The Snow is here!
A large severe storm arrived at South Central bringing widespread snow/rain showers as far north to Nome and south to Southeast Alaska.
A large severe storm arrived at South Central bringing widespread snow/rain showers as far north to Nome and south to Southeast Alaska. Currently, very intense weather consisting of snow and winds is overhead South Central. By tomorrow this Low pressure system will track toward the Southeast. As this Low tracks farther south it weakens, however it’s strong enough to bring a Winter Weather Warning for Juneau due to widespread snow showers. The warmest part of Alaska will be over the Southeast with a low temperature up to approximately 30 degrees. Also, this Low will bring strong winds for the Southwest, over Unalaska and Kodiak.
Cold air will transfer due to advection farther south as the storm descends toward the Southeast. Arctic temperatures will reach as far south as Bethel. The Interior will have snow showers and patchy fog for Prudhoe Bay with a cold snap at –42 degrees and Fairbanks at –6 degrees. The West will have winds and arctic temperatures: Nome mostly sunny skies and a –23 degree low temperature, and Bethel snow showers in the morning and a –14 degree low temperature.
Expect seasonal winter weather for the Kenai Peninsula with snow showers north of Clam Gulch along the western portion of the Peninsula and wide spread snow showers for the rest of the area. Homer will experience a cloudy day. Valdez will encounter snow showers, and up into the Matsu Valley expect more snow showers.
Alaska’s only 7-day forecast will have snow showers tomorrow diminishing in intensity by Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, clouds will start to scatter out slightly causing a small temperature drop for Wednesday and Thursday. But by Friday, it will warm up again with light scattered snow showers throughout the day. The weekend will bring partly sunny skies and a cold snap on Sunday night with a low temperature of 3 degrees. This week brings us a mixture of weather and variable temperatures, so be prepared for changing conditions. Have a great work week!