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    Evening News weather, Nov. 22

    by KTVA Weather on Nov 22, 18:20

    Clouds have invaded our space for the weekend with little moisture here in the Anchorage area. Daytime highs remain in the mid 30s with light winds as we head into Saturday night. Sunday brings more of the same conditions with increasing clouds across the Bowl. We’ll remain under this dry spell going into Thanksgiving. Sunshine […]

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    The least-snowy November in Anchorage history?

    by Brett Shepard on Nov 20, 12:18

    The only moisture we’ve seen lately in Anchorage is a cold November rain. Cue the Guns N’ Roses: The Numbers November is typically the second-snowiest month of the snow season for Anchorage. (The official snow season runs from July 1 to June 30 every year). The snowiest month of the season is typically December, according to […]

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    Much of U.S. faces frigid, snowy pre-winter blast

    by CBS/AP on Nov 11, 16:31

    Heavy snow blanketed parts of the Upper Midwest with more than a foot of snow on Tuesday, leaving residents there and in the Rockies waking up to frigid temperatures that plunged as much as 50 degrees overnight. The rest of the Midwest and the East are expecting a dose of the icy weather later this […]

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    After storm, Ketchikan residents come to woman’s aid

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 07, 8:51

    A storm blew through Ketchikan Wednesday night, wreaking havoc around town and severely damaging the roof of one woman’s home. Kristin Gilliard, a single mom with two kids and an iguana, called her boss at Vigor Alaska, which operates the Ketchikan Shipyard, to tell him she wouldn’t be at work after the storm rolled through […]

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    Dutch Harbor fishermen prepare for Bering Sea storm

    by Heather Hintze on Nov 07, 0:00

    As Typhoon Nuri bears down on Aleutian communities fishermen say they’re not worried. On Thursday afternoon, the weather in Dutch Harbor was relatively mild with light winds and scattered rain showers. Crewmembers from the Commitment fishing vessel unloaded cod in the Carl E. Moses Harbor. Will Robinson said they typically head out to sea for […]

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    Severe weather forecast for Aleutian communities

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 06, 11:37

    High seas and winds, remnants from Typhoon Nuri, are forecast to create a storm in the Bering Sea. The “rapidly intensifying” storm on Friday could create high seas and hurricane-force winds across the western Aleutians into Saturday, according to a special statement from the National Weather Service‘s Anchorage office. The cyclone, located roughly 480 nautical […]

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    Multiple earthquakes hit Kenai Peninsula

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 17, 22:13

    Two earthquakes occurred back-to-back on the Kenai Peninsula Friday night, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center. A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck at 9:32 p.m. about 40 miles northeast of Homer, Alaska. Just four minutes later, a 3.6-magnitude quake occurred at 9:36 p.m. approximately 80 miles southwest of Anchorage. Those two quakes were followed by a […]

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    Fairbanks, Delta see record-high temperatures

    by Associated Press on Sep 15, 8:41

    Fairbanks has been known to have snow by September but that’s not the case this year. Temperatures on Saturday and Sunday broke or tied record highs. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1oPOfpR) reports the thermometer hit 76 degrees just before 4 p.m. Sunday. That beat the old record for the day of 73, set in 1938. […]

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    El Niño forecast cools off

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 02, 18:01

    It’s a phenomenon that takes place thousands of miles away but has the potential to bring more snow to Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska. El Niño is the warming of equatorial water off South America that directly impacts the jet stream and Alaska’s weather. Earlier this year, scientists predicted El Niño to bring record-breaking warm weather […]

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    Flood warning issued for upper Chena River

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 10:49

    Authorities have issued a flood warning for the upper Chena River after more than 2 inches of rain have fallen since Monday afternoon. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/DZt1Du) flooding is expected at the Granite Tors campground and Stiles Creek shooting range in the Chena River State Recreation Area east of Fairbanks. The newspaper reports […]

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    Wettest summer on record in Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 13:23

