The forecast favors colder-than-average temperatures for Southeast Alaska this winter.
While the meager June precipitation totals aren’t official yet, a drought designation for parts of the state is.
Climatologist Brian Brettschneider says the Chinook event in Anchorage is not to be confused with a Pineapple Express, or the atmospheric river that slammed Southeast.
Alaska’s Christmas storm of 2021 has caused chaos in Interior Alaska, as well as some climatological phenomena of interest across the state.
The cold has set in across most of Alaska and set daily record lows in places like Homer, King Salmon and Bethel.
Alaskans shouldn’t read too much into the early season cold temperatures and snowfall.
Brettschneider says defining “termination dust” is important for building a historical record, like we have for green-up.
Parts of Western Alaska recently saw their wettest month on record, and forecasters are expecting an atmospheric river to soak Southeast.
There have been some pretty incredibly high temperatures recently in the Pacific Northwest. Southeast Alaska has shared in that, with some local, daily record highs.
Alaskans have seen flip-flop weather develop in just a few days this April.