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    State, municipal plows stay busy after first snowfall of the season

    by Eric Ruble on Oct 21, 21:07

    The first measurable snowfall Friday created a mess on many Southcentral roads. By the evening, most major streets were cleared of snow. However, many side streets had not yet seen a plow. Both the Alaska Department of Transportation and the street maintenance division of the Anchorage municipality plow the busiest thoroughfares first. For DOT, prioritizing […]

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    Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau record first measurable snowfall in same week

    by Rachael Penton on Oct 21, 11:47

    This week was one of transition for weather across Alaska, with Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau all recording the first measurable snowfalls of the year. Winter weather in Southeast Alaska began last Sunday, with a widespread early snowfall across the panhandle. The Juneau International Airport recorded 5.1 inches of snow on Sunday, a new daily record. […]

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    First snowfall makes for slippery morning commute in Anchorage, Mat-Su

    by Rachael Penton on Oct 21, 6:25

      ANCHORAGE — Last updated at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 The Friday morning commute in the Anchorage or Mat-Su areas was slow-going for many. A cold front passing through Southcentral has brought the season’s first measurable snowfall. The Anchorage Police Department has received reports of at least 16 vehicle crashes and 35 vehicles in distress since midnight, according […]

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    In Alaska, last year’s winter was warm, this one may be wet

    by Tyler Stup / KNOM on Oct 18, 21:39

    After last year’s warmer winter and over 218 days of above average temperatures, western Alaska could be in store for above average precipitation this winter, says climate science expert Rick Thoman. At this point, Thoman says, odds slightly favor significantly above-normal snowfall. Last year’s warmer winter is partially a result of El Niño, a mass of […]

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    Winter weather begins for some of Alaska

    by Melissa Frey on Oct 17, 19:50

    Winter-like weather is slowly spreading across Alaska. The Southeast saw record-setting snowfall on both Saturday and Sunday, with over five inches in Juneau and one to 12 inches across the northern areas of the Southeast. The snow didn’t stick around for long though. Monday temperatures warmed to the 40s for most, ending any chance of snow with […]

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    Air quality advisory in place for the Valley as high winds continue

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 17, 17:56

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has issued an air quality advisory for Palmer and surrounding areas as windy conditions continue in the Valley. The advisory went into effect at 9 a.m. Monday and will last until the wind and dust subsides. “Due to increasing winds and dry conditions, the air quality in Palmer and surrounding areas is […]

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    First snow of the season falls in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska

    by Melissa Frey on Oct 16, 18:58

    ANCHORAGE — The first snow of the season started falling in Southeast Alaska late Saturday night and is now making its way into Southcentral.  By Sunday afternoon, one to nine inches were reported across the Southeast, including two inches in Juneau and nine inches in the Mendenhall Valley. The Juneau airport picked up 0.6 inches […]

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    High winds take down historic Iditarod headquarters sign

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 16, 17:51

    The welcome sign for the Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) headquarters was destroyed Sunday by high winds in the Valley. ITC CEO Stan Hooley said the sign was erected around the time the headquarters was established in the late 1980s. “Mother Nature and the high winds we had here in the last bit took it’s toll on the […]

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    ‘Worst of it is yet to come’: Hurricane Matthew hammers Florida

    by CBS News on Oct 07, 6:51

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Hurricane Matthew scraped Florida’s Atlantic coast early Friday, toppling trees onto homes and knocking out power to more than half-million people but sparing some of the most heavily populated stretches of shoreline the catastrophic blow many had feared. Authorities warned that the danger was far from over, with hundreds of miles […]

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    Anchorage records first official frost of the season

    by Rachael Penton on Sep 30, 11:48

    It’s been a chilly week across southcentral Alaska, and just before 8 a.m. Friday Anchorage finally recorded its first official frost of the season. Temperatures in many areas of the Anchorage bowl have dropped below freezing this week, with some spots reaching the upper 20s. However, because climate data is recorded at Ted Stevens Anchorage […]

