Jack Pellerin, 14, is one of the first voices the students at Anchorage’s Bartlett High School hear in the morning. Each day at 7:30, Pellerin serves as the school’s resident weather reporter, letting all the students know what they should be expecting in the skies over Anchorage.
The outlook for June, July and August is for warmer than average temperatures for most of Alaska.
In Utqiaġvik, the summer is longer than the winter by several weeks. The community has 84 days with 24 hour sunlight and only 65 days with no sunrise in winter.
Fairbanks is the only community in the state with an historical record tracking the “green up” date. And this year, it was right on schedule.
March was exceptionally cold in Alaska. But in April, almost every part of the state was above normal.
A major earthquake rocked Southeast Alaska and an area of the Yukon on Monday morning. The magnitude 6.2 shaker hit at 4:30 a.m. and was centered near the Haines Highway about 55 miles northwest of Skagway.
Pictures show destroyed buildings and flipped cars after a tornado hit the small east Texas city of Canton. The National Weather Service reported multiple tornadoes Saturday in northeast Texas.
If you liked the cold and snow this winter in Alaska, climatologist Brian Brettschneider says don’t get used to it.
Alaska’s Department of Transportation operates a howitzer to protect Thane, a community of about 60 houses 5 miles south of downtown Juneau.
The date and severity of river breakup in Alaska depends a lot on temperatures in April and May.