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AGAK78 PACR 272215  
HMDACR  
 
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION  
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK  
300 PM AKDT FRI FEB 27 2015  
   
..FLOOD POTENTIAL
 
 
 
FLOOD POTENTIAL IS LOW FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA.  
   
..HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
 
 
 
THIS MORNING A RIDGE STRETCHES FROM THE NORTH PACIFIC NORTHWARD  
THROUGH THE STATE. A SHORTWAVE WILL RIDE OVER THE TOP OF THE RIDGE  
ON SATURDAY... BRINGING A QUICK SHOT OF SNOW TO MOST OF THE STATE.  
THE RIDGE WILL REBUILD SUNDAY... THEN MOVE SLOWLY SOUTHEAST THROUGH  
MIDWEEK AS A TROUGH STRENGTHENS FROM THE SOUTHEASTERN BERING TO  
SOUTH OF THE AKPEN.  
   
..SNOW DEPTH
 
 
OVER THE PAST WEEK SNOW DEPTHS GENERALLY DECREASED OVER THE WESTERN  
AND SOUTHERN MAINLAND AND OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA... WHILE SNOW DEPTHS  
GENERALLY INCREASED OVER THE EASTERN INTERIOR. SNOW WATER  
EQUIVALENTS ARE LESS THAT 50% OF NORMAL ON THE KENAI PENINSULA AND  
OVER SOUTHCENTRAL... WHILE SNOW WATER EQUIVALENTS ARE GENERALLY  
BETWEEN 50 AND 110% OF NORMAL NEAR FAIRBANKS.  
   
..ICE THICKNESS
 
 
ICE THICKNESS MEASURED AT THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY INCLUDED: 13 TO  
30 INCHES IN THE MIDDLE TANANA BASIN... 17 TO 20 INCHES AROUND THE  
ANCHORAGE AREA... 39 INCHES AT BETTLES... AND 51 INCHES AT COLVILLE  
VILLAGE.  
   
..LONG RANGE
 
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES OF ABOVE  
NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE SOUTHWEST MAINLAND... SEWARD  
PENINSULA... MOST OF THE AKPEN... AND SOUTHEAST ALASKA.  
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES FOR  
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE ENTIRE STATE... WITH THE  
EXCEPTION OF KODIAK ISLAND AND MOST OF THE KENAI PENINSULA.  
 
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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