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Isaias Rapidly Moving North with Tropical Storm Impacts; Critical Fire Weather Conditions in the West

Isaias speed will increase some as it heads into New England, including New York City and other larger New England cities today and tonight; and the center is forecast to be in Canada by Wednesday morning. Very heavy rain and flash flooding, damaging winds, storm surge, and isolated tornadoes can be expected. In the West, critical fire conditions continue due to hot, dry, and breezy conditions. 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!