Tuesday, May 21, 2013
n Anchorage will receive the back end of this storm along with some colder air. We could see 1 to 4 inches in accumulation with higher amounts of snow expecting to fall along the mountains.
In Fairbanks they are still talking about the cold snap that took over the month of January. It was the coldest month of January on record since 1971 with an average of 26.9 degrees. Brrr...
Once that cold finally snapped it brought us into the month of February where we finally get a chance to enjoy the sunny skies along with bearable temperatures. This month the average so far has been 6.6 degrees which is 9 degrees above normal.
Is it spring or what?? Well not just yet, but we are about to witness one of the biggest temperatures swings from month to month. The difference between January 2012 to February 2012 is a change in temperature of almost 34 degrees.
Along with warmer temperatures there hasn't been to much snow to report. This month so far only 2.3 inches of snow has been recorded. Fairbanks doesn't see great amounts of snow for February usually, but has an average of at least 3.7 inches for the month. Only 37.5 inches has fallen for the season and might seem quiet minimal to our 106.7 inches here in Anchorage.
That reading of 106.7 will surely change tonight as low pressure continues to stir up. Areas of P.W.S and Kenai will get hit the most by this storm with 2 to 6 inches is some areas.
In Anchorage will receive the back end of this storm along with some colder air. We could see 1 to 4 inches in accumulation with higher amounts of snow expecting to fall along the mountains.
This includes Alyeska where they have gained 9 inches in the last 24 hours bringing there totals to 677.7 inches of snow since October 1, 2011. With amounts like this it continues to amaze us, but the totals will continue to grow as winter isn't over just yet.
Today temperatures will be a tad bit cooler falling in the lower 30's with 1 to 2 inches throughout today. Tonight will fall from mid to lower 20's with another 1" of accumulation. Light flurries will persist as we head into Wednesday and Thursday, before this storm shifts east allowing us to enjoy Fur Rondy Friday with a dose of sun.
Be careful, and enjoy the day Alaska