...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM AKDT SATURDAY... * SNOW...2 TO 8 INCHES. HIGHEST AMOUNTS THROUGH HATCHER PASS. * TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW WILL CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW BY THIS EVENING. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
This is just fun. The National Weather Service is forecasting 2-8” in Anchorage and Wasilla tonight through Saturday. Up in the mountains, it could be a lot more.
I had a couple buddies who skied out of an RV all through May last year and they said they got some great days up at Turnagain Pass. There is certainly a stoked RV crew up in Alaska today.
...EXTREMELY UNUSUAL LATE-SEASON SNOWFALL FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING... - NOAA
CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING FOR A SIGNIFICANT LATE SEASON SNOWFALL FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING ACROSS SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA. COLD AIR SWEEPING IN FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL INTERACT WITH ABUNDANT MOISTURE OVER THE AREA TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL.
Late season snow like this can certainly be a double edged sword. Some people are gonna be fired up on it and get out there for the last powder turns of the year. While others are just going to be annoyed because they’ve switched into mountain bike mode and this just gums up the trails for the weekend.
Either way, it’s impressive that Alaska is getting a storm this cold and with this much snow in it at such low elevations so late in the year.
Alaska, you continue to amaze us.