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Current Conditions

  • 30°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW 4 mph
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 24°
  • Pressure: 29.73 in. +
  • Heat Index: 26

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 30 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 28 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 25 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 27 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 28 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Chance of Snow

Forecast for Anchorage, Alaska

Updated: 6:00 AM AKST on November 24, 2014

  • Monday

    Overcast with snow showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain showers. High of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

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

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 18F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 18F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 18F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 28F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 60% with accumulations up to 3 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 28F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 16F with a windchill as low as 7F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 7F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 18F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 9F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

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

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 12F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

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

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 12:30 PM EST on November 24, 2014


... Record high temperature set at Allentown, Pennsylvania...

The temperature has risen to 70 degrees at Allentown, Pennsylvania
today, November 24, 2014. This breaks the old record of 69 degrees
set back in 1931. Temperatures may continue to rise through this
afternoon, and this statement will be updated as needed later today.



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

Updated: 11:51 AM AKST

Temperature: 28.5 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Tikishla Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 11:49 AM AKST

Temperature: 24.6 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:01 PM AKST

Temperature: 30.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: KTUU-TV, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:01 PM AKST

Temperature: 29.0 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Turnagain, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 11:59 AM AKST

Temperature: 30.1 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 11:47 AM AKST

Temperature: 30.8 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Waldron Drive, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:01 PM AKST

Temperature: 28.2 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: West Turnagain, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 11:57 AM AKST

Temperature: 29.7 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: NNE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Earthquake Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 11:49 AM AKST

Temperature: 30.3 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Earthquake Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 11:49 AM AKST

Temperature: 30.3 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Castle Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 11:53 AM AKST

Temperature: 26.8 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Turpin, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:01 PM AKST

Temperature: 28.4 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Matthew Paul Way, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 11:57 AM AKST

Temperature: 31.9 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Reflection Lake, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 11:57 AM AKST

Temperature: 28.6 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: KL7YK, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:01 PM AKST

Temperature: 32.2 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: NNW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS CBKA2 Anchorage AK US, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:56 AM AKST

Temperature: 20 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Anchorage AK US, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:54 AM AKST

Temperature: 20 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Muldoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:01 PM AKST

Temperature: 26.2 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: KL7AIR, Elmendorf AFB, AK

Updated: 12:01 PM AKST

Temperature: 31.3 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: East at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:00 PM AKST

Temperature: 27.8 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Chugach Foothills, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:00 PM AKST

Temperature: 25.7 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:29 AM AKST

Temperature: 32 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Service High School-AWWU, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:28 AM AKST

Temperature: 26.5 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Mid Hillside Zoo, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:01 PM AKST

Temperature: 27.0 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Casey Cusack Estates, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 11:43 AM AKST

Temperature: 28.6 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: NW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Oceanview, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:01 PM AKST

Temperature: 32.2 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:20 AM AKST

Temperature: 30 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: NNE at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Botanical, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:01 PM AKST

Temperature: 32.2 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: NE at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Prospect Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:01 PM AKST

Temperature: 32.9 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: ENE at 1.8 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Oceanview, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:01 PM AKST

Temperature: 31.8 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: North at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:01 PM AKST

Temperature: 33.9 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Upper Hillside, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:00 PM AKST

Temperature: 33.2 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: SE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Rogers Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:00 PM AKST

Temperature: 26.8 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Sand Lake, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:01 PM AKST

Temperature: 28.8 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Southcentral and southwest Alaska forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska 
437 am akst Monday Nov 24 2014 


Analysis and upper levels... 
a 997 mb low currently 110 miles southwest of Sitkinak Island is 
slowly moving in the general direction of the Gulf of 
Alaska...weakening rapidly as strong high pressure ridging 
continues to move rapidly north and east toward the Mainland from 
the central Bering Sea. This ridging is getting amplified in part 
due to a seasonably strong and quasi-stationary low pressure 
system sitting approximately halfway between Attu and the 
Kamchatka peninsula of Russia. Numerous vigorous disturbances are 
rotating around the broad cyclonic circulation with a very active 
upper level jet stream. 


&& 


Model discussion ... 
models are handling the large-scale synoptic environment well in 
developing significant upper level ridging over the Mainland of 
Alaska Tuesday through Thursday. Most of the significant 
discrepancies in the next 2 to 3 days lies with the active jet 
streak pattern that will continue to evolve to the south of the 
broad low over the far western Bering as it continues to sit and 
spin through the early to middle-week period. Models depict a pair of 
lows moving north and east across the Aleutians and into the 
Bering Sea Tuesday into Thursday before merging into the parent 
low center. The European model was preferred slightly over the GFS 
and Canadian models for this forecast package. 


