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Current Conditions

  • 36°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Visibility: 8.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 33°
  • Pressure: 29.04 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Snow
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Snow
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Anchorage, Alaska

Updated: 7:00 AM AKDT on October 20, 2014

Winter Weather Advisory for snow has expired...
  • Monday

    Overcast with snow and rain, then snow and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 40% .

  • Tuesday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 39F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of snow. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 18F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 36F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 23F with a windchill as low as 12F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 28F with a windchill as low as 10F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 10F with a windchill as low as -2F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 25F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Government Hill, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:42 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.1 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Alaska Industrial Hardware on Viking Dr, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:46 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Tikishla Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:38 PM AKDT

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.34 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:47 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.3 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: ENSTAR 3000 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:42 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: KTUU-TV, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:48 PM AKDT

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:37 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.3 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Waldron Drive, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:48 PM AKDT

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: West Turnagain, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:38 PM AKDT

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Earthquake Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:43 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.5 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Earthquake Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:43 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.5 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Castle Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:43 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.1 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Turpin, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:47 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Matthew Paul Way, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:40 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38.9 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Reflection Lake, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:08 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: KL7YK, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:48 PM AKDT

Temperature: 39.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: East at 1.2 mph Pressure: 28.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.08 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS CBKA2 Anchorage AK US, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:56 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: West at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Anchorage AK US, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:54 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Muldoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:48 PM AKDT

Temperature: 36.9 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.08 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: KL7AIR, Elmendorf AFB, AK

Updated: 2:48 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: South at 2.5 mph Pressure: 28.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Cherry Perry (Below TotemTheater), Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:45 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.6 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Chugach Foothills, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:30 PM AKDT

Temperature: 36.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Service High School-AWWU, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:48 PM AKDT

Temperature: 34.6 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Mid Hillside Zoo, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:48 PM AKDT

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Casey Cusack Estates, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:46 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SSE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.29 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Oceanview, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:48 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.09 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: AKDOT Seward Highway @ Huffman Road MP 120, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:50 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Botanical, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:48 PM AKDT

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.11 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Prospect Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:48 PM AKDT

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Tributary Cir, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:48 PM AKDT

Temperature: 36.1 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: SE at 2.3 mph Pressure: 29.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Upper O'malley/Snowline, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:30 PM AKDT

Temperature: 33.9 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Seawind Drive, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:47 PM AKDT

Temperature: 35.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SW at 2.3 mph Pressure: 29.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: AKDOT Hillside Road @ Upper Huffman Road, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:42 PM AKDT

Temperature: 36 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: SE at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Upper Hillside, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:45 PM AKDT

Temperature: 33.5 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 28.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Southcentral and southwest Alaska forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska 
154 PM akdt Monday Oct 20 2014 


Analysis and upper levels... 


Trough axis from Bristol Bay upper low rotating north northwest 
across south Mainland this afternoon will pull westward Monday 
night and move to the southwest coast by middle day Tuesday. Another 
trough axis slipping south across the Bering will swing across the 
Alaska Peninsula and Fox Islands then slide into the Pacific by 
10 PM Monday evening. As this occurs most of the upper low center 
now over eastern Bristol Bay will also move southeast tonight and 
eastward Monday passing Kodiak Island by to the south. This will 
result in weak easterly flow aloft Tuesday afternoon and night 
followed by weak ridging Wednesday. Upper ridge far western Aleutians 
will remain progressive with the Main Ridge axis arriving along 
the West Coast by Wednesday evening. This ridge will collapse 
southeastward Thursday as a strong west southwest jet drives into 
the Bering as upper low pressure and Arctic air expands over the 
russian far east. 


&& 


Model discussion... 


The models look good out west and are in basic agreement with the 
main features and orientation of the pattern heading into late 
this week. There are some differences in the exact track and 
strength of the 970 mb storm now near 51n 147w moving north into 
the Gulf Tuesday and Wednesday. Current track appears to be 
farther west than previous runs. Wednesday afternoon the three models 
show the average low center longitude position roughly around 145w 
to 148w with the NAM showing a 978 mb center at 56n...the ec a 978 
mb center at 54n and the GFS a 977 mb center at 52n. The waves 
forming forming along the frontal boundary show even more 
disagreement. 


&& 


Short term forecast... 


Southcentral Alaska... 
precipitation becoming more showery and intermintant as the trough 
moves inland. A couple of more bands will move north to the Prince 
William Sound and the Kenai Peninsula this evening and tonight and 
dissipate over southcentral Alaska Tuesday. Areas of snow along and 
west of the Alaska Range will move west to the Bering Sea by Tuesday 
evening. 








&& 


Long term forecast... 
a front associated with a low skirting the siberian coast that will 
first bring rain and gusty winds to western Aleutians on 
Wednesday will then move onshore over the southwest Mainland by 
Thursday evening. The remnants of this system will be the 
dominant feature in the long term forecast looking into early next 
week. 


The models are in decent agreement with the upper trough as it 
moves over the Bering Strait on Saturday...but then quickly 
diverge on Sunday and Monday. The European model (ecmwf) in particular as been the 
most sporadic with this feature...digging deep troughs as far 
south as the southern Gulf and bringing very active weather to the 
southern Mainland. The GFS and GFS ensemble on the other hand has 
been much more consistent in keeping a much weaker upper trough 
over the central interior...with more typical cloudy and showery 
weather over the southern Mainland. After coordination with wpc 
this morning...the long term forecast after Saturday heavily uses 
ensembles (ec and naefs)...which currently more closely resemble 
the operational GFS. Future runs (in particular of the ec) need to 
be closely watched however...as a deeper Gulf low would result in 
a significantly different long term forecast into next week 


&& 


Afc watches/warnings/advisories... 
public... 
marine...gale 155 165 170 172 173 174 179 185. Fire 
weather...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Oct 14 






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