Forecast indicates more slippery weather

Forecast indicates more slippery weather

Active weather continues in Southcentral Monday afternoon and evening. A warm front is passing through the area that has brought a wintry mix of precipitation.

Carlos Faura
High winds prompt continued closure of Mat-Su landfill

High winds prompt continued closure of Mat-Su landfill

The Solid Waste Division manager says the landfill typically closes about five times a year. Tuesday was the fourth day it has been shut down this January.

Heather Hintze
High winds wreak havoc in the Valley

High winds wreak havoc in the Valley

Palmer and the Mat-Su Valley are no strangers to windy conditions. Early Monday morning, the winds turned heavy causing havoc and mayhem throughout the Valley.

Scott Gross
Snow to taper off by morning; temps moderate a bit

Snow to taper off by morning; temps moderate a bit

The cold air has moved into Southcentral with single digit temperatures in most western and interior locations and over in Portage.

Carlos Faura
No tsunami danger in Anchorage, so why the alert?

No tsunami danger in Anchorage, so why the alert?

Ken Macpherson is a watchstander with the National Tsunami Warning Center. He says while many coastal communities were at risk, the chance that the Anchorage bowl will ever experience a tsunami is slim.

Shannon Ballard
Why we're closer to understanding earthquakes in Alaska

Why we're closer to understanding earthquakes in Alaska

There’s a big science experiment going on in Alaska. In fact, it’s one of the most important on earth according to Popular Science Magazine, and it’s revolutionizing the way scientists can read earthquakes.

Emily Carlson
What goes into a tsunami warning?

What goes into a tsunami warning?

At the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, director Paul Whitmore has an extremely important job after an earthquake: Warning communities that might be affected by a tsunami.

Temperatures dropping for most of Alaska this week

Temperatures dropping for most of Alaska this week

It's been a warm start to 2018 in Anchorage, but that's about to change.

Melissa Frey
Fairbanks hit by wave of snow, freezing rain

Fairbanks hit by wave of snow, freezing rain

A major snow dump throughout the Fairbanks area Wednesday morning bogged down local roads, slowing the morning commute as road crews worked to dig the city out.

Chris Klint
Expect slick roadways Tuesday as freezing rain moves in

Expect slick roadways Tuesday as freezing rain moves in

A storm system moving in overnight from the south is expected to bring a wintry mix to Southcentral. 

Liz Thomas
Is warming in the Arctic behind this year’s crazy winter weather?

Is warming in the Arctic behind this year’s crazy winter weather?

Damage from extreme weather events during 2017 racked up the biggest-ever bills for the U.S.

CBS News
Viral video shows man's valiant attempt not to fall on driveway ice

Viral video shows man's valiant attempt not to fall on driveway ice

A video viewed more than 44 million times shows a man's effort to stay upright as he steps onto ice and slides down a slippery driveway. It seems the driveway was coated with black ice.

CBS News
Winter is back in Anchorage after record-setting day

Winter is back in Anchorage after record-setting day

"If you have to slam on your brakes, you're going too fast." Alaska DOT asks drivers to slow down in snowy conditions

Scott Gross
Alaska currently one of the warmer places to be

Alaska currently one of the warmer places to be

Anchorage ties a record high while many states in the Lower 48 experience record cold temps.

Scott Gross
High winds damage coastal villages on Kuskokwim Bay

High winds damage coastal villages on Kuskokwim Bay

High winds ripped through villages on the Kuskokwim Bay coast in southwestern Alaska, knocking out power lines, upending outbuildings and damaging rooftops.

Associated Press
Christmas forecast: Cold temps, light snow in store for Southcentral

Christmas forecast: Cold temps, light snow in store for Southcentral

Family, friends, and travel are on the minds of many this holiday weekend.

Zach Rover
Trump OKs disaster declaration after North Slope storm

Trump OKs disaster declaration after North Slope storm

President Donald Trump has approved federal assistance to help address damage caused by an Arctic sea storm in Alaska's North Slope Borough.

Associated Press
Dense fog advisory issued by NWS

Dense fog advisory issued by NWS

A dense fog advisory was issued Friday afternoon for the Anchorage Bowl and several surrounding cities.

