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NOAA: Alaska could see early spring

By Brett Shepard 10:08 AM March 20, 2014

Above-normal temperatures forecast statewide

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, above normal or below normal for these three months.

If you are looking forward to an early spring in Alaska, the spring outlook does look promising: NOAA is forecasting above-normal temperatures for the entire state, especially over western and northern Alaska. As for precipitation, most of the state should see near normal precipitation for spring, though over the southeast part of the state precipitation is predicted to be a bit below normal.

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