&& 


Short term forecast southcentral Alaska (days 1 through 2)... 
the stagnant pattern of the past few days will begin to change 
today as amplifying upstream flow over the north central Pacific 
and Bering Sea helps kick the low along the Alaska Peninsula 
eastward across the Gulf. As a result the mean flow in the low 
to middle levels over southcentral Alaska will gradually veer from 
south-southeast to southwest over the next 12 hours. This change 
in flow will start to break up the persistent shower activity in 
the Prince William Sound region. 


Meanwhile the development of upslope flow on the west side of the 
chugach and Talkeetna Mountains combined with weak vertical motion 
from upper level disturbances embedded in the flow will deepen 
moisture from Anchorage up to the Matanuska Valley and eastern 
Susitna Valley...places which have remained quite dry under the 
current flow. Aside from an increase in clouds in these 
locations...this will set the stage for a possible light snow 
event Tuesday/Tuesday night as an upper trough moves through. The 
trough will be weakening due to increased anticyclonic flow with 
a building upstream ridge. There is a model consensus that the 
best vertical motion will be over the northern tier of the Susitna 
Valley. Since numerical guidance has just recently locked in to 
this feature and it is on the weak side will generally stick with 
chance probability of precipitation for now. 


A strong ridge will build in from the west Tuesday night bringing 
ideal conditions for radiational cooling...so have trended 
downward with night-time temperatures. Stable conditions and 
light winds at the surface also favors formation of fog in Cook 
Inlet. This always makes for challenging sky and temperature 
forecasts. Farther east weak cold advection in the wake of the 
upper trough combined with tightening pressure gradients as a 
surface high builds over the interior will lead to weak outflow 
winds (for this time of year) along the north Gulf Coast/Prince 
William Sound. 


&& 


Short term forecast southwest Alaska (tonight through Tuesday 
night)... 
a few snow showers will continue to develop across southwest 
Alaska along the backside of low pressure system as it moves east. 
Otherwise dry cool conditions persist through Tuesday night. A 
warm front approaches the West Coast along the Kuskokwim Delta 
Tuesday night bringing a chance for snow. 


&& 


Short term forecast Bering Sea/Aleutians (tonight through Tuesday 
night)... 
a front has pushed into the western Aleutians bringing gusty gale 
winds and rain. The frontal boundary pushes slowly into the 
central Aleutians and northern Bering tonight. Cold air advection 
behind the front will bring mixed showery precipitation back into 
the western Aleutians tonight. Gusty winds will briefly diminish 
behind the front as the parent low steers the next two low centers 
toward the western and eastern Aleutians Tuesday night. 






&& 


Long term forecast (days 3 through 7)... 


Models are in good agreement that a high amplitude blocking upper 
ridge will develop by Wednesday over Mainland Alaska and the Gulf...with a 
cut-off low embedded in a trough over the Bering. The ridge will 
remain in place into Friday when a major pattern change occurs. The 
Bering cut-off low cuts through the ridge...transforming the high 
amplitude pattern into one with shorter waves moving progressively 
across the forecast area. As is typical with waves moving through 
relatively zonal flow...timing is the main issue Sat through Monday. 


There is fairly high confidence that southcentral will remain dry 
beneath the ridge into the weekend...although rain and snow may 
affect the coast by sun. The forecast for the Bering is of lower 
confidence due to timing uncertainty. It utilizes a blend of the 
GFS...ec..and wpc guidance...and has the surface reflection of the 
upper Bering low slowly weakening as it moves through the Bering 
Wednesday through Friday. This low will bring rain with gales and then 
small craft winds to the Bering and Aleutians before it crosses 
the eastern Aleutians and dissipates in the North Pacific on Sat. 
A new low from Japan will approach the western Aleutians Sat and 
sun and will bring more rain and wind to the chain for the 
weekend. 


&& 




Afc watches/warnings/advisories... 
public...none. 
Marine...gales 173 174 175 176 177 178 185. 
Fire weather...none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis and model discussion...cirrocumulus 
southcentral Alaska...seb 
southwest Alaska/Bering Sea/Aleutians...kh 
long term...ds 






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