On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Hot Weather Over Much of the U.S.

Tuesday may be the first day of September, but it will feel more like July in much of the country. Highs in the low to mid 90s will be common from the central and southern Plains across the southeast and into the mid-Atlantic. Highs over 100 will be common in the desert southwest. The hot weather is expected to continue in many areas through the Labor Day weekend.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Anchorage, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (PANC)

Lat: 61.17°NLon: 150°WElev: 144ft.

Partly Cloudy

51°F

11°C

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed NW 16 G 25 mph
Barometer 29.83 in (1010.2 mb)
Dewpoint 29°F (-2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill46°F (8°C)
Last update 31 Aug 9:53 pm AKDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles ESE Fort Richardson AK

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 33. North wind around 15 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 33 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 55. North wind around 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 55 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 36. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

    Clear

    Low: 36 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 59. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Sunny

    High: 59 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 43 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 57 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 43 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

    Chance Rain

    High: 54 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 43 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 33. North wind around 15 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 55. North wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Clear, with a low around 36. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 59. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Friday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.
Friday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Saturday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.
Saturday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Sunday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Labor Day
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles ESE Fort Richardson AK
 61.24°N 149.55°W (Elev. 1565 ft)
5:32 pm AKDT Aug 31, 2015
10pm AKDT Aug 31, 2015-6pm AKDT Sep 7, 2015
 
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