Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Northern Alaska forecast discussion
National Weather Service Fairbanks Alaska
358 PM akst Sat Nov 22 2014
the low near the Alaska Peninsula will continue to weaken
through Sunday...with its remnants filling over the Gulf of
Alaska Monday and Monday night as another system moves in
from the west. The new low...presently developing near the tip of
Kamchatka...will move northeast to be about 980 mb west of Shemya
Monday morning...then become nearly stationary. The weather front
associated with this low will push eastward over the southern
Bering Sea...but will remain south of Saint Matthew Island through
The 1022 mb low over the Beaufort Sea will continue southeast to
be 1018 mb over Banks Island Sunday afternoon. Cold air has moved
into the northern interior more quickly than earlier advertised.
Witnessed by the 30 below temperatures in calm valleys of zone
220 Saturday morning. Expect some cooling over the northwest
interior...but not much cooling over the southern interior as
winds aloft there will retain some southerly component.
Coastal hazard potential days 3 and 4...none
Wind Advisory for akz219.
Heavy freezing spray warning for pkz200-pkz210-pkz230.
Small Craft Advisory for pkz200-pkz225.
Brisk Wind Advisory for pkz235-pkz240.
Gale Warning for pkz210-pkz245.
Djh Nov 14