Low pressure front near Denali Park brings snow

first_imgThe Denali Park area is seeing a return to winter. National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Metzger said a front associated with an area of low pressure over northwest Alaska is pushing across the Interior and dropping snow at higher elevations.Listen now”We’re expecting probably another five to seven inches of snow on top of three to four inches they’ve already received down in Denali Park.”Metzger says most of the accumulation has been west of Polychrome Pass, above 2 thousand feet, but that snow is possible across a much broader area of the interior tonight.”The air is cooling a lot, so we have the potential for lower elevation snow throughout much of the Interior. Even in the Fairbanks area, there could be some scattered snow showers, especially above a thousand feet.”Metzger says most of the snow in the Fairbanks area should melt when it hits the ground, but higher elevations could see a little accumulation. A warming trend is expected over the Memorial Day weekend, with temperatures climbing into the 70’s next week.last_img read more