Storms churn well south of mainland Alaska

Southeast and Aleutians gets active weather
Published: Jan. 12, 2023 at 6:23 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Anchorage saw a cloudy start to Thursday, but clearing skies overnight.

The forecast is not calling for any weather extreme, temperature or precipitation for the next week.

Low pressure is circulating in two parts of the state. South of the Aleutian Islands sees a large low that reached its peak Thursday and another low churning over the southern Gulf of Alaska. This is the rotation that will impact the Panhandle. Southeast Alaska will have rain moving in waves through the region. Ketchikan and Petersburg will get rain, but moisture will likely be a rain and snow mix as it travels north.

Warnings for blizzard conditions remain in place over the western Arctic Coast and eastern Beaufort Sea Coast, as wind gusts of 50-55 mph will continue overnight and into Friday now. An advisory encompasses the eastern Beaufort Sea Coast for the same winter weather. An area of low pressure pushing north is responsible.

The hot spot was Sitka at 49 degrees and the cold spot was Northway at 21 below zero.