Anchorage snowfall totaled less than 3 inches; high-wind warning for Whittier

Tegan Hanlon

Update, 4:30 p.m. Sunday:

The latest storm brought a little less than 3 inches of snow to Anchorage, according to the National Weather Service, which makes the official measurement at its office in Sand Lake. Measurements on the Hillside were closer to 5 inches, the Weather Service said.

The forecasters say Southcentral skies will clear overnight and stay sunny through Monday morning. Meantime, a high-wind warning is in effect for Whittier, where gusts up to 80 mph are expected Sunday night, according to the Weather Service.

Update, 8 a.m. Sunday:

Forecasters are still expecting 3-6 inches of snow to fall on Anchorage on Sunday, with the most accumulation on the Hillside and eastern parts of the city. Temperatures are expected to slowly fall through the day, with single digits overnight and clear skies Monday. Full forecast here.

Earlier story:

Parts of Anchorage could see up to 6 inches of snow Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters expect snow to continue on and off Saturday night and into early Sunday morning with accumulation between an inch and 2 inches, said Bill Ludwig, a meteorologist with the service.

Later Sunday, between 3 and 6 inches of snow are forecast to fall in Anchorage.

"Probably sometime in the late morning it should pick up and continue into the day and early evening," Ludwig said.

High temperatures will hover in the mid 20s and low 30s Saturday night into Sunday, with temps dipping between zero and 10 degrees by Sunday evening.

Expect a sunny Monday with high temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees, the Weather Service said.

Reach Tegan Hanlon at or 257-4589.


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