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Current Conditions

  • 59°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: South 6 mph
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 52°
  • Pressure: 30.01 in. +

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Anchorage, Alaska

Updated: 7:00 AM AKDT on August 19, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 3:30 PM AKDT on August 19, 2014



... Record maximum temperature for St Paul Alaska...

On Tuesday 19 August 2014... Saint Paul Island set a new record high
maximum temperature of 58 degrees. Using a climate record period
going back to 1892... this record high maximum temperature broke the
previous record of 57 degrees last set in 1977.



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Location: Government Hill, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:30 AM AKDT

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 2:38 AM AKDT

Temperature: 57.7 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Tikishla Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:39 AM AKDT

Temperature: 52.7 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:43 AM AKDT

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: KTUU-TV, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:44 AM AKDT

Temperature: 55.0 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: South at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:41 AM AKDT

Temperature: 56.6 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Waldron Drive, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:44 AM AKDT

Temperature: 53.4 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: West Turnagain, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:43 AM AKDT

Temperature: 54.3 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Castle Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:44 AM AKDT

Temperature: 55.1 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Turpin, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:44 AM AKDT

Temperature: 55.8 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Matthew Paul Way, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:33 AM AKDT

Temperature: 56.8 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Reflection Lake, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:20 AM AKDT

Temperature: 56.1 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: KL7YK, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:57 AM AKDT

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: RAWS CAMPBELL CREEK AK US, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:56 AM AKDT

Temperature: 53 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Anchorage AK US, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:55 AM AKDT

Temperature: 51 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Muldoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:44 AM AKDT

Temperature: 54.3 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: KL7AIR, Elmendorf AFB, AK

Updated: 2:44 AM AKDT

Temperature: 56.3 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: South at 6.1 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 2:40 AM AKDT

Temperature: 52.4 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Chugach Foothills, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:30 AM AKDT

Temperature: 52.2 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: RAWS GRAZELKA RANGE AK US, Fort Richardson, AK

Updated: 1:29 AM AKDT

Temperature: 51 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NNE at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Service High School-AWWU, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:44 AM AKDT

Temperature: 53.5 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Mid Hillside Zoo, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:44 AM AKDT

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Casey Cusack Estates, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:30 AM AKDT

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: ESE at 3.2 mph Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Oceanview, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:44 AM AKDT

Temperature: 54.5 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 1:50 AM AKDT

Temperature: 54 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SSE at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Botanical, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:44 AM AKDT

Temperature: 54.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SSE at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Prospect Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:44 AM AKDT

Temperature: 54.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Tributary Cir, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:44 AM AKDT

Temperature: 51.5 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 2:31 AM AKDT

Temperature: 53.9 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Seawind Drive, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:44 AM AKDT

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Upper Hillside, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:40 AM AKDT

Temperature: 51.0 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: SSE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Upper Stroganof Drive, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:30 AM AKDT

Temperature: 53.6 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SSE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Southcentral and southwest Alaska forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska 
156 PM akdt Tuesday Aug 19 2014 


Analysis and upper levels... 
a baggy long-wave trough sits over the western Bering/Aleutians 
while the jet stream dives south from eastern Asia around the base 
of the trough and poleward of an upper level ridge over the 
eastern Pacific. Active weather in the short term will center 
around this long-wave translating eastward and any embedded 
disturbances within the jet that propagate toward the southern 
Mainland. A vigorous low amplitude shortwave trough is moving into 
the Gulf but looks to be losing any jet support...should only 
increase cloud coverage. Skies have cleared this morning over 
Cook Inlet under shortwave ridging aloft which should make for a 
nice afternoon and evening. There are no major surface features 
to speak of with mostly slack flow in the low levels. 


&& 


Model discussion... 
guidance is in pretty good synoptic agreement for the next couple 
days but variability is introduced toward the weekend concerning 
another low amplitude shortwave trough moving into the Gulf. 
Models have been flip-flopping on strength and position of this 
feature. Model runs from yesterday had the energy sliding eastward 
into the central and southern Gulf of Alaska away from the parent 
trough over the Bering Sea. This morning guidance is hinting at a 
more partially phased solution with the leading wave staying 
connected to the parent trough...ending up with a legit frontal 
push toward the northern Gulf. The Middle Ground solution 
incorporates the 12z European model (ecmwf) which moderated from the 00z 
solution...combined with the 06z run of the GFS. 


&& 


Short term forecast... 


Southcentral Alaska...the main threat for precipitation this 
afternoon and evening will be diurnal showers...mainly over higher 
terrain. Clearing from early this morning should allow for ample 
surface heating this afternoon and evening. Lingering cold air 
aloft should promote showers beginning middle to late 
afternoon...mainly along the mountains. Weak wind flow through the 
column will keep this showery activity anchored to the higher 
terrain. The same pattern continues tomorrow and Thursday except 
a weak trough will pass through near peak heating tomorrow which 
may help any convective activity along. The flow will remain weak 
but a little more organized from the southwest so any diurnal 
showers should propagate northeastward. Temperatures the next 
couple days will remain seasonable to slightly above normal for 
early fall. Some amount of unsettled weather approaches on Friday 
but confidence is lower due to issues covered in the model 
discussion. 


Southwest Alaska...light showery precipitation will continue this 
evening and decrease in coverage tomorrow as ridging builds in at 
all levels. Areas along the Alaska Range could still see rain 
showers as a weak disturbance passes overhead. Fog and low stratus 
chances increase along the Kuskokwim Delta overnight tonight 
before offshore drier flow moves in on Thursday. 


Bering Sea/Aleutians...a low pressure system will slowly make its 
way eastward for the next couple days while weakening...keeping 
rain in the forecast for the western and central Aleutians. Winds 
will remain light in the eastern Bering Sea with patchy fog and 
low stratus. 




&& 


Long term forecast... 
while uncertainty is abundant near the beginning of the weekend 
for the extended forecast there is some continuity between model 
guidance to grasp at. The variability late week is from small 
scale features while the focus changes to the large scale pattern 
for active weather early next week. The low pressure system moving 
eastward across the Bering Sea will deepen and move northeastward 
toward the Mainland. There are some timing differences but the 
Mainland should see a frontal passage early next week followed by 
the low pressure system itself. Expect an increase of clouds and 
moisture as well as temperatures dipping back toward seasonal 
normals or slightly below. 


&& 


Afc watches/warnings/advisories... 
public...Flood Advisory 121. 
Marine...none. 
Fire weather...none. 
&& 






$$ 


Mtl 


Aug 14 






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