924  
AGAK78 PACR 182238  
HMDACR  
 
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION  
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK  
300 PM AKDT FRI APR 18 2014  
   
..FLOOD POTENTIAL
 
 
FLOOD POTENTIAL IS CURRENTLY LOW FOR THE STATE.  
   
..HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
 
 
FOR THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK THE UPPER LEVEL PATTERN HAS  
A LOW IN THE GULF/NORTHEAST PACIFIC... WITH MULTIPLE SHORTWAVES...  
AND A RIDGE BUILDING OVER THE MAINLAND FROM CANADA. THIS WILL KEEP  
PERIODS OF PRECIPITATION LIKELY ALONG THE SOUTHWEST COAST AND OVER  
THE GULF COASTAL REGION AND SOUTHEAST ALASKA.  
   
..SNOWPACK
 
 
OVER THE PAST 7 DAYS THE SNOWPACK HAS DECREASED STATEWIDE... WITH  
THE LARGEST DECREASES REPORTED FROM PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN INTERIOR.  
   
..ICE THICKNESS
 
 
ICE THICKNESSES REPORTED AROUND APRIL 1 RANGED FROM 13 INCHES ON THE  
TANANA RIVER IN FAIRBANKS TO 58 INCHES ON THE COLVILLE DELTA.  
 
ICE THICKNESSES OF 13 TO 38 INCHES WERE REPORTED IN TANANA BASIN.  
   
..LONG RANGE
 
 
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES OF ABOVE  
NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN MAINLAND.  
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES OF BELOW  
NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL INTERIOR AND OVER  
THE NORTHWEST MAINLAND... AND INCREASED CHANCES OF ABOVE NORMAL  
PRECIPITATION OVER SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL SOUTHEAST ALASKA.  
   
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THE HYDROMET DISCUSSION WILL BE ISSUED EVERY FRIDAY UNTIL BREAK UP  
BEGINS IN THE SPRING. A GRAPHICAL VERSION OF THE HYDROMET  
DISCUSSION IS AVAILABLE AT  
HTTP://APRFC.ARH.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/GHMD.PHP  
 

 
 
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