Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Anchorage Ski Outlook - 3.22.2023

THURS - FRI: warm, mostly cloudy, snowy (high confidence).
Thursday light snow and winds taper off for the mountains around the PWS (favoring Portage/Whittier), before a moderate Hatcher storm arrives Friday. Rain/snow mix near sea level on Thurs. Winds increase Friday especially for Hatcher where they will be strong.
WEEKEND: dry, warm, sunnier Saturday (moderate confidence).
Colder mornings, warm afternoons, and strong sun affect. Gap winds Fri night & Sat for Valdez, Portage/Whitter, and Seward. Temps warm Sunday as cloud cover increases. Light snow possible Sunday PM for Hatcher Pass and the Anchorage/Eagle River Front Range.

EARLY NEXT WEEK: partly sunny, warm, snow possible (low confidence).
Snow possible Mon/Tues for Hatcher Pass and the ANC/ER FRange (likely light). Partly sunny elsewhere - low confidence in timing of sun. Strong sun affect when its out. Light ridgetop winds. 

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