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Special Statement

Statement as of 5:11 AM AKST on March 01, 2015

Expires 9:15 PM EST on March 01, 2015


... Rain and freezing rain to impact southwest Alaska early this
week...

A low pressure system will move from the North Pacific today to
near Kuskokwim Bay Tuesday. Warm air and moisture will push north
across southwest Alaska with this system.

For Bristol Bay communities such as Dillingham and King Salmon...
temperatures will rise above freezing as rain begins Monday
morning and remain that way through event. While some sub-
freezing surfaces may become especially slippery early Monday... little
to no ice or snow accumulation is expected through the event.

For the Kuskokwim valley and Kuskokwim Delta regions... there will
be a greater chance of freezing rain as temperatures will remain
near or below freezing during this event. Light ice accumulations are
possible over parts of the Kuskokwim Delta and Kuskokwim valley.
Precipitation will change to snow Tuesday from west to east
before ending... with minor snow accumulations possible.

The main impacts from this storm are likely to be hazardous traveling
conditions... especially on smooth exposed surfaces where traction
will become limited.

The National Weather Service Anchorage forecast office will
continue to monitor this developing weather situation. Please
visit www.Weather.Gov/Anchorage for the latest forecast.



511 am akst sun Mar 1 2015

... Rain and freezing rain to impact southwest Alaska early this
week...

A low pressure system will move from the North Pacific today to
near Kuskokwim Bay Tuesday. Warm air and moisture will push north
across southwest Alaska with this system.

For Bristol Bay communities such as Dillingham and King Salmon...
temperatures will rise above freezing as rain begins Monday
morning and remain that way through event. While some sub-
freezing surfaces may become especially slippery early Monday... little
to no ice or snow accumulation is expected through the event.

For the Kuskokwim valley and Kuskokwim Delta regions... there will
be a greater chance of freezing rain as temperatures will remain
near or below freezing during this event. Light ice accumulations are
possible over parts of the Kuskokwim Delta and Kuskokwim valley.
Precipitation will change to snow Tuesday from west to east
before ending... with minor snow accumulations possible.

The main impacts from this storm are likely to be hazardous traveling
conditions... especially on smooth exposed surfaces where traction
will become limited.

The National Weather Service Anchorage forecast office will
continue to monitor this developing weather situation. Please
visit www.Weather.Gov/Anchorage for the latest forecast.



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:07 AM AKST on March 01, 2015


... February 2015 climate summary for Anchorage...

Anchorage International Airport measured 1.1 inches of snow for
the month... making the month the fifth least snowy February since
records began in 1952.

Only two days in the month of February saw measurable snowfall...
0.9 inches of snow fell on the 12th and 0.2 inches fell on the
28th.

Total precipitation for the month was 0.72 inches, which is
precisely the normal for February.

The current seasonal snowfall total is now 20.5 inches. The normal
snowfall through the end of February is 60.3 inches.

The 2014-2015 snow season is currently number two for least
amount of snow... behind the 1985-1986 snow season which saw 19.6
inches of snowfall through the end of February. The current record
for least snow for an entire snow season is 30.4 inches set in
1957-1958.

Temperature-wise... February 2015 is the 15th warmest February on
record with an average temperature of 25.0 degrees.

The warmest high temperature for the month was on the 22nd... at
47 degrees.

The coldest low temperature for the month was on the 5th... at 0
degrees.


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