Heavy Rainfall Possible Across the Central U.S.; Poor Air Quality Across the Northwest and North Central States

Thunderstorms will produce locally heavy rainfall and possibly some flash flooding across central portions of the country through tonight, with a few strong to locally severe thunderstorms possible. Otherwise, smoke from the wildfires burning across western North America will continue to create poor air quality across northern portions of the country.

Last Update: 345 AM AKDT Sun Aug 19 2018

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Anchorage, AK Local Forecast Office

123NM NNW Cape Sarichef AK

Marine Zone Forecast

Synopsis: A strong front over the central and eastern Aleutians associated with a 989 mb low at 49N 162W will begin to weaken this afternoon. A second front over the western Aleutians is slowly moving eastward through Mon morning.

N to E wind 15 to 25 kt becoming SE 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 10 ft.
S wind 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
S wind 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Rain.
Mon Night
S wind up to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Tue Through Thu
SW wind 10 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 10 ft.
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Last Update: 345 AM AKDT Sun Aug 19 2018
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