SUMMER SNOW IN ALASKA

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
FAIRBANKS AK AUG 16 2013

NORTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE-
INCLUDING…ANAKTUVUK PASS…ATIGUN PASS…GALBRAITH LAKE… SAGWON…FRANKLIN BLUFFS

AN EARLY FALL STORM IS FORECAST TO IMPACT THE NORTH SLOPE AND WEST COAST OF ALASKA SUNDAY AND IMPACT THE ALASKA INTERIOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.

A LOW DEVELOPING OVER NORTHEAST RUSSIA AND CHUKCHI SEA SATURDAY WILL BEGIN TO IMPACT THE WESTERN NORTH SLOPE SUNDAY WITH PERIODS OF RAIN…HEAVY AT TIMES.

GALE FORCE NORTH WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN THE SOUTHERN CHUKCHI SEA AND THROUGH THE BERING STRAITS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

RAIN…HEAVY AT TIMES WILL DEVELOP IN WESTERN ALASKA SUNDAY NIGHT.

AN UNSEASONABLY COLD AIR MASS MOVING ON TO THE NORTH SLOPE BEHIND THIS SYSTEM WILL CHANGE RAIN TO SNOW IN AREAS FROM THE BROOKS RANGE NORTH SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY WITH SOME WET SNOW ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE IN THE BROOKS RANGE ABOVE 3000 FEET SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

Nice to think about, as summer returns and it gets hot and sticky, here in New Hampshire. (See poem at end of prior post.)

Hat tip to “Ice Age Now” Blog. http://iceagenow.info/2013/08/early-snow-expected-alaska/

UPDATE—AUGUST 21—-First snow dusts rooftops in Barrow

Barrow Aug 21 06_32_02_221_ABCam_20130821_0620

 

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2 thoughts on “SUMMER SNOW IN ALASKA

  1. We could use a bit of that weather down here. We were back up around 110 yesterday. I was kind of hoping that part of summer was over, but I was wrong. Definitely not the first time that’s happened.

    • You make me embarrassed for thinking it is getting hot and muggy here. It is (blush) getting over eighty today.

      At least it will help out my pepper plants.

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