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    KTVA Weather Lab: Baxter Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 21, 13:09

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Baxter Elementary School in Anchorage, where the third-graders are working together to learn more about meteorology. I also answer the weather question of the week and explain where the clouds and northern lights are in the atmosphere. Every Tuesday, Melissa Frey will take the KTVA Weather Lab to a classroom in […]

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    Spring is here, but where are the warming temperatures?

    by Rachael Penton on Mar 20, 12:29

    Spring is underway in Alaska, but where are the spring-like temperatures? Although Monday marks the official start of astronomical spring, meteorologists and climatologists categorize spring as the months of March, April, and May. That’s because weather patterns usually begin to change in March, with temperatures on the upswing. Although temperatures begin slowly rising this month in […]

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    Winter storm update: Snow, sleet blast mid-Atlantic, Northeast

    by CBS/AP on Mar 14, 20:39

    A blustery late-season storm clobbered the Northeast with sleet and heavy snow Tuesday, crippling much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor after a stretch of unusually mild winter weather that had people thinking spring was already here. The National Weather Service downgraded its blizzard warning Tuesday morning for the New York City area, where schools and businesses […]

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    Winter weather continues in southeast Alaska, dry in Southcentral

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 12, 23:18

    Winter storm warning in effect for southeast Alaska While much of the state continues to see clear and mild weather, the same cannot be said for the Southeast. An area of low pressure is delivering snow and rain to the area. The National Weather Service in Juneau reported 6 inches has fallen since 7 a.m. […]

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    Heavy snow hits Southeast Alaska

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 08, 21:12

    Anchorage has yet to see a single snowflake in the month of March, but the same can’t be said for the Southeast. It was a slow start to the season in the southern inner channels, but they’re making up for lost time this week. The climate records for this area are tracked on Annette Island, […]

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    Bogoslof Volcano erupts again, sends ash cloud over Aleutians

    by Associated Press on Mar 08, 10:18

    An Alaska volcano that’s been active since mid-December has erupted again with an ash cloud that could threaten airliners. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands started erupting at 10:36 p.m. Tuesday and sent up an ash cloud to 35,000 feet. The eruption was marked by seismic activity and lightning that […]

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    KTVA Weather Lab: Creekside Park Elementary

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 07, 12:20

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I take you behind the scenes in the news studio! I visited Creekside Park Elementary School in Anchorage, where the third-graders are using songs to help them remember their weather lessons. These young scientists have a solid foundation in meteorology but were curious about the science of TV! While I was there, they asked […]

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    Today was the coldest March morning in Anchorage since 1999

    by Rachael Penton on Mar 07, 11:13

    Notice an extra chill in the air this morning? Southcentral Alaska experienced one of the coldest March mornings in nearly two decades. The temperature at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport dipped to 8 degrees below zero just before 8 a.m. Although that’s nowhere near the daily record of 24 degrees below zero, set in 1971, it […]

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    High winds lead to vehicle, roof damage in Valdez

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 06, 18:47

    Chilly temperatures, high winds and blowing snow — just another day in Valdez, but it’s caused some damage. The winds started picking up early Thursday morning and haven’t really let up since. People in Valdez are enduring wind gusts between 50 and 80 mph and a peak wind gust on the scale of a category two […]

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    KTVA Weather Lab: Ursa Minor Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Feb 28, 15:44

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Ursa Minor Elementary School, which is located on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Third-graders in Mrs. Cross and Mrs. Condry’s classes are learning why our weather here in Alaska is not as warm as other places they’ve been. While I was there, they asked me the Weather Lab Question of […]

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    Plow crews reopen Elliott Highway, work to open Steese

    by Associated Press on Feb 27, 10:28

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Heavy snowfall and strong winds closed two northern Alaska highways over the weekend. Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Meadow Bailey says crews have reopened the Elliott Highway after a closure Sunday and are working to reopen the Steese Highway. She says truckers heading for North Slope oil fields face hazardous conditions […]

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    KTVA Weather Lab: Scenic Park Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Feb 21, 20:33

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Scenic Park Elementary School. The third-graders in Ms. Westfall’s class are learning that the sun is always shining, regardless of what the weather looks like outside their window. While I was there, they asked me the Weather Lab Question of the Week: How do clouds get their shapes? Every Tuesday, […]

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    Winter weather advisories issued for southcentral Alaska as snow returns to the forecast

    by Rachael Penton on Feb 21, 14:45

    Snow returns to the forecast for southcentral Alaska beginning Tuesday evening, and will continue through the Wednesday morning commute. Winter weather advisories have been issued for Anchorage, the Valley, and the western Kenai Peninsula where snowfall totals are expected to be the highest. Snow will begin moving into the southern and western Kenai Peninsula by […]

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    KTVA Weather Lab: Susitna Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Feb 14, 19:48

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Susitna Elementary School. The third-graders in Ms. Lothrop and Ms. Rachel’s classes are learning about meteorology and while I was there, they asked me how hail is made. Next week I’ll answer a weather question from Scenic Park Elementary School. Every Tuesday, Melissa Frey will take the KTVA Weather Lab to a […]

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    Warmer temperatures, mixed precipitation could lead to slippery roads this week

    by Rachael Penton on Feb 13, 12:10

    Southcentral Alaska residents can expect slippery road conditions over the next few days as warmer temperatures and several rounds of precipitation head into the area. Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula and the Matanuska Valley will begin to warm into the low-to-mid 30s Monday, which will lead to a wintry mix at times. Areas of snow, freezing rain […]

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    Snow continues Friday in Southcentral with cold snap expected this weekend

    by Rachael Penton on Feb 10, 9:11

    Drivers in Southcentral Alaska are in a for a snowy commute on Friday, with scattered snow showers expected to continue through the day and into the evening. Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley are forecast to see 1 to 3 inches of accumulation on Friday, with higher amounts on the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound. A […]

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    Weak and short La Nina fades away; climate shifts to neutral

    by Associated Press on Feb 09, 7:52

    WASHINGTON (AP) – La Nina, we hardly knew ye. U.S. weather forecasters said Thursday the cool flip side to the climate phenomenon El Nino has faded away. The La Nina episode lasted only four months and was among the weakest and shortest on record, coming on the heels of one of the strongest El Ninos, […]

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    Snow chances, cooler temperatures return to Southcentral for week’s end, with warming temperatures by next week

    by Rachael Penton on Feb 08, 12:46

    Changes are coming to the forecast, after a long streak of sunny days in southcentral Alaska. A series of weather systems will move into the area for the end of the week and the weekend, bringing a variety of weather conditions. First, a developing area of low pressure in the Gulf of Alaska will interact […]

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    KTVA Weather Lab: Bear Valley Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Feb 07, 19:38

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Bear Valley Elementary School. The third-graders in Mrs. Keene, Mrs. Brock and Mrs. Campbell’s classes are learning all about weather forecasting and while I was there, they asked me about the history of tornadoes in Alaska! Next week I’ll answer a weather question from Susitna Elementary School. Every Tuesday, Melissa […]

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    Winter storm hits Pacific Northwest, causes Alaska Airlines flight cancellations

    by Megan Edge on Feb 06, 6:32

    Last updated at 7:48 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 More than 10,000 Alaska Airlines passengers traveling in the Pacific Northwest were affected by a winter storm that kicked off on Super Bowl Sunday, the company wrote in a blog post. “If you’re traveling from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport or Portland International Airport this morning, chances are your flight […]