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Slow Moving Storm to Impact California and Dampen Western States

A slow moving system off the California coastline will bring rain, mountain snow, and coastal impacts. Locally heavy rain may cause flash flooding, especially, on burn scars in from central California to southwestern Oregon. Snow up to 3 feet will be possible in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. Rain with mountain snow can be expected from the Northwest to the Northern Rockies and into the Plains. Read More >

The NWS Fairbanks will be holding the next spotter training session at the National Weather Service Forecast Office on Wednesday, Oct 9th 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 Oct 9th!