Early September blizzard in Alaska

“Whiteout conditions should be expected.


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK – 2 SEP 2014

NORTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE- INCLUDING…ANAKTUVUK PASS…ATIGUN PASS…GALBRAITH LAKE… SAGWON…FRANKLIN BLUFFS …

BLIZZARD WARNING FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (last night) TO MIDNIGHT AKDT WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

* LOCATION…MAINLY ABOVE 1000 FEET. * VISIBILITY…NEAR ZERO IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* WINDS…WEST 35 TO 50 MPH.

* SNOW…5 TO 10 INCHES…HIGHEST EAST OF THE DALTON HIGHWAY.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN TONIGHT AND INCREASE WEDNESDAY MORNING…THEN TAPER OFF WEDNESDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL INCREASE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND REMAIN STRONG THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS…VISIBILITY WILL BE VERY POOR AND SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE INTO DRIFTS. WHITEOUT CONDITIONS SHOULD BE EXPECTED. TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.

I guess children in Alaska will still get to know what snow looks like.

http://pafg.arh.noaa.gov/

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

“I would think this is awfully early – just 3 days after summer,” says Kenneth.  “Don’t listen to the naysayers – they always have some excuse!!”


13 thoughts on “Early September blizzard in Alaska

  1. “just 3 days after summer” Don´t rush fall..We need all the summer we can get. Fall doesn´t start until September 22nd at 10:29 P.M. EDT.

      • So now we throw out the equinoxes and solstices for, what? Oh yeah, school started so it must be Autumn. Balderdash!

    • Meteorological fall is September 1- December 1…..arctic ice caps have already stopped melting just about…experts don’t want to call a minimum quite yet

      • The current low Solar Max has another 10 months to stutter on until the declining Solar phases become apparent and the Winters in both hemispheres become much worse.
        It would be interesting to see if the UK Met office has been conducting the same Homogenizing (misleading) of temperature records the Australian BOM has been doing.

  2. Barrow, AK temperatures the past 12 years in October have been >2SD from historical averages, and they don’t know whether or not the increase has been due to warmer southerly winds, or less sea ice, or a combination of the two, or if something else is going on. But what’s NOT being discussed is CO2 as the culprit:

    http://ak-wx.blogspot.com/2014/08/autumn-warming-part-2.html

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/09/03/has-arctic-sea-ice-made-the-end-of-melt-season-turn-prematurely-this-year/

  3. PS to my comment above: In Anglo-Saxon England they had a much more sensible way of organising the seasons.

    Spring started in mid-February when the first flowers began to appear and the birds mated; Summer started in mid-May when the weather began to warm up; Autumn started in mid-August when the gathering of the harvest began; Winter started in mid-November when the leaves had left the trees and the first frosts arrived.

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