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February Snow Update

There are not many weather stations in Alaska that have continuous, long term snow measurements.  Fairbanks, Anchorage, Bettles, and Juneau have the longest and most consistent records of snow fall and snow depth and are great for comparing current snow levels to the climatological normal. February was quite snowy at …

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Anchorage: Snowiest December in over 60 years

Anchorage has been pummelled by a series of storms that brought near record amounts of snow to the city and surrounding areas. Over the course …

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Widespread storm damage along the West Coast

A powerful storm has caused severe and widespread damage along Alaska’s West Coast. As of early morning on Sunday, September 18, water levels are receding …

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2022 fire season winding down

Cool and wet weather patterns in August brought the unusual 2022 fire season to an end in much of the state. Acreage burned and the …

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End-of-June Wildfires

Alaska wildfires are spreading at a rapid pace. There have been 365 fires confirmed by the end of June 2022 (ref.: Alaska Interagency Coordination Center …

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Snow: End of Season Summary

With temperatures warming and green up in Fairbanks just around the corner, it’s safe to say that the snow season has come to a close.  …

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Snow Summary

The end of February is fast approaching, and with it meteorological winter is coming to a close in the northern hemisphere.  However, that does not …

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