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Current Conditions

  • 26°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: North 7 mph
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 16°
  • Pressure: 29.23 in. -
  • Heat Index: 18

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 32 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Monday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 28 °
  • Low: 12 °
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Forecast for Anchorage, Alaska

Updated: 7:00 AM AKDT on October 31, 2014

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 23F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers, then a chance of snow and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 36F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 27F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

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

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 12F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 30F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 16F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

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

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 18F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 28F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 25F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

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

  • Tuesday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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Location: Government Hill, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:55 PM AKDT

Temperature: 25.2 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: NNW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 1:58 PM AKDT

Temperature: 25.4 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: ESE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: Tikishla Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:59 PM AKDT

Temperature: 26.2 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: NNW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.52 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:01 PM AKDT

Temperature: 25.7 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: ENSTAR 3000 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:51 PM AKDT

Temperature: 25.2 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: NW at 12.0 mph Pressure: 29.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 14 °F Graphs

Location: KTUU-TV, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:02 PM AKDT

Temperature: 22.0 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: ENE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 24.1 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: East at 2.0 mph Pressure: 28.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Waldron Drive, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:02 PM AKDT

Temperature: 25.0 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: West Turnagain, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:47 PM AKDT

Temperature: 25.2 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: NNE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

Location: Earthquake Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:47 PM AKDT

Temperature: 25.3 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.19 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Earthquake Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:47 PM AKDT

Temperature: 25.3 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.19 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Castle Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:56 PM AKDT

Temperature: 24.0 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Turpin, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:02 PM AKDT

Temperature: 23.0 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: NNE at 1.3 mph Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Matthew Paul Way, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:01 PM AKDT

Temperature: 24.9 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Reflection Lake, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:56 PM AKDT

Temperature: 24.4 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: SSW at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.36 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: KL7YK, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:02 PM AKDT

Temperature: 27.1 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: NNW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 28.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS CBKA2 Anchorage AK US, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:56 PM AKDT

Temperature: 23 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Anchorage AK US, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:54 PM AKDT

Temperature: 22 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: Muldoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:02 PM AKDT

Temperature: 23.8 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: NW at 2.5 mph Pressure: 29.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: KL7AIR, Elmendorf AFB, AK

Updated: 2:02 PM AKDT

Temperature: 23.9 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: NNE at 7.3 mph Pressure: 29.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 23.6 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: North at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Chugach Foothills, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 22.7 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Service High School-AWWU, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:02 PM AKDT

Temperature: 23.2 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Mid Hillside Zoo, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:02 PM AKDT

Temperature: 23.5 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Casey Cusack Estates, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:51 PM AKDT

Temperature: 25.3 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: NNW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Oceanview, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:02 PM AKDT

Temperature: 27.0 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: SW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.51 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 1:20 PM AKDT

Temperature: 24 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: NNE at 6 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Botanical, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:02 PM AKDT

Temperature: 24.4 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: ENE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Prospect Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:02 PM AKDT

Temperature: 23.4 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Oceanview, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:02 PM AKDT

Temperature: 25.0 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: ENE at 5.4 mph Pressure: 29.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:01 PM AKDT

Temperature: 23.9 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Seawind Drive, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:02 PM AKDT

Temperature: 24.7 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: ENE at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

Location: Upper Hillside, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 25.8 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Sand Lake, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 25.2 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.27 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Southcentral and southwest Alaska forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska 
510 am akdt Friday Oct 31 2014 


Analysis and upper levels... 
the main feature of interest this morning is a storm force low 
tracking eastward through the Bering Sea...bringing rain and 
strong winds to much of the region. The low center is currently 
located southwest of the Pribilof Islands with an associated front 
arcing south and eastward across the pribilofs and the Alaska 
Peninsula accompanied by rain and strong southeasterly winds. 
Behind the front...westerly storm force winds are impacting the 
central and eastern Aleutians on the southern periphery of the 
low. Meanwhile...fairly benign conditions persist across the 
southern Mainland beneath cyclonic flow aloft...with weak low 
pressure over the northern Gulf helping to support modest gap 
winds through favored areas along the Gulf Coast. A weak upper 
disturbance is also bringing a few snow showers to eastern 
portions of the Copper River basin. 


