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Catastrophic Impacts Expected in Florida from Major Hurricane Ian

Life-threatening and devastating impacts are expected as Major Hurricane Ian moves onto southwest Florida, then slowly progresses to the north-northeast. Life-threatening storm surge, devastating winds, several tornadoes, and significant heavy rain onto already saturated soils is forecasted. Widespread and prolonged flooding and flash flooding are possible across much of Florida. Read More >


Anchorage Forecast Office

6930 Sand Lake Road



Main Office

(907) 266-5105

Administrative Assistant

Heidi Frost

(907) 266-5142

Meteorologist in Charge

Noelle Runyan

(907) 266-5120


Science and Operations Officer

Samuel Shea

(907) 266-5111

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

Aviva Braun

(907) 266-5117


Senior Service Hydrologist

Marian Baker

(907) 266-5137

Observation Program Leader

Kaitlyn O'Brien

(907) 266-5121


Tours and Visits

If you'd like to schedule a tour of the Anchorage Forecast Office, or a speaker or presenter for your event, please contact our Warning Coordination Meteorologist. We generally give tours to groups of 5 or more, preferably on Fridays. However, accommodations can be made to meet your group's needs.

Aviva Braun

(907) 266-5117