ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage is accumulating more snow at this hour. A persistent and intense band of snow developed along Turnagain Arm and moved up the Arm into Anchorage. Already, 1 to 5 inches has accumulated in the Anchorage metro area. Snow should taper off by noon. Light snow is possible through the afternoon.
Official snow measurements will be available after 3 pm this afternoon.
The Valley and the Kenai/Soldotna areas have almost entirely escaped snowfall so far today, as the snow band has remained narrow and confined to the Turnagain Arm area..
Snow has been heavy at times in the eastern Kenai and PWS, with some locations already reporting close to 30 inches this morning. An additional 5 to 10 inches of wet snow will fall today, with more coming tonight. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the eastern Kenai until 1 pm for snow and blowing snow. Winds, while not ferocious, will gust to 45 mph throughout the region, thus reducing visibilities at times.