KTVA Weather Lab: Bear Valley

KTVA Weather Lab: Bear Valley

With the KTVA Weather Lab in the classroom, the students at Bear Valley Elementary got a crash course on how to forecast the weather and an opportunity to present the forecast in front of the green screen.

Melissa Frey
Seward flood conditions are better, but more rain is on the way

Seward flood conditions are better, but more rain is on the way

Flooding continued in Seward for the third day in a row with little to no relief in sight.

Cassie Schirm
Seward flooding prompts emergency declaration, school closures

Seward flooding prompts emergency declaration, school closures

Seward's city manager issued an emergency declaration Tuesday, due to heavy rains that have left high water throughout town.

Melissa Frey
4.5 quake rattles Southcentral Alaska

4.5 quake rattles Southcentral Alaska

An earthquake briefly shook Southcentral Alaska and was felt in Anchorage Sunday evening.

Chris Klint
Storm brings record-setting heat, high winds, and heavy rain to Southcentral

Storm brings record-setting heat, high winds, and heavy rain to Southcentral

Before the rain moved in and winds picked up Wednesday, it was warm in Anchorage! Heavy rain and pockets of hail hit the bowl just before the evening commute. This storm also packed a punch when it comes to wind.

Melissa Frey
'Catching some hell': Hurricane Michael slams into Florida

'Catching some hell': Hurricane Michael slams into Florida

Preparations for Hurricane Michael stretched late into Tuesday evening as the major storm sped toward Florida's Panhandle, bringing with it strong winds and rain.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 9:13 PM AKDT
Warm weather smashes records across Southcentral, Southeast

Warm weather smashes records across Southcentral, Southeast

Southcentral has recorded at least 40 new record high temperatures so far this month. Of those, Anchorage set 5, Seward set 4 (all of which were in the 70s), Valdez has set 5, and Kenai has set 7 new record highs during the month of September.

Melissa Frey
2-foot snow dump hits Kenai Peninsula highways

2-foot snow dump hits Kenai Peninsula highways

A late-season winter storm that brought more than 2 feet of snow to parts of the eastern Kenai Peninsula has created hazardous driving conditions along the Seward Highway and dangerous road conditions on the eastern Sterling Highway.

Morning commute could be slick; weather advisories issued

Morning commute could be slick; weather advisories issued

The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued Winter Weather Advisories for Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley. These advisories for into effect at midnight Sunday and expire at 4 p.m. Monday. Here are the specific details from the Weather Service:

Why does 80° feel hotter in Alaska?

Why does 80° feel hotter in Alaska?

Tuesday saw a record-setting high temperature of 80°. Well, if you've ever spent time Outside in the summer, you know 80° in Alaska feels way hotter than 80° in Miami. 

Where to fish in Southcentral this weekend

Where to fish in Southcentral this weekend

Heading out this weekend? Our resident fishing guru has the scoop on where to cast your line this weekend.

Memorial Day fishing guide

Memorial Day fishing guide

For those fisher-people eager to break out their fishing gear for this season or for the first time, here is the low-down on fishing in Southcentral.

Avalanche danger for the western Prince William Sound

Avalanche danger for the western Prince William Sound

The National Weather Service in Anchorage issued a Special Weather Statement at the request of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center.

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.

Brown bear runs alongside South Anchorage car

Brown bear runs alongside South Anchorage car

A fast-moving Anchorage bear became part of a Girdwood woman’s commute this week after she caught it on video.

Melissa Frey
Copper River Highway washes out at 44-mile

Copper River Highway washes out at 44-mile

This is the second major washout that's impacted travel on the road. The Copper River Highway has been closed at 36-mile since 2011 when erosion took out a bridge.

Heather Hintze
Aftershocks continue after largest earthquake on record for North Slope

Aftershocks continue after largest earthquake on record for North Slope

The Alaska Earthquake Center says they've recorded more than 4,000 earthquakes in this region since 1970, but Sunday's quake was the largest to ever strike in Alaska, north of the Brooks Range. 

