Much of the new snow had melted by early morning and an autumn sun shined on Alaska's largest city mid-day, Saturday. The National Weather Forecast had previously forecasted a "wintry mix" of near-freezing temperatures, rain and wind. No one expected snow to accumulate, which it did, even if for a few brief hours.
At one point Saturday morning, Alaska meteorologists forecasted as much as 3 inches of snow to fall in the Turnagain Arm zone, just south of Anchorage, which includes Bird Point. By mid-afternoon the forecast had been updated with no signs of snow accumulation on the NWS website.
Here's the expected weather forecast for major Alaska populations over the weekend:
**Just kidding. Rain showers all weekend, with high temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Shifting winds less than 15 mph.