Weather Service Report


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FXAK69 PAFG 302238
AFDAFG

NORTHERN ALASKA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
138 PM AKST FRI JAN 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
MODELS IN DECENT AGREEMENT THROUGH 60 HOURS. UPPER LEVEL RIDGE
SETTING UP OVER NORTHERN ALASKA WITH UPPER LOW MOVING SWIFTLY
ACROSS THE ARCTIC. THE ASSOCIATED WARM THAT IS NEAR PRUDHOE BAY
HAS PROVIDED DECENT WINDS AHEAD AND BEHIND THE FRONT.

BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ACROSS MANY AREAS OF THE WESTERN ARCTIC
COAST WILL IMPROVE LATER FRIDAY NIGHT. THE FRONT WILL CAMP OUT ON
THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BROOKS RANGE. THIS WILL KEEP WINDS STRONG
THROUGH THE PASSES IN THE BROOKS RANGE THROUGH TONIGHT.

A GENERAL WARM UP OVER NORTHERN ALASKA THROUGH THE WEEKEND BEFORE
ANOTHER SHORTWAVE MAKES IT OVER THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE AND PROVIDES
SOME COLDER AIR. SUBSEQUENT TO THAT SHORT WAVE...ANOTHER MUCH MORE
POWERFUL COLD LOW WILL SWEEP DOWN INTO NORTHERN ALASKA AND
PROVIDE VERY COLD AIR. THE MODELS DIFFER IN HOW LONG THE EVENT
WILL LAST BUT IT DOES APPEAR TO LAST AT LEAST THROUGH THE END OF
NEXT WEEK.

ORGANIZED SNOWFALL OVER NORTHERN ALASKA WILL LIKELY BE CONFINED
TO THE SOUTHEASTERN PORTION NEAR TOK AND NORTHWAY EXCEPT AS THE
FIRST FRONT PASSES FROM WEST TO EAST IT WILL LIKELY SPREAD
SNOWFALL AHEAD OF IT ACROSS MOST OF NORTHERN ALASKA.




&&

.AFG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
BLIZZARD WARNING FOR AKZ201-AKZ205.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR AKZ202-AKZ203-AKZ204-AKZ206-AKZ213-
AKZ217.

GALE WARNING FOR PKZ210-PKZ225-PKZ230-PKZ245.

BRISK WIND ADVISORY FOR PKZ220-PKZ235-PKZ240.
&&

$$

CF JAN 15

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