Melissa Frey
Experimental seismic sensors help scientists track remote earthquakes

Experimental seismic sensors help scientists track remote earthquakes

There are more than 280 seismic sensors around Alaska and western Canada as part of the Transportable Array program.

Heather Hintze
Perseid Meteor Shower lights the sky this weekend

Perseid Meteor Shower lights the sky this weekend

If you see a break in the clouds this weekend, put your eyes to the sky. The annual Perseid meteor shower is putting on a show.

Melissa Frey
Alaska Volcano Observatory gets $12M for new equipment

Alaska Volcano Observatory gets $12M for new equipment

New funding for the Alaska Volcano Observatory will bring the organization’s equipment into the 21st century.

Angela Krenzien
'Resilience may not be enough': Why a rare sea turtle is losing its males

'Resilience may not be enough': Why a rare sea turtle is losing its males

The struggle to save the already endangered green sea turtle faces a new challenge. T

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Seabird die-off has scientists on high-alert

Seabird die-off has scientists on high-alert

The cause behind unusual bird behavior on Alaska's coastline have scientists on high alert.

Makayla Clark
Heavy rain causes flooding across Susitna Valley

Heavy rain causes flooding across Susitna Valley

Heavy rain falling in the Susitna and Matanuska Valleys and across the Interior is causing many rivers and streams to run high and exceed their banks.

Melissa Frey
Hotshot with ties to AK dies in fire near Yosemite

Hotshot with ties to AK dies in fire near Yosemite

A second firefighter died while working to combat a wildfire in California.

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Mars appearing bigger and brighter this weekend

Mars appearing bigger and brighter this weekend

Starting Friday and continuing through the weekend, Mars will appear much bigger and brighter than normal. The Earth is passing between the sun and Mars, at the same time Mars is closer to the S

Melissa Frey
Kenai River dipnetting to close day early

Kenai River dipnetting to close day early

It's the latest piece of bad news for fishermen in Alaska: the Kenai River Personal Use Dipnet Fishery is closing a day early.

Liz Thomas
Fuel spill closes commercial fishing in Nushagak District

Fuel spill closes commercial fishing in Nushagak District

The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Thursday announced the closure of commercial fishing near Dillingham after fuel from a sunken vessel began to spread. 

Liz Thomas
Wildfire near Tok grows; hot, dry weather continues

Wildfire near Tok grows; hot, dry weather continues

A wildfire burning in remote eastern Alaska has grown to nearly 19 square miles (49 sq. kilometers).

Associated Press
Viral eyelash woman shares now suffering through heat, mosquitoes

Viral eyelash woman shares now suffering through heat, mosquitoes

Remember the woman with frozen lashes that went viral? She's in the same spot, suffering heat and mosquitoes

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New fishing restrictions for Kodiak, Dillingham

New fishing restrictions for Kodiak, Dillingham

If you’re looking to do some salmon fishing near Dillingham or Kodiak this summer, you may need to adjust your plans. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has issued some restrictions and closures to know about. 

Angela Krenzien
Cottonwood fluff brings snowy conditions to Anchorage

Cottonwood fluff brings snowy conditions to Anchorage

Cottonwood fluff may look bad but it doesn't pose a health risk. Experts say there's no pollen in the fluffy balls, so it doesn't affect people with allergies.

Lauren Maxwell
Rangers warn hikers to stay off Byron Glacier snowfield

Rangers warn hikers to stay off Byron Glacier snowfield

A Minnesota woman was killed when a snow formation, commonly referred to as a snow cave, collapsed on July 4.

Heather Hintze
Throw it back! Kings restricted from Kenai dipnetting season

Throw it back! Kings restricted from Kenai dipnetting season

Heads up, Alaskans: you can't keep kings when dipnetting this month in the Kenai. 

Liz Thomas
Dog dies after being left in hot car in Southeast

Dog dies after being left in hot car in Southeast

A dog was left in a hot car in Southeast on Tuesday where it eventually died, according to the Gastineau Humane Society. 

