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Current Conditions

  • 33°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 61%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 21°
  • Pressure: 30.28 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Anchorage, Alaska

Updated: 1:00 AM AKDT on October 01, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 30F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 45F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast. Low of 32F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 50% .

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 28F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 43F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 27F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 39F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 50F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 37F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 52F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

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

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 1:08 am AKDT on October 1, 2014



... Daily record high minimum tied at St Paul Alaska...

On Tuesday 30 September... Saint Paul Island tied a record high
minimum temperature of 46 degrees. Using a climate record period
going back to 1892... this record high minimum temperature tied the
previous record last set in 1999.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Government Hill, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:11 AM AKDT

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 1:58 AM AKDT

Temperature: 27.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Tikishla Park, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:08 AM AKDT

Temperature: 23.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.64 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 30.5 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Waldron Drive, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 25.5 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: West Turnagain, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:09 AM AKDT

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Castle Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:07 AM AKDT

Temperature: 27.7 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Turpin, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 31.1 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.55 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Matthew Paul Way, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:04 AM AKDT

Temperature: 30.4 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Reflection Lake, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:02 AM AKDT

Temperature: 24.8 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: KL7YK, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 25.5 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS CBKA2 Anchorage AK US, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:56 AM AKDT

Temperature: 24 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: East at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Anchorage AK US, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 12:54 AM AKDT

Temperature: 24 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Muldoon, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 26.3 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:10 AM AKDT

Temperature: 23.3 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Chugach Foothills, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:00 AM AKDT

Temperature: 26.0 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 1:29 AM AKDT

Temperature: 26 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: NE at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Service High School-AWWU, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 27.8 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Mid Hillside Zoo, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 28.0 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Casey Cusack Estates, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 1:59 AM AKDT

Temperature: 24.1 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.59 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Oceanview, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 27.0 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 1:20 AM AKDT

Temperature: 27 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Prospect Heights, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 37.2 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Tributary Cir, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:12 AM AKDT

Temperature: 26.3 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:00 AM AKDT

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Seawind Drive, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:11 AM AKDT

Temperature: 27.8 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: NNE at 1.2 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Upper Hillside, Anchorage, AK

Updated: 2:10 AM AKDT

Temperature: 30.0 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: SE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Southcentral and southwest Alaska forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska 
151 PM akdt Tuesday Sep 30 2014 


Analysis and upper levels... 


Snow showers associated with an upper wave were evident along the 
eastern Alaska Range. Low VFR conditions with stratus associated 
with subsidence was evident over the Kuskokwim Delta. The 
remainder of the Mainland was under fair skies with relatively 
cool and dry northerly flow. Outflow winds across 
southcentral...especially the Gulf...peaked overnight and are on 
the decline. The pinch in pressure gradient between the eastern 
Bering ridge and the low complex over the North Pacific continued brisk 
easterly winds across the Alaska Peninsula...east Aleutians/eastern Bering 
Sea. 


&& 


Model discussion... 
aloft...models have similar phasing of the trough over the 
Mainland and the cut-off low over the North Pacific. This solution 
seems reasonable as cold air should dive south along the forward 
side of an amplifying upper ridge over the eastern Bering Sea and 
sharpen the Mainland trough. This effectively pinches off the 
Bering Sea ridge on Thursday and creates a weakness in the height 
fields which allows the North Pacific cut-off low to progress 
north. 


Surface features however are more problematic with respect to 
timing...intensity...and position. Overall...there should be a 
fairly strong triple point feature spawning off the the baroclinic 
zone associated with the cut-off over the North Pacific. All 
models show a fairly good left exit jet position over the developing 
triple point which heads into the northern Gulf Thursday night/Friday 
morning. The 00z NAM is the fastest in moving this feature north 
with the global models somewhat slower. There is a general 
consensus for a fairly strong low over the northeastern Gulf Friday. 
For now will continue with official grids with blend of the Gem 
global/GFS in the Gulf keeping gales with this feature for now. 
Out west...models have similar handing of features...so in general 
will lean toward the GFS. 


&& 


Short term forecast... 


Southcentral Alaska... 
cool and dry conditions with diminishing winds are expected 
across southcentral over the next couple of days. Strong easterly 
winds and increased cloud cover in advance of approaching triple 
point will start pushing toward the southern Gulf on Thursday. Gales 
will continue to spread north with the triple point on Thursday night 
and local gap flows will develop across the southern Mainland with 
increasing pressure and temperature gradients. Moisture should spread 
into the southeastern Copper River basin and Gulf Coast Thursday night 
then spread west on Friday. The westward extent of the moisture 
push and character of precipitation inland on Friday is still 
uncertain with current models differences. However at this 
time...it appears that the coast will be mainly rain and the 
Copper River basin likely will have snow or a mix. 


Southwest Alaska...what little stratus moved in over the Delta 
this morning should move south as the northerly offshore 
strengthen. Expect relatively dry and cool conditions to last 
over the next couple of days with ridging over the Mainland and 
low pressure in the Gulf. Also expect winds conditions to persist 
and even strengthen some over the Alaska Peninsula through Thursday. Will also 
see some locally brisk winds over Bristol Bay. 


Bering Sea/Aleutians...rain and wind will continue to just barely 
brush the Aleutian Islands as the low continues to slowly track 
to the east. Otherwise high pressure will build over the central 
Bering Sea and continue to strengthen through middle 
week...continuing the split-flow blocking pattern and providing 
very quiet conditions for most of the region. 


&& 


Long term forecast (sat Oct 4 - Tuesday Oct 7)... 


Beginning the extended period Saturday...a highly amplified 
pattern will continue across the region...with a blocking ridge 
extending from the Bering northward into Siberia...and a longwave 
trough over the state of Alaska. Eventually the trough will 
develop into a closed vortex aloft over southern Alaska and will 
remain in place through Tuesday. While there will not be a 
subtropical connection...weak disturbances rotating around the 
periphery of the low will support rain and snow chances across 
portions of southern Alaska mainly east of the Alaska and Aleutian 
ranges. The best chances for rain...then snow...will be across the 
Copper Basin. Arctic air will continue to filter into southern 
Alaska through the weekend...with gradually cooling temperatures. 
Right now...the coldest temperatures will likely develop on Monday 
and Tuesday as the upper vortex slowly translates east and colder 
air and clearer skies form across the state. 


- Ahsenmacher 


&& 


Afc watches/warnings/advisories... 
public...none. 
Marine...150 155 172 174. 
Fire weather...none. 


&& 


$$ 


Rmc/ahsenmacher Sep 14 






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