Western US weather
Stormy Anchorage Weather to Continue
9/19/2012, 11:20:43 PM
Already this month, a series of storms moving through southern Alaska has buffeted Anchorage with a lot of rain and wind. There was a huge wind storm earlier in the month that brought down power lines as winds gusted well past 100 mph in spots. Another big storm hit over the weekend bringing over an inch of rain and a round of strong winds, and today another storm is pounding the area. Here is a midday satellite picture of the area.
Today's storm as of midday had already brought over 1.40 inches of rain to Seward and over an inch to Kneai. As you can see by the satellite picture, moisture is being brought north from much lower latitudes right up into south-central Alaska. The current rainy weather will diminish some tonight and winds diminish, but the next storm is not that far away. The same satellite picture shows it nicely over the western Aleutians and the surface map shows a well-developed 996 mb low.
This storm is likely to spread more rain, some heavy, back into the area tomorrow into early tomorrow night. I don't think this will be quite as windy of a storm, but more downpours could cause some local flooding problems.
Are we done then? No! Yet another pretty good storm looks on track for Friday night into Saturday, and this one too may be accompanied by locally strong and damaging winds and pretty hefty rain amounts. Yet another storm is forecast to arrive next Tuesday.
So far this month, 2.79 inches of rain has fallen in Anchorage as of midnight last night. That was well above the normal of 1.81 inches. The normal amount of rain for the entire month is 2.99 inches, and that will be easily surpassed before we get much past the weekend.
Many think of Alaska as the Great White North. Though very true for quite a few months, right now this part of Alaska can be thought of as the Great Muddy North.
The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com
Comments that don't add to the conversation may be automatically or manually removed by Facebook or AccuWeather. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.
Western US weather
Western US weather - August 14, 2019, 9:04:06 AM EDT
Another week, another round of extreme heat across California and the Southwest.
Western US weather - August 11, 2019, 8:41:10 AM EDT
It's been a very active couple of days across the Northwest
Western US weather - August 07, 2019, 12:35:21 PM EDT
After some heat, temperatures will drop across the West with an increase in thunderstorms across the Northwest.
Western US weather - August 02, 2019, 10:01:59 AM EDT
A surge of heat is coming to the West over the next few days, likely peaking Sunday into Monday.
Dry lightning threatens to start more fires in the Northwest; Monsoon quells the heat briefly in the Southwest
Western US weather - July 29, 2019, 10:32:00 AM EDT
An increase in clouds and thunderstorms will cool the Southwest down, while the fire threat continues in the Northwest.
Western US weather - July 23, 2019, 7:33:43 AM EDT
We’re in the heart of the fire season in the Northwest, and there will be an elevated fire risk over the next couple of days.
Western US weather - July 19, 2019, 9:42:08 AM EDT
The monsoon will be ramping up over the next week, as heat moves into the interior Northwest.
Western US weather - July 16, 2019, 12:28:42 PM EDT
The heat that has been baking the Southwest in recent days will eventually spread northward by next week.