE IT MAKES
ITS WAY TO NEAR BARROW.

A SERIES OF EASTERLY WAVES WILL MOVE UP FROM THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH
THE END OF THE WEEK AND WILL PROVIDE THE IMPETUS FOR SOME SHOWERS
OVER THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN INTERIOR FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE
WEEK.

ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS OVER ZONE 213 AREA WILL LIKELY CONTINUE THROUGH
WED AND THEN BEGIN TO DIMINISH AFTER WED NIGHT AS THE LOW IN THE
BERING FILLS RAPIDLY AND THEN DISSIPATES.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
LOW RH VALUES OVER SOUTHEASTERN INTERIOR WILL GIVE WAY TO A MORE
MOIST AIR MASS AS MOISTURE COMES IN VIA SHORT WAVES.

&&

.AFG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
BRISK WIND ADVISORY FOR PKZ210.
&&

$$

CF APR 14



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