US issues first winter storm warning of the season

Much of the US kicks off this weekend, heavy rainextreme heat and even a tornadosome areas will issue the country’s first winter storm warnings this season.

Early Friday morning, the National Weather Service in Fairbanks, Alaska issued a winter storm warning for parts of the Brooks Range and Alaska’s northern slopes. This is the first time a winter storm warning has been issued in the United States during the snow season that officially began on July 1st.

Significant snow is expected in the high Brooks Range, mostly above 2,000 feet. Areas above 4,000 feet could see nearly a foot of snow by Sunday morning.

“Winds will pick up tonight and Saturday with high and rough waves along the north coast of Alaska, with the potential for gusts of up to 50 mph,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tom Caines. I’m here.

Attigan Pass in the Brooks Range, Alaska. (point)

The last US winter storm warning was issued on June 15 for areas of northern Montana, including the northern Rocky Mountains and Western Glacier region. The last winter storm warning issued by Fairbanks NWS was his March 11th, which included parts of Denali and the Eastern Alaska Range.

This part of Alaska still experiences fairly constant sunlight at this time of year, but the amount of sunlight continues to decline as winter approaches. Anaktubuk Pass, Alaska, one of his cities with a winter storm warning in place this weekend, saw its first glimpse of twilight in about two months on July 18.

As of August 5th, Anaktuvuk Pass will experience 19 hours of daylight and 5 hours of nightlight. Civil twilight is the period when the sun is about 6 degrees below the horizon, but on clear days there is still enough light for normal outdoor work. According to Merriam-Webster.

Alaska is experiencing the flavors of winter, but those under 48 will have to wait a little longer for the snow to fall. In fact, on August 5th, Climate stations in the contiguous 48 states have never measured snow Mountain peaks are not included in recorded history.

But easing is in sight: August is the last month of meteorological summer, and meteorological fall officially begins on Thursday, September 1. AccuWeather’s U.S. fall forecast is: We are forecasting one region. saw the first frostother The forecast is for a lot of snow in the early days.

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