26 April 2012

Now That We've All Removed Our Snow Tires For the Season

From Mitch at Channel 2 Weather (Anchorage):

SNOW RETURNS TO ALASKA...
After warm summer-ish temps, big changes are coming next week. I've been tracking this situation the last day or two but held off on getting word out due to relative uncertainty. As of this morning, numerical wx models indicate several upper air and surface features positioned more favorably for snow to be a threat for parts of the state.
Potentially Impacted Areas: Bristol Bay region, Cook Inlet Region, Denali Park area, Lower & Upper Kuskokwim, Mat-Su valleys, and the Central and Southern Interior regions.
Timing: Monday night thru Friday. Beginning in the west and spreading south and east by weeks end.
Potential exists for accumulating snowfall in higher terrain and for localized lower elevations seeing several inches.
Snow is not a big threat in Anchorage as of now, but the picture will become clearer in the coming days. Plan now for chillier and damper weather next week over much of the state.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are a brave man to post such as this after the winter we have had and the sun we have adored lately. Not to mention the tire thing…..yeah, I’m thinkin’ ugly thoughts about the weatherman right now. I don’t care if it is irrational, I blame him.

S.S.

Quizikle said...

It's only April. Even in Idaho, I waited until mid-May.

Of course, down here in Ol' Virginny, it's looked and felt like summer long enough it must be getting time for the leaves to start changing over...
Q

Rev. Paul said...

SS - it was more from a sense of indignation than bravery, but okay.

Q - state law requires that the studded tires be removed by May 1st. Ain't go no legal choice, y'see.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I run mud+snow tires year around. Noisy on pavement. Worth it when the county roads are wet. Mud is more of a problem, year around, than snow.

joe said...

Good thing you didn't wash your car.....

Old NFO said...

Ouch... Hope it misses you!