Weather

WEATHER

INFO FOR ANCHORAGE SITES

Step 1

Option 1- Pick the site and determine the weather

Option 2- Determine the wx and pick the site.

Determine the wx in the area with current local surface winds and forecast and verify sky conditions with vis reports and wx cams.

APPS TO USE WITH A SMART PHONE- Go to App Store

WA-WindsAlert-Aeroweather, WU- Weather Underground, and Windy App

Links to save.

National Weather Service

Current Radar Sounding

Winds Aloft Report

FAA WX CAMS,

Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center

DOT Road Wx Stations

SITES

KINCAID CHALET– 350-020 5-10mph– Use ANC ASOS – 248-2033 or find on Windalert, or another app. Check the currency of the report.

CARR-GOTTSTEIN PARK- 100-350- Use ANC ASOS – 248-2033 or find on Windalert, or another app. Check the currency of the report. Works best in a NW to SW wind condition @7-12 from ANC ASOS. E winds can be gusty but sometime smooth and consistent.

EAGLE RIVER- Need W-NW winds 260-340, Gordon Lyon, Hiland- N / Southfork Area- SW or Arctic Valley- S, SW, SE for backside TOP OF ARCTIC VALLEY, ER TOWER LAUNCH-CALL 907-694-3017, Birchwood WEATHER CAMS

ALYESKA- SE light, W peak 20 at Bird Prince William Sound Forecast, Web Cam of Mtn. Alyeska Summit Winds, MAP OF ANC WX, Penquin Peak- DOT Road Wx Stations Penguin Peak Elevation: 4200 Ft

FLAT TOP 200-330- possible 120-360 Penquin Peak- CNFAIC, Windalerts Anchorage, Glen Alps Parking Cam

KINCAID MOTORCROSS- 180-220 Anc Asos, 2- Winds at Mc Hugh Creek, 3- Winds at Kenai- At Anchorage Airport you are looking for Winds from 180-220 at 7-9. The winds at McHugh Creek must be light, West preferably. Winds at Kenai from the S to SW. Stronger the better.

HATCHER PASS SITES: Marmot wind direction 120-200 degrees, Lake Hill- 250-300, Nixon Nose ESE or W, Eldorado 135

Marmot Wx Station, Check winds around the area like Palmer Airport, Willow Airport. LakeHill is looking for a W General flow to NW. Marmot is quite consistent throughout the year. Look for a SE, S, SW flow. It is higher up so go to Step 3 and check Winds Aloft.

Step 2- FORECAST -Is its going to change, instability?- 3 Day Forecast, NWS Forecast

Step 3- WINDS ALOFT if you get high? Winds Aloft for Anc Anchorage Winds Aloft, WINDS ALOFT TEXT