National Weather Service

Red flag fire danger warning is issued

Because of high temperatures and low humidity, the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning until 10 p.m. Monday for most of Southcentral… Continue reading

 

Numbers tell weird winter weather story: It’s really warm

Friday was the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. That calendar convention never reflects Alaska realities, but it provides a convenient excuse to… Continue reading

 

Officials to Test Tsunami Warning System in Alaska

NOAA’s National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association plan to conduct a test of the… Continue reading

 

James Nelson, left, Science and Operations Officer, National Weather Service, Anchorage, presents the Thomas Jefferson Award to Allan Crawford, right, at a ceremony on Oct. 20 at the National Weather Service Anchorage forecast office.


Weather observer wins national honor

At his home 8 miles northwest of Homer, weather observer Allan Crawford makes daily records of maximum and minimum temperature and precipitation.  “Weather is what… Continue reading

James Nelson, left, Science and Operations Officer, National Weather Service, Anchorage, presents the Thomas Jefferson Award to Allan Crawford, right, at a ceremony on Oct. 20 at the National Weather Service Anchorage forecast office.


Oops!

Borough and federal emergency officials are reviewing the technical glitch which caused a false tsunami warning to go off about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.  Tsunami warning… Continue reading

A bald eagle this morning sits on top of the tsunami warning tower on the Homer Spit near Mariner Park about 15 minutes after a false siren and tsunami warning was issued.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Maintenance error triggers false tsunami alarm

An error made during maintenance of the National Weather Service, Anchorage, alert system caused a false tsunami alarm this morning. At about 10:20 a.m., tsunami… Continue reading

A bald eagle this morning sits on top of the tsunami warning tower on the Homer Spit near Mariner Park about 15 minutes after a false siren and tsunami warning was issued.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Early Tuesday morning, smoke from a fire on Funny River Road, east of Soldotna, was making its way south to the Homer area.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky

Fire grows near Funny River Road

A fire that began near Funny River Road in Soldotna has grown to nearly seven miles long and almost a mile wide, according to the… Continue reading

Early Tuesday morning, smoke from a fire on Funny River Road, east of Soldotna, was making its way south to the Homer area.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky

Fire danger warning issued

The National Weather Service Alaska on Wednesday issued a red flag warning for the western Kenai Peninsula from 6 p.m. today through midnight Friday. A… Continue reading

Borough on standby for approaching storm

With a storm headed from Russia toward Southcentral Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Incident Management Team is on standby. “Our team is monitoring this weather… Continue reading

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