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:
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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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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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