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  • Last Thursday was the first day in a four-day run for record high temperatures in Kodiak. The days from the 17th to the 20th of February featured temperatures just shy of the 50s, and Monday, Tuesday, and likely Wednesday were unusually warm if not record breaking. Each high temperature record was only broken by a …
  • This winter’s weather has been unlike many others on Kodiak Island. In fact, according to meteorologists it’s been extreme and even record breaking. Brian Brettschneider is a research scientist for the National Weather Service in Anchorage. “The month of November, it was the coldest November on record for Kodiak,” Brettschneider said. November’s cold snap was …
  • Kodiak residents may have been startled Wednesday morning to see a higher than expected snowfall. Forecasts early Tuesday evening were calling for no more than an inch of rain and snow. Instead, by Wednesday morning three to four inches of snow sat heavily atop the Kodiak landscape. Mike Ottenweller is a meteorologist with the National …
  • Kodiak is in for hurricane-force winds, and forecasters say some villages could see near-blizzard conditions Thursday evening and Friday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for all parts of Kodiak Island, effective 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday morning. According to Shaun Baines, an Anchorage-based meteorologist with the National Weather …
  • Coming into last weekend, Kodiak was warned to brace for a heavy winter snowstorm- 55 mph winds, five to eight inches of snow, the works. And then Saturday arrived and… nothing. A dramatic flurry of snow around noontime, and then a cloudy and moderately windy day. Federal meteorologist Mike Ottenweller who works out of the …
  • Kodiak and its surrounding maritime area are due to be battered by a severe windstorm Thursday evening. According to meteorologist Joe Wegman of the National Weather Service, this is not like other windstorms. “This is a this is a pretty unique pattern for Kodiak. That isn’t to say that Kodiak doesn’t get windy and gusty …
  • By Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage–January 13, 2021 The Dec. 31, 2020 “bomb” cyclone over Shemya Island. (Earth.nullschool.net) A massive storm way out in the Aleutian Islands at the end of the year set a record for the lowest atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the North Pacific… but you’ve probably never heard of …
  • This Tuesday, on KMXT’s Midday News report with host Terry Haines, we hear about: The Kodiak Island Borough Covid-19 count has gone up. The Olds River Inn brews beer Extreme weather is on the way in Kodiak More bear trouble in Alaska’s National Parks. The Denali Borough has closed offices and classrooms due to Covid-19. …
  • Kodiak was buffeted by wind and rain over the weekend, after a wet week which included the second rainiest day in the last 10 years. If you were hoping for better weather, then you might have to wait awhile. With sustained winds well in excess of 40 miles-per-hour and seas in the ballpark of 20ft, …
  • Stormy weather in the Gulf of Alaska cancelled the Tustumena’s departure from Homer on Sunday night. In an online notice, the Alaska Marine Highway System said all ports of call scheduled for Monday, Sept. 7 are cancelled due to weather. Had the Tustumena departed Homer as scheduled at 8:45 Sunday night, it would have arrived …