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Current Conditions

  • 60°
  • Clear
  • Wind: East 4 mph
  • Humidity: 38%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 34°
  • Pressure: 29.62 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Friday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Anchorage, Alaska

Updated: 7:00 PM AKDT on September 14, 2014

Strong wind through this evening along Turnagain Arm and higher elevations...
  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast. Low of 48F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 50F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast. Low of 48F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast. High of 57F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast. Low of 46F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 48F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 46F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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 Record Report  Statement as of 2:34 PM AKDT on September 14, 2014



... St Paul sets more records for September...

The St. Paul Airport set two temperatures records today.
A new record high temperature of 56 breaking the old record
of 54 set in 1997. The high minimum temperature of 49 tired the
record set in 1977.



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Location: Government Hill, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 7:58 PM AKDT

Temperature: 58.1 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: East at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 7:48 PM AKDT

Temperature: 59.3 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Tikishla Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 7:52 PM AKDT

Temperature: 57.7 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 58.9 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: ENSTAR 3000 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 7:57 PM AKDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: East at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: KTUU-TV, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 7:47 PM AKDT

Temperature: 60.3 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: SE at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Waldron Drive, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 54.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: West Turnagain, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 7:57 PM AKDT

Temperature: 58.7 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: South at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Castle Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 7:54 PM AKDT

Temperature: 60.1 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: ENE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Turpin, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 55.8 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Matthew Paul Way, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 7:48 PM AKDT

Temperature: 57.9 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Reflection Lake, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 7:31 PM AKDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: NNE at 13.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: KL7YK, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 57.9 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: RAWS CBKA2 Anchorage AK US, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 6:56 PM AKDT

Temperature: 55 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: East at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Anchorage AK US, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 6:55 PM AKDT

Temperature: 56 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Muldoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 56.9 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: NW at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: KL7AIR, Elmendorf AFB, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 56.3 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at 3.9 mph Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 55.7 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Chugach Foothills, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 7:29 PM AKDT

Temperature: 54 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: NNE at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Service High School-AWWU, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Mid Hillside Zoo, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 55.4 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Casey Cusack Estates, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 7:47 PM AKDT

Temperature: 58.3 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: SE at 5.3 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Oceanview, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 57.7 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: SW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 7:20 PM AKDT

Temperature: 57 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: SSE at 7 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Botanical, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 58.8 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: SSE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Prospect Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 7:59 PM AKDT

Temperature: 54.5 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Tributary Cir, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 58.8 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: ENE at 6.9 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 7:31 PM AKDT

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: SE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Seawind Drive, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 57.1 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Upper Hillside, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 50.3 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: South at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.55 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Southcentral and southwest Alaska forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska 
137 PM akdt sun Sep 14 2014 


Analysis and upper levels... 
weather across virtually the entire alaskan domain remains 
dominated by a huge vertically-stacked low in the far eastern 
Bering. This low is now in the weakening phase...and a southward 
elongation of the upper circulation is already evident on 
satellite imagery. The original associated weather front is now 
oriented north-south over the eastern Copper River basin and 
portions of the north Gulf Coast. Rainfall rates have diminished 
significantly over the Valdez and Cordova areas...though 48 hour 
rainfall totals in excess of 9 inches continue to result in minor 
flooding of area rivers. Back to the west...an area of convective 
showers moved through upper Cook Inlet overnight and dropped a 
quick inch or so of rain over the western Susitna Valley...which 
has led to quick river rises and the need for a Flood Advisory in 
this area as well. Even though the low center is now weakening...a 
secondary round of wind and rain associated with the low itself is 
slowly grinding northward through Kodiak Island and into Bristol 
Bay. Weak ridging behind this slow-moving storm is helping to 
reinforce gusty northwest winds from the central Aleutians over to 
the pribilofs and Alaska Peninsula. 


&& 


Model discussion... 
the models are in good overall agreement in the first few days of 
the forecast...which is not surprising given the overall slow 
movement of the major low currently dominating the area. As 
such...will rely heavily on the higher resolution models today to 
capture more detail in areas of channeled terrain. As the low 
continues to weaken through early in the week the overall flow 
will become a bit more progressive and allow multiple shortwaves 
to move quickly through more zonal flow along the bottom of the 
Aleutian island chain. The second of these shortwaves moves into 
the western Aleutians Monday night and will be strong enough to 
help pull the lingering circulation over the Bering southeastward 
toward the far western Gulf toward midweek. The European model (ecmwf) is slower 
than the other models bringing this wave through...and seems to be 
playing catchup with the other models on a faster solution. Thus 
will stick with the American models through the remainder of the 
short term period for this feature as well. 


&& 


Short term forecast... 


Southcentral Alaska... 
wet and windy weather associated with the low center itself is 
currently impacting Kodiak Island. As the low weakens and 
continues to move toward the southwest Mainland tonight this area 
of rain and wind will spread up Cook Inlet. Precipitation rates should 
not be nearly as impressive as with the original front...and as 
per the norm most of the rain that does fall will be along the 
Gulf Coast. The best chance for rain in the population corridor 
from Kenai to Anchorage and the mat-su will be as the secondary 
front passes through Monday morning. The possible fly-in-the- 
ointment here is that lapse rates/instability will be quite 
favorable tomorrow morning across much of the northern Gulf...so a 
convective component to the precipitation may help precipitation rates to 
exceed model outputs for both the coastal and inland portions of 
the zone. By Monday evening...the upper low out west will be 
almost indistinguishable from the overall longwave trough...at 
which time the upper level flow over the region will once again 
become southwesterly and lingering areas of steady rain (focused 
along the Gulf coastlines) will diminish and instead be replaced 
by more showery precipitation over virtually the entire area. 


Southwest Alaska... 
the weakening low will continue to move toward the Bristol Bay 
coast this evening and move inland early tomorrow morning. The 
area of steadier rain associated with a secondary front has pushed 
into the far northern Bristol Bay zone and lower Kuskokwim valley 
and continues to fall apart. All models forecast the remnants of the 
low to push into interior Bristol Bay and then rotate 
northwestward back toward Bethel by midday tomorrow and dissipate 
shortly thereafter. In practical terms...this is going to lead to 
showery precipitation and relatively light winds across much of the area 
for the first half of the week. A few breaks of sun are 
possible...but likely will not be too long-lived as southwest flow 
at all levels will keep significant cloudiness around. 


Bering Sea/Aleutians... 
the longwave trough controlling big-picture weather across the 
region will remain large and amplified enough that impacts from the 
next few disturbances will remain mostly south of the Aleutian 
chain. This will keep much of the region in a showery pattern with 
relatively light winds for the next few days. By midweek...a 
stronger low will start to take shape south of the Alaska 
Peninsula...which will strengthen gradients across the eastern 
half of the Bering and allow gusty northerly winds to usher in a 
more seasonably cool surge of cold air from the Bering Strait. 


&& 


Long term forecast... 
the broad longwave trough centered over the eastern Bering will 
begin to shift eastward during the middle of the week and then 
remain over the western Gulf and slowly weaken through next 
weekend. This will will result in a generally cloudy and showery 
pattern over the Mainland as various disturbances rotate around 
the eastern periphery of the trough...with steadier rain likely 
along the northern Gulf Coast in closer proximity to an attendant 
surface low. The eastern Bering will also remain showery as brisk 
northerly flow becomes established over the region with the trough 
departing to the east and high pressure building in over the 
western Aleutians. 


&& 


Afc watches/warnings/advisories... 
public...Flood Advisory 131 135 145. 
Marine...gale 130 155. 
Fire weather...none. 


&& 


$$ 


Amend/cumulonimbus Sep 14 






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