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SXAK49 PAFG 261304
RECAFG
AKZ225-270400-

DENALI RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
504 AM AKDT THU MAY 26 2016

THE FORECAST FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF DENALI PARK IS
COVERED BY THE DENALI ZONE FORECAST FOUND ONLINE AT
HTTP://PAFG.ARH.NOAA.GOV/ZONEFCST.PHP?ZONE=AKZ225
(ALL LOWER CASE EXCEPT AKZ225)
FLYING WEATHER FOR DENALI IS AT
HTTP://AAWU.ARH.NOAA.GOV/DENALI.PHP (ALL LOWER CASE)

ALTITUDE FORECAST...IN THE UPPER 20S
WIND SPEEDS ABOVE 14 THOUSAND FEET ARE FREE AIR.
TEMPERATURES ARE FAHRENHEIT.

SYNOPSIS...RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO BUILD TO THE WEST.
EXPECT CLEARING OVER THE SUMMIT THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
AND OVER THE LOWER ELEVATIONS EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

...7 THOUSAND FEET TO 14 THOUSAND FEET...
...WIND SPEEDS LESS THAN 20 MPH ARE NOT INCLUDED...

...STRONG WINDS THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY...

.THURSDAY...CLOUDY. SNOW WITH ACCUMULATION AROUND 6 INCHES.
HIGH AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 15 ABOVE.
WINDS AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...NORTHWEST 25 TO 45 MPH.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY. SNOW WITH ACCUMULATION AROUND 6 INCHES.
LOW AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 20 ABOVE.
WINDS AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...NORTH AT 25 TO 45 MPH.

.FRIDAY...CLEARING IN THE MORNING.
HIGH AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 20 ABOVE.
WINDS AT 14 THOUSAND FEET...NORTH AT 20 TO 40 MPH.

...ABOVE 14 THOUSAND FEET...

...HIGH WIND WARNING THROUGH MONDAY...

.THURSDAY...CLOUDY WITH SNOW EARLY...THEN CLEARING IN THE
AFTERNOON.
HIGH AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 5 ABOVE. WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND
FEET TO THE SUMMIT...NORTH 50 TO 75 MPH.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY.
LOW AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...5 TO 10 ABOVE.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...NORTH 45 TO 65 MPH.

.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY EARLY...THEN INCREASING CLOUDS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
HIGH AT 17 THOUSAND FEET...AROUND 5 ABOVE.
WINDS FROM 17 THOUSAND FEET TO THE SUMMIT...NORTH 45 TO 65 MPH.

.OUTLOOK SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SATURDAY...THEN CLEARING
SUNDAY. SUMMIT WINDS NORTHEAST 40 TO 60 MPH INCREASING TO
NORTHEAST AT 50 TO 75 MPH SATURDAY NIGHT.

$$
SDB MAY 16





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