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AGAK78 PACR 202156  
HMDACR  
 
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION  
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK  
300 PM AKDT FRI JAN 20 2017  
   
..FLOOD POTENTIAL
 
 
 
THE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS LOW FOR THE ENTIRE STATE.  
   
..HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION.
 
 
 
THIS WEEKS COLD TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TO MODERATE OVER MOST OF THE  
MAINLAND THIS WEEKEND AS A MORE ACTIVE PATTERN DEVELOPS ACROSS THE  
ALEUTIANS AND GULF AND THE COLDER AIR IS MODIFIED OR PUSHED TO THE  
NORTH. THIS ACTIVE PATTERN WILL ALSO BRING INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF  
PRECIPITATION... INITIALLY TO THE SOUTHERN MAINLAND AND SOUTHEAST  
ALASKA... AND THEN TO THE REST OF THE STATE.  
   
..SNOW
 
 
REPORTED LOW-MID ELEVATION SNOW DEPTHS ARE GENERALLY 46 INCHES OR  
LESS ACROSS THE MAINLAND. REPORTED SNOW DEPTHS HAVE GENERALLY  
INCREASED ACROSS MOST OF THE MAINLAND DURING THE PAST WEEK... WITH  
THE REGION FROM THE SEWARD PENINSULA NORTH TO UTQIAGVIK (FORMERLY  
BARROW) BEING THE EXCEPTION WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN SNOW DEPTH.  
   
..ICE
 
 
ICE THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS FOR THE START OF JANUARY INCLUDE: 16  
INCHES IN ANCHORAGE... 19 INCHES AT AMBER LAKE... 9-30 INCHES IN THE  
FAIRBANKS AREA... 24 INCHES AT BETHEL... 30 INCHES AT LAKE  
MINCHUMINA... 32 INCHES AT BETTLES... 28 INCHES AT EAGLE... AND 28  
INCHES AT COLVILLE VILLAGE.  
   
..LONG RANGE
 
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF  
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER MOST OF MAINLAND ALASKA AND OVER  
SOUTHEAST ALASKA. THE EXCEPTIONS ARE OVER THE WESTERN COASTAL  
REGIONS... WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES  
DURING THIS PERIOD.  
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF  
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE THE ENTIRE STATE.  
 
PLEASE REFER TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER HOME PAGE FOR FURTHER  
INFORMATION.  
   
................................................................
 
 
THIS TEXT PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED WEEKLY ON FRIDAY UNTIL BREAKUP IN  
THE SPRING. A GRAPHICAL VERSION OF THE HYDROMET DISCUSSION IS  
AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/APRFC/GRAPHICALHMD  
 

 
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