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Where is all the snow?

To say October in Alaska was dry is an understatement. Locations in Southwest, South Central, and the western Interior observed less than half of normal precipitation; but most of the central and eastern Interior, as well as the Panhandle, recorded only a couple hundredths of an inch at most. This means eastern Alaska is starting out […]

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What’s With That Dirty Air?

Alaska Fire Service and the Division of Forestry have fielded a handful of calls regarding the hazy look to Interior air in the last couple of days. Callers have asked about air quality from Copper River, Tok, Delta and Fairbanks.  Currently, there are no significant fires burning in Alaska, Canada, or Russia to cause widespread smoke […]

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Fire season heating up

Last year at this time, most of the state was still under snowcover, but 2014’s Fire Season is getting off to a much faster start! A strong high pressure system is expected to build in over Alaska by the end of this week. With this system, near-record high temperatures are expected for parts of the […]

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