Deep Cold Trough Meets Gulf Moisture with Significant Impacts Across the Western and Central U.S.

A deep trough and associated cold front is bringing much below normal temperatures in the west, with low elevation snows. Strong winds and widespread snow, will impact the Great Basin, western mountains, and the Plains. The slowing front, will bring prolonged waves of heavy rain across the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes. Significant icing forecast north of the heavy rain. Big warm up east.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 620 AM AKST Mon Feb 19 2018

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Fairbanks, AK Local Forecast Office

36NM NNW Shishmaref AK

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY

Synopsis: A 990 mb low west of Wrangel Island will drift northwest. A 960 mb low in the central Bering Sea will move to Cape Navarin as a 964 mb low by 3pm Mon, to 200 nm northwest of Cape Lisburne as a 988 mb low by 3pm Tue, and to 300 nm northwest of Barrow as a 999 mb low by 3pm Wed. A third low will move north into the southern Bering Sea Tue night and to the central Bering Sea on Wed.

Today
SE winds 25 kt increasing to 45 kt. Blowing snow. Snow. vsby 1 nm or less.
Tonight
S winds 40 kt. Blowing snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue
SW winds 50 kt. Blowing snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue Night
SW winds 40 kt. Blowing snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Wed
S winds 15 kt.
Wed Night
N winds 20 kt.
Thu
S winds 20 kt.
Fri
W winds 10 kt.
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Last Update: 620 AM AKST Mon Feb 19 2018
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