Even Fairbanks itself is cold for April with more snow in the forecast, with blizzard conditions in other areas, power outages possible due to snow laden trees. Major winter storm to impact the west coast and Interior through the weekend.
IMPACTS … Significant travel hazards on roads and snow machine trails due to low visibility in heavy snow and blowing snow.
Heavy drifting of snow in exposed areas and over hilltops. Power outages possible due to snow laden trees.
WHAT … Heavy snow with 6-8 inches along the west coast and a large swath of 6-12 inches expected across much of the Interior. Some hill locations around Fairbanks may exceed 12 inches. This snow will also be of the heavier moisture laden variety at times.
Blizzard conditions across Norton Sound Friday. Heavy snow and blowing and drifting snow will develop across higher terrain and exposed areas in the Interior, and through Alaska Range Passes Friday night and lasting through Sunday.
…. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
…New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
… New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Snow… Chance of precipitation is 100%.
… 40 percent chance of snow.
… 20 percent chance of snow… low around -2F.
… slight chance of snow…
… slight chance of snow… low around -6.
Partly sunny, with a high near 12.
… low around -7F.
… slight chance of snow… high near 8F.
… slight chance of snow… low around -8F.
Partly sunn… high near 12F.
This is Atigun Pass, just north of Fairbanks. I’ve seen these temps in January:
… 20 percent chance of snow… low around -11F.
A 50 percent chance of snow… high near -1F.
Snow likely… low around -4F.
Snow likely… high near 2F.
… 40 percent chance of snow… low around -13F.
… 20 percent chance of snow… high near -6F.
… low around -17F.
… high near -8F.
… low around -19F.
… high near -12F.
A slight chance of snow… low around -24F.
… high near -9F.
… low around -23F.
… high near -8F.
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for these links
via Ice Age Now
April 3, 2021 at 10:45AM