542  
AGAK78 PACR 152356  
HMDACR  
 
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION  
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK  
300 PM AKDT FRI JAN 15 2016  
   
..FLOOD POTENTIAL
 
 
AN ICE JAM REMAINS ON THE ANCHOR RIVER NEAR ANCHOR POINT VILLAGE...  
BUT ADDITIONAL FLOODING FROM THIS JAM IS NOT EXPECTED AT THE CURRENT  
TIME.  
 
FLOOD POTENTIAL IS CURRENTLY LOW ACROSS THE REST OF THE STATE.  
   
..HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
 
 
 
THE UPPER LEVEL PATTERN TODAY HAS A RIDGE FROM THE WEST COAST INTO  
SOUTHERN SOUTHEAST... A SMALL LOW OVER THE NORTHWEST MAINLAND... AND  
A LARGE LOW SOUTH OF THE WESTERN AKPEN. SHORTWAVES ROTATING AROUND  
THIS LARGE LOW WILL BRING PERIODS OF PRECIPITATION TO SOUTHEAST  
ALASKA AND THE GULF COASTAL REGIONS INTO NEXT WEEK.  
   
..SNOW PACK
 
 
 
MOST LOCATIONS REPORTED LITTLE CHANGE IN THE SNOWPACK OVER THE LAST  
WEEK.  
   
..ICE THICKNESS
 
 
 
THE MOST RECENT ICE THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS WERE TAKEN WITHIN A FEW  
DAYS OF JANUARY 1 2016. REPORTED ICE THICKNESSES IN THE FAIRBANKS  
AREA RANGED FROM 11 TO 23 INCHES. REPORTED ICE THICKNESSES IN THE  
ANCHORAGE AREA RANGE BETWEEN 17 AND 18 INCHES. ELSEWHERE AROUND THE  
STATE: BETHEL REPORTED 24 INCHES... MCGRATH REPORTED 9 INCHES...  
TANANA REPORTED 35 INCHES... BETTLES REPORTED 25 INCHES... EAGLE  
REPORTED 18 INCHES... AND COLVILLE VILLAGE REPORTED 37 INCHES.  
   
..LONG RANGE
 
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF  
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA AND OVER THE FAR  
SOUTHERN MAINLAND.  
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF  
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER MOST OF THE MAINLAND.  
 
PLEASE REFER TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER HOME PAGE FOR FURTHER  
INFORMATION.  
   
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THIS TEXT PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED ON FRIDAY THROUGH THE WINTER. 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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