Cold Front Sweeps in From the North

June has ushered in a dramatic change in the weather as a cold front from the high arctic dips into Alaska. National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Cox in Fairbanks says the system is packing an un-summery punch.

“We’ve had some strong winds reported up on the Dalton Highway where we’ve had some trees knocked down near the highway up there, and here in the interior, we’ve had temperatures drop substantially, and we’ve had reports of snow in the Delta Junction and Salcha areas, and we’ve actually had some reported power outages, as some of the snow has accumulated in the trees.”

Cox says the weather system is tracking south, and as Interior skies clear and winds calm overnight, there’s the potential for frost.