March 11, 2016

For the third winter in a row, temperatures were well above normal for much of Alaska, leaving Alaskans to wonder, where's winter?

May 28, 2015

On the afternoon of May 23, Alaska set a new statewide record for the earliest day in the year with a temperature in the 90s.

March 18, 2015

The extreme atmospheric pressure pattern that favored record-breaking snow totals across parts of the U.S. East left Alaskans asking, “Where’s winter?”


October 14, 2014

Warm oceans lead to record September warmth for Alaska maritime locations.

February 6, 2014

January 2014 was remarkably mild across nearly all of Alaska, resulting in this January ranking among the  “top ten” warmest on record for many Alaskan communities according to preliminary analyses.

November 6, 2013

October in Alaska this year was more like September, with warmth and rain in place of autumn chill and snow. Wind anomalies related to unusual pressure patterns conspired to bring a steady stream of warm, wet air from southerly latitudes into Alaska.

October 30, 2013

For much of Alaska, lack of snow, soaking rains, and record-warmth have made October feel more like September.

September 6, 2013

Since 2002, Octobers in Barrow, Alaska—America's northernmost town—are regularly near the warmest on record, thanks to the retreat of sea ice. The warming hinders traditional hunting activities, makes the town more vulnerable to storm surge flooding, and thaws the frozen ground to greater depths, which destabilizes roads, house foundations, and traditional underground freezers.