KTVA Web Staff
Road crews reopen Richardson Highway after avalanche

Road crews reopen Richardson Highway after avalanche

State highway officials say the Richardson Highway has reopened north of Valdez.

Associated Press
Large avalanche forces closure of Richardson Highway

Large avalanche forces closure of Richardson Highway

A large avalanche covered the Ricardson Highway near Thompson pass early Wednesday morning.

Melissa Frey
Warm weather, thick snow delaying ice roads

Warm weather, thick snow delaying ice roads

Warmer weather and thick snow are keeping the ice on some Alaska lakes thin-- too thin to travel on.

John Thain
Small earthquake wobbles Anchorage area

Small earthquake wobbles Anchorage area

Alaska is home to the second largest earthquake ever recorded on the planet. It happened in 1964 and was a magnitude of 9.2. Monday's quake was relatively small with a magnitude of 5.3.

Scott Gross
Winter wonderland? Hawaii experiences white-out conditions as snow falls

Winter wonderland? Hawaii experiences white-out conditions as snow falls

Yes, it even snows in paradise.

CBS News
Major storm approaching Aleutians, Western Alaska

Major storm approaching Aleutians, Western Alaska

A front sweeping across the Aleutians this weekend will bring hurricane-force winds to the central and eastern islands with frequent gusts up to 100 mph.

Shannon Ballard
Weather Lab: Bear Valley Elementary students learn about meteorology

Weather Lab: Bear Valley Elementary students learn about meteorology

The KTVA Weather Lab is back in session and this week Daybreak Meteorologist Melissa Frey stopped by Bear Valley Elementary School to give some of the students a lesson on meteorology.

Melissa Frey
4.6 quake shakes Southcentral Alaska

4.6 quake shakes Southcentral Alaska

A brief earthquake struck near Sterling Friday afternoon, and was felt across much of Southcentral Alaska.

KTVA Web Staff
Weather Lab: College Gate Elementary visits KTVA studios

Weather Lab: College Gate Elementary visits KTVA studios

Rather than bringing the KTVA Weather Lab to two second-grade classes this week, meteorologist Melissa Frey brought them to the KTVA studios.

Melissa Frey
Southcentral snow to continue through midday

Southcentral snow to continue through midday

Snow started falling in Anchorage at 3 a.m. and will continue through the morning commute and into the early afternoon.

Melissa Frey
Snow showers could impact travel across Southcentral, Southeast

Snow showers could impact travel across Southcentral, Southeast

Snow showers are likely across Southcentral Thursday afternoon and the first significant snow event of the season is likley in the Southeast Friday.

Melissa Frey
Aurora active in Anchorage this week

Aurora active in Anchorage this week

The University of Alaska Fairbank's Geophysical Institute forecasting a "5" through the first part of the weekend.

Carlos Faura
Fog persists; chance for weekend snow

Fog persists; chance for weekend snow

The dense fog will persist for another day or so, while the KTVA Weather Team is tracking the chance for snow this weekend.

Carlos Faura
95% of Alaska's glaciers affected by climate change: NPS

95% of Alaska's glaciers affected by climate change: NPS

The National Park Service says there are 100,000 glaciers in Alaska and that 95 percent of them are getting smaller or have stopped advancing.

CBS News
Sun-like star may have devoured 15 alien planets

Sun-like star may have devoured 15 alien planets

A distant sun-like star may have devoured a dozen or more of its own Earth-size planets, new research shows.

CBS News
Light snow and slick roads for Anchorage, Mat-Su

Light snow and slick roads for Anchorage, Mat-Su

The National Weather Service says some snow accumulation will cause slippery roads across Anchorage and the Valley this week.

KTVA Web Staff
Snow in Anchorage this weekend?

Snow in Anchorage this weekend?

There have been rumors of snow for Saturday. But will snow actually fall in the Anchorage bowl?

Carlos Faura
Dangers posed by Alaska's rapidly thawing permafrost

Dangers posed by Alaska's rapidly thawing permafrost

A new report just issued by NOAA says September's Arctic sea ice coverage was about 25 percent less than it was between 1981 and 2010.

