330  
AGAK78 PACR 242356  
HMDACR  
 
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION  
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK  
300 PM AKDT FRI FEB 24 2017  
   
..FLOOD POTENTIAL
 
 
 
THE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS LOW FOR THE ENTIRE STATE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.  
   
..HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION.
 
 
 
A COUPLE OF SYSTEMS WILL BE CROSSING THE STATE THROUGH THIS  
WEEKEND... BRINGING PERIODS OF PRECIPITATION TO MOST AREAS. EARLY  
NEXT WEEK AN UPPER LEVEL ARCTIC LOW IS FORECAST TO DROP SOUTH ACROSS  
THE MAINLAND AND SETTLE INTO THE GULF... THIS WILL BRING COLDER AIR  
BACK OVER THE STATE.  
   
..SNOW
 
 
REPORTED LOW-MID ELEVATION SNOW DEPTHS ARE GENERALLY 60 INCHES OR  
LESS ACROSS THE MAINLAND. OVER THE LAST 7 DAYS SNOW DEPTHS HAVE  
GENERALLY REMAINED THE SAME OR INCREASED OVER THE MAINLAND AND OVER  
NORTHERN SOUTHEAST ALASKA... ALTHOUGH SOME DECREASES HAVE BEEN  
REPORTED OVER THE LAST DAY ALONG THE SOUTHWEST COASTAL REGIONS AS  
TEMPERATURES HAVE RISEN ABOVE FREEZING AND RAIN HAS FALLEN.  
INCREASES OF 1 FOOT OR MORE WERE REPORTED FROM THE THE SEWARD  
PENINSULA NORTH TO THE SOUTHERN SLOPES OF THE WESTERN BROOKS RANGE.  
   
..ICE
 
 
ICE THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS FOR THE START OF FEBRUARY INCLUDE: 25  
INCHES IN ANCHORAGE... 25 TO 29 INCHES IN THE MATSU VALLEY... 37  
INCHES AT BETHEL... 30 TO 37 INCHES IN THE MIDDLE KUSKOKWIM RIVER...  
34 INCHES AT LAKE MINCHUMINA... 11 TO 35 INCHES IN THE FAIRBANKS  
AREA... 34 INCHES AT BETTLES... AND 38 INCHES AT COLVILLE VILLAGE.  
   
..LONG RANGE
 
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF  
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE ENTIRE STATE.  
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF  
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER ALMOST ALL OF THE STATE.  
 
PLEASE REFER TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER HOME PAGE FOR FURTHER  
INFORMATION.  
   
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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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