Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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SXAK49 PAFG 061322
RECAFG
AKZ225-070800-

MOUNT MCKINLEY RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
522 AM AKDT WED MAY 6 2015

THE FORECAST FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF DENALI PARK IS
COVERED BY THE DENALI ZONE FORECAST FOUND ONLINE AT
HTTP://PAFG.ARH.NOAA.GOV/ZONEFCST.PHP?ZONE=AKZ225
(ALL LOWER CASE EXCEPT AKZ225)
FLYING WEATHER FOR DENALI IS AT
HTTP://AAWU.ARH.NOAA.GOV/DENALI.PHP (ALL LOWER CASE)

ALTITUDE FORECAST...
WIND SPEEDS ABOVE 14 THOUSAND FEET ARE FREE AIR.
TEMPERATURES ARE FAHRENHEIT.

SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN SOUTH OF THE ALASKA RANGE
WHILE A THERMAL TROUGH OVER THE INTERIOR STRENGTHENS THROUGH
THURSDAY.

...7 THOUSAND FEET TO 14 THOUSAND FEET...
...WIND SPEEDS LESS THAN 20 MPH ARE NOT INCLUDED...

.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY.
HIGH AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 5 ABOVE.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...INCREASING CLOUDS.
LOW AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 5 ABOVE.
WINDS 7 THOUSAND FEET TO 14 THOUSAND FEET...SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH.

.THURSDAY...CLOUDY. PERIODS OF SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 6
INCHES.
HIGH AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 5 ABOVE.
WINDS 7 THOUSAND FEET TO 14 THOUSAND FEET...SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH.

...ABOVE 14 THOUSAND FEET...

.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY.
HIGH AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 10 BELOW.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...EAST AROUND 15 MPH IN
THE MORNING...THEN SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...INCREASING CLOUDS.
LOW AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 10 BELOW.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...SOUTHWEST 20 MPH
INCREASING TO SOUTHEAST AT 30 TO 40 MPH.

.THURSDAY...CLOUDY. PERIODS OF SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 6
INCHES.
HIGH AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 10 BELOW.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...SOUTHEAST AT 30 TO 40
MPH.

.OUTLOOK FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...WINDS SOUTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH
THURSDAY NIGHT...THEN SOUTH 30 TO 40 MPH FRIDAY INCREASING TO 50
TO 60 MPH FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. WINDS DIMINISHING TO EAST AT
15 TO 25 MPH SUNDAY. SNOW LIKELY FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

$$
SDB MAY 15



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