Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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SXAK49 PAFG 051306
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AKZ225-060600-

MOUNT MCKINLEY RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
506 AM AKDT TUE MAY 5 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.

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

.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY.
HIGH AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND ZERO.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY.
LOW AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND ZERO.

.WEDNESDAY...INCREASING CLOUDS.
HIGH AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 5 ABOVE.

...ABOVE 14 THOUSAND FEET...

.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
HIGH AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 15 BELOW.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...NORTHWEST INCREASING
TO 20 TO 30 MPH.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY.
LOW AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 15 BELOW.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...INCREASING CLOUDS.
HIGH AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 15 BELOW.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...NORTH TO 20 MPH
BECOMING EAST TO 15 MPH IN THE MORNING...THEN SOUTH TO 20 MPH IN
THE AFTERNOON.

.OUTLOOK THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...WINDS INCREASING THURSDAY
MORNING TO 25 TO 40 MPH FROM THE SOUTHEAST....THEN SOUTHWEST
THURSDAY NIGHT AT 40 TO 60 MPH...AND INCREASING FRIDAY MORNING TO
50 TO 70 MPH. WINDS WILL START DIMINISHING FRIDAY EVENING. SNOW
LIKELY THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

$$
SDB MAY 15



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