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Northern Alaska forecast discussion
National Weather Service Fairbanks Alaska
206 PM akdt Wednesday Apr 23 2014
models in decent agreement through about 60 hours. Upper level low
somewhere near Barrow will move back southwestward to about the
Bering Strait by early Thursday morning and then continue westward and
dissipate by Sat morning. The long wave trough pattern will
continue over most of the state through Sat before ridging begins
to poke back in from the east.
Numerous short waves will move from the southeast and then up
along the alcan border and then through the interior and then
across the Arctic coast and from the southwest and up over the
West Coast and central interior.
The short waves will contribute to some instability over parts of
the interior which may spawn a few isolated showers here and
Winds over the West Coast will begin to dissipate by later Thursday.
Winds may creep up in the eastern Arctic tonight but should not
remain into Thursday.
relative humidity values will begin to rebound slightly on Thursday and Friday as a
couple of short waves move through eastern interior bring some
moisture with them.
brisk Wind Advisory for pkz210.
Cf Apr 14