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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 along the Bering coast but still rising along the Chukchi coast as ex-typhoon Merbok moves northwards.  Coastal communities all along the West Coast from the …

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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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Tonga Eruption Shockwave

Saturday, January 15, 2022: The explosive eruption of Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai sent a shockwave around the world.  Such extensive atmospheric gravity waves triggered by a volcanic …

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Winter Solstice Daylight

This year, astronomical winter starts on December 21 at 6:59 AKST.  The amount of daylight, as well as the timing of sunrise and sunset, vary …

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