Ask a climatologist: Look for snowflakes soon

Two roads intersect, covered by a light snowfall, surrounded by spruce trees.
Areas southeast of Fairbanks received snow late Monday and early Tuesday, seen here by an Alaska Department of Transportation webcam along the Richardson Highway near Birch Lake. (Alaska DOT)

There’s a chance of snow in the forecast for Fairbanks and Anchorage this week.

Climate researcher Brian Brettschneider with the National Weather Service is back for our Ask A Climatologist segment, and he says Fairbanks is getting a little behind schedule, while Anchorage is just approaching the average date for its first measurable snowfall.