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    Get ready for the big freeze! Western half of US to be hit with temperatures of up to 30 degrees colder than normal after Alaska experiences bone-chilling lows of minus 41F

    Post  Carol on Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:18 pm


    Get ready for the big freeze! Western half of US to be hit
    with temperatures of up to 30 degrees colder than normal
    after Alaska experiences bone-chilling lows of minus 41F

    Forecasts expect the record-setting cold weather plaguing Alaska to spread to the rest of the United States in the coming week. Low temperatures have already set in Alaska, which is witnessing its coldest weather in almost two years. Just this week, temperatures in Fairbanks reached minus-31 degrees, ending a 624-day stretch of warmer weather. Now forecasters expect the record-setting weather may spread to 'most' of the country. The cold blast is set to last between six and eight days.



    Alaska (pictured) set the record for its coldest November in 1970 at minus-62F, according to the National Weather Service

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3990910/Record-cold-strike-entire-week-Alaska-s-bitterest-weather-two-years-expected-spread-rest-country.html#ixzz4ReBqQpqY


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    Re: Get ready for the big freeze! Western half of US to be hit with temperatures of up to 30 degrees colder than normal after Alaska experiences bone-chilling lows of minus 41F

    Post  Swanny on Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:34 am

    The dailymail are always coming out with weather stories that never happen
    It'll probably be beach weather Cool
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    Re: Get ready for the big freeze! Western half of US to be hit with temperatures of up to 30 degrees colder than normal after Alaska experiences bone-chilling lows of minus 41F

    Post  Carol on Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:20 pm



    HONOLULU (AP) -- The summits of Hawaii's Big Island could get more than two feet of snow, with a winter storm warning in effect through Saturday.

    Yes, it snows in Hawaii, Matthew Foster, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Honolulu, said he had to explain to some surprised out-of-state callers Friday.

    "Typically when we get these snow events, it does get a lot of attention," he said, adding that he explains to curious callers that the snow is falling in a small, remote area where there are mainly telescopes and scientists. "We do have very high mountains here."

    Once they realize the heights of the mountains, snow in the island state makes a little more sense, said Ryan Lyman, forecast meteorologist with the Mauna Kea Weather Center. Mauna Kea is nearly 14,000 feet above sea level.

    The weather service forecasts new accumulations of about a foot of snow Friday night through Saturday. An additional foot is possible Sunday. Temperatures are in the mid-20s to lower-30s.

    That's a significant amount of snowfall, but not uncommon for the summits, meteorologists say.

    Lyman said there has been 30 to 36 inches in recent winters.

    It's enough snow to shut down operations on Mauna Kea, Lyman said. The mountain's access road is expected to remain closed until next week, he said.

    The weather service doesn't keep track of what the record amounts of snowfall are on the summits. Heavy snow is often accompanied by wind, which create drifts that make it difficult to accurately measure snowfall, Lyman said.

    Abundant snow on Mauna Loa's 13,677-foot summit could be seen at sunset Thursday from parts of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, said park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane.

    There was heavy rain in other parts of the state Friday, with a flash flood warning in effect for Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island.


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