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    Storm that brought strong winds to Anchorage heads toward Southeast

    by Rachael Penton on Sep 21, 11:38

    The storm that brought hurricane force wind gusts to southcentral Alaska, knocking out power for thousands, is now on its way to Southeast Alaska. The storm will begin to affect portions of the northern panhandle Wednesday afternoon, before spreading rain and wind to the rest of the panhandle on Thursday. The storm is expected to […]

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    Are you a Denali Park road lottery winner? Be prepared for winter weather.

    by Rachael Penton on Sep 16, 8:45

    Starting Friday and going through Tuesday, 400 permit holders selected by lottery will be allowed to drive the 92-mile Denali Park road. If you’re among the lucky few and are headed to the park this weekend — be prepared for winter weather. A cold front is forecast to move in Saturday, bringing the potential for accumulating snow […]

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    High winds, heavy rain cause power outages across Anchorage

    by Melissa Frey on Sep 12, 3:55

    Last updated at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12 High winds and heavy rain hit Anchorage Sunday night as a the first major fall-like storm moves across Southcentral. The wind picked up across Anchorage early Sunday, with the highest winds gusting at the end of the day. As of midnight, a wind gust of 47 […]

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    First major fall-like storm headed for Southcentral Alaska

    by Melissa Frey on Sep 10, 18:45

    High winds and heavy rain are likely to impact Southcentral Alaska Sunday and Monday. An area of low pressure, currently in the central Aleutians, is tracking east. A warm front, followed by a cold front, will move through Southcentral Sunday afternoon and evening, delivering first high winds and showers, followed by heavy rain. The National […]

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    Storm delivers high winds and heavy rain to Southeast Alaska

    by Melissa Frey on Sep 09, 15:26

    A storm system moving across Southeast Alaska Friday is bringing high winds and heavy rain to the area. Most of Southeast Alaska has already seen 1 to 3 inches of rain, with more on the way Friday night. A total of 2 to 5 inches of rain is likely by early Saturday. Winds have already […]

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    Heavy rain, wind expected to hit Southeast Alaska

    by KTVA Weather on Sep 08, 19:25

    Heavy rain, high winds and dangerous seas are expected across the eastern Gulf of Alaska and throughout Southeast Alaska Thursday night and Friday, as a strong storm system moves in from the west. A High Wind Watch was issued by the National Weather Service for Friday afternoon for Cape Decision to the Salisbury Sound coast […]

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    Fairbanks gets its first frost of the season

    by Melissa Frey on Sep 08, 15:56

    Much of Interior Alaska dipped below freezing for the first time this season Thursday. The areas shaded in blue on the graphic above indicate the locations at or below freezing. Fairbanks International Airport dropped to 30 degrees at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday and stayed there for about an hour. This is the first frost Fairbanks […]

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    Fairgoers in Alaska were treated to both warmer, sunnier weather

    by Rachael Penton on Sep 06, 12:55

    The Alaska State Fair is known for its usual wet weather, but Alaskans were spoiled this year — and it wasn’t because of the abundance of food or entertainment. This year’s weather was nearly ideal during the week-and-a-half stretch. It was overall warmer, drier and sunnier in comparison to last year. The first day of […]

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    Hermine threatens East Coast after slamming Florida

    by CBS News on Sep 02, 21:18

    Last Updated Sep 2, 2016 11:35 PM EDT DEKLE BEACH, Fla. – The first hurricane to hit Florida in more than a decade wiped away beachside buildings and toppled trees onto homes Friday before plowing inland on a path that could send it rolling up the densely populated East Coast with heavy rain, high winds and […]

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    August in Anchorage both extra wet and warm

    by Rachael Penton on Sep 02, 12:54

    When it comes to weather, August in Anchorage was anything but ordinary. If you thought it rained a lot — you’re right. August recorded 5.45 inches of rain, making it the fourth wettest August on record. Anchorage usually receives about 3.25 inches of rain in August. In fact, three days broke record rainfall amounts during […]