Winter weather advisories in effect for heavy snowfall
An area of low pressure is delivering another round of moderate to heavy snow across Southcentral Sunday afternoon through early Monday morning.
Winter weather advisories are in effect for most of the region.
Anchorage, Eagle River and Indian
Anchorage, Eagle River, and Indian are under a winter weather advisory through 6 a.m. Monday for an expected 4-8" of snow. The heaviest snow will fall Sunday afternoon and evening with lighter snow showers lingering into Monday.
The Western Kenai Peninsula
The Western Kenai Peninsula is under a winter weather advisory through 5 a.m. Monday for an expected 3-8" of snow. The heaviest snow will be near Kenai. Further south, poor visibility from blowing snow will be a concern and wind gusts up to 30 mph are expected near Homer.
The Eastern Kenai Peninsula
The Eastern Kenai Peninsula is under a winter weather advisory through 9 p.m. Sunday for an expected 6-15" of snow. The highest snowfall totals will be near Thompson Pass. Blowing snow will be a concern along the Seward Highway near Seward where wind gusts to 30 mph are expected.
The Susitna Valley
The Susitna Valley south of Talkeetna is under a winter weather advisory through 6 a.m. Monday for an expected 5-8" of snow.
Thompson Pass is under a winter weather advisory through midnight Sunday night for an expected 6-10" of snow.
Snow also continues to fall at Alyeska during their first weekend of the 2018-2019 season. The ski resort is reporting a base of 56" with an additional 5" in the last 24 hours.
As the storm moves north of the area early Monday, snow showers will taper off and we'll see partly sunny skies.
Temperatures will fall to the upper teens and low 20s overnight Sunday with high temperatures topping out in the mid to upper 20s Monday afternoon for Anchorage, the Mat-Su and western Kenai Peninsula. Warmer temperatures are likely from Girdwood east to Prince William Sound where high temperatures will top out in the low to mid-30s.
Stay safe on area roads and highways this weekend as snow accumulates and visibility becomes poor from blowing and drifting snow.
Before Sunday's storm, Anchorage had seen nearly 18 inches of snow so far this season. That's only about seven inches below normal and about eight inches more than this time last year.
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