Alaska is ready for winter. They’ve already gotten some decent snow this month and today, they’re going to add to it.
NOAA is calling for 8-20″ of snow for the Alaska Range today including in Denali National Park where they’ve already seen 6″ of snow today. We’ve already seen photos of guys ripping 3-foot deep pow in the eastern Alaska Range this week.
A winter storm is setting its sights on Interior Alaska for another round of significant snowfall in September. Rain across Interior Alaska will gradually transition to snow overnight tonight with precipitation becoming all snow by early Tuesday morning. The snow will increase in intensity Tuesday morning and continue through Wednesday morning before tapering off to scattered snow showers Wednesday.
Snowfall accumulations will range from 6” to 12” north of the Alaska Range. The heaviest snowfall amounts of 8” to 20” will been seen in the Alaska Range including Denali National Park and Healy on the Parks Highway as well as Isabel Pass on the Richardson Highway.” – NOAA Alaska yesterday
NOAA’s WINTER STORM WARNING:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 449 AM AKDT TUE SEP 29 2015 DENALI- INCLUDING...HEALY...DENALI NATIONAL PARK...CARLO CREEK... KANTISHNA ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AKDT WEDNESDAY... A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AKDT WEDNESDAY. * SNOW...12 TO 20 INCHES. * TIMING...SNOW HEAVY AT TIMES TODAY WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS...VISIBILITY MAY BE GREATLY REDUCED. TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL BE DIFFICULT. YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR EXTREME WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS IN THIS AREA.