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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK
300 PM AKDT FRI JUN 24 2016 

...FLOOD POTENTIAL... 

HIGH ELEVATION SNOW MELT IS CAUSING WATER LEVELS ON THE KENAI RIVER
TO SLOWLY RISE.  MINOR LOCAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE BEGINNING EARLY
NEXT WEEK... BUT WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.

THE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS CURRENTLY LOW FOR THE STATE. 

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION... 

THE MAIN UPPER LEVEL FEATURES TODAY ARE A LOW OVER THE AKPEN/KODIAK
ISLAND AREA AND A RIDGE OVER THE BERING.  THE LOW WILL MOVE INTO THE
WESTERN GULF OVERNIGHT AND REMAIN THERE THROUGH THE WEEKEND... THE
RIDGE WILL EXPAND INTO WESTERN ALASKA AS THE LOW MOVES INTO THE
WESTERN GULF.  THE LOW AND SHORT WAVES ROTATING AROUND IT WILL BRING
GENERALLY LIGHT BUT WIDESPREAD RAIN AND SHOWERS TO THE WESTERN AND
SOUTHERN MAINLAND AND SOUTHEAST ALASKA TODAY... AND TO THE SOUTHERN
MAINLAND AND SOUTHEAST ALASKA ON SATURDAY.  HEAVIER RAIN IS LIKELY
ALONG THE KENAI GULF COAST ON FRIDAY AND OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA...
ESPECIALLY NORTHERN SOUTHEAST ALASKA... ON SATURDAY. 

...PRECIPITATION...

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

LOCATION NAME                 PE TS   24 HR 
======== ====                 == ==   ===== 
PASK     SELAWIK              PP RZ :  0.66
KELA2    KELLY RIVER RAWS     PC RG :  0.61
KLLA2    KELLY STATION        PC R2 :  0.59
PMNA2    GALENA RAWS          PC RG :  0.46
SRKA2    SQUIRREL RIVER RAWS  PC RG :  0.44
PARY     RUBY                 PP RZ :  0.40
TETA2    JATAHMUND LAKE RAWS  PC RG :  0.35
PAMH     MINCHUMINA           PP RZ :  0.33
LMHA2    LAKE MINCHUMINA      PC RG :  0.33
ASIA2    ASIK                 PC RG :  0.33
PAGA     GALENA               PP RZ :  0.30
PACD     COLD BAY             PP RZ :  0.29
MKLA2    MCKINLEY RIVER RAWS  PC RG :  0.23
FWLA2    FAREWELL FLATS RAWS  PC RG :  0.21
PAPH     PORT HEIDEN          PP RZ :  0.20

...LONG RANGE...

THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE ENTIRE STATE.
 
THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER MOST OF SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA... OVER
THE SOUTHEAST MAINLAND... AND OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA.  THERE ARE
INCREASED PROBABILITIES OF BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE YUKON
DELTA REGION AND THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE MAINLAND.

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

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THIS TEXT PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED DAILY UNTIL FREEZEUP IN THE FALL. 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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