Blizzard Conditions Over the Sierra Nevada Mountains; Critical Fire Weather in the High Plains

A strong winter storm across the west is currently producing heavy mountain snow, strong/high winds, and heavy low elevation rain to parts of the Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, California and the northern/central Rockies. Impacts are expected to continue through Sunday. Across the High Plains, strong winds and dry air will support Critical to Elevated fire weather conditions through the weekend. Read More >

Current conditions at

Atqasuk (PATQ)

Lat: 70.47°NLon: 157.44°WElev: 95ft.

Light Snow

-19°F

-28°C

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed SW 14 mph
Barometer 30.42 in (1030.9 mb)
Dewpoint -24°F (-31°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Wind Chill-43°F (-42°C)
Last update 1 Mar 9:56 pm AKST
Extended Forecast for

Wainwright AK

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Areas of freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -16. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Areas
    Freezing Fog

    Low: -16 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Areas of freezing fog. Partly sunny, with a high near -4. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Areas
    Freezing Fog

    High: -4 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Areas of freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -10. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

    Areas
    Freezing Fog

    Low: -10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Areas of freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2. East wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Areas
    Freezing Fog

    High: 2 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Areas of freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Areas
    Freezing Fog

    Low: -9 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow after 3pm.  Areas of blowing snow after 9am. Areas of freezing fog before 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -2.

    Chance Snow
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    High: -2 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow before 3am.  Areas of blowing snow before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -21.

    Chance Snow
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    Low: -21 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near -14.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: -14 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -23.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -23 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Areas of freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -16. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday
Areas of freezing fog. Partly sunny, with a high near -4. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Areas of freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -10. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Sunday
Areas of freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2. East wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night
Areas of freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of snow after 3pm. Areas of blowing snow after 9am. Areas of freezing fog before 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -2.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow before 3am. Areas of blowing snow before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -21.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -14.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -23.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -14.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -23.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -12.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -23.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -13.
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Point Forecast:
Wainwright AK
 70.64°N 160.06°W (Elev. 0 ft)
9:04 pm AKST Mar 1, 2024
10pm AKST Mar 1, 2024-6pm AKST Mar 8, 2024
 
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