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|Sunrise 6:02AM||Sunset 10:05PM||Thursday August 13, 2020 9:02 AM AKDT (17:02 UTC)||Moonrise 11:19PM||Moonset 6:11PM||Illumination 27%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Nunam Iqua, AKHourly EDIT Help
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FXAK69 PAFG 131407 AFDAFG
Northern Alaska Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fairbanks AK 607 AM AKDT Thu Aug 13 2020
SYNOPSIS. After the dense fog dissipates later on this morning, another round of showers and isolated thunderstorms is expected around the Eastern Interior this afternoon, some of which may contain brief downpours and small hail. The dry and warm conditions over the Western to Central Interior today will then spread across the entire Interior on Friday and over the weekend, leading to beautiful weather, so get out and enjoy it! The North Slope and West Coast will generally have mild and dry conditions as well through the weekend, with stratus along the immediate coasts.
DISCUSSION. Upper Levels and Analysis . The 00z models initialized well with the major features creating our weather, which are a longwave trough over most of mainland Alaska with a 555dam closed low anchored over Anchorage (ha!), and a ridge centered over the northern Bering Sea that extends over the West Coast. Models are generally in excellent agreement in how the pattern will progress the next few days. Today, the ridge will build north and east over the Western Interior, while that closed low drifts a bit southeast but still leads to showers and thunderstorms over the Eastern Interior this afternoon. Friday and Saturday, the ridge will continue to build north and east, covering most of Northern Alaska, and leading to warm and dry conditions. One exception will be the SE Interior, which will still be under the influence of that closed low moving into the Gulf of Alaska, so afternoon showers and thunderstorms are expected there through the weekend.
Central and Eastern Interior . Areas of dense fog are being observed early this morning, but will clear out by 10AM. During the afternoon, showers and a few thunderstorms are expected, generally east of Nenana, and may produce brief downpours and small hail. Another round of dense fog is possible Friday morning, but otherwise conditions will be warm and dry with mostly clear skies and high temperatures in the low to mid 70's. Over the weekend, excellent weather will continue, with mostly clear skies and highs in the mid 70's. The exception will be areas southeast of Delta Junction, where afternoon showers and thunderstorms are still possible.
West Coast and Western Interior . Mostly clear skies and warming temperatures through the weekend are expected. Some low stratus may linger in and around Norton Sound through Friday, but expect little in the way of clouds inland with light winds and highs in the 60's and 70's.
North Slope and Brooks Range . Areas of rain around the Eastern Arctic Coast will taper off today, while showers and a few thunderstorms are expected in the Brooks Range Friday afternoon. Otherwise, conditions will be pleasant with mostly clear skies and warm temperatures through the weekend. As always, there will be some stratus hanging around the coastal areas.
Coastal Hazard Potential Days 3 and 4 . None.
FIRE WEATHER. Showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected again this afternoon and evening in the Eastern Interior and Alaska Range, east of Nenana to Denali Park, while the rest of the Interior and the West Coast remain mostly clear and warm due to a ridge overhead. The ridge will spread north and east across most of Northern Alaska on Friday, leading to mostly clear skies and high temperatures in the 70's throughout the weekend in the Interior. One exception is that a few isolated thunderstorms are possible in the far SE Interior on Friday and Saturday afternoons.
HYDROLOGY. Heavy rainfall earlier this week over the Eastern Alaska Range and Eastern Interior has creeks and rivers in the area running high and fast, but flooding is not expected. With the weather drying out through this weekend, expect water levels to gradually fall.
AFG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Dense Fog Advisory for AKZ221-AKZ222.
Small Craft Advisory for PKZ225-PKZ230.
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