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WATCH NOW: Mike Shultz’s Weather Forecast for January 21st, 2021

Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 7:53 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - WELCOME BACK TO OUR THURSDAY NIGHT WEATHER. TODAY WAS A NICE SUNNY DAY WITH THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 9 DEGREES AFTER AN OVERNIGHT LOW OF 3 BELOW.

THE RECORD HIGH OF 37 WAS SET IN 1962, AND THE RECORD LOW DROPPED TO 60 BELOW IN 1906.

THE SUNRISE AND SUNSET EQUALS 5 HOURS AND 55 MINUTES OF DAYLIGHT AFTER A 6 MINUTE GAIN.

ACROSS THE STATE THE WARMEST AIR WAS OVER THE CITY OF HOMER, WHILE THE COOLEST WAS ALONG THE NORTH SLOPE.

THE SATELLITE AND RADAR PICTURE SHOWS QUITE A BIT OF ACTIVITY OVER THE GULF OF ALASKA WITH WIDESPREAD RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS OVER THE SOUTHWEST.

MEANWHILE IN THE LOWER 48 MORE RAIN IS MOVING ON SHORE OVER WASHINGTON AND OREGON, WHILE FURTHER TO THE SOUTH, HEAVIER RAINS ARE FALLING ACROSS MUCH OF TEXAS AND INTO THE SOUTHERN STATES. THE NORTHEAST IS SEEING QUITE A BIT OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWER ACTIVITY.

TEMPERATURES ARE QUITE COOL FOR MUCH OF THE NATION WITH A LITTLE WARMER READING ACROSS THE WEST.

BACK IN ALASKA TOMORROW, THE NORTH SLOPE WILL SEE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WHILE NOME WILL HAVE SNOW.

THE INTERIOR WILL SEE AN INCREASE IN CLOUDS WITH GUSTY WINDS AT HEALY AND NEAR DELTA.

THE SOUTHEAST WILL SEE SUNNY SKIES AT JUNEAU AND KETCHIKAN.

OVER THE SOUTHWEST BETHEL AND COLD BAY WILL HAVE SNOW SHOWERS, WHILE KODIAK WILL SEE RAIN.

ANCHORAGE WILL SEE RAIN AND SNOW, HOMER WILL HAVE RAIN, AND SNOW WILL FALL IN VALDEZ.

LOCALLY TONIGHT CLOUDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE, TOMORROW MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY MILDER TEMPERATURES INTO THE EVENING. THE EXTENDED FORECAST IS FOR CLOUDY SKIES AND SNOW POSSIBLE FOR THE MIDDLE AND LATTER PART OF NEXT WEEK.

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