Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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SXAK49 PAFG 040203
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AKZ225-042115-

MOUNT MCKINLEY RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
603 PM AKDT SUN MAY 3 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...WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE MOUNTAIN WITH
WEAK THERMAL TROUGH NORTH OF THE ALASKA RANGE. A WEATHER FRONT
WILL MOVE TO THE NORTH OF THE MOUNTAIN LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY
MORNING. THE THERMAL TROUGH WILL STRENGTHEN THROUGH MID WEEK.

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

.SUNDAY NIGHT...INCREASING CLOUDS.
LOW AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 10 BELOW.

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

...ABOVE 14 THOUSAND FEET...

.SUNDAY NIGHT...INCREASING CLOUDS.
LOW AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 15 BELOW.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...SOUTH AT 15 TO 25 MPH.

.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY.
HIGH AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 10 BELOW.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...SOUTH AT 10 TO 20 MPH.

.OUTLOOK TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...ANOTHER WEATHER FRONT WILL
PASS TO THE NORTH OF THE MOUNTAIN ON TUESDAY...WITH WINDS TURNING
OUT OF THE NORTH AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH THE FRONTAL
PASSAGE. WINDS WILL DIMINISH SLIGHTLY WEDNESDAY AND BECOME
SOUTHERLY AS WEAK HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN.
SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN OVER THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN 25
TO 40 MPH THURSDAY.

$$
NTS MAY 15



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