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The National Weather Service made a change nationally to all of our radar change on December 17, 2020. The old radar pages were relying on old software (Adobe Flash) that is no longer being supported in web browsers at the end of 2020. We understand this has been a big of a change has caused issues for many. The old pages had been in use for at least 15 years, however the discontinuance Adobe Flash was unfortunately out of our control and a change had to be made. 


Many are experiencing problems with the new website, especially with images and loops being very slow to load. We apologize for this inconvenience, and assure you that a fix is being developed nationally. Improvements to the new website are expected in early 2021.


If you're having problems using the new radar website, here are some alternate links:

Many have reached out to us looking for a simple radar loop image. These are still available as radar "lite" images, we recommend trying these to see if they better suit your needs: 


If you're looking for more information the use the new website, one of our sister offices in Montana put out a great YouTube video of some of the new features it offers. There's also a nice Frequently Asked Questions page to help answer some questions you may have. 


These web page changes are controlled at a NWS national level, and the developers are currently taking public comments on them to improve the quality and service. The best way to voice concerns to the developers is to contact them directly at If you'd like to see them change or upgrade something, contacting them is your best avenue to make change happen. 

If you have any other questions or comments for the NWS Anchorage Office, please don't hesitate to reach out via email to our office at, and we'll do our best to help you where we can.