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Good morning,

It is mild this morning with a low of 8.0C.

We now have 9.2C, it is overcast and windy.

Apart up north, temperatures are around 7/11C on the territory.

About forecast, it may stay overcast and windy, with rain showers and a high of 14C.

Have a good day acute.gif

I am loving your updates from the Yukon, can't wait to hear from you in the winter.

And yes, the fall colors are beautiful. Are those mostly aspen in the Yukon? We just have a few trees turning here in New England, still a good month before peak foliage season here.

Someday will make it up that way. Have been to the Rockies in Banff/Jasper so have a bit of a taste for alpine Canada, but the Yukon mountains are another level of extreme.

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First round of an interesting active pattern coming up today. Pardon the crude drawings.

Northern Pacific shortwave going to phase with the southeastward moving Bering Sea trough and deepen as the warm moist air wraps under the cold core. Sensible weather effects here in South-central Alaska most notably will be the increased precipitation with onshore flow in coastal regions and a strong barrier jet as the flow is blocked by the Chugach Range. This will increase the surface ridging as the surface low moves into the northern Gulf to die. The stable WAA regime prevents the flow from moving over the terrain and turns it westward. In winter these events are exacerbated by cold air in the interior which will flow out of the mountain gaps.

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I noticed the same thing....thinking the Aleutian Chain to about Kodiak and over to King Salmon in Alaska area may see 45-55 kts at sfc.

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Good evening,

Thank you nzucker :pimp:!

We have spruce trees, pines, birches, ...

You are very welcome here, I will try to keep on posting pictures of the area !

Today, it was overcast, cool (no more than 12.1C) and windy.

The weather conditions seem too have been better north and west, but rainy on Whitehorse and in the south.

It was the good weather to go running, to prepare the house for the winter and do some shopping.

Tomorrow, it should be better with some sun.

That's it for now, ciao flowers.gif

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A few marine zone forecasts for the "highest impact area" of the developing storm....and this is only a moderate storm....WINTER IS GONNA BE FUN....:thumbsup:

PKZ197-051500-

400 PM AKDT SUN SEP 4 2011

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+

COOK INLET...

A 983 MB LOW NEAR SITKINAK ISLAND WILL DISSIPATE SUN EVENING. A 977

MB LOW 160 NM SOUTH OF COLD BAY WILL MOVE TO 190 NM SOUTHEAST OF

KODIAK CITY AT 955 MB MON AFTERNOON THEN TO KODIAK ISLAND AT 965 MB

TUE AFTERNOON.

$$

PKZ120-051500-

CAPE SUCKLING TO GORE POINT

400 PM AKDT SUN SEP 4 2011

...HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...SE WIND 20 KT INCREASING TO 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10

FT. RAIN.

.MON...E WIND 45 KT INCREASING TO 65 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 15 FT

BUILDING TO 25 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.

.MON NIGHT...E WIND 60 KT DIMINISHING TO 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS

25 TO 30 FT. RAIN.

.TUE...SE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 26 FT.

.TUE NIGHT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 18 FT.

.WED...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 16 FT.

.THU...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

.FRI...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ130-051500-

BARREN ISLANDS AND KAMISHAK BAY WATERS

400 PM AKDT SUN SEP 4 2011

...STORM WARNING MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...E OF THE BARREN ISLANDS...E WIND INCREASING TO 35 KT. W OF

THE BARREN ISLANDS...NE WIND 25 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT BY LATE

EVENING. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 FT. RAIN.

.MON...NE WIND 40 KT INCREASING TO 55 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO

65 KT NEAR THE BARREN ISLANDS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 FT BUILDING

TO 16 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.

.MON NIGHT...NE WIND 50 KT DIMINISHING TO E 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. W

OF THE BARREN ISLANDS...NE WIND 55 KT. SEAS 22 FT EXCEPT 16 FT W OF

THE BARREN ISLANDS. RAIN.

.TUE...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 20 FT.

.TUE NIGHT...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 14 FT.

.WED...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 11 FT.

.THU...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 8 FT.

.FRI...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

<a name="PKZ138" class="zonename">PKZ138-051500-

SHELIKOF STRAIT

400 PM AKDT SUN SEP 4 2011

...STORM WARNING MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. RAIN.

.MON...NE WIND 30 KT INCREASING TO 55 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 FT

BUILDING TO 13 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.

.MON NIGHT...NE WIND 50 KT. SEAS 15 FT. RAIN.

.TUE...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 8 FT.

.TUE NIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

.WED THROUGH FRI...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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Good evening,

Today was mainly cloudy but less cool than yesterday with temperatures of 3.1C for the low, and 15.4C for the high.

Here are some pictures I took this afternoon:

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We have now 10.2C, tomorrow should be mainly cloudy and cool, but weather conditions should be better for the rest of the week.

Ciao thumbup1.gif!

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Good evening,

Today was mainly cloudy but less cool than yesterday with temperatures of 3.1C for the low, and 15.4C for the high.

Here are some pictures I took this afternoon:

110904-vr1.jpg

110904-vr2.jpg

110904-vr3.jpg

We have now 10.2C, tomorrow should be mainly cloudy and cool, but weather conditions should be better for the rest of the week.

