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Fresh snow is in the Christmas forecast for the Anchorage area

  • Author: Tess Williams
  • Updated: December 23, 2019
  • Published December 22, 2019

The Anchorage Bowl could see fresh snow by Christmas as meteorologists predict widespread snowfall through Tuesday.

National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Ludwig said a low-pressure system is delivering moisture from the Bering Sea.

Snow began falling Sunday afternoon on Turnagain Arm. Ludwig said Anchorage, Palmer and Wasilla were likely to get less than an inch through Sunday night.

Snow is expected to fall again Tuesday throughout Southcentral Alaska. Forecasters are unsure how much to expect, but Ludwig said there will likely be more snow than there was overnight Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to drop by the end of the week, and Ludwig said lows of 10 below could be possible over the weekend in Anchorage.

The average snow depth on Christmas Day is 10 inches, according to data compiled by the weather service since 1952.