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WATCH NOW: Mike Shultz’s Weather for February 1st, 2021.

Published: Feb. 1, 2021 at 7:22 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - WE’RE GETTING READY FOR SOME COLD TEMPERATURES. THROUGH THURSDAY THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES OF THE YEAR WILL CREATE AREAS OF ICE FOG. REDUCING VISIBILITY. SEVERE WIND CHILLS DOWN TO 60 BELOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGH ELEVATIONS. LOCAL TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO 40 BELOW OR COLDER WITH SLIGHTLY WARMER READINGS AS THE WEEK PROGRESSES. RELIEF IS EXPECTED BY THURSDAY.

TODAY’S FAIRBANKS TEMPERATURES ARE 8 BELOW FOR A HIGH AND 22 BELOW AS THE LOW. IN 1940 WE HAD A RECORD HIGH OF 43 ABOVE AND IN 1910 WE HAD A RECORD LOW OF 57 BELOW. AT THE AIRPORT RIGHT NOW WE’RE DOWN TO 13 BELOW. SUNRISE AT 9:32 AM, SUNSET AT 4:40PM WITH AROUND 7 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT, 71% HUMIDITY, AND A WIND SPEED OF 7MPH.

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS MOVING SHOWERS AROUND SOUTHEAST ALASKA. ALSO WE HAVE SNOW ACTIVITY MOVING IN ACROSS THE WESTERN AND THE SOUTH WESTERN SECTIONS OF THE STATE, UP TO THE SEWARD PENINSULA. NOTHING GOING ON IN THE NORTH GULF COAST SO IT LOOKS LIKE GOOD WEATHER. NO CLOUDS IN FAIRBANKS.

IN THE LOWER 48, MORE RAIN MOVING BACK TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. ANOTHER STRONG STORM SYSTEM SITTING OFF THE COAST NEAR WASHINGTON AND OREGON. ON THE EAST COAST, A BIG SNOW STORM DROPPING UP TO TWO FEET OF SNOW IN NEW JERSEY AND POSSIBLY NEW YORK.

TOMORROW IN ALASKA, FREEZING FOG IN THE NORTH SLOPE. HERE IN THE INTERIOR, SUNNY SKIES ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION WITH TEMPERATURES TO 45 BELOW. SUNNY SKIES AT JUNEAU WITH SNOW LIKELY FOR KETCHIKAN. SNOW AND BLOW SNOW IN BETHEL, RAIN AND SHOWERS FOR COLD BAY, AND SNOW AT KODIAK. SNOW IN ANCHORAGE AND HOMER, SUNNY SKIES FOR VALDEZ.

FORECAST FOR TONIGHT 40 BELOW WITH ICE FOG DEVELOPING. TOMORROW 20 BELOW WITH FOG IN THE MORNING, AND 30 BELOW IN THE EVENING. AT THE END OF THE SEVEN DAY PERIOD EXPECT IT TO GET A LITTLE WARMER.

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