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    Backcountry avalanche warning issued for Hatcher Pass

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 21, 12:57

    A backcountry avalanche warning has been issued for Hatcher Pass in the Talkeetna Mountains. The warning went into effect at 6 a.m. Saturday and expires Sunday at 6 a.m., according to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service in Anchorage. “Recent heavy snow combined with wind will likely create widespread areas of unstable […]

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    In Anchorage, increased winds forecast ahead of next round of snow

    by Rachael Penton on Nov 19, 9:18

    Winds across the Anchorage area and Turnagain Arm are expected to begin increasing this afternoon ahead of the next approaching weather system that will bring another round of snow to Southcentral. A high wind warning has been issued for the Municipality of Anchorage from noon until 9 p.m. tonight. This warning applies to the Anchorage […]

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    Higher temperatures, more snow in store for Southcentral Alaska

    by Rachael Penton on Nov 18, 11:20

    Below-normal temperatures are coming to an end, as snowfall makes its way into Southcentral again. Multiple rounds of snow are expected to move through the area starting Wednesday night and continuing through Friday. Warmer air will accompany the snow, returning temperatures to the 20s and 30s. Round One The first round begins today, as a […]

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    Earth’s hottest recorded year ever continues with absurdly warm October

    by Associated Press on Nov 18, 10:31

    Even in a record-breaking hot year for Earth, October stood out as absurdly warm. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that last month globally was 58.86 degrees (14.98 degrees Celsius). That’s the hottest October on record by a third of a degree over the old mark, a large margin for weather records. October’s temperature […]

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    Winter storm warning in effect for Juneau area

    by Rachael Penton on Nov 18, 8:49

    It’s been a snowy start to the week for the Southeast Panhandle. Juneau has picked up between 6-8 inches of snow since Tuesday morning, and even more snowfall is in the forecast for the next few days. Yakutat recorded 10.6 inches on Tuesday with snow showers continuing through today. A winter storm warning is in […]

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    Frigid temps expected to last through mid-week in Southcentral Alaska

    by Rachael Penton on Nov 16, 12:14

    After a frigid weekend, Southcentral Alaska woke up to continued cold temperatures Monday morning. Most areas in the Anchorage bowl dropped below 0 degrees for several hours Sunday night into Monday morning. Ted Stevens International Airport recorded a temperature of -3 degrees just before 9 a.m. Monday, while Anchorage residents reported temperatures as low as […]

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    Storm system brings hurricane-force wind gusts to Aleutians

    by Rachael Penton on Nov 10, 12:54

    Update on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 5:45 p.m. The National Weather Service says a massive storm system that hit communities along the Aleutian chain has moved on, heading eastward towards Kodiak. The storm peaked around 6 a.m. with a recorded gust of 79 mph at the Unalaska Airport, according to the NWS’ website. As of […]

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    Tonight and Tuesday’s weather: Messy commute ahead

    by Carlos Faura on Nov 02, 21:57

    More light snowfall is expected in Southcentral overnight and on Tuesday. Another disturbance will move through the area on Monday night and on Tuesday. Overnight there will be some light snow falling on top of the trace to few inches of snow that fell Sunday night and Monday morning that will make for another slippery […]

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    Icy roads from Hillside to East Anchorage cause chaos for drivers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 02, 8:50

    Last Update: Tue, Nov. 2 at 8:32 p.m. Officials with the Anchorage Office of Emergency Management say light snowfall early Tuesday morning will cause similar road conditions drivers faced Monday. “Light snow is expected to develop during the early morning commute on Tuesday,” OEM officials wrote in a statement. Melted snow from Monday will refreeze, […]

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    Latest: Mexico postpones soccer match over hurricane

    by CNN / AP on Oct 23, 9:34

    The latest on Hurricane Patricia, a Category 5 storm expected to make landfall in southwestern Mexico (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Mexico’s top-flight soccer league is postponing a weekend match in Guadalajara due to Hurricane Patricia, the powerful Category 5 storm heading for a Friday landfall on the country’s Pacific Coast. The league says via […]

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    NOAA predicts a mild winter for Alaska

    by Rachael Penton on Oct 15, 10:36

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center released its 2015-2016 winter outlook today, which includes the months of December, January and February. The strong El Nino in place is expected to heavily influence winter weather patterns across the U.S. El Nino occurs when waters in the eastern equatorial Pacific become warmer than normal, which […]

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    Strong Pacific storm approaches southeast Alaska panhandle

    by Rachael Penton on Oct 08, 9:22

    Last Updated: Friday, Oct. 9 at 10:45 a.m. A powerful storm — previously called Hurricane Oho — is making it’s way towards the Alaska panhandle. As of Friday morning, the storm was beginning to affect extreme southern areas, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The Hydaburg seaplane base recorded a wind gust of 76 mph — […]

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    Anchorage sets new records with unusual weather

    by Rachael Penton on Oct 01, 9:25

    The September storm that brought rain and snow to Southcentral Alaska is one for the record books. Things got interesting on Tuesday, Sept. 29, when a strong storm system dropped 1.56 inches of rain in Anchorage. This beat the old daily record of 1.21 inches set in 1961. Area flood advisories were issued for the […]

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    Heavy rain leaves crews running around Anchorage for cleanup

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 29, 19:35

    Heavy rain put Anchorage under a flood advisory for much of the day. No major flooding was reported, but the steady rain had city and state road crews running around town trying to keep small problems from becoming big ones. Most of the work was unplugging leaves from storm drains, says Anchorage street maintenance manager […]

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    NWS issues flood advisory for Anchorage bowl

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 8:57

    With continued rainfall forecast Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for the Anchorage bowl. The urban and small stream flood advisory is until 2 p.m. Tuesday. The NWS says recent rainfall has caused streams to rise “sharply.” “Additional periods of moderate to heavy rain Tuesday morning will cause Anchorage bowl streams to […]

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    Anchorage could get season’s first snowfall Tuesday evening

    by KTVA Weather on Sep 28, 16:08

    Get ready, Anchorage residents — the snow is coming. Or is it? The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement Monday morning, warning Southcentral Alaska to prepare for the possibility of the season’s first snowfall. The NWS expects wet, cold conditions to hit Southcentral beginning early Tuesday afternoon. “A strong cold front moving into southcentral […]

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    First snowfall of season blankets Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Sep 26, 16:08

    Tanana Valley’s first full snowfall of the season has covered Fairbanks in a four to nine inch blanket of snow. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1FpR1jJ ) that the Friday snow and slush slowed traffic. Police say there were several minor crashes, including one that knocked over a light pole. National Weather Service forecasters say […]

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    It’s officially fall, Alaska

    by Rachael Penton on Sep 23, 10:44

    ANCHORAGE – Today is the official start of astronomical fall in the northern hemisphere, known as the “autumnal equinox.” The 2015 equinox occurred at 12:21 a.m. Alaska time. The sun’s rays shine directly over the equator on the equinox, meaning that both the northern and southern hemispheres receive equal amounts of solar radiation. On this day, […]

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    It’s official: Summer 2015 the warmest in recorded history

    by Rachael Penton on Sep 17, 17:57

    It’s official: Summer 2015 was the warmest in recorded history for our planet. The findings come from data collected by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information. Average global land and sea temperatures in August 2015 were 1.58° F above average, beating out the old record set in […]

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    Anchorage needs 1 more 80-degree day to break record

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 04, 18:42

    If this summer feels like it could be one for the record books, there’s a good chance it will be. Anchorage has tied an all-time record for most days in a calendar year to reach 80 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, the number to beat is four, the same number of 80-degree days […]