AWAK88 PAVW 200011
ALASKA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
311 PM AKST SUN NOV 19 2017
Sunday’s weather showed high pressure from the Northern Pacific
through the Aleutian chain and east of the Bering strait. A huge area
of low pressure encompassed the mainland. A low center in eastern
Norton sound had an occlusion that extended southeast to Bristol Bay
and a cold front the stretched southwest into the western gulf. A
warm front had moved east to the central gulf area.
Snow reported in all regions today. Nome set a record for snowfall
with 5.3 inches and another 1.6 inches today. Wales and Delta
junction reported snow and blowing snow. Freezing precipitation was
seen at Cape Romanzof. Rain noted in the Pribilofs the chain and
Lots and lots of winds to report on. The North slope showed 25 to 37
mph gusts. The west coast to Bristol bay had had 29 mph to 48 mph
with a huge gust to 61 mph at Mekoryuk. The Bristol bay Cook inlet
had 26 to 31 mph. The chain and the Pribilofs showed 45 mph to a
blast of 72 mph at Dutch harbor. Multiple sites had winds of 50+ mph
with 5 at 55+ mph and two over 60 mph. The interior saw 26 to 32 mph
with a gust to 50 mph at Delta Junction. Skagway showed 28 mph as
Morning lows varied from -24 at Fort Yukon and Northway to 43 at
Dutch harbor. The North slope had -2 at Nuiqsut to +9 at Wainwright.
The wind chills there showed -12 to -26. The Brooks range had -2 to
-13. The west coast to the Yukon delta reported 10 at Ambler to 32 at
Savoonga. The interior was still in the freezer with 9 sites at or
below zero. The western sector had +5 to 10. Wind chills seen at -16
to -31. Southwest Alaska and the chain checked in with 28 to 43.
South central had 16 to 32 with -2 to -4 in the Alaska range.
Southeast reported 5 to 14 in the north and 28 to 38 in the south.
Afternoon temperatures ranged from -14 at Anaktuvuk to 48 at Atka.
All regions warmed up some this afternoon.
rct NOV 17