Ciao thumbup1.gif!

Very nice pics man! Makes me really look forward to October down here. :thumbsup:

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Thank you flowers.gif!

I just regret that weather conditions are so cool and poor.... It would have been so nice with the sun :wub:!

This morning we got 6.1C, we now have 11.8C with some clouds. This week should be better with mild temperatures.

Ciao for now thumbup1.gif

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Good evening,

Another overcast and windy day with high of 14.1C.

Here are some pictures from the area of Whitehorse:

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110905-FL2.jpg

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In less than one week, all the red colors will be away.

About forecast, sunny conditions should be back for the rest of the week, but tomorrow wind blowing from south should be up to 70 km/h

Have a good night :pimp:

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Thanks nzucker :hug:!

8.4C this morning, with wind blowing south and 989.4 hPa low pressure.

Temperatures are mild this morning in the territory, generally between 8 and 11C, a bit lower in the northern area, and in Old Crow, 5, and Haines Junction, 6.

Today should be a sunny and windy day.

Have a great one :pimp: !

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How did the 0Z Cold Bay sounding look tonite?

I was off the next 2 days that's why I'm just getting back to you now. Below is the sounding you inquired about. I'll post today's 12z soundings from here and Kodiak when they get in the system in the next hour.

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Today's 12z sounding from Cold Bay and Kodiak....we were the closest two sounding sites to the storm.

WOOO HOO....I'VE GOT 239 J/KG OF CAPE....better issue a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for the Alaska Peninsula.....j/k....but still pretty unusual for out here....usually our "CAPE" season is with the slantwise instability in the winter systems....:lightning:

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My parents just got back from the Banff area, long story short they experience some heavy snow, i'll post some pics later. +SN in August must be awesome.

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My parents just got back from the Banff area, long story short they experience some heavy snow, i'll post some pics later. +SN in August must be awesome.

I saw +SN at the Columbia Icefields in Banff/Jasper in August 2000. We went out on the snowcat and had a great time.

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Just a question, what does +SN mean? Sorry, I come from France :pimp:!

We had a great day today with sun and warmer temperatures 6.9/17.1C. It was however quite windy.

Tomorrow, it will be sunny, but a little bit cooler.

Have a great one !

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Just a question, what does +SN mean? Sorry, I come from France :pimp:!

We had a great day today with sun and warmer temperatures 6.9/17.1C. It was however quite windy.

Tomorrow, it will be sunny, but a little bit cooler.

Have a great one !

Ha, +SN = heavy snow. It is the surface observation term used by the surface observing system here. Light, moderate, and heavy are the discriminators used for precipitation rates. So, for instance, light snow would be -SN, moderate snow would simply be SN, and heavy snow would be +SN. Good question though. Thanks for all the nice pictures up there...should be a fun winter up there. Just curious, how did you end up there from France?

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Ha, +SN = heavy snow. It is the surface observation term used by the surface observing system here. Light, moderate, and heavy are the discriminators used for precipitation rates. So, for instance, light snow would be -SN, moderate snow would simply be SN, and heavy snow would be +SN. Good question though. Thanks for all the nice pictures up there...should be a fun winter up there. Just curious, how did you end up there from France?

Thank you :hug:!

I am stupid because I noticed it on surface maps....

To answer your question, I wanted to settle in Canada. My dream was to experience great cold winters, nature, wildlife and to have a good balance between my job and my private life. I found all of this here.

I settled in June 2009 (after 2 trips), and I really enjoy the place.

This morning we got a low of 5.3C, it is still windy but sun should be here for the day.

Temperatures from 2 to 9C in the territory.

To end my post, some other pictures I took yesterday evening in my area:

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110906-Elders2.jpg

110906-Elders3.jpg

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Thank you :hug:!

I am stupid because I noticed it on surface maps....

To answer your question, I wanted to settle in Canada. My dream was to experience great cold winters, nature, wildlife and to have a good balance between my job and my private life. I found all of this here.

I settled in June 2009 (after 2 trips), and I really enjoy the place.

This morning we got a low of 5.3C, it is still windy but sun should be here for the day.

Temperatures from 2 to 9C in the territory.

To end my post, some other pictures I took yesterday evening in my area:

110906-Elders1.jpg

110906-Elders2.jpg

110906-Elders3.jpg

Stunning pictures! :thumbsup: Gosh this thread is making me really crazy for the return of Fall for the 45th parallel corridor.

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Stunning pictures! :thumbsup: Gosh this thread is making me really crazy for the return of Fall for the 45th parallel corridor.

Thanks, just wait the end of the month ! At this time, I will post some pictures with snow :sun:!

4.9/15.9 for today, blue sky and a bit breezy.

I really enjoy this weather. And colours are really beautiful now :wub:.

Tomorrow morning, risk of frost, friday some rain, the weekend should not be so bad.

Have a great one !

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Good morning everybody,

-2.0C this morning here.

The sky is clear, but it may become cloudy in the afternoon, with some rain for this night and tomorrow.

Temperatures between -4 and +7 in the territory at 5:00.

Have a great one !

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