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    Alaska February climate numbers

    by Brett Shepard on Mar 03, 15:28

      February 2015 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 – The “winter that wasn’t” continued into the month of February as it was warmer than normal for […]

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    Valley residents dealing with power outages, damage from winter wind storm

    by Dave Leval on Feb 06, 22:43

    Part of the roof is missing off of an apartment building in Palmer, the result of hurricane-force winds that made their way through the Matanuska Valley Thursday. Winds in the area reached speeds of at least 75 m.p.h. The strong winds are also blamed for several fires around the area, though none were considered serious. […]

  • Weather News

    High wind advisory in effect for Matanuska Valley

    by Carlos Faura on Feb 05, 19:52

    The Matanuska Valley has a high wind warning for winds 60 to 70 mph through Friday night. Squeezed between the high pressure ridge that has brought all the sunshine and an area of low pressure to the south of us, wind gusts have already increased to over 70 mph in the Palmer area. Wasilla has […]

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    January 2015 climate numbers for Alaska

    by Brett Shepard on Feb 02, 12:00

    January 2015 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 – The month of January was warmer than normal for almost the entire state. It was much wetter than […]

  • Alaska

    2014 proves hottest on record, driven in part by climate change

    by Michael Casey / CBS News on Jan 16, 11:08

    Last Updated Jan 16, 2015 1:15 PM EST It’s official: 2014 was the hottest year ever. Two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that temperatures across the globe last year were the warmest since 1880. The 10 warmest years, with the exception of 1998, have occurred since 2000. “This is […]

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    Slick roads make for dicey driving conditions

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 02, 14:16

    Anchorage police are reminding motorists to drive carefully when heading home from work today. As of about 5:40 p.m., there have been more than 36 vehicles in distress and more than 40 accidents reported Tuesday, said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. “We call this ‘an adjustment day’ where drivers realize the conditions are nothing […]

  • Alaska

    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 […]

  • Fairbanks

    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. […]

  • Alaska

    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 […]

  • Alaska

    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 […]

  • Alaska

    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 […]

  • Alaska

    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 […]