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Current Conditions

  • 40°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNW 5 mph
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 30°
  • Pressure: 29.82 in. +
  • Heat Index: 37

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Snow
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Snow
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 44 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 29 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 31 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Anchorage, Alaska

Updated: 10:18 AM AKDT on January 01, 2015

  • Wednesday

    Snow likely. High near 45F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 70%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast. Low 32F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High 48F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low near 30F. Winds light and variable.

  • Friday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 44F. Winds light and variable.

  • Friday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 27F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 46F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 29F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy. High 46F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday Night

    Mainly cloudy. Low 31F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    Overcast. High 46F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with showers at times. Low 33F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Cloudy with showers. High near 45F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 31F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday

    A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 47F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday Night

    Generally fair. Low 31F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Overcast. High 44F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday Night

    Rain showers in the evening changing to light rain and freezing rain overnight. Low near 30F. Winds light and variable. Chance of precip 60%.

  • Friday

    Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 43F. Winds light and variable.

  • Friday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 29F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High 43F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday Night

    Occasional snow showers. Low 29F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 40%.

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Location: Government Hill, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:13 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38.5 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 1:16 PM AKDT

Temperature: 40.2 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: NW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: 2728E20, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:15 PM AKDT

Temperature: 39.4 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: WNW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Tikishla Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:05 PM AKDT

Temperature: 39.7 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:14 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.9 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: The Spurlocks at Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:16 PM AKDT

Temperature: 40.5 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: NNW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: KTUU-TV, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:15 PM AKDT

Temperature: 40.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Turnagain, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:14 PM AKDT

Temperature: 41.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:06 PM AKDT

Temperature: 39.3 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Waldron Drive, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:16 PM AKDT

Temperature: 39.9 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: West Turnagain, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:07 PM AKDT

Temperature: 36.7 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Earthquake Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:12 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.3 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Earthquake Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:12 PM AKDT

Temperature: 37.3 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Castle Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:02 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38.9 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Turpin, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:16 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38.8 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: WSW at 2.5 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Matthew Paul Way, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:03 PM AKDT

Temperature: 39.6 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: IKO WEATHER, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:16 PM AKDT

Temperature: 40.3 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: NW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Reflection Lake, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:06 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38.8 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: WNW at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:44 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: NNW at 1 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: KL7YK, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:16 PM AKDT

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: South at 4.5 mph Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 11:56 AM AKDT

Temperature: 38 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SW at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 11:55 AM AKDT

Temperature: 38 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Muldoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:16 PM AKDT

Temperature: 39.3 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: WNW at 4.5 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Southeast Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:15 PM AKDT

Temperature: 39.8 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: East Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:16 PM AKDT

Temperature: 39.4 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: SW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: KL7AIR, Elmendorf AFB, AK

Updated: 1:16 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: NNW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 1:15 PM AKDT

Temperature: 39.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: WNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Chugach Foothills, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:00 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38.3 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS, Fort Richardson, AK

Updated: 12:29 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SSE at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: West Dimond / Jade The MurphMore's, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:04 PM AKDT

Temperature: 39.0 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: NE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Service High School-AWWU, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:16 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38.6 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Campbell Lake, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:05 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38.7 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: WNW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Mid Hillside Zoo, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:16 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38.7 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Fairview, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:15 PM AKDT

Temperature: 40.1 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Rogers Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:15 PM AKDT

Temperature: 39.2 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Abbott Loop, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:16 PM AKDT

Temperature: 40.3 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Abbott Loop, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:15 PM AKDT

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Sand Lake, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:15 PM AKDT

Temperature: 38.7 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Bayshore / Klatt, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:15 PM AKDT

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Southcentral and southwest Alaska forecast discussion...corrected 
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska 
523 am akdt Wednesday Apr 1 2015 


Analysis and upper levels... 
a long-wave trough remains over the region with a nearly zonal subtropical 
jet driving systems eastward across the North Pacific and Aleutians. 
A ridge continues to build over the western Bering...with a Second 
Ridge over the interior Yukon and eastern interior of Alaska sliding 
slowly north. This is partly in response to increasingly cyclonic 
flow in association with the consolidating upper level low along 
the northern edge of a strong jet streak south of the akpen and 
Kodiak Island. As the trough continues to consolidate along the 
northern edge of the jet streak...with peripheral effects being 
felt along the southern end of the akpen and later today towards 
Kodiak Island. Decent northerly cold advection can be expected 
along the back side of the low and ahead of the building ridge 
over the Bering with the building upstream ridge as the low 
continues to exit stage east toward the far southern Gulf. 


Not much has changed across southwest and southcentral Alaska as a 
series of mostly very weak upper level waves track in from the 
Gulf producing fairly widespread clouds and isolated to scattered 
convective showers. A weak and elongated trough axis from the 
eastern Bering to south of Kodiak Island is progressing slowly 
northeastward toward the southern Mainland...but there is very 
little vertical motion out ahead of it. If anything...there is 
improving conditions right out ahead of this as the more 
significant upper waves mentioned remain north of the Alaska Range and 
south toward the North Pacific and southern Gulf of Alaska. 


