Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service ANCHORAGE AK
112 PM AKDT Wed Oct 5 2022

Anchorage-Matanuska Valley-Western Kenai Peninsula-
Western Prince William Sound-Northeast Prince William Sound-
Southeast Prince William Sound-Copper River Basin-Susitna Valley-
Kodiak Island-
Including the cities of Anchorage, Eagle River, Indian, Eklutna,
Palmer, Wasilla, Sutton, Chickaloon, Kenai, Soldotna, Homer,
Cooper Landing, Whittier, Seward, Girdwood, Moose Pass, Valdez,
Thompson Pass, Cordova, Glennallen, Eureka, McCarthy, Paxson,
Slana, Talkeetna, Willow, and Kodiak City
112 PM AKDT Wed Oct 5 2022

...First arctic air of the season expected late this weekend...

A developing low pressure system over eastern Russia will send a
cold front across much of the Bering Sea, southwest Mainland, and
then Southcentral Alaska. At the same time, a system from the
north Pacific will move northward bringing moderate rain to most
locations. While arctic air looks to filter through the Alaska
Range as rain is ongoing, snow level is not likely to reach down
to sea level. The most likely areas to transition to snow are
Broad Pass and the higher elevations of the Copper River Basin
with little accumulation. Gusty north and northwesterly winds are
possible in favored gap locations along the northern coast of the
Gulf of Alaska such as Resurrection Bay, Passage Canal, and
Kamishak Gap.

Many locations could experience the first sub-freezing
temperatures of the season. The arrival of the cold air mass is
higher confidence at this time than possible transition to snow.
Details regarding timing of the front can change.

Stay tuned to further developments regarding this system at