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Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM AKDT
Jessica Cherry, National Weather Service
This talk will provide a brief overview of current hydrologic conditions and notable events over the past winter and an outlook for breakup on the larger rivers this spring.
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM AKDT
Rick Thoman, National Weather Service
We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for May and the early summer season.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM AKDT
The presentation will include discussions of ice cover formation and the typical resulting ice structure, wave-ice interaction, the physics of the cracking, and the current status of our understanding of breakup.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM AKDT
Jordan Gerth, University of Wisconsin at Madison
This presentation will discuss the value of GOES-17, particularly the unique aspects and challenges for high latitudes.

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February 2018

February was unusually snowy in Fairbanks, with 23.4" (59.4cm) falling, all during the last two and half weeks of the month. This was more than twice the normal snowfall and enough to rank as the sixth snowiest February in the past century. As is often the case, snowfall was significantly higher north and west of town, with the higher elevation Keystone Ridge cooperative station reporting 38.6" (98.0cm) of snow during the month.