This website is designed to provide information to the public about notable weather and climate events in Alaska and surrounding waters. The data reported here are preliminary observations by NOAA/ National Weather Service and are reported in daily, multi-day, monthly, and longer time scales.
Further information about these events can be found approximately 30 days after posting at the Alaska Climate Research Center, the Western Regional Climate Center, or NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.
Please visit this link for information about the State of Alaska Climate Change Strategy.
Weather: The state of the atmosphere at some place and time described in terms of such variables as temperature, cloudiness, precipitation and wind. Example: A high wind gust of 74 mph occurs as a deep low pressure system moves across the Bering Sea and hits the northwest Arctic coast, causing structural damage and power outages.
Climate: Weather of some locality averaged over some time period plus extremes in weather behavior observed during the same period or during the entire period of record. Example: The average March temperature for a given location is 12°F colder than normal and sets a new record low monthly temperature.