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Current Conditions

  • 42°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: South 7 mph
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 34°
  • Pressure: 29.48 in. -
  • Heat Index: 38

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 38 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 38 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 40 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 56 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 40 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Anchorage, Alaska

Updated: 7:19 AM AKDT on January 28, 2015

  • Tuesday

    Cloudy skies this morning will become partly cloudy this afternoon. High around 55F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday Night

    Some clouds. Low 38F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy skies. High near 55F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 38F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 54F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low around 40F. Winds light and variable.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy skies. High 56F. Winds light and variable.

  • Friday Night

    A few clouds. Low 39F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    Partly to mostly cloudy. High 57F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Cloudy skies. Low near 40F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast. High 57F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday Night

    A few clouds. Low near 40F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 59F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday Night

    Clear skies. Low near 40F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 60F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Considerable cloudiness. Low 42F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mainly cloudy. High 54F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Cloudy skies. Low 41F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly to mostly cloudy. High 57F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    A few clouds. Low 39F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High around 55F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 39F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 01:25 am AKDT on April 28, 2015


... Record high minimum temperature tied at Anchorage International
Airport...

A record high minimum temperature of 44 degrees was set at Anchorage
International Airport yesterday. This ties the old record set in
1998.




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Government Hill, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:02 AM AKDT

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Bootleggers Cove, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:04 AM AKDT

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.55 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: 2728E20, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: SSW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Tikishla Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:05 AM AKDT

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: ESE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: The Spurlocks at Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: SW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: KTUU-TV, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 42.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Turnagain, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:11 AM AKDT

Temperature: 49.9 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 9:36 AM AKDT

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:04 AM AKDT

Temperature: 41.8 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: WNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Waldron Drive, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 46.2 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.52 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: West Turnagain, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 41.7 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Earthquake Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:03 AM AKDT

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.44 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Earthquake Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:03 AM AKDT

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.44 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Castle Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:10 AM AKDT

Temperature: 42.9 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Turpin, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: South at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Matthew Paul Way, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: East at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: IKO WEATHER, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:11 AM AKDT

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: South at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.19 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Reflection Lake, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:05 AM AKDT

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: West at 6.8 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 9:39 AM AKDT

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: South at 3 mph Pressure: 29.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: KL7YK, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 45.0 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:56 AM AKDT

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: SSE at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 8:54 AM AKDT

Temperature: 40 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 9:38 AM AKDT

Temperature: 42 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: SSW at 4 mph Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Muldoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Southeast Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 42.2 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: East Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: South at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: KL7AIR, Elmendorf AFB, AK

Updated: 10:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: West at 4.6 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:10 AM AKDT

Temperature: 41.8 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: WSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.51 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Chugach Foothills, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:00 AM AKDT

Temperature: 41.1 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 9:45 AM AKDT

Temperature: 40 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS, Fort Richardson, AK

Updated: 9:29 AM AKDT

Temperature: 42 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: NNW at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Independence Park (NL3D), Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: WSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: North Star, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:06 AM AKDT

Temperature: 49.6 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Rogers Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:05 AM AKDT

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.55 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Russian Jack Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:06 AM AKDT

Temperature: 46.2 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Abbott Loop, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:05 AM AKDT

Temperature: 46.0 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.32 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Abbott Loop, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 10:06 AM AKDT

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.49 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Southcentral and southwest Alaska forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska 
525 am akdt Tuesday Apr 28 2015 


Analysis and upper levels... 


An upper level low over the Gulf of Alaska continues to slowly 
track eastward...with a broad upper low over the western and 
central Bering Sea. At the surface...there is a surface low 
entering the central Aleutians with an associated front tracking 
through the northern and eastern Bering. Strong westerly flow 
aloft over the North Pacific has kept the systems moving quickly 
through the area. Low ceilings and fog persist over the eastern 
Bering...and has started to push inland into the Bristol Bay 
area overnight. 


&& 


Model discussion... 


Models remain in good synoptic agreement through tomorrow 
evening...with the high resolutions models (00z Gem mainly) being 
the preferred solution regarding the system moving through the 
Gulf and the system over the Bering that crosses the eastern 
Aleutians tomorrow night. There are some timing and intensity 
discrepancies with regards to the weak disturbances rotating 
around the upper lows. These disturbances are fairly weak and 
mainly affect the timing of increasing/decreasing shower 
activity...which is fairly easy to handle. Forecast confidence is 
a little higher than normal. 


