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Barry Fading Away; Attention Turns To Major Summer Heat Wave

Post-Tropical Barry continues to steadily weaken and will fade away over the next day or two. The decaying system may still produce very heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley. Attention on the weather then shifts from Barry to a major summer heat wave mid to late week into the weekend, across much of the Central and Eastern states. Read More >

The NWS Fairbanks will be holding the next spotter training session at the National Weather Service Forecast Office on Thursday, June 13th from 6-7pm. The event is free and open to the public. NWS Fairbanks is located on UAF West Ridge -  Akasofu Bldg Room 351, 2160 Koyukuk Dr, Fairbanks, AK, 99775. The Akasofu Bldg is locked in the evening, so we will meet you at the entrance to the lobby.

Volunteer weather spotters are able to help their community and surrounding communities by reporting to the NWS thunderstorms, hail, heavy rainfall, strong winds, heavy snow, freezing rain, river and coastal flooding, etc. Most of the time a weather spotter will provide a report to us by phone, internet, or ham radio. There may be times where we will call you in the event we feel that something unexpected is happening in your area or to ask further questions on a report that you already gave to us.

If this event interest you, then please join us on June 13th!