Weather

Snowfall in Juneau is expected to largely taper off this weekend, replaced by warmer temperatures, said National Weather Service meteorologists. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

More snow may be coming, but the end may be in sight

Many have begged fruitlessly to the uncaring gods for the arrival of spring in the Southeast.

 

People play on the frozen Twin Lakes on Saturday, Feb. 6. A high pressure system in Canada is sending temperatures through the floor for the next week, according to the National Weather Service. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
People play on the frozen Twin Lakes on Saturday, Feb. 6. A high pressure system in Canada is sending temperatures through the floor for the next week, according to the National Weather Service. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A pair of ravens cast a wary eye about on the downtown waterfront as snow falls across Juneau on Feb. 3, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Heavy snow precedes a sunny end to the week

But forecasters expect a snowy weekend.

A pair of ravens cast a wary eye about on the downtown waterfront as snow falls across Juneau on Feb. 3, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A bird flies by on the sort of gray day typical of December 2020 in Juneau. While there was persistent precipitation this year, Juneau is poised to fall several inches short of the record. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A bird flies by on the sort of gray day typical of December 2020 in Juneau. While there was persistent precipitation this year, Juneau is poised to fall several inches short of the record. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Juneauites were out and about in the snow on 2nd Street in Douglas Wednesday, but the National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for another storm Thursday morning which could bring up to two feet of snow in two days. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Juneauites were out and about in the snow on 2nd Street in Douglas Wednesday, but the National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for another storm Thursday morning which could bring up to two feet of snow in two days. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Alex Weiss, 9, sleds down a hill at Twin Lakes Friday, Nov. 20. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Alex Weiss, 9, sleds down a hill at Twin Lakes Friday, Nov. 20. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A City and Borough of Juneau worker clears the road in a downtown neighborhood on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A City and Borough of Juneau worker clears the road in a downtown neighborhood on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Juneau saw its first sea-level snow for the winter of 2020 with 1/10 of an inch falling in the Mendenhall Valley on Oct. 19, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Jeana Varney)

The iceman cometh: Juneau sees first sea-level snow

It’s early this year, but not the record earliest.

Juneau saw its first sea-level snow for the winter of 2020 with 1/10 of an inch falling in the Mendenhall Valley on Oct. 19, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Jeana Varney)
A kiteboarder practices their hobby in spite of dreary weather as Juneau’s third wettest summer on record comes to a damp end, Sept. 3, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Rainfall-ing short: Juneau’s summer 1 inch shy of record

Juneau “enjoys” third wettest summer on record

A kiteboarder practices their hobby in spite of dreary weather as Juneau’s third wettest summer on record comes to a damp end, Sept. 3, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Juneau on track to break summer rainfall records
Juneau on track to break summer rainfall records
Cold, clear weather is expected for Juneau for the next several days, according to the National Weather Service, on March 11, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Eaglecrest hits 50-day streak of snow days

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Cold, clear weather is expected for Juneau for the next several days, according to the National Weather Service, on March 11, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Cars drive past Harris Harbor on Jan. 22, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Sloppy weather makes for dangerous driving

Take your time as you drive and save yourself an accident.

Cars drive past Harris Harbor on Jan. 22, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
A man shovels snow near the state capitol as rising temperatures turn the roads to slush, Jan. 22, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau in for warm, slushy week

The bitter cold is gone for now.

A man shovels snow near the state capitol as rising temperatures turn the roads to slush, Jan. 22, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Despite subfreezing temperatures, frozen lakes around Juneau still dangerous
Despite subfreezing temperatures, frozen lakes around Juneau still dangerous
A fire hydrant in the snow along Glacier Highway on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

CCFR: Clear your hydrants and help your neighbors

Lend a hand to your neighbors and your emergency personnel.

A fire hydrant in the snow along Glacier Highway on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A First Student school bus stalls out at D and 4th Streets in Douglas after snowfall on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. No students were on the bus at the time and the bus was safely backed down the street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Late snow means safer roads this year compared to last

Juneau saw 58 total car crashes in December, way less than past two years.

A First Student school bus stalls out at D and 4th Streets in Douglas after snowfall on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. No students were on the bus at the time and the bus was safely backed down the street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
City plows ahead with more snow expected tonight
City plows ahead with more snow expected tonight
2019 will be Alaska’s warmest year on record, and it looks like that’s going to continue
2019 will be Alaska’s warmest year on record, and it looks like that’s going to continue