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AGAK78 PACR 272223  
HMDACR  
 
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION  
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK  
300 PM AKDT FRI MAR 27 2015  
   
..FLOOD POTENTIAL
 
 
 
FLOOD POTENTIAL IS LOW FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA.  
   
..HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
 
 
 
A LARGE LOW PRESSURE SOUTH OF THE AKPEN WILL WILL KEEP ON-SHORE  
FLOW... WITH OCCASIONAL EMBEDDED DISTURBANCES... OVER SOUTHEAST  
ALASKA AND MUCH OF THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN GULF COAST THIS WEEKEND  
INTO NEXT WEEK. THIS WILL KEEP PERIODS OF PRECIPITATION OVER  
SOUTHEAST ALASKA AND THE NORTH GULF COAST AND SCATTERED SHOWERS  
LIKELY OVER THE REST OF THE STATE. THIS WILL ALSO KEEP NEAR NORMAL  
TO WARMER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER MUCH OF THE STATE.  
   
..SNOW DEPTH
 
 
OVER THE PAST WEEK SNOW DEPTHS DECREASED SLIGHTLY STATEWIDE. SNOW  
WATER EQUIVALENTS ARE LESS THAN 50% OF NORMAL ON THE KENAI PENINSULA  
AND LESS THAN 75% OF NORMAL OVER MUCH OF SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA...  
WHILE SNOW WATER EQUIVALENTS ARE GENERALLY BETWEEN 50 AND 110% OF  
NORMAL IN MUCH OF THE COPPER RIVER BASIN AND THE INTERIOR.  
   
..ICE THICKNESS
 
 
ICE THICKNESS MEASURED NEAR THE BEGINNING OF MARCH INCLUDED: 20 TO  
39 INCHES IN THE MIDDLE TANANA BASIN... 39 INCHES AT EAGLE ON THE  
YUKON... 23 INCHES IN ANCHORAGE... 24 INCHES ON THE GULKANA RIVER  
AT SOURDOUGH... 26 INCHES AT MCGRATH... 34 TO 35 INCHES ON THE LOWER  
KUSKOKWIM... AND 62 INCHES AT COLVILLE VILLAGE.  
   
..LONG RANGE
 
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES OF ABOVE  
NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA... THE SOUTHERN  
MAINLAND... AND OVER MUCH OF INTERIOR ALASKA.  
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER  
THE ENTIRE STATE AS THE MOST LIKELY OUTCOME FOR THE PERIOD.  
 
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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