Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bering Storm: the end

A Polar Orbiter mosaic image from 640am Thursday. The remains of the deep western Bering Sea storm are now centered just west of Saint Lawrence Island, with the ragged occlusion strung out over mainland Alaska. The storm did produce some winds and snow along the West Coast, but nothing unusual for this time of year. There is some snow falling over the western Interior today and will probably bring a little to the central Interior tonight and Friday. However, the overall longwave pattern shows no signs of change,with low pressure in the eastern Bering Sea and a ridge over BC and YT. Nearly all of northern Alaska is going to finish up with above normal temperatures for October, and that looks to continue into early November too. The central and eastern Interior will not be able to get much snow out of this pattern either.

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