For most of the state this winter has been a bit out of the ordinary if not just downright frustrating. Weird weather patterns have created bi-polar-like swings in conditions; from an early snowfall in late September to below average temperatures in December to rain and ice in January.
Here's yet another unfortunate turn of events: instead of the previously forecasted snow, NWS is predicting temperature drops for most of Southcentral Alaska.
Here's what you can expect heading into the weekend.
Anchorage and the Mat-Su are about to get a lot colder. The National Weather Service Friday issued a wind chill advisory for much of the Susitna Valley area, including Talkeetna. This advisory is expected to kick in around 6 p.m. this evening and go until 9 a.m. Sunday. NWS warns of "dangerous wind chills north of Talkeetna" with "snow continuing along and east of the Parks Highway."
Western Price William Sound, including Girdwood, will be cold and clear with temperatures expected to drop, falling somewhere between zero and 20 degrees this weekend. A drastic change from last weekend's well above freezing temperatures.
Up in the Interior temperatures are back in the sub-zeros. Fairbanks is looking at the 20 to 40 below range for much of the weekend and the area north of the city, around Yukon Flats, is under a wind chill advisory from now until 6 p.m. this evening.
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