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Northern Alaska forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Fairbanks Alaska
403 am akst Sat Nov 28 2015


Models in good agreement through at least 60 hours. Upper level
ridging over the interior this morning will weaken and slide to
the east over the canandian Yukon. 513 dam upper level low over
the eastern Aleutians will track northwest over Saint Lawrence
Island Saturday evening. High pressure aloft will remain over the
western Arctic through Monday. Saturday will be the last
moderately warm day over the interior then a cooling trend on
Sunday and into next week.

Surface...strong 979 mb low near Nunivak Island this morning will
move near Saint Lawrence Island by Saturday evening and weaken
slightly to 982 mb. This low coupled with high pressure over the
Arctic will continue to produce a very strong pressure gradient
over the Northwest Arctic coast through Sunday morning.

West Coast...a decent pressure gradient continues over the West
Coast today and tonight between the high over the Arctic and low
pressure moving into the Bering Sea. Gusts to 50 miles per hour possible near
Point Hope and areas along the Bering Strait through Saturday.
Winds will diminish some on Sunday. Some snow is expected with low
over the West Coast but light amounts expected.

North Slope...pressure gradient and strong winds will continue
over the western portion of the North Slope through the weekend.
Areas of fog and stratus possible with northeast onshore flow.

Interior...very light returns on the radar this morning. Little
to no precipitation expected this weekend. Saturday will be the last
moderately warm day over the interior then a cooling trend on
Sunday and into next week. Gusts to 40 miles per hour still possible in the
Alaska Range passes today. Winds will diminish some on Sunday.

Coastal hazard potential days 3 and 4...none


Afg watches/warnings/advisories...
heavy freezing spray warning for pkz210-pkz220-pkz225.

Gale Warning for pkz225-pkz230.

Small Craft Advisory for pkz210.

Brisk Wind Advisory for pkz200-pkz215-pkz235-pkz240-pkz245.


Jk Nov 15

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