&& 


Model discussion... 
there continue to be some minor model differences with track of 
low south of the akpen as it heads into the southern Gulf as well 
as with weak triple point which develops out ahead of it. This 
mainly affects wind directions over the southern Gulf which will 
generally be on the light side in vicinity of the main low center. 
Will continue to use an average position of the various models 
for the updated forecast. Overall there is a trend toward a weaker 
triple point low and farther south track of the main low. 
Thus...the occluded front will make less north and west progress 
resulting in less precipitation for Kodiak Island and the north Gulf 
Coast. Outside of the details of the low track forecast confidence 
is generally above average. 


Over southcentral...marginally unstable conditions will continue 
over the region through today before increasing stabilization with 
flow backing and becoming offshore by Thursday. 


Out over the far western Bering...a gale-force front over the 
western Bering associated with a Kamchatka low will help amplify 
the downstream ridge over the central and eastern Bering and 
western Mainland over the next couple of days. 


&& 


Short term forecast southcentral Alaska (days 1 and 2)... 
there are two main systems which will influence the weather 
across the Gulf and the southcentral Mainland over the next couple 
of days. The first feature is an upper wave over the northern Gulf 
of Alaska which moves across southcentral today and into the 
interior tonight. This feature will be the driving force for 
continued shower activity across southcentral today and this 
evening. The second feature/S is the low south of the Alaska Peninsula and 
its associated occluded front approaching Kodiak/southern Gulf 
this morning. The frontal system moves into the northern Gulf 
Alaska tonight and will bring rain to the coasts along with gales 
over selected marine areas. Meanwhile...the low will move south of 
the Gulf over the next day or so with a couple of minor lows 
developing under the broadening upper trough. These minor lows 
will stay in the Gulf with the main influence on wind fields. Back 
to the front...as the overall low complex moves south and east the 
front will be dragged south and east and drying will occur over 
the inland on Thursday into Friday morning. There will also be brisk 
outflow winds across the north Gulf Coast and eastern late 
tonight/early Thursday which will carry into the early afternoon hours. 
We may also see fairly warm temperatures in the outflow areas as The 
Gap/katabatic flows will keep the sea breezes at Bay. 


&& 


Short term forecast southwest Alaska (days 1 and 2)... 
the North Pacific low positioned south of Kodiak Island this 
morning will bring wrap-around scattered rain showers along the 
Alaska Range and the Aleutian Range through Wednesday afternoon. 
By Thursday the low pressure system will move into the eastern 
side of the Gulf. This will result in the southwest Alaska region 
with drier conditions accompanied by northerly winds and cooler 
temperatures heading into the weekend. 


&& 


Short term forecast Bering Sea/Aleutians (days 1 and 2)... 
as the North Pacific low continues to move eastward toward the 
Gulf...this will bring gusty northwesterly gap winds along the 
eastern Aleutians this morning through Thursday. This will bring 
cooler temperatures to the eastern Aleutians and the Alaska 
Peninsula. This will be accompanied by a mixture of rain/snow 
along the Aleutians and snow farther north into the eastern 
Bering Sea through Thursday. An upper level ridge will build 
into the central Bering overnight tonight with stratus and patchy 
fog under the ridge. In the western Aleutians...a gale force North 
Pacific low tracks along the Kamchatka peninsula and will be 
accompanied by a frontal system moving through near Shemya this 
morning before entering the western Bering Sea. This will bring 
warmer temperatures and precipitation with gusty winds to the 
western Aleutians and western Bering Sea through Wednesday 
evening. A second low will form by Thursday evening near Shemya 
and will bring warmer temperatures and precipitation in the form 
of all rain heading into the weekend for the western 
Aleutians/Bering Sea. 


&& 


Long term forecast (days 3 through 7)... 
a frontal boundary will linger in the north Gulf and along the 
coast on Thursday. Most of the steady precipitation will be along 
the coast...however...increasing cyclonic flow and deep layer 
moisture along with cold upper level temperatures keeps the chance 
for showers along the mountains in the Cook Inlet 
region...especially in the Copper River basin. This system exits 
on Friday drying conditions out again. The extended forecast then 
revolves around a front moving into the Bering Sea late this week. 
This front is currently prognosticated to move into the Gulf in some 
fashion through early next week...but guidance does not have a 
good handle on the evolution of the flow pattern aloft. The best 
agreement in guidance the past couple days has been keeping the 
Mainland on the cool side of the jet while energy slides to the 
south. This would return the area to normal or slightly above 
normal temperature with the best chances for precipitation 
remaining in the Gulf and along the coast. 


&& 




Afc watches/warnings/advisories... 
public...none. 
Marine...119 120 131 132 136 138 150 155 172 176 178 
heavy freezing spray 179 180. 
Fire weather...none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis and model discussion...cirrocumulus 
southcentral Alaska...British Columbia 
southwest Alaska/Bering Sea/Aleutians...period 
long term...ml 



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