Heavy Rain In The Plains; Poor Air Quality Out West

A slow moving weather system in the central U.S. will bring locally heavy rain to much of the Plains this weekend. Isolated flash flooding is possible in this area. Meanwhile, smoke from ongoing wildfires will continue to cause poor air quality across much of the interior West, although fire weather conditions are generally improving in this region.
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Last Update: 449 AM AKDT Sat Aug 18 2018

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42NM N Point Lay AK

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A 998 mb low just north of Wrangel Island will push east today and will be just north of Utqiagvik by 4 AM sunday and will be just north of Demarcation Point Sunday afternoon. A weather front associated with this low will push east along the coast today into Sunday. High pressure will build south along the Beaufort Sea Coast Sunday night and Monday.

Today
SW winds 20 kt. Seas building to 5 ft. Fog.
Tonight
SW winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog.
Sun
W winds 15 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog.
Sun Night
E winds 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
Mon
E winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
Mon Night
E winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
Tue
E winds 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.
Wed
E winds 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
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Last Update: 449 AM AKDT Sat Aug 18 2018
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