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Powerful Storm to Impact the West; Fire Weather Concerns for Areas of the Plains

A powerful winter storm is underway across the west bringing heavy higher elevation mountain snow, dangerous blizzard for the Sierra Nevada Mountains, damaging winds, hazardous sea conditions and cold temperatures to much of the West through this weekend. Meanwhile, critical fire weather concerns increase this weekend for portions of the central and southern High Plains. Read More >

These are the most current maps used in Alaska Weather, which serve as a general forecast for the state and should be used for planning purposes only. For more specific, up-to-date forecasts, please read the text and graphical forecasts produced by NWS Alaska Region's forecast offices. The aviation and marine images will expire each day at 8 AM as new forecast information is produced.


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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All images are updated daily at 5 PM Alaska time and expire at 8 AM every morning.
 

Alaska Statewide Weather

Alaska Statewide Weather is produced by meteorologists on the Alaska Weather team. The message is two and half minutes long and is available seven days a week, by 4 PM. The broadcast features a general overview of the today's weather, the forecast for the next two days, and the current public weather warnings across Alaska.

To listen to the latest broadcast, click on the following link: Alaska Statewide Weather Audio

To view the Alaska Weather Daily Briefing, click on the following link: NWSAnchorage YouTube

 

This broadcast is meant for planning purposes only. For more detailed, up-to-date forecasts, please visit the NWS Alaska Region's website. If you have troubles downloading the broadcast or educational audio files, please email the Multimedia Program Team.

Alaska Weather Facts

Other episodes of Alaska Weather Facts are available on YouTube here and here.  We will update this playlist with new segments when they become available. We hope you find these educational segments useful and welcome any feedback you might have about the series.

Meet your Alaska Weather Team

 
Peter Chan Dave Percy David Kramer Joel Curtis  

Multimedia Program Leader
Communications and Multimedia Specialist

Multimedia Program Assistant Multimedia Program Assistant
Emergency Response Specialist
Multimedia Program Assistant
Emergency Response Specialist
 
       
Carrie Haisley        
Chief, Emergency Services and Multimedia Branch

 

 

   

 

 

For questions, comments, or problems related to missing or old images, email the Multimedia Program Team.

 

 

Alaska Weather

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Aviation Weather



Marine Weather

You can also view the show on the National Weather Service Alaska Region YouTube channel.

Alaska Weather is a production by the National Weather Service's Alaska Region.

For questions or comments about Alaska Weather, email the Multimedia Program Team.

 

 

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