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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NWS ALASKA PACIFIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER ANCHORAGE AK
300 PM AKDT TUE OCT 21 2014 

...FLOOD POTENTIAL... 

FLOOD POTENTIAL IS CURRENTLY LOW FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA.

...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION... 

THROUGH THURSDAY...THE UPPER LEVEL LOW IS MOVING INTO THE CENTRAL 
GULF FROM THE NORTHWEST. THIS LOW WILL WEAKEN AS IT REMAINS MOSTLY 
STATIONARY. THE LOW WILL CONTINUE TO BRING IN PRECIPITATION FOR THE 
PANHANDLE. UP TO A 1.5 INCH TODAY AND WEDNESDAY. DRYING FOR 
THURSDAY...WITH ONLY THE SOUTHERN PANHANDLE RECEIVING LIGHT 
PRECIPITATION. A COLD FRONT WILL ENTER WESTERN MAINLAND ALASKA 
DURING THE DAY THURSDAY...BRINGING LIGHT PRECIPITATION (MAINLY 
SNOW).

THROUGH THE NEXT FEW DAYS... FREEZING LEVELS DURING THE OVERNIGHT 
HOURS WILL RANGE FROM THE SURFACE OVER MOST OF MAINLAND ALASKA TO 
2000-6000 FT OVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA. DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS EACH 
DAY... FREEZING LEVELS OVER SOUTHEAST MAINLAND AND SOUTH-CENTRAL 
ALASKA WILL RISE TO 1000-3000 FEET.

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

LOCATION NAME                 PE TS   24 HR 
======== ====                 == ==   ===== 
ANXA2    ANNEX CREEK          PP RZ :  1.90
PAPG     PETERSBURG           PP RZ :  1.88
SPPA2    SNETTISHAM POWER     PP RZ :  1.80
ECBA2    EAGLECREST BASE      PP RZ :  1.48
BGLA2    BERING GLACIER RAWS  PC RG :  1.33
EYRA2    EYAK RIVER           PP RZ :  1.30
EYLA2    EYAK LAKE            PP RZ :  1.20
BGLA2    BERING GLACIER RAWS  PP RG :  1.19
ESIA2    ESTHER ISLAND        PC RM :  1.10
PAAP     PORT ALEXANDER       PP RZ :  1.05
JDWA2    JUNEAU DOUGLAS WWTP  PP RZ :  1.05
PAJK     JUNEAU WFO           PP RZ :  1.04
AUKA2    AUKE BAY LARC        PP RZ :  1.02
PAEL     ELFIN COVE           PP RZ :  1.00
PATO     PORTAGE GLACIER      PP RZ :  0.93

...LONG RANGE... 

THE 6 TO 10 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES OF ABOVE 
NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER MOST OF THE STATE. THE EXCEPTION IS 
SOUTHEAST MAINLAND AND THE PANHANDLE... WHERE INCREASED CHANCES FOR 
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED. 

THE 6 TO 10 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS INCREASED CHANCES FOR 
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE 
STATE...INCLUDING MUCH OF THE INTERIOR AND THE K/Y PENINSULA. 
INCREASED CHANCES FOR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE 
AKPEN...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ALASKA.
 
PLEASE REFER TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER HOME PAGE FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION.  

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THIS HYDROMET DISCUSSION WILL BE ISSUED DAILY UNTIL FREEZE-UP BEGINS 
IN THE FALL.
 
A GRAPHICAL VERSION OF THE HYDROMET DISCUSSION IS AVAILABLE AT  
HTTP://APRFC.ARH.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/GHMD.PHP

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