Webinars

El Niño and Alaska - Past, Present, and Future

Rick Thoman, National Weather Service & Jon Gottschalck, NOAA Climate Prediction Center

We will review the current state of El Niño & expected development, examine how variations in the tropical Pacific can effect Alaska, finish with a look at how past El Niño falls & winters have turned out & review the forecast for this coming cold season.

Precipitation trends in Alaska: Data limitations and complex controls

Stephanie A McAfee, University of Nevada, Reno

Existing studies of precipitation trends in Alaska simply did not agree about the magnitude or even direction of trends. We revisited the question, analyzing homogeneity and trends in station data and three commonly used gridded precipitation data sets.

Seasonal Forecasting Using an Analog Technique

Brian Brettschneider, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Many places have a local saying that reads, “if you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes.” This idiom is not as applicable to Alaska, where strong seasonality is an ever present fact of life.

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