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AGAK78 PACR 052309  
HMDACR  
 
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION  
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK  
300 PM AKDT FRI DEC 5 2014  
   
..FLOOD POTENTIAL
 
 
 
FLOOD POTENTIAL IS LOW FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA.  
   
..HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
 
 
COOLER TEMPERATURES OVER THE KUSKOKWIM BASIN OVER THE PAST WEEK HAVE  
ALLOWED FREEZE-UP TO RESUME ON THE RIVER.  
 
FOR THIS WEEKEND... UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SOUTH OF KODIAK ISLAND  
AND THE EASTERN ALEUTIANS WILL SEND SEVERAL WAVES INTO THE GULF...  
BRINGING PERIODS OF PRECIPITATION TO SOUTHEAST ALASKA AND THE GULF  
COASTAL REGION.  
   
..SNOW DEPTH
 
 
SNOW DEPTHS INCREASED OVER MOST OF THE MAINLAND THIS WEEK. REPORTED  
SNOW DEPTHS IN THE TANANA BASIN ARE GENERALLY IN THE 10 TO 14 INCH  
RANGE... WHILE LOW ELEVATION SNOW DEPTHS IN SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA  
RANGE BETWEEN 1 AND 10 INCHES.  
   
..ICE THICKNESS
 
 
ICE THICKNESS MEASURED AT THE START OF DECEMBER INCLUDED: BETWEEN 5  
TO 9 INCHES AROUND ANCHORAGE... 8 INCHES AT BETHEL... BETWEEN 14 AND  
21 INCHES IN THE MIDDLE TANANA BASIN... 20 INCHES AT COLVILLE  
VILLAGE... AND 30 INCHES AT BETTLES.  
   
..LONG RANGE
 
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES OF ABOVE  
NORMAL TEMPERATURES FROM SOUTHCENTRAL THROUGH SOUTHEAST ALASKA...  
AND INCREASED CHANCES OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES FROM SOUTHWEST  
ALASKA NORTH THROUGH THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN NORTH SLOPE.  
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES FOR  
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FROM THE YUKON DELTA NORTH AND EAST  
THROUGH THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN NORTH SLOPE.  
 
PLEASE REFER TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER HOME PAGE FOR FURTHER  
INFORMATION.  
   
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THIS HYDROMET DISCUSSION WILL BE ISSUED EVERY FRIDAY UNTIL BREAKUP  
BEGINS IN THE SPRING.  
 
A GRAPHICAL VERSION OF THE HYDROMET DISCUSSION IS AVAILABLE AT  
HTTP://APRFC.ARH.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/GHMD.PHP  
 
A GRAPHICAL SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION OF HYDROMET ISSUES IS AVAILABLE  
AT HTTP://APRFC.ARH.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/PRESENT  

 
 
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