    The city of Fairbanks has smashed – or, perhaps more appropriately, soaked – its record for wettest summer. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/dYuHp6 ) a brief shower Friday pushed the summer precipitation total to 11.62 inches. That surpasses the record set in 1930. This year’s total was spurred by unprecedented rainfall in June and […]

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    Flood warning issued for Juneau

    by Associated Press on Aug 12, 13:37

    The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Mendenhall Lake and Mendenhall River in Juneau, following the suspected release of water from a glacially dammed lake. Last month, a glacial outburst helped push floodwaters over side roads and into some garages and resulted in Mendenhall Lake rising to 11.82 feet, a new record. […]

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    Snow forecast for northern Alaska

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 12:39

    It may still officially be summer, but there’s snow in the forecast for northern Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/5onTK2) the National Weather Service says several inches of snow could fall on the southeastern Brooks Range Thursday night and Friday. Snow is predicted above the 2,000 foot elevation and west of the Dalton Highway […]

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    Glacial flood waters receding in Juneau

    by Associated Press on Jul 13, 17:57

    Glacial flood waters are receding in Juneau after reach record levels at Mendenhall Lake and near-record levels along the Mendenhall River. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/0aGP2E ) the subglacial lake was rising about three inches every hour since the water in Suicide Basin erupted Wednesday and began flowing under the Mendenhall Glacier and into Mendenhall […]

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    Record water levels threaten Juneau

    by Dave Leval on Jul 11, 20:28

    Drivers slowly made their way along flood-covered roads near Mendenhall Lake Friday. Warning signs were posted on 11 streets in the area. It’s the first time this has happened around Juneau. The signs are due to a rising  problem. Water continues surging into the Mendenhall River from Mendenhall Lake. It’s been this way since Wednesday when Suicide […]

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    “Unprecedentedly strong” typhoon heads for Japan

    by Associated Press on Jul 07, 11:55

    Japan was bracing for destructive winds and huge waves as a powerful typhoon churned Monday toward the southern islands of Okinawa after sparing the Philippines. Typhoon Neoguri is expected to reach Okinawa early Tuesday, packing sustained winds of 123 miles per hour and gusts up to 168 mph, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It said […]

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    Rain, lack of sun a problem for Fairbanks growers

    by Associated Press on Jul 05, 18:47

    Fairbanks area farmers say extensive rains and a lack of heat and sunshine have made for one of the worst growing seasons. Farmers say record rainfalls over the past two weeks have saturated crops and stunted plant growth. More than 6 1/2 inches of rain has fallen in Fairbanks since June 18. The Fairbanks Daily […]

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    Flooding threat tips to southeast Alaska

    by Associated Press on Jul 04, 17:18

    Nervous Fairbanks residents watched the heaviest rain in more than 40 years send rivers rising, but new flood threats emerged in southeast Alaska. The Skagway Police Department issued a moderate flood warning for the Taiya River, and says the river crested Saturday at 18 feet. The National Park Service closed Chilkoot Trail for 24 hours […]

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    Alaskans see cooler-than-average June temperatures

    by Brett Shepard on Jul 03, 9:20

    June 2014 climate numbers for Anchorage, Annette, Barrow, Bethel, Cold Bay, Fairbanks, Juneau, King Salmon, Kodiak, Kotzebue, McGrath, Nome, St. Paul and Yakutat.  These numbers were compiled by data obtained from the National Weather Service. Synopsis – Overall the month of June was cooler than normal for most of Alaska. It was slightly drier than […]

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    Record rainfall brings flooding to Fairbanks

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 19:21

    Flooding, potholes and sinkholes — that’s what residents in Interior Alaska are dealing with as a result of record rainfall. There’s currently a flood warning in effect for the Chatanika River, Beaver Creek and the upper Chena River. Since Monday, it’s been slowly rising. One resident said the ongoing rain created a nine-foot sinkhole in their […]