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Alaska Weather

2014 Was the Warmest Year on Record for Much of Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.08.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

On a day when many Interior Alaska towns and villages watch temperatures approach minus 40 degrees and Anchorage nearly dips to zero, it may seem counterintuitive to discuss warmth in the 49th state.

Unprecedented Cold Set To Hit U.S.

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A massive storm fueled by the remnants of Typhoon Nuri did not do much damage in Alaska's sparsely populated Aleutian Islands,...

The Reason Behind Alaska's Crazy Weather

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — Lately, the jet stream isn't playing by the rules. Scientists say that big river of air high above Earth that dictates much of the ...

Damaged Railroads May Cost Millions In Lost Revenue

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Washouts of railroad track after heavy rains and revenue lost because of idled trains are likely to cost the Alaska Railroa...

Unseasonably Early Storm Pummels Alaska With Hurricane-Force Winds

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An unseasonably early wind storm pummeled Alaska's largest city and surrounding region, toppling scores of trees and leavin...

Climate Change Could Be Factor In Record-Breaking Weather

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 06.07.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A spring snowfall has broken the nearly 60-year-old seasonal snow record of Alaska's largest city. Inundated...

Remote Alaska Town 'On The 5-Yard Line' Waiting To Reconnect With World

AP | MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 03.16.2012 | Green

NOME, Alaska — Crews worked to build a path Sunday over a half-mile of Bering Sea ice for the final leg of a Russian tanker's mission to deliver...

Storm Batters Alaska Coast With Snow, Hurricane-Force Winds

AP | By RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A massive storm that battered Alaska's western coast with hurricane-strength winds and towering sea surges has passed out of the ...

Unusual Weather Slams Alaska

Posted 01.09.2012 | Green

Unusual weather has hit Nome, Alaska, slamming the state's western region with strong winds and high seas. According to the Associated Press, the ...

Powerful Storm Rips Off Roofs, Floods Western Alaska

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — One of the strongest storms to hit western Alaska in nearly 40 years battered coastal communities Wednesday with snow and hu...