Annie Feidt, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage
Alaska is likely to stay warm this month, while much of the Lower 48 experiences a cold snap. The culprit is a feature of the jet stream called a Rossby wave. Listen now
Ice in the Chukchi Sea is at a record low for this time of year, by a wide margin. Listen now
Here's a heaping serving of Thanksgiving-in-Alaska weather facts you can pass around your table along with the stuffing and potatoes. Listen now
"There's always something new and fascinating that you've never see before when there's a new generation satellite that's launched." Listen now
One important factor is the depth of the lake. But there are other variables too. Listen now
The first snow of the season is a great marker for the start of winter. Most of the state is more or less on track with their normal first snow date. Listen now
La Nina typically brings cooler and drier conditions to Alaska. And because of global warming, that may mean a more typical winter for much of the state. Listen now
In Alaska, big fall storms are often associated with the jet stream. Listen now
Weather conditions aren't a driver of when fall colors appear, but weather events can drive the extent, duration and intensity of fall colors. Listen now
Brettschneider says this year's Arctic sea ice retreat won't break the record set in 2012, but is not too far behind. He says it's strikingly low compared to two decades ago. Listen now
Fairbanks gets the first freeze of the season about a week ahead of normal. Listen now
If you took all that water that has just fallen on Harris County and you put it right over the urban part of Anchorage it would be about 60 or 70 feet deep. It's an extraordinary amount of water that's fallen. Listen now
Most places in Alaska are wetter than normal for August, but it's been especially rainy in Ketchikan. Listen now
August is the rainiest month in Alaska. But how rainy? That depends on where you live. Listen now
Juneau has had very few days above 70 this summer. In contrast, Anchorage logged its warmest temperature of the year Sunday, 76 degrees. Listen now
Less than ten years after oil started flowing, Alaska’s economy cratered. The recession was quick and deep.
In Alaska, we don’t pay income tax. We don’t pay state sales tax. But once a year every man, woman and child gets a cut of the state’s oil wealth. There are plenty of other oil states in the world, but Alaska is the only one that treats residents like shareholders and sends them dividend checks every year.
Back in 1970 on July 19, it snowed 9.7 inches at the Summit weather station just south of Cantwell on the Parks Highway. Listen now
Residents of Utqiagvik have experienced above normal temperatures for the last 17 months. But a cooler-than-normal June will end that streak.