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Lightning and other nuisances

...fried the DVR, it fried the modem," Smith said. "We had a brand new fax-printer-copier. It fried it." National Weather Service forecaster Matthew Clay said although lightning strikes are not common on the Kenai Peninsula, they "are a...
Open burns suspended

...will be issued until conditions improve. The suspension was launched following a red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service for Southcentral Alaska. The warning is in effect until 10 p.m. Monday evening for the Western Kenai Peninsula...
Weekend rains bring relief for wildfire crews

...there's a chance for more rain Tuesday night through early Thursday in parts of the southeast interior, said National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Metzger in Fairbanks."I should also note that after Thursday, we look to develop a significant...
Officials to test Tsunami Warning System

NOAA's National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association plan to conduct a test...
Anatomy of the worst fire year

...came with them perhaps hid some of the fires that started that day, wrote Michael Richmond, formerly of the National Weather Service Fairbanks, in a paper about that extraordinary summer. June was a warm month throughout Alaska. For example...
What others say: The little cog

...reminder of an important function of government.A National Weather Service meter at the Klawock Airport measures visibility...sees about 200 medevac flights per year.The National Weather Service, to its credit, has sent technicians to the...
Alaska Fire Services prepare for early season

...growing, you have more moisture around and it becomes a little less receptive to getting a fire started." The National Weather Service's climate prediction center forecasts both an above-average precipitation level and above-average temperatures...
News far this winter, the National Weather Service said.A blizzard warning...York and Boston, and the National Weather Service said the massive storm would...historic blizzard," the National Weather Service said.The Washington area...
Voices of the Peninsula: Protecting salmon in a changing climate

The National Weather Service reports that 2014 was Alaska's warmest year on record. Even with record-breaking temperatures occurring all across the state...
Weird weather lingers across region

...for the association.By this time of year, Anchorage normally has 30.9 inches of snowfall, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Ludwig. But the city has seen 10.3 inches this season from just two measurable snowfalls...


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