CBS News
NOAA releases winter outlook forecast

NOAA releases winter outlook forecast

The upcoming winter is likely to be cooler and wetter than usual in parts of the northern U.S., while most of the South is expected to see drier and warmer conditions.

CBS News
UAF project to gauge northwest Alaska winter storms

UAF project to gauge northwest Alaska winter storms

Tripod-mounted sensors have been planted at three eroding villages in northwest Alaska to collect new data about winter storms through a pilot project launched by University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers.

Associated Press
As permafrost thaws, village cemeteries sink into swamp

As permafrost thaws, village cemeteries sink into swamp

Climate change is thawing the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s permafrost, and it’s doing more than cracking foundations, sinking roads and accelerating erosion.

KTVA Web Staff
'Ecological roulette': Sea critters hitchhike across Pacific on tsunami debris

'Ecological roulette': Sea critters hitchhike across Pacific on tsunami debris

Nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, washing ashore alive in the United States, researchers reported Thursday.

Associated Press
#ShareIt11: Fall is in the air!

#ShareIt11: Fall is in the air!

Sharing it is easy as apple pie: Tweet or Instagram your photos with the hashtag #ShareIt11, or visit Share It on KTVA.com or inside your KTVA app.

Liz Thomas
Food, water, power, gasoline desperately needed in Puerto Rico

Food, water, power, gasoline desperately needed in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is pleading for help six days after Hurricane Maria hit the island with a vengeance. Food, water, gasoline and electricity are all needed desperately by the island's nearly 3.5 million residents.

CBS News
Anchorage woman with close ties to latest Mexico City earthquake

Anchorage woman with close ties to latest Mexico City earthquake

Anchorage woman who grew up in Mexico City now worries about her family and friends.

Father and his two children struck by lightning

Father and his two children struck by lightning

A father and his two young children were struck by lightning in Tulare County and lived to tell about it.

CBS News
Hurricane Irma death toll at 69; Florida power outage at 6.8 million people

Hurricane Irma death toll at 69; Florida power outage at 6.8 million people

With the electrocution of a utility worker in the British Virgin Islands, at least 38 people were killed across the Caribbean. In the U.S., 31 deaths were reported in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

CBS News
Hurricane Jose strengthens to 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm

Hurricane Jose strengthens to 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm

Hurricane Jose became an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane Friday, threatening Caribbean islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Associated Press
Flying fish? Salmon swim across flooded Seward runway

Flying fish? Salmon swim across flooded Seward runway

A flood-prone runway in Seward was immersed by water from the nearby Resurrection River Wednesday, leading to its closure after state workers saw fish making their way across it.

Chris Klint
Thousands regaining power after Southcentral windstorm

Thousands regaining power after Southcentral windstorm

Utilities were restoring service following a Tuesday night storm with recorded wind gusts of nearly 70 mph.

Chris Klint
Hurricanes Jose, Katia form in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

Hurricanes Jose, Katia form in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Jose forms in the Atlantic, far from land and well east of the powerful Hurricane Irma.

CBS News
Alaska firefighters help with Lower 48 fires

Alaska firefighters help with Lower 48 fires

There are 75 major fires burning throughout eight states. Firefighters from rural Alaska are on the ground in Montana, Oregon, Washington and California.

Heather Hintze
Tropical Storm Jose forms in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Jose forms in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Jose has formed in the open Atlantic far from land.

CBS News
Fall is moving in: Flooding in Southcentral, snow in the Brooks Range

Fall is moving in: Flooding in Southcentral, snow in the Brooks Range

Heavy rainfall is causing flooding on the east and west sides of the Prince William Sound.

Melissa Frey
Alaskans headed to Houston to help flood victims

Alaskans headed to Houston to help flood victims

As an 18-year American Red Cross volunteer, Joyce Kearsley has deployed to disasters across the country, but still had no idea what she'd see in Houston.

Daniella Rivera
Local Red Cross asking for volunteers to deploy to flood ravaged Texas

Local Red Cross asking for volunteers to deploy to flood ravaged Texas

Local Red Cross chapter is asking the public to volunteer for training to deploy to Texas.

