Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Starting Off March With Snow
Anchorage's seasonal snowfall total is 119.9 inches.
Anchorage's seasonal snowfall total is 119.9 inches. We are currently in 4th place and only need 1.7 inches away from moving into the third position!
Well that could be possible as we head into the weekend while low pressure continues to move into the Southcentral. For the last couple of days this system has been bringing gusty winds and snow up and down the Alaska Peninsula. This storm continues to move throughout the southern part of the state and will continue to behave irrationally throughout the weekend.
Winter weather advisories have been put into place for the P.W.S. for tonight and will persist into the weekend. Portions of the Kenai Peninsula will get a dose of 3 to 6 along with reduced visibility down to a quarter of a mile. In the Anchorage area will see light snow through tonight and this will linger into the start of our weekend. Throughout the Valley increasing clouds will take over, with scattered snow in the Copper River Basin region.
Temperatures will stay steady in the upper 20's with overnights dying down to the upper teens. Definitely a chilly way to start off the month of March, but we have about 3 weeks before the real start of Spring. So we will continue to try and push to beat the all time record for snow that sits at 132.8 inches.
The rest of the state will stay generally dry while high pressure building up in the Northwest. Temperatures will fall causing wind chill advisories throughout the weekend into the Interior and North Slope. These are dangerous wind chills so please find a way to stay safe and warm. That sounds hard when things could fall to 40 or 50 below.
Have a great night Alaska!