Liz Thomas
Burn ban remains in place through July 4

Burn ban remains in place through July 4

The Anchorage Fire Department says open fires in the muni are prohibited due to very high-extreme fire danger.

Liz Thomas
Anchorage residents get out and enjoy nice weather

Anchorage residents get out and enjoy nice weather

With temperatures in the high-70s, Anchorage residents made the most of a beautiful day Tuesday.

Lauren Maxwell
Southcentral first-rate fishing spots before Fourth of July

Southcentral first-rate fishing spots before Fourth of July

Here's a look at where to cast your line in Southcentral Alaska during the pre-Fourth of July weekend.

Lava flow observed at Aleutian's Cleveland Volcano

Lava flow observed at Aleutian's Cleveland Volcano

The Alaska Volcano Observatory said Tuesday that a lava flow was observed at the Cleveland Volcano on the uninhabited Chuginadak Island in the Aleutian Chain. 

Liz Thomas
Fishing guide for the first weekend of summer

Fishing guide for the first weekend of summer

If you're planning to pack it up and go fishing this weekend, here's your guide on what you'll catch and where.

Sport fishing guides forced to roll with new king restrictions on Kenai River

Sport fishing guides forced to roll with new king restrictions on Kenai River

"The king rods out of the boat and then the cooler out of the boat as well you know, that's a sign that there won't be any fish coming home with us." Local sport guides react to Alaska Fish & Game's restrictions in king salmon fishing on the Kenai River.

Scott Gross
Signs a child is drowning can be easy to miss

Signs a child is drowning can be easy to miss

With summer recreation luring kids to the water, experts caution parents that one of the season's favorite pastimes is also one of the most dangerous for children.

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Where anglers should cast their lines this weekend

Where anglers should cast their lines this weekend

Our in-house angling expert shares tips for a successful fishing trip this weekend in Southcentral.

Spruce bark beetles spark concern

Spruce bark beetles spark concern

The State Division of Forestry is very concerned about a resurgence of spruce bark beetles.

Lauren Maxwell
Ways to prevent boating accidents, deaths

Ways to prevent boating accidents, deaths

With the recent boating accidents, safety is something that should be on every boater's mind.

Makayla Clark
Hikers, racers deal with snow-capped Mt. Marathon

Hikers, racers deal with snow-capped Mt. Marathon

It may be June but hikers and racers are dealing with a snow-capped Mt. Marathon.

Mary Simton
Assessing Alaska's volcano threat

Assessing Alaska's volcano threat

Taking a look at the potential impacts of a big volcanic eruption in Alaska.

Joe Vigil
57 active fires burning across Alaska, BLM says

57 active fires burning across Alaska, BLM says

At least five new lightning-caused wildfires ignited Tuesday around McGrath in Southwest, according to fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry.

Liz Thomas
On Hawaii's big island, evacuate or be arrested

On Hawaii's big island, evacuate or be arrested

Lava flow on Hawaii's big island shows no end as it reaches the ocean for the second time and takes down over 70 homes in one day.

Scott Gross
Flood advisory issued for Montana Creek

Flood advisory issued for Montana Creek

As the storm that brought clouds and some light rain to Southcentral moves away and weakens, expect more sunshine and warmer temperatures.

Clouds are coming for Alaska's Memorial Day weekend

Clouds are coming for Alaska's Memorial Day weekend

The big holiday weekend is just about upon us and it looks like the sunshine that came out on Thursday in Southcentral will diminish and be replaced by lots of clouds.

Adapt or die: Can evolution outrun climate change?

Adapt or die: Can evolution outrun climate change?

Across the planet, animal and plant species are on the run. A rapidly changing climate is shifting when and where plants blossom and forcing creatures big and small to migrate and learn new tactics for survival.

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Cloudy, mild weather to stick around

Cloudy, mild weather to stick around

The cloudy and mild weather we've had for the last few weeks will be sticking around for the foreseeable future.