Joe Vigil
Red Cross Alaska volunteer deploys to Texas

Red Cross Alaska volunteer deploys to Texas

This is the first time Renata Hoskins has deployed to a disaster with the Red Cross.

Garden Report: The art of bonsai at the Alaska State Fair

Garden Report: The art of bonsai at the Alaska State Fair

If you’ve ever been to the Alaska State Fair, then you’ve probably seen the exhibit a time or two. The Cook Inlet Bonsai Study Group has been displaying their bonsai trees at the fair for more than 20 years. Paul Marmora, a long time member of the group, has an extensive collection of his own. […]
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Heavy rainfall recorded in Southeast Alaska

Heavy rainfall recorded in Southeast Alaska

The Ketchikan area has recorded 4-11" of rain since Monday.

KTVA Weather Lab: Tudor Elementary School

KTVA Weather Lab: Tudor Elementary School

In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, Melissa Frey visited Tudor Elementary School, where the third graders in Ms. Krise and Ms. Chambers’ classes were eager to try their hand at forecasting the weather.

KTVA Weather Lab: Trailside Elementary School

KTVA Weather Lab: Trailside Elementary School

In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Trailside Elementary School, where the third graders in Mrs. Cragen and Mrs. Khaki’s classes wanted to know about the tools I use to forecast the weather.

KTVA Weather Lab: Alaska Native Cultural Charter School

KTVA Weather Lab: Alaska Native Cultural Charter School

In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Alaska Native Cultural Charter School, where the third graders in Ms. Ray and Ms. Harrington’s classes tried their hand at presenting the weather forecast to an audience.

KTVA Weather Lab: Bowman Elementary School

KTVA Weather Lab: Bowman Elementary School

In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Bowman Elementary School, where the third-graders in Ms. Bonin’s class learned how the weather is unique in Alaska.

KTVA Weather Lab: Airport Heights Elementary School

KTVA Weather Lab: Airport Heights Elementary School

In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Airport Heights Elementary School, where the third-graders in Mrs. Charlie’s class are learning all about different types of clouds.

KTVA Weather Lab: Denali Montessori Elementary School

KTVA Weather Lab: Denali Montessori Elementary School

In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Denali Montessori Elementary School, where the third-graders in Ms. Homan and Ms. Jasmine’s classes are learning all about the solids, liquids and gases in our atmosphere.

KTVA Weather Lab: Huffman Elementary School

KTVA Weather Lab: Huffman Elementary School

In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Huffman Elementary School, where the third-graders are eager to understand how weather is formed in our atmosphere.

KTVA Weather Lab: Russian Jack Elementary School

KTVA Weather Lab: Russian Jack Elementary School

In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Russian Jack Elementary School, where the third-graders are learning all about how weather is made.

KTVA Weather Lab: Ravenwood Elementary School

KTVA Weather Lab: Ravenwood Elementary School

In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Ravenwood Elementary School, where the third-graders are learning all about meteorology.

Seward declares state of emergency after heavy snowfall

Seward declares state of emergency after heavy snowfall

Heavy snowfall caused the City of Seward to declare a state of emergency Saturday, according to a letter written by Seward city manager Jim Hunt. In the document, dated Jan. 21, Hunt said city crews were managing roads “as well as it can” and noted that emergency service areas had been cleared. The letter also […]
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Records fall as snow accumulates across Southcentral

Records fall as snow accumulates across Southcentral

The latest round of snow across southcentral Alaska is setting new records. The snow started falling in Anchorage around 6 p.m. Friday and continued to fall through Saturday night. As of 9 p.m., 12 inches of snow had fallen at the National Weather Service office in west Anchorage, with more on the way. Most of […]
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Dangerous avalanche conditions for southern, western Kenai Mountains

Dangerous avalanche conditions for southern, western Kenai Mountains

Dangerous avalanche conditions are expected Saturday evening through Monday in the southern and western portions of the Kenai Mountains. That includes areas like Summit Lake, Carter Lake, Lost Lake Snug Harbor and Bear Creek. The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center in Girdwood says the two to five feet of snow that fell on mountain […]
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Snowfall in Southcentral creates hazardous driving conditions

