National Weather Service

03-24-20 KUAC MIDDAY UPDATE

Mar 24, 2020

03-24-20 12:30 PM newscast


National Weather Service

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about why the weather forecast on your phone is often different from the one produced by the National Weather Service. 

Dan Bross / KUAC

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about the evolution of weather balloon technology.

Dan Bross / KUAC

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about how meteorologists progressed from kites to planes and ballons to track atmoshperic conditions.

National Weather Service

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about early computer modelling.

Dan Bross / KUAC

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about early weather forecasting. 

Dan Bross / KUAC

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about Fairbanks unprecedented run of green Halloweens.


Isaac Solomon/Alaska Division of Forestry

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly approved a resolution Thursday that established a task force that will put together a plan to deal with the impacts of climate change on the borough.


Alaska Division of Forestry

A shift in winds has moved the wildfire smoke that blanketed Fairbanks Thursday, but National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Berg says it may yet drift back into town over the weekend.

Ed Plumb / National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is automating weather balloon launches in Alaska as part of a shift that will concentrate staff at the agencies urban forecast offices. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.


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