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...Changes to Southcentral Alaska Mountain Forecast Effective January 23, 2017...

 

Effective Monday, January 23, 2017 the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Anchorage, AK (ANC) will begin transmitting an updated Southcentral Alaska Mountain Forecast (WMO/AWIPS Header SXUS41 PAFC/RECAER). The current product, located here, will be expanded to cover the area around Hatcher Pass.

An example of the new Southcentral Alaska Mountain Forecast can be found below (changes are highlighted):

New Southcentral Alaska Mountain Forecast:

 


SXUS41 PAFC 230206
RECAER

SOUTH CENTRAL ALASKA MOUNTAIN FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
506 PM AKST Thu Dec 22 2016

THE EASTERN TURNAGAIN ARM MOUNTAIN FORECAST COVERS THE MOUNTAINS
(ABOVE 1000 FT) SURROUNDING EASTERN TURNAGAIN ARM...INCLUDING
ALYESKA RESORT AND TURNAGAIN PASS.

THIS FORECAST IS FOR USE IN SNOW SAFETY ACTIVITIES AND EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT.

                   TONIGHT      FRI

TEMP AT 1000'      9-15 F       19 F

TEMP AT 3000'      12-24 F      13-21 F

CHANCE OF PRECIP   0%           0%

PRECIP AMOUNT
(ABOVE 1000 FT)    0.00 IN      0.00 IN

SNOW AMOUNT
(ABOVE 1000 FT)    0 IN         0 IN

SNOW LEVEL         SEA LEVEL    SEA LEVEL

WIND 3000' RIDGES  NW 9-25 MPH  NW 7-21 MPH


THE THOMPSON PASS MOUNTAIN FORECAST COVERS THE MOUNTAINS (ABOVE
1000 FT) SURROUNDING KEYSTONE CANYON THROUGH THOMPSON PASS TO
WORTHINGTON GLACIER.

THIS FORECAST IS FOR USE IN SNOW SAFETY ACTIVITIES AND EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT.

                   TONIGHT      FRI

TEMP AT 1000'      2- 8 F       11 F

TEMP AT 3000'      12-19 F      11-18 F

CHANCE OF PRECIP   0%           0%

PRECIP AMOUNT
(ABOVE 1000 FT)    0.00 IN      0.00 IN

SNOW AMOUNT
(ABOVE 1000 FT)    0 IN         0 IN

SNOW LEVEL         SEA LEVEL    SEA LEVEL

WIND 3000' RIDGES  NE 9-37 MPH  NE 8-43 MPH


THE HATCHER PASS MOUNTAIN FORECAST COVERS THE MOUNTAINS IN THE
HATCHER PASS RECREATION AREA.

THIS FORECAST IS FOR USE IN SNOW SAFETY ACTIVITIES AND EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT.

                   TONIGHT      FRI

TEMP AT 1000'      4 F          14 F

TEMP AT 3000'      12-18 F      16 F

CHANCE OF PRECIP   0%           0%

PRECIP AMOUNT
(ABOVE 1000 FT)    0.00 IN      0.00 IN

SNOW AMOUNT
(ABOVE 1000 FT)    0 IN         0 IN

SNOW LEVEL         SEA LEVEL    SEA LEVEL

WIND 3000' RIDGES  N 2-7 MPH    N 3-10 MPH

 


Comments and questions about this change should be directed to:

Louise Fode

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

NWS Anchorage

(907) 266-5117

Louise.fode@noaa.gov