Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Northern Alaska forecast discussion
National Weather Service Fairbanks Alaska
249 PM akst sun Dec 8 2013
models are in decent agreement through 60 hours. Upper low
approaching wrangel island will continue to move southeast and
then dive south to near Fairbanks by Tuesday afternoon. This will
usher in much colder air to replace the much above normal
temperatures that the entire state has been experiencing for more
than a week.
As upper level low pushes south over the interior...models
advertise that there will some snowfall that will accompany the
Arctic front as it drops southward which is likely...somewhere
around 1 to 2 inches in the central and eastern
interior...possibly a little more in the eastern Alaska Range with
the upslope enhanced precipitation on Tuesday and Tuesday night. Several
areas in the central and western interior with dense fog.
Along with the movement of the Arctic front...northerly winds will
increase through the Brooks range passes Monday night and then
through the Alaska Range passes Tuesday and Tuesday night.
West Coast will be fairly uneventful for the next few days. Fog
along the West Coast will be the major impact.
Coastal hazard potential days 3 and 4...none
Winter Storm Warning for akz204.
Small Craft Advisory for pkz210-pkz220-pkz225.
Gale Warning for pkz240.
Brisk Wind Advisory for pkz245.
Cf Dec 13