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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK
300 PM AKDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...FLOOD POTENTIAL...

FLOOD POTENTIAL IS CURRENTLY LOW FOR THE STATE.

THE KUSKOKWIM...COPPER...SUSITNA AND TANANA RIVERS ARE REPORTING
LONG STRETCHES OF MOSTLY OPEN WATER. THE TANANA IS MOSTLY OPEN
UPSTREAM OF MANLEY HOT SPRINGS. THE KUSKOKWIM IS PARTIALLY OR MOSTLY
OPEN ABOVE ANIAK. THE SUSITNA IS FLOWING...BUT PLENTY OF SHORE ICE
ALONG MOST OF ITS LENGTH.

FOR MORE UP-TO-DATE BREAKUP INFORMATION... PLEASE
VISIT: HTTP://APRFC.ARH.NOAA.GOV/DATA/MAPS/BRKUP_MAP.PHP

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING WILL DOMINATE MUCH OF THE WEATHER OVER ALASKA
THROUGH MONDAY. A STACKED LOW HAS ENTER THE GULF OF ALASKA. THIS LOW
IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN THROUGH MONDAY. THE BULK OF THE PRECIPITATION
WITH THIS LOW WILL STAY OFFSHORE. A WEAK LOW WILL BE OVER SOUTHWEST
ALASKA... PROVIDING LIGHT PRECIPITATION...MAINLY DURING THE DAY
SUNDAY. OTHERWISE... JUST ISOLATED DAYTIME SHOWER ACTIVITY OVER THE
SOUTHERN HALF OF MAINLAND ALASKA.

...PRECIPITATION...
PRECIPITATION TOTALS OVER THE 24 HOURS ENDING AT 4 AM TODAY:

LOCATION NAME                 PE TS   24 HR
======== ====                 == ==   =====
CFSA2    CRAIG FOREST SERVICE PP RZ :  0.62
ECBA2    EAGLECREST BASE      PP RZ :  0.57
SPPA2    SNETTISHAM POWER PLA PP RZ :  0.50
JDWA2    JUNEAU DOUGLAS WWTP  PP RZ :  0.47
KLWA2    HOLLIS               PP RZ :  0.45
KKEA2    KAKE RAWS            PC RG :  0.44

...LONG RANGE...

THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES OF ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE ENTIRE STATE.

THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES FOR
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER MOST OF SOUTHERN ALASKA...INCLUDING
THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS.

PLEASE REFER TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER HOME PAGE FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION.

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A GRAPHICAL VERSION OF THE HYDROMET DISCUSSION IS AVAILABLE AT
HTTP://APRFC.ARH.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/GHMD.PHP

A GRAPHICAL SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION OF HYDROMET ISSUES IS AVAILABLE
AT HTTP://APRFC.ARH.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/PRESENT
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KFM



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