698  
SXAK49 PAFG 261253  
RECAFG  
 
DENALI RECREATIONAL FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK  
453 AM AKDT FRI MAY 26 2017  
 
THE FORECAST FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF DENALI PARK CAN BE  
FOUND ONLINE AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AFG (ALL LOWER CASE).  
FLYING WEATHER FOR DENALI IS AT:  
HTTP://AAWU.ARH.NOAA.GOV/DENALI.PHP (ALL LOWER CASE).  
 
ALTITUDE FORECAST...  
WIND SPEEDS ABOVE 14 THOUSAND FEET ARE FREE AIR.  
TEMPERATURES ARE IN FAHRENHEIT.  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
 
MOIST SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY  
MORNING KEEPING SNOW SHOWERS GOING OVER THE MOUNTAIN. SNOW SHOWERS  
WILL DISSIPATE SATURDAY. SOUTHWEST WINDS OVER THE SUMMIT WILL  
INCREASE SATURDAY NIGHT TO AROUND 45 MPH AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH  
MONDAY MORNING. RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE  
MOUNTAIN EARLY NEXT WEEK.  
 

 
   
FORECAST FOR 7200 FT BASE CAMP
 
 
WINDS LESS THAN 15 MPH ARE NOT INCLUDED.  
   
TODAY
 
WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND 15. CHANCE OF SNOW  
90 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.    
TONIGHT
 
WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 9. SOUTH WINDS  
AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW  
90 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.    
SATURDAY
 
WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND 19. CHANCE OF  
SNOW 80 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SNOW LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 14. CHANCE OF SNOW  
70 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.  
 

 
   
FORECAST FOR 14200 FOOT CAMP
 
 
WINDS LESS THAN 15 MPH ARE NOT INCLUDED.  
   
TODAY
 
WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND 11 BELOW. CHANCE  
OF SNOW 90 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.    
TONIGHT
 
WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 15 BELOW. SOUTH  
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW  
80 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.    
SATURDAY
 
NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND 7 BELOW. CHANCE  
OF SNOW 70 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SNOW LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 8 BELOW. SOUTH WINDS  
AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70  
PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.  
 

 
   
FORECAST FOR 17200 FOOT CAMP TO SUMMIT
 
 
WINDS LESS THAN 15 MPH ARE NOT INCLUDED.  
   
TODAY
 
WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS 23 BELOW TO 30 BELOW  
ZERO. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.  
CHANCE OF SNOW 90 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.    
TONIGHT
 
WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 26 BELOW TO 34 BELOW  
ZERO. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.  
CHANCE OF SNOW 90 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.    
SATURDAY
 
NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS 18 BELOW TO 25 BELOW  
ZERO. SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT. SNOW  
ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SNOW LIKELY. LOWS 19 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO.  
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH. CHANCE OF  
SNOW 70 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 6 INCHES.  
 

 
   
OUTLOOK SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
 
 
ONLY ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS SUNDAY. SUMMIT WINDS SOUTHWEST 25 MPH  
45 MPH WITH STRONG WINDS PERSISTING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING BEFORE  
DIMINISHING. RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD EAST OVER THE  
MOUNTAIN STARTING MONDAY AND THIS WILL BRING SLIGHTLY WARMER  
TEMPERATURES FOR NEXT WEEK.  
 

 
 

 
MAY 17  
 
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