Saturday, October 2, 2021

Major Snow Storm


Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Fairbanks AK

348 PM AKDT Sat Oct 2 2021

...Snow Continuing Through Sunday Across The Eastern Interior...

A strong low in the Northern Gulf of Alaska is causing heavy snow across the Interior south and east of Wickersham Dome. The snow started Friday afternoon, and by the time it tapers off Sunday afternoon storm totals of 6 to 12 inches can be expected, with 10-16 inches closer to the Alaska Range. There are winds gusting 25-40 mph through Alaska Range passes and along the Alaska Highway causing low visibility in blowing snow that will last through tonight.

As of Saturday afternoon, between 4 and 8 inches of snow have fallen across much of the Interior south and east of Wickersham Dome, with areas in the Alaska Range reporting up to 10 inches.

Another 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected through Sunday across most of the same area, with another 6 to 9 inches along the Eastern Alaska Range. The snow is expected to taper off Sunday afternoon north of the Alaska Range, and Sunday evening along the Alaska Range.

In Fairbanks, 5 inches of snow have fallen as of 3 PM Sat, with another 3 to 6 inches expected through Sunday.

From North Pole south to Salcha, 6 inches of snow have fallen as of Sat afternoon, with another 6 inches expected there through Sunday.


Splendid photos from the Salcha River by Twitter user nateofthenorth:

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