Alaska Weather Summary

AWAK88 PAVW 172330

230 PM AKST WED JAN 17 2018

Midweek weather showed low pressure that dominated the mainland and
western Aleutians with higher pressure in between. Three main low
centers noted. The first was seen in the western Aleutians with an
associated occlusion in the Shemya area. Second low noted over Kodiak
island with a surface trough to the north. The third low was situated
in the Fairbanks area with multiple troughs that rotated about it. 

Snow and areas of fog reported in all regions save the South central
and Southeast regions. Blowing snow seen at Nuiqsut and freezing rain
seen at King Salmon. Rain and snow mixed occurred at Arctic village.
Rain reported on the Cook inlet gulf coast and the southeast. Gusty
winds as high as 45 mph at Barter island on the North slope. The west
coast to Norton sound had 23 to 35 mph winds with gust as high as 39
mph at Deering. Yukon delta and the chain had 24 to 34 mph bursts and
there was a blast to 38 mph at Cape Romanzof. The gulf coast showed
44 mph at Portage. Metlakatla reported 28 mph.

Morning lows ranged from +4 at Northway to 43 at Wasilla. The North
slope and the west coast to the Yukon delta had +7 to 27. The
interior was 21 to 36 in the east with 12 to 15 in the west with
Northway the outlier at+4.  Southwest Alaska and the chain showed 18
to 36. South central had low 30s to low 40s with 24 in the Alaska
range. Southeast reported mid 30s to low 40s. Afternoon temperatures
ranged from +3 at Tin City to 46 at Sitka. The afternoon was a mixed
bag. Some of the regions warmed and some cooled off.    

rct JAN 18