May - October 2017 Alaska Climate Dispatch

 In this issue 

  • Experimental Arctic Prediction
  • Sea Ice: Summer & Autumn 2017.
  • Climate Review May–Oct '17
  • News & Events 

The experimental forecasts presented here can be summarized as follows:

  • The 2017–18 seasonal snowfall will be slightly greater than average in Anchorage
  • The Alaska statewide temperature for the coming winter (Dec–Feb) will be warmer than normal by about 1°F
  • The maximum extent of Bering Sea ice cover will be about 40,000 km2 less than the 1981–2010 average
  • The breakup date of the Tanana River at Nenana will be later than average in 2018