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WATCH NOW: Mike Shultz’s Weather Forecast for January 15th, 2021

Published: Jan. 15, 2021 at 7:10 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - WELCOME BACK EVERYONE TO OUR FRIDAY NIGHT WEATHER. TODAY WAS A FAR CRY FROM YESTERDAY AS WE HAD A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 20 DEGREES AND AN OVERNIGHT LOW OF 13.

THE RECORD HIGH FOR THIS DATE WAS 52 DEGREES IN 2004, AND THE AREA SHIVERED IN 58 BELOW READINGS IN 1934.

THE SUNRISE AND SUNSET EQUALS 5 HOURS AND 18 MINUTES AFTER A GAIN OF 6 MINUTES.

ACROSS THE STATE THE COLDEST AIR WAS LOCATED ALONG THE NORTH SLOPE WHILE THE WARMEST READINGS WERE OVER THE SOUTHEAST.

THE SATELLITE AND RADAR IS SHOWING ANOTHER LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE HEADING TOWARD THE GULF OF ALASKA AND THE SOUTHEASTERN REGION WITH MORE HEAVY RAIN. ELSEWHERE SOME SHOWERS ARE INDICATED ACROSS THE NORTH GULF COAST AND THE SOUTHWEST.

IN THE LOWER 48 IT LOOKS LIKE THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL SEE ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN, WHILE A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS BRINGING SNOW TO THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND PARTS OF THE MIDWEST.

TEMPERATURES ARE COOL OVER MOST OF THE COUNTRY, HOWEVER MUCH WARMER WEATHER IS REPORTED OVER THE WEST COAST.

BACK IN ALASKA TOMORROW, BLOWING SNOW WILL ONCE AGAIN PLAGUE THE NORTH SLOPE, WHILE NOME WILL SEE CLOUDY SKIES.

MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES WILL RETURN TO THE INTERIOR WITH STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW NEAR HEALY AND DELTA.

THE SOUTHEAST WILL SEE PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR JUNEAU AND KETCHIKAN.

SNOW SHOWERS ARE LIKELY FOR BETHEL AND COLD BAY, WHILE KODIAK WILL SEE RAIN.

ANCHORAGE WILL HAVE CLOUDY SKIES, WHILE RAIN AND SNOW WILL FALL AT HOMER, AND VALDEZ WILL SEE PERIODS OF SNOW.

LOCALLY TONIGHT SKIES WILL CLEAR, TOMORROW SHOULD BE SUNNY WITH MORE CLOUDS TOMORROW NIGHT.

THE EXTENDED FORECAST IS FOR SNOW DEVELOPING SUNDAY NIGHT CONTINUING INTO MONDAY AND POSSIBLY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.THEN CLOUDY SKIES FOR THE REST OF THE PERIOD. TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE PERIOD.

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