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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 […]

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    Rainfall prompts Interior flood advisories

    by Brett Shepard on Jun 19, 10:28

    Interior Alaska has been getting some much-needed rain the past couple of days and the rain continues to fall this morning. So much rain has fallen that flooding is becoming a concern along many streams and rivers to the east and southeast of Fairbanks. Rain will begin to taper off later today, but another round […]

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    What states are warming the fastest?

    by Associated Press on Jun 04, 18:59

    WASHINGTON – The United States is warming fastest at two of its corners, in the Northeast and the Southwest, an analysis of federal temperature records shows. Northeastern states – led by Maine and Vermont – have gotten the hottest in the last 30 years in annual temperature, gaining 2.5 degrees on average. But Southwestern states have […]

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    Alaskan communities see warm, dry May

    by Brett Shepard on Jun 03, 11:37

    May 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 – Over all, the month of May was warmer and drier than normal for most of Alaska. The main […]

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    Rain a welcome relief for many

    by Bonney Bowman on May 27, 20:11

    Tuesday’s rain was great news for allergy and asthma sufferers. The showers knocked pollen, dust and smoke out of the air, making it easier to breathe. It’s also good news for people who make their living in the great outdoors. Lawn care crews are some of those people. Their season is off to a slow start. […]

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    NOAA: Alaska could see early spring

    by Brett Shepard on Mar 20, 10:08

    ANCHORAGE – On this first day of spring, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual spring forecast. This is an extended three-month forecast for the months of April, May and June. The forecast includes how temperatures these three months will compare to the average, and it also shows whether precipitation will be normal, […]

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    The science of spring equinox

    by Brett Shepard on Mar 19, 11:30

    ANCHORAGE – Tuesday, Anchorage topped 12 hours of sunlight and today it’s up to 12 hours and 9 minutes of sunlight. The spring equinox, though, isn’t until March 20. Equinox is Latin for “equal night,” so why don’t Alaskans see an equal length of day and night on the first day of spring? Why does […]

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    Wet snow leads to 120-plus accidents

    by Charlo Greene on Mar 05, 20:37

    ANCHORAGE – That long-awaited snowfall finally arrived Wednesday, and it kept our region’s first responders busy, especially along the Glenn Highway, according to Alaska State Troopers. AST’s Beth Ipsen says troopers in the Mat-Su Valley responded to several vehicle collisions from Seward Meridian Parkway to Knik Bridge along the Glenn Highway. Ipsen says Troopers responded […]