486  
AWAK88 PAVW 240017  
RWSAK  
AKZ017>029-101-111-121-125-131-135-141-145-152-155-  
161-171-181-185-187-191-195-201>227-241200-  
 
ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK  
317 PM AKST TUE JAN 23 2018  
 
THE SURFACE WEATHER MAP SHOWED A LARGE AREA OF WEAK LOW PRESSURE OVER  
THE NORTHEAST PACIFIC OCEAN WITH ONE LOW CENTER SOUTH OF THE GULF OF  
ALASKA AND ANOTHER CENTER JUST SOUTH OF THE SOUTHERN SOUTHEAST  
PANHANDLE. THE MODERATE PRESSURE GRADIENT AROUND THIS SYSTEM COVERS  
THE EASTERN ALEUTIAN ISLANDS AND THE ALASKA PENINSULA...THE  
SOUTHCENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST REGIONS...AND THE PANHANDLE. A HIGH  
PRESSURE AREA WAS OVER THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN ALEUTIANS AROUND A  
HIGH CENTER EAST OF ATKA. ANOTHER HIGH CENTER WAS OVER NORTON SOUND  
JUST SOUTHWEST OF NOME. A WEAK WEATHER FRONT WAS OVER THE WESTERN  
BERING SEA.  
 
CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WERE OVER THE ARCTIC REGION...MOST OF  
THE NORTHWEST REGION...THE WESTERN COASTAL AREA OF THE SOUTHWEST  
REGION...THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS...THE SOUTHERN AND EASTERN  
INTERIOR...AND THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE. THE  
SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHCENTRAL REGIONS HAD MOSTLY CLOUDY TO PARTLY CLOUDY  
SKIES WHILE THE REST OF THE SOUTHWEST REGION AND THE WESTERN AND  
NORTHERN INTERIOR HAD PARTLY CLOUDY TO PARTLY CLEAR CONDITIONS.  
PRECIPITATION FELL AS RAIN ON MIDDLETON ISLAND...METLAKATLA IN THE  
PANHANDLE...AND AT SHEMYA ON ATTU ISLAND WHILE SNOW FELL ACROSS THE  
SOUTHCENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST REGIONS...ACROSS THE INTERIOR AND ARCTIC  
REGIONS...AROUND THE BERING STRAIT...ON THE COASTAL PORTIONS OF THE  
YUKON DELTA AREA...AND ALONG PARTS OF THE ALEUTIANS.  
 
THE STRONGEST GUSTY WIND NOTED WERE IN THE EASTERN ALEUTIAN  
ISLANDS...THE ALASKA PENINSULA...AND THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE WITH  
MOST GUSTS LESS THAN 30 MILES PER HOUR. SAND POINT ON THE WESTERN  
ALASKA PENINSULA HAD THE STRONGEST WIND EARLIER IN THE MORNING WHEN A  
55 MPH GUST WAS REPORTED.  
 
AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE WERE FROM THE  
MID 20S TO THE MID 40S WHILE THE SOUTHCENTRAL HAD MID TEENS TO THE  
MID 20S. THE SOUTHEAST AND INTERIOR REGIONS HAD TEMPERATURES FROM  
THE LOW 40S BELOW ZERO IN THE NORTHERN PORTIONS TO THE LOW SINGLE  
DIGITS BELOW IN THE SOUTHEAST PART WHILE THE ARCTIC REGION HAD LOW  
20S BELOW ZERO TO THE MID TEENS BELOW. TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE  
NORTHWEST REGION WERE FROM THE MID 20S BELOW ZERO TO THE MID SINGLE  
DIGITS ABOVE WHILE THE SOUTHWEST REGION HAD MID TEENS BELOW ZERO TO  
THE MID SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE. THE PRIBILOF AND ALEUTIAN ISLANDS HAD  
TEMPERATURES FROM THE UPPER 20S TO THE MID 30S. SHUNGNAK IN THE  
NORTHWEST INTERIOR HAD THE LOWEST WINDCHILL VALUE NOTED WITH A MINUS  
72 DEGREE READING THIS MORNING.  
 

 
RWM JAN 18  
 
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