The skies are clearing Thursday night after nearly 24 hours of non-stop snow for East Anchorage. Meanwhile, on the west side of town, the snow only lasted about eight hours and was much lighter and amounting to much less. Midtown was in-between the two extremes.
Every 10 years the climate "normals" are adjusted to include the most recent decade. This happens after a year ending in "0" according to the World Meteorological Organization. With 2020 ended, we take a look at how we expect the new normals to change.
Heavy snow in the northern panhandle led to an avalanche on the Klondike highway Thursday. A series of winter storms is delivering precipitation to the region all over again, but this time it is snow instead of rain.
While there was a drop in emissions globally, scientists say that this had little effect on the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, which is causing the earth to heat up and leading to worsening climate disasters.
Nearly three-quarters of the planet we call home is covered by water and one of the key features of transporting this water is atmospheric rivers. These rivers of moisture in the atmosphere can both provide the water supply to regions and inundate an area bringing catastrophic flooding.