Chinook Conditions Expected Through Weekend

An abrupt change in the weather is forecast for mainland Alaska.  Cold air that’s hung over much of the state for the last two weeks is being displaced by much warmer air flow.  National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Fisher says a classic Chinook pattern is setting up.

Fisher says warm moist air will bring snow to Southwest and Southcentral Alaska and the Western Interior, while near and above freezing temperatures and winds are forecast to the north and east, including the Alaska Range. Much warmer temperatures are expected as far north as the Brooks Range and North Slope.  Fisher says conditions will moderate late in the week but a second Chinook is expected to push through this weekend.

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