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WATCH NOW: Mike Shultz’s Weather Forecast for January 22nd, 2021

Published: Jan. 22, 2021 at 7:06 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - WELCOME BACK TO OUR FRIDAY WEATHER. TODAY WE HAD MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH TEMPERATURES QUITE COMFORTABLE AS THE HIGH WAS 24 DEGREES AFTER AN OVERNIGHT LOW OF 4 DEGREES.

THE RECORD HIGH WAS 37 IN 1981 AND THE RECORD LOW DROPPED TO 60 BELOW IN 1906. THE SUN WAS UP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 65 DAYS TODAY ON THE NORTH SLOPE. AND THE SUNRISE AND SUNSET IN THE LOCAL AREA PASSED THE 6 HOUR MARK AFTER A 6 MINUTE GAIN.

ACROSS THE STATE FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW HOMER WAS THE WARMEST WHILE FORT YUKON HAD THE COOLEST READING.

THE SATELLITE AND RADAR SHOWS ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM MOVING TOWARD THE WEST COAST, OTHERWISE THE REST OF THE STATE WAS FREE OF ANY PRECIPITATION.

IN THE LOWER 48, RAIN IS SPREADING OVER ALL OF THE WEST COAST ESPECIALLY IN CALIFORNIA. ELSEWHERE, RAIN CONTINUES TO SPREAD ACROSS ALL OF THE SOUTHERN STATES WHILE SNOW IS MOVING EASTWARD ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES. TEMPERATURES HAVE WARMED A LITTLE FOR MOST OF THE COUNTRY EXCEPT THE NORTHEAST.

ALASKA’S OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW IS FOR SNOW AND BLOWING ON THE NORTH SLOPE WITH SNOW IN NOME.

THE INTERIOR WILL SEE MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES AND CONTINUED ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

JUNEAU WILL HAVE PERIODS OF SNOW WHILE KETCHIKAN WILL SEE RAIN.

BETHEL AND COLD BAY WILL HAVE SNOW SHOWERS ALL DAY, RAIN AND SNOW WILL FALL AT KODIAK.

ANCHORAGE AND VALDEZ WILL SEE SNOW. WHILE HOMER HAS RAIN AND SNOW.

LOCALLY TONIGHT WE WILL SEE CLEAR SKIES, SUNSHINE WILL BE ABUNDANT TOMORROW WITH MORE CLOUDS TOMORROW NIGHT.

THE EXTENDED FORECAST IS FOR A CHANCE OF SNOW ON SUNDAY AND THEN AGAIN TUESDAY WITH TEMPERATURES SLOWLY COOLING INTO THE LATTER PART OF THE 7 DAY PERIOD.

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