&& 


Model discussion... 
models have finally started to show somewhat better agreement with 
respect to the low in the Bering after the significant positional 
spread of the past few days. The ec is still on the westernmost 
edge of the guidance but has shown a large eastward jump in the 
12z run to come into better agreement with the NAM/Gem/GFS 
solutions. There is also generally good agreement regarding the 
development of a triple point low east of Kodiak Island later this 
afternoon and then the timing of the front as it approaches the 
Gulf Coast Friday night into Saturday. Mainly used the Gem 
solution for the forecast as it has displayed the most consistency 
over the past several runs. 


&& 


Short term forecast... 


Southcentral Alaska... 
gap flows will be trending downward this morning in response to 
the weakening pressure gradient before attention quickly turns to 
the impacts of the front as it moves into the Gulf. Precipitation 
will overspread Kodiak Island later this morning with the arrival 
of the front as a triple point low forms just east of the island. 
It appears temperatures will be cold enough to support all snow at 
the onset of precipitation before a quick transition to rain which 
will mitigate the potential for much in the way of accumulating 
or blowing snow. The front will then reach the coast 
tonight...bringing a mix of rain and snow to areas along the 
coast. Areas farther inland will remain mostly dry as a result of 
downsloping off of the chugach range into the day on Saturday 
before cross barrier flow weakens and allows a few showers to make 
it over the mountains. One area that looks to remain all snow 
will be Portage Valley as northeasterly flow at the surface helps 
to keep colder air in place and also supports localized areas of 
blowing snow. 


Southwest Alaska... 
the front associated with the Bering low will reach the coast 
later this morning...bringing snow to coastal portions of Bristol 
Bay into the afternoon before spreading inland tonight and 
Saturday. The best chance for accumulating snow will be over 
interior portions of Bristol Bay where 3 to 5 inches of snow will 
be possible by Saturday morning. Accumulations should be more 
limited along the coast as precipitation begins to change over to 
rain tonight with warmer air moving northward. Precipitation will 
begin to wind down later Saturday as the front slides off to the 
east and the low weakens over the eastern Bering...with northerly 
flow taking hold over the southwest Mainland. 


Bering Sea/Aleutians... 
strong winds will continue to impact the Bering Sea into the 
weekend as the powerful low tracks eastward towards Bristol Bay. 
Storm force winds will persist into tonight over the coastal 
waters of the eastern and central Aleutians before gradually 
diminishing from west to east as the low begins to weaken...with 
gale force winds continuing along the entire chain and over most 
of the Bering through the day on Saturday. Rain will continue 
along the front today as it moves towards the southwest 
Mainland...followed by a transition to a more showery regime as 
northwest flow commences on the backside of the system. Cold 
advection will allow for a changeover to snow later today for the 
Pribilof Islands...with a couple inches of accumulation possible 
by Saturday morning. Precipitation type looks to remain mostly rain along 
the Aleutians...although some snow will start to mix in during the 
day on Saturday. 


&& 


Long term forecast (mon through thu)... 
the middle-long range models continue to struggle with this pattern 
as we remain in the fall transition season. The details are quite 
messy from start to finish...though the general idea remains 
almost a "rinse and repeat" pattern compared with the end of this 
week. 


Remnant low pressure near Bristol Bay slides into the western 
Gulf of Alaska early in the week. This low looks to slowly weaken and 
broaden across the Gulf through Wednesday. Meanwhile out west...a Sharp 
Ridge of high pressure will move quickly across the Bering to 
start the week. This will spell dry conditions for a brief 
period...but could also make for some tighter gradients leading to 
gustier winds. Another low tracks off the Kamchatka peninsula by 
mid-week. As of now...the general consensus is that this feature 
should be filling and elongating by that time and thus...have 
limited winds to gale-force. 


The rinse and repeat portion occurs towards the end of the long- 
term. Sprawling low pressure across the Bering begins to interact 
with weak low pressure in the Gulf. The details remain very 
hazy...but there looks to be signs of another triple point low 
forming very near where the one for tomorrow is prognosticated to form. 


&& 


Afc watches/warnings/advisories... 
public...none 
marine...Storm Warning 170 172 174 176 413 414 
Gale Warning 119 132 150 155 160 165 173 175 177 178 179 
180 181 185 352 411 412 
fire weather...none 


&& 


$$ 


Cumulonimbus/MO Oct 14 






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