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
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 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.