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Northern Alaska forecast discussion
National Weather Service Fairbanks Alaska
445 am akst Wed Dec 11 2019

Synopsis...a period of relatively quiet weather is expected for
northern Alaska for the remainder of the work week. High pressure
will build over the northern interior Wednesday through Friday. A
pressure gradient will produce some gusty winds and local blowing
snow over higher terrain across the northern interior on Thursday.
A cooling trend in temperatures is expected over the next few
days for most locations.

Discussion...
a 550 dam high over the Beaufort Sea will persist into Friday.
A weak upper low in the western Bering will weaken slowly by
Thursday. A 508 dam low will persist in the Gulf of Alaska
through Thursday.

Surface...a ridge of high pressure will persist into Wednesday in
the high Arctic. Weak low pressure will persist over the West
Coast through Thursday.

North Slope and Brooks range...strong easterly winds will continue
over the eastern North Slope through Wednesday. East winds to 30
mph expected east of deadhorse. Winds will will pick back up
in Brooks range passes on Thursday. Southerly gusts to 30 mph
expected on Thursday.

Interior...high pressure will build over the northern interior
Wednesday through Friday. A pressure gradient will produce some
gusty winds and local blowing snow over higher terrain across the
northern interior on Thursday. The Tanana Valley jet winds will
increase again on Thursday along with winds over summits and high
terrain north of Fairbanks. Gusts of 30 to 40 mph are possible
into Friday. Southerly gap winds look to pick up in the Alaska
Range on Friday as well. A cooling trend in temperatures is
expected over the next few days for most locations. Lows expected
around zero to 10 above with the coldest temperatures of 10 to 20
below over the Yukon Flats.

West Coast...a ridge of high pressure building to the west will
limit chances for precipitation Wednesday into the weekend. A
general cooling trend in temperatures is expected over the next
few days. A weak boundary will push into the Bering Sea on Friday
which could increase snow shower activity over Saint Lawrence
Island and the Yukon Delta.

Coastal hazard potential days 3 and 4...none.

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Afg watches/warnings/advisories...
Gale Warning for pkz245.

Brisk Wind Advisory for pkz240.
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