Snowfall in Southcentral creates hazardous driving conditions

Last updated at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 Several crashes were reported by Anchorage police during a snow storm that blanketed much of Southcentral Alaska, leading to safety advisories from city officials in Anchorage and elsewhere. “Locally heavy snowfall this morning producing hazardous travel conditions across portions of Southcentral Alaska this morning,” the National Weather […]
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Temperatures drop to record levels, school canceled

Temperatures drop to record levels, school canceled

As temperatures dropped Wednesday, new records were set in Alaska. Most of the Interior dropped to 50 to 60 below zero, including McGrath, which saw some of the coldest temperatures in five years. The official thermometer dropped to 53 degrees below zero, cold enough to cancel school. The principal of the school said 50 below […]
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Coldest temperatures in several years recorded around Alaska

Coldest temperatures in several years recorded around Alaska

A statewide cold snap is underway in Alaska. Numerous locations through the central and western Interior recorded temperatures in range of minus 40 to minus 55. The Fairbanks International Airport recorded a temperature of 50 below zero for the first time since Jan. 29, 2012. Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport in Tanana observed a temperature of […]
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Winter enthusiasts happy to have more snow this year

Winter enthusiasts happy to have more snow this year

The storm may be over, but the snow is still fresh and conditions are looking good for all types of winter enthusiasts. On Monday, 5.3 inches of snow was officially recorded at the National Weather Service office near the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. That set a new record for Jan. 16, beating out the […]
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Coldest temperatures in several years forecast for Southcentral Alaska

Coldest temperatures in several years forecast for Southcentral Alaska

The forecast is calling for bitter cold temperatures across a majority of Alaska this week, including Anchorage. Monday will bring continued snow from Southcentral Alaska north to the central Interior. The snow will taper off from south to north Monday night into Tuesday. Once the skies begin to clear, temperatures are forecast to plummet. Many areas will […]
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Another round of snow across Alaska: Winter weather advisories in effect

Another round of snow across Alaska: Winter weather advisories in effect

The next storm system to impact Southcentral, southeast and interior Alaska is moving into Prince William Sound Sunday night. Here’s how this storm will affect each region: Southcentral Snow showers started picking up Sunday evening and will continue to fall overnight through early afternoon on Monday. Most of the area is under a winter weather […]
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Temps of 50 below possible in Interior; Anchorage to get snow in coming days

Temps of 50 below possible in Interior; Anchorage to get snow in coming days

Snow returns to the forecast for Southcentral Alaska beginning Thursday night, while temperatures in the Interior are expected to drop substantially in the coming week thanks to approaching Arctic air. An area of low pressure will move into Prince William Sound, bringing areas of snow and rain to Southcentral and Southeast Alaska Friday and Saturday. Areas […]
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State Emergency Operations Center ready when disaster strikes

State Emergency Operations Center ready when disaster strikes

When disaster strikes in Alaska, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s (DHSEM) State Emergency Operations Center is ready to respond, as it did this week to western Alaska. Emergency management specialist Karl Edwards is ready to go when the call for help comes in. “I always, always, always have my passport,” Edwards said. […]
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Interior Alaska forecast calls for extreme cold

Interior Alaska forecast calls for extreme cold

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Temperatures in Interior Alaska are forecast to drop to 40 degrees below zero starting next week. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the National Weather Service predicts a cold low-pressure air mass will move over the area in seven to 10 days. The agency’s Rick Thoman says the weather will be different […]
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One home destroyed, 22 considered not safe after winter storm hits Savoonga

One home destroyed, 22 considered not safe after winter storm hits Savoonga

In western Alaska, people in Savoonga are rebuilding after a severe winter storm damaged several homes on New Year’s Eve. The mayor issued a local disaster declaration and is asking for state assistance. The storm brought in winds over 60 mph for several hours, including a peak gust of 81 mph. Those hurricane-force winds took a toll on […]
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High winds in the forecast for southcentral, southeast Alaska

