AWAK88 PAVW 202318
ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
218 PM AKST SAT JAN 20 2018
Saturday’s weather showed high pressure from the Aleutian chain to
the slopes of the Brooks range and south to the Cook inlet. A dual
low configuration noted in the gulf of Alaska. The southernmost low
had an occlusion across the central part of the gulf. Another
occlusion seen southwest of the western Aleutians.
Snow and areas of blowing snow seen on the Arctic slope. Areas of
snow reported in the Northwest Arctic the eastern interior and the
Pribilofs. Rain reported at Shemya and the southern southeast
region. Gusty winds of 18 to 28 mph with gusts to 38 mph at Barter
island on the North slope. Southwest Alaska and the chain had 22 to
34 mph winds with a blast to 54 mph at Shemya. South central saw 25
to 29 mph bursts at Whittier and Seward. Skagway showed a 45 mph gust
and Yakutat showed 40 mph winds as well.
Morning lows ranged from a quite chilly -35 at Noatak to 41 at Sitka.
The North slope west coast to the Yukon delta and the interior all
had predominantly temperatures well below zero. Several sites had
wind chills greater than -40. St Lawrence island showed 20 to 25 and
the Fairbanks/Nenana had 0 to +9. Southwest Alaska and the chain
showed -9 at Aniak to 15 at Dillingham and Togiak on the mainland
with upper 20s to mid 30s on the Pribilofs and chain. South central
reported 8 to 12 in the Anchorage bowl and Matsu valley with 20 to 28
along the Gulf coast. The Cook inlet and the gulf sites saw 30 to 35.
Southeast had upper 20s to lower 40s. Afternoon temperatures showed
-33 at Bettles to 44 at Sitka. Slight warming in the southeast but
colder everywhere else.
rct JAN 18