Thursday, May 23, 2013
Great Yukigassen Weather!
Month to date in Anchorage we're sitting at 16.6 inches of snow bringing our total for to 108.7 for the season.
Are you almost ready to Rondy?!? Right here in the Anchorage region this crisp winter day makes you not mind that temperatures have fallen off a few degrees. After the passing this storm will start to see clear skies, making for great Yukigassen weather.
However today clouds continue to take over the area with lingering snow throughout Southcentral. Still with not too much sunshine, it's still nice to have daylight at 8:19 a.m. and not have to wait until late morning.
Do you notice with more daylight come more smiling faces?? We have until March 11, 2012 until spring-forward happens, but until then we'll take the 9 hours 48 minutes. By Sunday will be sitting at 10 hours, and rebounding back with temperatures slowly rising.
Until then clouds will continue to dominate along with temps falling to the mid-20s. After receiving trace amounts of snow yesterday here in Anchorage, we'll see this storm continue to linger throughout the Southeast and Southcentral today producing snow showers. One to two inches of accumulation will be found here in the Anchorage Bowl, but clouds will last until high pressure ridging hits us tomorrow.
High pressure will continue to build out west and into the Gulf of Alaska, causing sunny skies but a temperature swing in portions of the state. There is always a trade off with the weather, and this one is going to allow us to go into the weekend wearing our sunglasses but making us pull out our winter coats again.
No, it won't be a serious drop, but noticeable, since we have been spoiled by the 30s for almost two weeks now. Along with daytime highs dropping, so will overnights to the lower teens tonight and to the single mark tomorrow. Clear skies will take over Friday into Saturday, until Sunday night when another system that is brewing in the Western Aleutians starts moving in producing us with more snow.
Month to date in Anchorage we're sitting at 16.6 inches of snow bringing our total for to 108.7 for the season. We're currently ranked as the sixth snowiest winter on record, and only need three more inches to tie the fifth snowiest winter record. With today's snowfall we should only accumulate one to two inches, not allowing us to beat any records. However, I think will conquer it before heading into March.
Next week temperatures rebound back into the 30s along with mostly cloudy conditions. Let's get ready to Rondy, Alaska, as things kick off at 9 a.m. tomorrow!
Have a great day, 49th state!