National Weather Service issues winter storm warning for Interior Alaska

Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 4:15 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - On Monday, September 20, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Fairbanks issued an advisory warning of a potential winter storm in parts of the Alaskan Interior.

According to NWS, people in the Fairbanks area can expect trace snow amounts, but up to one or two inches may be seen at elevations over 1,000 feet and south and east of Delta Junction.

The advisory is specifically targeted to the 40-Mile and Upper Tanana areas.

Meanwhile, the eastern Alaska Range might see winds gusting to 40 miles per hour.

Motorists are urged to exercise caution. Meteorologist Melissa Kreller said, “Know before you go. When you get on the road, [expect] difficult travel, especially on the Richardson Highway, definitely south of Delta Junction, the Taylor Highway.”

She added, “Just be cautious, and be aware of the road conditions, that it could be difficult travel, and if you can stay home, please do so.”

More information and updates to the ongoing weather situation can be found here.

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