Hello SNOW! The next couple of days should be exciting for those who love the white stuff. Hopefully the remaining mushers closing in on the finish line of the Yukon Quest will not be hampered too much by this new low pressure trough moving into the area and can join Dallas Seavey (rookie winner) and others who have arrived in Fairbanks after the 1000 miles journey from Whitehorse.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6pm tonight until noon Friday:
Snow will develop this evening and continue through Friday morning. A total snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches is expected by noon Friday. Locally higher amounts in excess of 6 inches are possible on the hills. The snow will taper off to scattered snow showers Friday afternoon.
Current Conditions at 6:30 a.m.:
Temperature: 12.8 below zero
BP: 30.37 and falling
Sunrise: 8:43 a.m.
Sunset: 5:28 p.m.
7 Day Outlook from NWS:
Today...Mostly cloudy. Flurries and patchy fog. Highs zero to 10 above. Light winds.
Tonight...Snow developing in the evening. Snow accumulation 2 to 4 inches. Temperatures nearly steady from zero to 10 above. Light winds becoming southwest 5 to 15 mph toward morning.
Friday...Snow likely in the morning with a storm total of 3 to 5 inches...with locally higher amounts on the hills. Scattered snow showers after noon. Highs 10 to 15. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph... Except 15 to 30 mph on the hilltops with blowing snow.
Friday Night...Decreasing clouds. Lows 10 to 25 below. South winds 10 to 20 mph in the evening becoming light.
Saturday...Partly cloudy. Highs around 5 above. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night...Mostly cloudy. Lows near 15 below.
Sunday...Cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs near 10 above.
Sunday Night...Cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows near zero.
Washington's Birthday...Cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs near 20.
Monday Night...Cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows near 5 above.
Tuesday...Cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs near 20.
Tuesday Night...Cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows near 5 above.
Wednesday...Cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs near 20.