This June was one of the hottest on record in Kodiak


Windmills on Pillar Mountain. Listen to this story; Last month was the second hottest June on record in Kodiak., with five all-time high temperature records for individual days being broken. The all-time hottest June record was set nearly a century ago in 1936 at a 60.3 degree average temperature- June 2022 averaged out at 56.2 degrees. According to National Weather …

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Tree branch knocks out power to some Kodiak residents

Some residents in Kodiak city limits experienced a short term power outage midday Wednesday. According to Kodiak Electric Association communications and HR specialist Nancy Sweeney, a branch fell on a power line near Baranof Street, taking power offline for nearly 500 customers in the area. The outage lasted for about an hour, according to Sweeney. “The crew obtained the necessary …

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Kodiak sets a series of record temperatures

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 degree, with new highs set …

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It has been a winter of weather extremes for Kodiak

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 followed by record breaking warm …

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Kodiak sudden snowfall linked to cold winds from the northwest

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 Weather Service in Anchorage. “Kodiak, …

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Kodiak in for hurricane-force winds Thursday night, near-blizzard conditions in some villages

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 Service federal forecasters are confident …

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Snowstorm misses Kodiak, but this Winter may bring more snow than usual


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 National Weather Service’s Anchorage office …

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Ask a Climatologist: An Alaska-sized storm sets a record

By Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage–January 13, 2021 The Dec. 31, 2020 “bomb” cyclone over Shemya Island. ( 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 it. That’s because the 60-foot …

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KMXT Midday News: Tuesday September 29, 2020

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. All that and more coming …

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