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Snow forecast for northern Alaska

By Associated Press 12:39 PM July 24, 2014
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) –

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 near Coldfoot, or 250 miles north of Fairbanks.

Weather service meteorologist Cary Freeman says the 1-3 inches predicted is outside the norm for late July.

A lower pressure system north of the Arctic coast is behind the extreme weather that includes heavy rain in the central Alaska Range area, from the Richardson Highway west to Denali National Park and Preserve.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

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