907  
AGAK78 PACR 232251  
HMDACR  
 
AGAK78 PACR DDHHMM  
HMDACR  
 
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION  
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK  
300 PM AKDT FRI JAN 23 2015  
   
..FLOOD POTENTIAL
 
 
 
FLOOD POTENTIAL IS LOW FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA. PERIODS OF RAIN IN  
SOUTHEAST ALASKA TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY MAY CAUSE RAPID IN-BANK  
RISES ON AFFECTED SMALL STREAMS.  
   
..HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
 
 
MULTIPLE SYSTEMS MOVED INTO THE GULF OVER THE PAST WEEK... KEEPING  
THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION OVER SOUTHEAST AND THE GULF COASTAL  
REGION. RAIN WAS HEAVY OVER MUCH OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA ON TUESDAY AND  
WEDNESDAY... ESPECIALLY AT KETCHIKAN. MORE RAIN IS EXPECTED IN  
SOUTHEAST ALASKA THROUGH SATURDAY. A COLD TROUGH MOVING SOUTH AND  
EAST OUT OF THE NORTHWEST MAINLAND IS BRINGING AREAS OF SNOW TO  
SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA NORTHWARD INTO THE INTERIOR. AS THIS TROUGH  
MOVES EAST OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS TEMPERATURES WILL COOL ACROSS MUCH  
OF THE STATE.  
   
..SNOW DEPTH
 
 
OVER THE PAST WEEK SNOW DEPTHS HAVE GENERALLY INCREASED SLIGHTLY  
OVER MOST OF THE MAINLAND... WHILE SNOW DEPTHS HAVE DECREASED  
AROUND THE JUNEAU AREA.  
   
..ICE THICKNESS
 
 
ICE THICKNESS MEASURED AT THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY INCLUDED: 14 TO  
29 INCHES AROUND THE MIDDLE TANANA BASIN... 11 TO 15 INCHES AROUND  
THE ANCHORAGE AREA... 31 INCHES AT BETTLES... AND 32 INCHES AT  
COLVILLE VILLAGE.  
   
..LONG RANGE
 
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES OF ABOVE  
NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE AKPEN... KODIAK ISLAND... KENAI  
PENINSULA... NORTH GULF COASTAL REGION... AND SOUTHEAST ALASKA.  
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES FOR  
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER MOST OF THE MAINLAND... AND  
INCREASED CHANCES FOR ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER SOUTHEAST  
ALASKA AND A PORTION OF THE SOUTHEAST MAINLAND.  
 
PLEASE REFER TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER HOME PAGE FOR FURTHER  
INFORMATION.  
   
................................................................
 
 
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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