The snow continues to pile up throughout much of Alaska.
The snow continues to pile up throughout much of Alaska. Another round of the white stuff looks to affect most of the southern half of the state for the latter part of the week. Here in Anchorage we are now up to 115.3’’ of snow for 2011-2012. That makes this the 4th snowiest winter ever in Anchorge. We only need 17.5’’ of snow to tie the all time record. Anchorage averages 14.2’’ of snow from Feb. 29th to April 30th. So it’s going to be a nail biter. Also of note this February Anchorage is now up to 23.2’’ of snow making this the 6th snowiest February on record. We are of course sound like wimps here in Anchorage as Valdez topped the 400’’ mark yesterday. Valdez is now up to 403.9’’ of snow this season. Yes. More snow is on the way for south central. We have a developing system in the southwest and it looks to begin moving into south central late in the day on Thursday and will likely dump snow on the region through Saturday. Into the southwest you will begin to feel the affects of this system on Wednesday with rain, snow, and wind. In the southeast the weather will be pretty quiet until late in the day on Thursday and rain and snow will move into your part of the state. North of the Alaska Range the weather should be relatively cold and quiet into the weekend.
7 Day Forecast For Anchorage
Overnight we could see a few snow showers with lows of 5 to 15 degrees. Wednesday will be mostly to partly cloudy with isolated snow showers in the morning and highs near 20. Thursday we will see increasing cloudiness with snow possible late in the day. Highs will be near 25. Friday and Saturday will be cloudy with snow and highs of 25 to 30. Sunday will be quiet with mostly to partly cloudy skies and highs in the low to mid 20s. Monday and Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with snow showers and highs near 25.
Alaska extremes for Tuesday. The hot spots the past 12 hours were Annette and Gustavus where it hit 41 degrees. The cold spot the past 24 hours was Nuiqsut where it dipped to –50 degrees.