834  
AGAK78 PACR 022343  
HMDACR  
 
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION  
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK  
300 PM AKDT FRI DEC 2 2016  
   
..FLOOD POTENTIAL
 
 
 
THE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS LOW FOR THE ENTIRE STATE.  
   
..HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION.
 
 
 
THE UPPER LEVEL PATTERN TODAY HAS A TROUGH OVER MOST OF THE STATE...  
A RIDGE OVER MUCH OF THE BERING, AND A LOW IN THE SEA OF OKHOTSK.  
THE RIDGE WILL MOVE EAST TO BE CENTERED OVER THE WESTERN MAINLAND BY  
LATE SUNDAY AS A LOW FORMS IN THE BASE OF THE TROUGH OVER THE GULF  
AND THEN MOVES OFF TO THE SOUTHEAST. THIS WILL KEEP THE HEAVIEST  
PRECIPITATION OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA THROUGH MOST OF THE WEEKEND...  
AND WILL BRING COLDER AIR OVER MOST OF THE STATE FOR THE WEEKEND.  
THE PRECIPITATION OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA WILL DIMINISH THROUGH THE  
WEEKEND.  
   
..SNOW
 
 
REPORTED LOW ELEVATION SNOW DEPTHS ARE GENERALLY 10 INCHES OR LESS  
ACROSS THE STATE... WITH LOWER TOTALS OVER THE WESTERN MAINLAND.  
OVER THE LAST TWO DAYS A STORM SYSTEM HAS BROUGHT FRESH SNOW FROM  
SOUTHCENTRAL TO NORTHERN SOUTHEAST AND NORTH INTO THE CENTRAL AND  
EASTERN INTERIOR.  
   
..ICE
 
 
A FEW ICE MEASUREMENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED FOR THE START OF DECEMBER.  
ICE THICKNESS WAS 9 INCHES IN ANCHORAGE... BETWEEN 10 AND 27 INCHES  
IN THE FAIRBANKS AREA... 14 INCHES AT BETHEL... AND 16 INCHES AT  
COLVILLE VILLAGE.  
   
..LONG RANGE
 
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF  
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN NORTH SLOPE  
AND THE FAR WESTERN BROOKS RANGE. THERE ARE INCREASED PROBABILITIES  
OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER MOST OF THE REST OF MAINLAND...  
AND OVER ALL OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA.  
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF  
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE ENTIRE 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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