U.S. could get first big snowfall of the season this weekend

Times Leader Staff | August 12th, 2017 10:59 am

It’s not even mid-August, but the nation’s first significant snowfall of the season could occur this weekend.

Well, OK, it’s in Alaska, but it’s still just past mid-summer.

According to The Weather Channel, a cold front will allow cooler air to spill into Northern Alaska today, producing snow.

The National Weather Service says snow levels will fall from 6,000 to 7,000 feet to near the surface in Northern Alaska, with several inches of the white stuff possible today and Sunday.

A winter weather alert has not been issued by the NWS, but winter storm warnings were in effect in parts of Alaska on Aug. 22 of last year and Aug. 25 in 2015.


Times Leader Staff