&& 


Short term forecast southcentral Alaska (days 1 and 2)... 


Lingering rain showers (and snow showers in the Copper River 
valley) will dissipate this morning as a strong and fast-moving 
low pressure system races northward through the Panhandle. This 
new system will consolidate much of the atmospheric energy and 
moisture to the east of our forecast area today...which should 
result in some partial clearing/sunny breaks for most areas as the 
day progresses. A short-lived but moderately strong coastal gap 
wind event will also occur through this evening as offshore pressure 
gradients tighten rapidly due to the Panhandle storm. 
Whittier/Passage Canal has already started to see some 
gusts...with the favored areas around Prince William Sound and the 
eastern Kenai all getting in on the act by late this morning. Gap 
winds will come down rapidly late this afternoon or early this 
evening as the surface low center blasts rapidly across the 
northern Gulf and stalls in the vicinity of the southern Kenai 
Peninsula...re-orientating the pressure gradient. With some 
sunshine and offshore flow...temperatures should climb into the 
middle to upper 50s again for most areas...including Valdez/Seward 
areas where the moderating effect of a sea breeze will be largely 
or totally negated today. 


Meanwhile...diurnal instability will likely lead to the 
development of shower activity across the Copper Basin again this 
afternoon that will generally spread westward with time overnight 
tonight. Models are trying to keep Anchorage almost totally dry 
through midweek...but with a decently strong residual shortwave 
moving in from the east tonight it does seem plausible that the 
aforementioned shower activity will hold together across the 
Chugach Mountains. Thus will keep slight chance probability of precipitation around upper 
Cook Inlet as early as this evening. By Wednesday...the area will 
be under the influence of general cyclonic flow but weak overall 
features. This should lead to a fairly messy pattern in which it 
is hard to nail down where shower activity is likely to focus. As 
a result...have adopted a bit more broad-brushed precipitation 
forecast for the Wednesday/Wednesday night time-frames than 
typically like to do. Despite the large areas of low probability of precipitation...overall 
conditions should remain rather cloudy but for the most part dry 
through Thursday morning. 


&& 


Short term forecast southwest Alaska (days 1 and 2)... 
relatively clear skies and instability will lead to showers 
developing along the Alaska Range...primarily in the afternoon 
and evening. At this time conditions do not look ideal for 
thunderstorm development. These unstable conditions look to last 
into Wednesday. The other main issue is the marine layer along 
the coast that is bringing stratus and fog to coastal communities. 
However...flow will become more offshore this evening pushing the 
marine layer away from the southwest. 


&& 


Short term forecast Bering Sea/Aleutians (days 1 and 2)... 
the low in the southern Bering will continue its easterly track 
bringing more showers to the Aleutians as it passes. By Wednesday 
morning it will have moved into the Gulf leaving northwesterly 
flow over much of the Bering and Aleutians. This will result in 
light showers for the islands. 


&& 


Long term forecast (day 3 through 7)... 
the strong zonal jet stream over the Aleutian chain continues to 
track eastward heading into the weekend. There will be a broad 
area of low pressure in Bering Sea that will weaken into a trough 
through Friday. By Saturday a North Pacific low will track into 
the western Gulf and be located in the central Aleutians by 
Sunday. This will bring warmer temperatures and be accompanied by 
rain and gusty southerly winds. 


The Gulf will have south to southwesterly flow with weak 
disturbances moving into the area through Friday. These synoptic 
features will be accompanied by showers in the Gulf and along the 
coastal areas for the next several days. By Thursday an upper 
level ridge builds into the western Gulf. This ridge will become 
amplified and be positioned over the southcentral region extending 
into matsu valley by Friday through the weekend. This synoptic 
feature will bring warmer temperatures and drier conditions to the 
southcentral region. There will be a thermal trough setting up 
over the weekend...which will increase the chances for afternoon 
to evening showery activity for the inland areas. The models were 
in better agreement with the timing and placement of the different 
synoptic features...with HPC using a blend of the ensemble means 
through the weekend. 


&& 




Afc watches/warnings/advisories... 
public...none. 
Marine...gales...174 176 177. 
Fire weather...none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis and model discussion...tp 
southcentral Alaska...ad 
southwest Alaska/Bering Sea/Aleutians...dk 
long term...pd/mmc 



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