High winds in the forecast for southcentral, southeast Alaska

Strong winds are in the forecast for southcentral and southeast Alaska over the next couple of days. In Southcentral, northerly winds will begin increasing Thursday evening, peaking sometime Friday. A high wind warning goes into effect Thursday evening for Thompson Pass, Valdez and the Copper River Basin. North winds in these areas are expected to […]
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Mayor of Savoonga requests state assistance after storm damages homes, buildings

Mayor of Savoonga requests state assistance after storm damages homes, buildings

State emergency mangers and the American Red Cross of Alaska are planning a trip to St. Lawrence Island to asses the damage from severe winter weather last week. While bangs from New Year’s Eve fireworks were heard across the world Saturday night, western Alaska residents heard the bangs of windows breaking and roofs being torn […]
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Winter storm to bring blizzard conditions to parts of northwest Alaska

Winter storm to bring blizzard conditions to parts of northwest Alaska

A winter storm is expected to bring blizzard conditions to some northwest Alaska communities Wednesday and Thursday. The strong area of low pressure will move into the Chukchi Sea this evening, before moving across the North Slope on Thursday. Wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph will be possible for areas along the Bering Strait and […]
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Dense fog advisory grounds planes scheduled to take supplies, passengers to Alaska villages

Dense fog advisory grounds planes scheduled to take supplies, passengers to Alaska villages

Heavy fog in Anchorage over the last few days has grounded flights scheduled to take people, food and supplies to villages in rural Alaska. While pilots are hoping to resume flying Wednesday, the forecast doesn’t look promising. Ben Wilkinson, a pilot and manager at Spernak Airways, said he has about 1,600 pounds of cargo and […]
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Savoonga, Gambell fare differently in weekend storms

2016 ended with a Bering Sea storm that brought snow, ocean surges and strong winds to many communities in Western Alaska. St. Lawrence Island was at risk of coastal flooding from the storm, but according to a city employee in Gambell, both communities on the island did not experience the same amount of damage. Curtis […]
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Dense fog expected in Anchorage

Dense fog expected in Anchorage

Updated at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2 Sat at Merrill Field for 30 minutes and watched the freezing #fog ebb and flow. Advisory in place until midnight. Be careful out there! pic.twitter.com/0HyYoVGhoE — Heather Hintze (@HeatherHintze) January 2, 2017 Thick fog shrouding the city will stick around through Monday, according to the Anchorage Office of […]
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Storm bringing heavy snow, high winds to much of Alaska

Storm bringing heavy snow, high winds to much of Alaska

A storm system is spreading east across Alaska. The most severe impacts are along the west coast and into the Interior, but parts of Southcentral will also see significant snowfall from this storm. Western Alaska Western Alaska saw high winds, heavy snow and a wintry mix Thursday morning. Wind gusts as high as 84 mph have […]
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Hatcher Pass avalanche danger expected to skyrocket with arrival of winter storm

Hatcher Pass avalanche danger expected to skyrocket with arrival of winter storm

Forecasters say a winter storm is about to dump a lot of snow on Hatcher Pass, and avalanche specialists worry that once the snow stops falling, people will be left with a false sense of security. Before the bulk of the storm hits, Jed Workman and Allie Barker with the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Information Center […]
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Significant winter storm likely to affect travel across Alaska this week

Significant winter storm likely to affect travel across Alaska this week

Snow showers taper off Wednesday afternoon in Southcentral, but another round is on the way as a storm moves in from the west on Thursday. This storm will bring blizzard-like conditions to the west coast, freezing rain to the southwest and significant snow through Western Alaska on Wednesday and Thursday before moving to the Interior and […]
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Avalanches likely in Turnagain Pass area, officials warn

Avalanches likely in Turnagain Pass area, officials warn

Avalanche conditions in the Turnagain Pass area were classified as very dangerous Christmas Day continuing into Monday, according to a statement from the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center (CNFAIC). The avalanche alert followed a backcountry warning from the National Weather Service, which forecasted fresh snow in the area. The warning will remain in effect […]
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Winter weather conditions expected this weekend for parts of Southcentral Alaska

