This website provides information about notable weather and climate events in Alaska and surrounding waters. These preliminary observations are reported by the NOAA/ National Weather Service in daily, multi-day, monthly, and longer time scales.
You can find more details about these events approximately 30 days after initial posting at the Alaska Climate Research Center, the Western Regional Climate Center, or NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.
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Weather: The state of the atmosphere at some place and time described in terms of such variables as temperature, cloudiness, precipitation and wind. Example: A high wind gust of 74 mph occurs as a deep low pressure system moves across the Bering Sea and hits the northwest Arctic coast, causing structural damage and power outages.
Climate: Weather of some locality averaged over some time period plus extremes in weather behavior observed during the same period or during the entire period of record. Example: The average March temperature for a given location is 12°F colder than normal and sets a new record low monthly temperature.