While Fairbanks saw mostly rain from this week's winter storm, other parts of Interior Alaska saw freezing rain and snow. The storm has closed the Steese Highway at Eagle Summit, and difficult driving conditions are reported on the Richardson and Alaska highways, as well as from Healy south on the Parks Highway.
Here are some snowfall totals as reported by the National Weather Service office in Fairbanks at 10:18 a.m. Saturday:
Richardson Highway/Eastern Interior locations:
North Pole: 3 inches
Salcha: 3 inches
Whitestone Farms: 9.5 inches
Dry Creek: 8.5 inches
Robertson River: 7 inches
Tok: 10.6 inches
Northway: 4 inches
Chicken: 2 inches
Eagle: 4.5 inches
Parks Highway locations:
Clear Sky: 6.4 inches
Healy: 13 inches
Denali National Park headquarters: 4.8 inches
The Weather Services tweeted the totals this morning and said residents can submit their own observations to the agency by email to email@example.com.
The forecast for the remainder of the weekend and through most of next week in the Fairbanks area calls for high temperatures in the low 30s and lows around 20, with gradual clearing of the clouds this weekend and sunny skies through the week.