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    Large earthquake lets scientists learn more about Aleutians fault line

    by Melissa Frey on Jul 19, 6:31

    Seismologists are learning valuable information about a fault line in the western Aleutians and Bering Sea, following a large earthquake that shook the area Monday afternoon. There was no damage given the remote area, but the quake was felt nearly 200 miles away and a small tsunami was generated. The quake’s magnitude was measured as […]

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    June goes down as third warmest on record globally

    by Rachael Penton on Jul 18, 12:33

    The results are in for June and it was another warm month worldwide. According to NOAA’s latest monthly global temperature analysis, last month was the third warmest on record over land and ocean surfaces combined. It was the fourth warmest June on record for land-only temperatures. Global records began in 1880. The month of June […]

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    Tsunami advisory canceled for parts of the Aleutians

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 17, 16:45

    The 7.8 earthquake that triggered a tsunami advisory Monday has been canceled. The earthquake in the Bering Sea initially prompted an advisory for parts of the Pacific including Shemya, Adak and St. Paul. Earthquake upgraded to 7.8. Tsunami Advisory in effect for Shemya, Adak & St. Paul. These areas should move to higher ground. https://t.co/W3Y6s3m2S6 […]

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    Low-frequency earthquakes detected in Alaska

    by Melissa Frey on Jul 12, 18:39

    Hundreds of earthquakes are detected in Alaska every week, but new research reveals some earthquakes are happening continuously and could encourage larger quakes. Seismologists at the University of California Riverside looked at data from one area south and east of Dutch Harbor in the Alaska-Aleutian Subduction Zone. They found more than 1,000 low-frequency earthquakes happened […]

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    Warmest temperatures of the summer forecast for Southcentral Alaska this week

    by Rachael Penton on Jul 10, 11:24

    Warm summer temperatures in Southcentral Alaska are off to a slow start this year. So far this summer, the thermometer has only topped 70 degrees three times: on May 31, June 1, and July 6. The warmest temperature of the year so far is 75 degrees, recorded June 1, which means Anchorage has yet to […]

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    Mudslide carries cars near Sheep Mountain Lodge

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 07, 11:21

    Heavy rainfall triggered a mudslide near Sheep Mountain Lodge along the Glenn Highway. The Lodge is the starting place for the Fireweed 400, a bike race to Valdez and back. Spectators and cyclists at the lodge witness the slide first hand. “It was building and building. It was like a giant, brown Slurpee coming down […]

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    Wet weather on the way for Southcentral Alaska

    by Rachael Penton on Jul 07, 9:35

    The thermometer topped 70 degrees at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Thursday for just the third time this summer. Other part of Southcentral were even warmer, with widespread 70 degree temperatures throughout the Matanuska and Susitna Valleys. Temperatures are forecast to climb into the 60s and 70s again on Friday in Southcentral, but a […]

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    Sunshine, warming temperatures on the way after soggy weekend in Southcentral

    by Rachael Penton on Jul 03, 9:13

    It’s been a rainy couple of days in Southcentral Alaska. Anchorage recorded 0.53″ of rain on Sunday, which tied a daily rainfall record set in 2011. More rain fell after midnight Monday morning, with most areas in Southcentral also recording measurable rainfall. Weather conditions will improve just in time for the July Fourth holiday. Rain […]

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    Bogoslof sends ash cloud to 36,000 feet

    by Melissa Frey on Jul 02, 18:17

    Bogoslof Volcano erupted Sunday afternoon prompting warnings from the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) and the National Weather Service (NWS). The AVO raised the Volcano Alert Level to a warning and the Aviation Color Code to a red — the highest level to alert pilots and people in the area of an ongoing eruption. The Alaska […]

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    ‘Big Bang Theory’ star’s home burns down in California wildfire

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Jun 28, 16:20

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The home of “Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki has been destroyed in a wildfire in California. Nicole Perna, a spokeswoman for the 42-year-old actor, says his home on a ranch in the San Luis Obispo area was destroyed by the wildfire on the state’s central coast. “My heart goes […]

