It has warmed up in Southcentral Alaska.
Palmer and Wasilla received some significant amount of rain last night.
Chickaloon stayed below freezing and this morning we had 3 inches of fresh snow!
We had to run some errands in town ( Palmer/Wasilla) and what a mess on the streets it was there. I could hardly wait to get back to Chickaloon to our beautiful winter wonderland. Amazing we are just a little higher here and further up the Matanuska Valley and such a different weather system.
At this hour (10:00PM) it is still 44 F in Palmer. Those winds from Prince William Sound bring that warm air down the Knik River valley.
It is 28 F here in Chickaloon and a pretty moon reflecting in our fresh snow here.
Word from Denali Flying Service in Willow was that there were 2 feet of fresh snow at Shell Lake and a foot and half on the Yentna River.
With these warm temps the trails out of Knik and Point McKenzie should set up good. By Thursday there is a cooling trend in the forecast for Southcentral.
Here are some more pictures from past years at the Knik Glacier.
Hopefully we get to ride out there soon.