Winter weather conditions expected this weekend for parts of Southcentral Alaska

Last Updated at 10:05 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23 Those traveling through Portage Valley and Turnagain Pass Saturday afternoon and evening or Sunday should be prepared for heavy snow, strong winds and poor visibility. An earlier Blizzard Watch was updated to a Winter Weather Advisory Friday morning for those areas from Saturday afternoon until 9 a.m. Sunday. […]
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North Pole temperatures climb near melting point this Christmas week

North Pole temperatures climb near melting point this Christmas week

Temperatures around the North Pole will almost certainly pass the melting point, 32 degrees Fahrenheit, in the days leading up to Christmas, as global warming wreaks havoc on some of the world’s coldest and iciest areas, scientists say. “High up into the Arctic and close to the North Pole, the temperatures are very, very possibly […]
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Alaskans rejoice! Today is the final day we lose daylight.

Alaskans rejoice! Today is the final day we lose daylight.

Today is the winter solstice — the shortest day of the year. Day length varies by latitude on this day. In Anchorage, the sun rises at 10:14 a.m. and sets about 5 1/2 hours later at 3:42 p.m. The winter solstice marks the official start of astronomical winter in the northern hemisphere. In the southern […]
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Colder temperatures, more snow this year mean more opportunities for skiing near Anchorage

Colder temperatures, more snow this year mean more opportunities for skiing near Anchorage

This time last December, Anchorage had only seen two and half inches of snow. This year — more than 12 inches. We also were an average of about 5 degrees warmer last December. The extra snow and cold temperatures have meant much better skiing conditions at both Alyeska Resort and Hilltop Ski Area. A combination […]
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Active weather pattern continues across much of Alaska

Active weather pattern continues across much of Alaska

The stagnant weather pattern keeping much of Alaska clear, cold and dry this past week has ended. Storms will track through the Aleutians into Southcentral and down to Southeast about every 24 to 48 hours over the next week. The first front in this series brought fresh snow to much of Southcentral Thursday evening, totaling […]
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Snow, warmer temps likely to cause slippery driving conditions in Southcentral Alaska

Snow, warmer temps likely to cause slippery driving conditions in Southcentral Alaska

Warmer temperatures combined with precipitation might make for a messy few days for motorists in Southcentral Alaska. Roadways are cold due to the below normal temperatures we’ve seen over the last few weeks. With precipitation moving into the area and temperatures hovering near the freezing mark, roadways will become very slick. The National Weather […]
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Pair of strong winter storms headed to western Alaska communities this week

Pair of strong winter storms headed to western Alaska communities this week

An active weather week is underway for parts of western Alaska, with two strong storms on the way. The first area of low pressure is currently located over the Aleutians and is making its way to the west coast while continuing gather strength. The storm will move into the southern Bering Sea Tuesday night before […]
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Southcentral Alaska residents awake to subzero temps Monday

Southcentral Alaska residents awake to subzero temps Monday

Residents in Southcentral woke up to the coldest temperatures of the year for many parts of the region Monday morning. For the first time in more than a year, the temperature at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport dropped below zero. Temperatures reached an official low of 8 below zero around 8 a.m. Monday. Other areas in the […]
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Sitka airport closed after storm forced rocks, debris onto runway

Sitka airport closed after storm forced rocks, debris onto runway

The Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport was closed for several hours Friday when a storm forced rocks and other debris onto the runway. High winds and heavy seas were blamed for the debris, which stretched across the runway for much of the day, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. “The airport is […]
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Snow falls in Anchorage with more on the way

Snow falls in Anchorage with more on the way

Updated at 10:37 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 Just hours into December, Anchorage has already picked up more snow this month than October and November combined, with 5.1 inches recorded since midnight. This is also about twice as much as the December 2015 total of 2.6 inches. This brings the 2016-2017 snow season total to […]
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Heavy snow, strong winds headed to parts of Southeast Alaska

Heavy snow, strong winds headed to parts of Southeast Alaska

ANCHORAGE – A strong storm headed towards Southeast Alaska will bring snow, rain and windy conditions by late Monday night. Heavy snow is expected over the northern panhandle beginning sometime after midnight Tuesday. A winter storm warning is in place for the Klondike and Haines Highways, where 8 to 18 inches of wet snow is […]
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