Warmer this weekend, but clouds stick around

Warmer this weekend, but clouds stick around

The weather pattern is changing a little. The chance of showers is still with us Thursday night, and there will still be a lot of clouds, but it's going to get warmer by a few degrees.

NASA reveals major changes in worldwide water availability

NASA reveals major changes in worldwide water availability

Earth has experienced significant shifts in freshwater distribution across the globe thanks to climate change, water management and natural cycles, among other factors, according to a NASA study.

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Alaska Airlines offers waiver for flights to Hawaii

Alaska Airlines offers waiver for flights to Hawaii

Hawaii's volcanic activity may cause flights to be canceled or delayed, which is why Alaska Airlines is offering a waiver to affected ticketholders.

Liz Thomas
Railroad impacted by river ice expected to open Tuesday

Railroad impacted by river ice expected to open Tuesday

The Alaska Railroad says flooding and overflows of ice have interrupted train service north of Talkeetna.

Associated Press
Residents in Hawaii's Leilani Estates area fear homes could be gone

Residents in Hawaii's Leilani Estates area fear homes could be gone

Molten lava continues to chew through forests and bubble up through the streets while earthquake continue to rattle the big island of Hawaii. Over 1800 people have evacuated from the Leilani Estates and Puna area.

Scott Gross
Strong winds for Upper Hillside, Turnagain Arm

Strong winds for Upper Hillside, Turnagain Arm

A strong storm is developing in Bristol Bay that will bring increasing wind to Southcentral on Friday.

Turnagain Arm wind to increase to 40 mph

Turnagain Arm wind to increase to 40 mph

After a brief break in clouds on Wednesday, Southcentral Alaska's weather pattern is starting to change again. Over the next several days it will be breezy with mostly cloudy to cloudy skies with periods of rain.

First the winds, now the clean-up

First the winds, now the clean-up

A fierce windstorm in Anchorage on Tuesday caused widespread damage in neighborhoods across town.

Lauren Maxwell
High winds leave remote hikers, hunters stranded

High winds leave remote hikers, hunters stranded

Two people were stranded on a glacier, and three hunters were weathered-in and their survival gear blown away by the hurricane-force winds that left behind damage all across Southcentral. 

Liz Thomas
Hundreds still without power after Southcentral windstorm

Hundreds still without power after Southcentral windstorm

With wind gusts reported up to nearly 100 mph, thousands in the Anchorage Bowl are without power. 

Liz Thomas
Powerful front bringing rain, snow, sleet to Southcentral

Powerful front bringing rain, snow, sleet to Southcentral

A powerful front is moving through Southcentral Tuesday evening bringing high wind, rain, sleet and snow to areas from the Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound, Anchorage and the Valley.

Say it isn't snow!

Say it isn't snow!

Just when lots of us were getting used to the dry pavement and seeing more and more grass showing up around Southcentral, it looks like some snow is heading this way.

10 people freed as Hatcher Pass road reopens after avalanche

10 people freed as Hatcher Pass road reopens after avalanche

With nowhere to go and a safe spot to stay, these groups of strangers from Anchorage, Vermont, Belgium and Switzerland are now enjoying their time together. 

Melissa Frey
Snow berms cause dangerous driving conditions

Snow berms cause dangerous driving conditions

The snow berms are overflowing and crossing the passenger side white lines on city streets.

Scott Gross
Snow to fall this evening

Snow to fall this evening

Another batch of snow is headed this way.

Back-to-back storms have plows working 'round the clock

Back-to-back storms have plows working 'round the clock

Most of the areas saw six to 12 inches with the latest storm after back-to-back storms on Thursday and Saturday. Many of you are probably wondering when the muni will get around to plowing your street. 

Liz Thomas
Snowiest February in six years

Snowiest February in six years

Anchorage has now picked up 25.3" for the month which is the most snow to fall during the month of February since 2012. This is now the 6th snowiest February on record.

Melissa Frey
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.

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.

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.

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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
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.

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.

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.

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