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Rainfall in Cordova and Valdez has been heavy but isn't breaking records. But swollen waterways in the Prince William Sound region are taking their toll on roads and highways.

Megan Edge
The wettest summer in the history of Fairbanks continues to show no sign of drying out. The opening hours of September brought about 2.24 inches of rain, the most in any 24-hour period in any September going back to the early 1900s. Alaska Dispatch News
The storm ended Wednesday, but the aftermath of heavy rain over Interior Alaska pushed rivers and streams to the highest levels in years.Alaska Dispatch staff

The first significant snowfall of the season arrives Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Anchorage. 

Snow was melting Monday afternoon as temperatures hovered above freezing. The weather service said the accumulation would continue to melt through Tuesday as sunnier skies moved overhead.Laurel Andrews
The National Weather Service said 0.6 inches fell at its Sand Lake facility Sunday night, topped by an additional 1.5 inches after midnight.Alaska Dispatch News

After 29 years, KTUU's leading women Maria Downey and Jackie Purcell may be among the state's most recognized and respected female journalists.

Interior Alaska’s hot and dry summer of 2013, coupled with an invasion of insect pests, has taken a steep toll on the region’s birch trees, experts say.Yereth Rosen

Interior Alaska’s hot and dry summer of 2013, coupled with an invasion of insect pests that proliferated in number this year, has taken a steep toll on the region’s birch trees, experts say.

Yereth Rosen

The seasons are changing as Southcentral Alaska moves through the short fall season and transitions into winter. As temperatures drop below freezing at night, coating the sticks in small streams with a thick layer of ice and small puddles freezing over, winter is not far away. Snow stuck to the ground near the intersection of the Seward and Hope highways, at least during the night. While most of the leaves have fallen, trees along Turnagain Arm still have a plenty of color to brighten the drive around the Arm to the small village of Hope on the opposite side from Anchorage. 

Bob Hallinen

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