Heavy snowfall across the Arctic – Near blizzard conditions in some areas – In June

Hard for the ice to melt when temperatures are below the freezing point.

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“My little brother works in Barrow, Alaska, says reader. “He just sent me this weather statement. Apparently their spring is still on hold. He tells me the oven is still frozen solid.”
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
Fri Jun 8 2018

Western Arctic Coast-Northern Arctic Coast-Central Beaufort Sea Coast-Eastern Beaufort Sea Coast-Northwestern Brooks Range-Northeastern Brooks Range-Including Wainwright, Atqasuk, Point Lay, Cape Lisburne, Barrow, Alaktak, Pitt Point, Nulavik, Nuiqsut, Prudhoe Bay, Alpine,
Deadhorse, Kuparuk, Kaktovik, Flaxman Island, Singiluk, Umiat, Anaktuvuk Pass, Atigun Pass, Galbraith Lake, Sagwon, and Franklin Bluffs

…Storm will spread snow to the Arctic Coast and Brooks Range this weekend…

A strong storm will move into the Beaufort Sea Saturday spreading snow, colder temperatures, and strong gusty winds to the area
Saturday through Monday.

The storm will move over the North Pole tonight into the Beaufort Sea, and a weather front will move to the Arctic Coast east of
Wainwright by Saturday afternoon.

The front will spread snow over most of the coastal areas, the Arctic Plains, and the Brooks Range. Heavy snow will develop in
the Eastern Brooks Range mainly east of the Dalton Highway with up to 6 inches of snow possible. 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected
in Atigun Pass with lesser amounts on the coast and in the plains.

Temperatures will cool with lows falling into the mid 20s for most of the Arctic tonight, and highs in the lower 30s Saturday.
Temperatures will warm a degree or two on Sunday.

Winds will swing around to west and northwest tonight and increase to 20 to 35 mph by Saturday afternoon with the strongest
winds east of Nuiqsut. Gusts to between 45 and 55 mph are also possible from Deadhorse east. This will create near blizzard
conditions at times.

For the latest forecast and warning information go to www.weather.gov/fairbanks.

https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=AKZ203&warncounty=AKC185&firewxzone=AKZ203&local_place1=Deadhorse%20Airport%20AK&product1=Special+Weather+Statement&lat=70.208&lon=-148.412

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for these links

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June 8, 2018 at 06:32PM

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