Weather Focus Shifts To The West This Weekend

A strong system and cold front will dive and carve through the West this weekend. Widespread mountain snow is expected for the favored terrain, as some winter storm watches have been issued. This system will then evolve into a multi-hazard storm of heavy rain, flooding and severe thunderstorms early to the middle of next week, from the Lower Mississippi Valley through the saturated Mid South.
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Last Update: 354 AM AKST Sat Feb 29 2020

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Fairbanks, AK Local Forecast Office

28NM N Kaktovik AK

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A 998 mb low 500 nm north of Demarcation Point will weaken through the weekend as it moves very slowly eastward. A weather front extending from this low southwest to the Chukchi Sea this morning will move east, pushing to Demarcation Point by early Sunday morning. Behind the front high pressure builds south and east as a 1014 mb high moves to be 250 nm north of Utqiagvik by Sunday afternoon. The high will move east Monday to be centered 200 nm N of Kaktovik by Monday afternoon.

Today
SW winds 15 kt. Freezing fog.
Tonight
N winds 5 kt. Freezing fog.
Sun
NE winds 15 kt. Freezing fog.
Sun Night
NE winds 15 kt.
Mon
E winds 10 kt.
Mon Night
E winds 15 kt.
Tue
E winds 10 kt.
Wed
W winds 10 kt.
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Last Update: 354 AM AKST Sat Feb 29 2020
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