Active weather pattern affects Alaska

Numerous warnings, advisories and watches statewide
Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 7:11 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - An active weather pattern has arrived in Alaska. Warmer air pushed Anchorage’s high on Monday to 37 degrees. In anticipation of challenging road conditions, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District says schools in the Homer and Anchor Point area will be closed Tuesday. Schools afffected are: Chapman School, Connections Homeschool (Homer area), Fireweed Academy, Homer Flex School, Homer High School, Homer Middle School, Kachemak Selo School, McNeil Canyon Elementary School Nikolaevsk School, Paul Banks Elementary School, Razdolna School, Voznesenka School and West Homer Elementary School.

Normal schedules are in place for Nanwalek, Ninilchik, Port Graham, and Susan B. English schools.

In the Seward area: there is a 2-hour delayed start due to the stormy weather. This affects Moose Pass School, Seward Elementary School, Seward High School and Seward Middle School.

Cooper Landing and Hope schools will open on a normal schedule.

Central Peninsula schools, Kasilof, Kenai, Nikiski, Ninilchik, Soldotna, and Sterling are planning to open on a normal schedule on Tuesday.

Heavy snow was reported in Willow, at 19 inches. Big Lake had 14 inches and Trapper Creek got 15.5 inches. Wiseman, located in northern Alaska in the Brooks Range, has close to 40 inches of snow since if began falling on Sunday.

Anchorage will see 3 to 6 inches of snow in town, and up to 8 inches along higher elevations of the hillside. An advisory is in place Tuesday from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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