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    Valley farmers adapting to cooler temperatures

    by Melissa Frey on Jun 28, 11:25

    Last year at this point in the season, Palmer already had 21 days in the 70s, this year there have only been five. Farmers in the valley are noticing the cooler temperatures but have learned in Alaska, you have to be ready for anything. That’s the case for Mark Rempel, who has been farming in […]

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    Rain and cooler temps don’t stop Alaskans from enjoying Summer Solstice

    by Melissa Frey on Jun 20, 18:33

    We’ve been gaining daylight for 181 days– all building up to today, the Summer Solstice. Many Alaskans look forward to this day for months, eager to soak up the 19 hours and 21 minutes of daylight, but this year’s Solstice is more soggy than sunny. The rain didn’t stop the Willis family from heading to […]

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    Happy summer solstice, Alaska

    by Rachael Penton on Jun 20, 10:44

    ANCHORAGE — Tuesday is the summer solstice and the peak of summer daylight in Alaska. Anchorage will gain a final 9 seconds of daylight Tuesday, topping out at 19 hours and 21 minutes. Juneau is not far behind at 18 hours and 16 minutes, while Fairbanks will experience 21 hours and 49 minutes of daylight. The sun […]

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    Anchorage records first 70 degree temperature of the year

    by Rachael Penton on Jun 01, 8:53

    The thermometer at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport reached 70 degrees on Wednesday for the first time this year. It’s the warmest temperature reached in Anchorage since early September 2016. This comes later than last summer’s first 70 degree reading, which happened on May 15. Many other spots in Southcentral Alaska also warmed into the 70s on […]

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    Holiday weekend forecast brings variety of weather conditions to Southcentral Alaska

    by Rachael Penton on May 26, 12:10

    If you’re spending some time outdoors in Southcentral Alaska this weekend, be prepared for a variety of weather conditions. A showery weather pattern will keep conditions damp and cooler than normal through Memorial Day. Friday will bring areas of sunshine and mostly dry conditions to start, but scattered showers will again develop across the area during […]

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    Widespread rain, wind in the forecast for southcentral Alaska

    by Rachael Penton on May 23, 10:55

    After some sunshine to start the week, widespread rain is in the forecast for southcentral Alaska through midweek. A strong front will begin approaching the western Kenai Peninsula and Cook Inlet area late-Tuesday, spreading rain throughout the entire region by early-Wednesday. The rain will be heavy at times, bringing as much as one inch of […]

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    Record rainfall recorded across SE Alaska

    by Melissa Frey on May 22, 17:18

    Significant rain fell across most of Southcentral and Southeast Alaska this weekend as a storm system moved in from the Gulf of Alaska. For Southcentral, this was the wettest day seen in months. Anchorage picked up 0.25 inches of rain on Sunday alone. This was the most rain recorded in Anchorage since late-September of 2016. […]

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    Alaska may see warmer than normal temperatures this summer

    by Rachael Penton on May 18, 10:53

    The Climate Prediction Center has released it’s latest summer outlook, and a warm summer may be ahead for Alaska. According to the outlook, the months of June, July, and August have a 40 percent chance of seeing warmer than normal temperatures for the majority of Alaska, with a 33 percent chance of warmer than normal […]

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    When will Anchorage hit 70 degrees?

    by Melissa Frey on May 17, 13:46

    ANCHORAGE — As daylight grows across Alaska temperatures are quickly rising, but making it to 70 degrees is still rare this time of year. Juneau and Fairbanks made it to the 70s for the first time this season on Tuesday. Annette and Nenana recorded the highest temperatures in the state so far in 2017, both […]

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    It’s time for round-the-clock daylight on the North Slope

    by Rachael Penton on May 10, 11:48

    Summer has arrived in Utqiagvik (formerly known as Barrow)  — at least, when it comes to the amount of daylight. The sun rose early Wednesday morning, and will stay above the horizon through early-August. The next sunset on Utqiagvik’s calendar won’t happen until 1:56 a.m. on August 2. That’s more than two-and-a-half months of constant daylight. Utqiagvik will […]