Since early Sunday two to four inches of rain as fallen across much of Southeast, Alaska with another one to three inches likely in the next 12 to 18 hours. The heavy rain is falling on already saturated soils, leading to landslides reported in Juneau and in Haines. Several rivers and streams are also exceeding their banks.
Seismic activity near Edgecumbe Volcano is nearly back to background levels, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, but scientists have now completed an in-depth analysis that shows new information for the island near Sitka.
A dedicated group of volunteers have begun their spring tradition of clearing what others have left behind — litter strewn along the shoulder of the Glenn Highway within the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge.
According to the National Gardening Association, the lawn and garden industry is led by wealthy households, and millennial households report strong levels of spending also. Millennials, according to the association, are reported to have revived the houseplant market.
The Climate Prediction Center calls for a continuation of La Nina in the central tropical Pacific. Meteorologist Joe Bartosik reports on how the below normal ocean temperatures affect Alaska's spring weather.
An avalanche blocking Hiland Road up South Fork Eagle River on Friday morning with depths of up to 80 feet cut off access for some residents behind the slide path, initially knocking out power to many.
Since an intense snowstorm on Valentine’s Day dumped nearly 4 feet of snow over the area — almost doubling what was already on the ground since December — Hatcher Pass Lodge has been essentially cut off from the outside world.
Plowing will begin in “priority level one” areas of the municipality, according to the the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities website, and can take up to 12 hours to complete after a storm.
It can take a lot of time to prepare for disasters, but the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said putting in some time each month can help ease the workload and help you be ready in a year.
The Hunga Tonga ha’apai volcanic eruption that occurred Friday evening sent pressure waves around the world, multiple times. The Hunga Tonga undersea volcanic eruption was the largest on earth over the last 30 years, according to Research Physical Scientist Brian Brettschneider with the National Weather Service Alaska region.