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David joins the KTUU “Morning Edition” team with 30 years of Broadcast Meteorology experience. He has previously covered a broad variety of weather events with meteorology stints in Texas, Oklahoma, Washington, Minnesota and most recently,...
Channel 2 NewsA major windstorm that pounded parts of Anchorage and communities along Turnagain Arm cut power to tens of thousands of people, as well as closing schools, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and many state offices. A National Weather Service series of...
Channel 2 NewsThe National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for Anchorage and Turnagain Arm, with gusts of up to 90 mph projected this week as a major low-pressure system approaches Western Alaska. According to the warning, in effect from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 1...
Channel 2 NewsThe National Weather Service expanded a high wind warning for Tuesday afternoon and evening to include Whittier, Seward, Girdwood and Moose Pass, with areas of Anchorage and Turnagain Arm possibly facing winds as fast as 100 mph. The NWS warning for...
Tags: Weather, Weather Warnings
Channel 2 NewsHard-hit setnet fishermen in Kenai are sitting on pins and needles Wednesday, as the state's fisheries board voted to wait and reassess daily whether to allow setnetters to put their equipment into the water. As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, the board had not...
Dan JolingAn Alaska-based Coast Guard cutter is on the other side of the Pacific Ocean near Japan pursuing a vessel suspected of illegal high seas driftnet fishing. Coast Guard Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. noted the ongoing case Monday as he testified at a...
Channel 2 NewsThey say those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it -- but Suellyn Novak has a way of transforming the present to the past, and she won’t let you leave without an animated history lesson. Her history lessons are fairly new on...
Tons of debris suspected to have washed into the Pacific Ocean during the March 2011 Japan tsunami, are showing up on Alaska’s coastline. On Kayak Island, roughly 60 miles southeast of Cordova, hundreds of buoys, thousands of bottles, countless...
Channel 2 NewsThe U.S. Coast Guard is meeting Wednesday evening on Kodiak Island with a group of Russian Border Patrol officials. The Russians are here to renew a treaty that provides for cooperation between the Coast Guard and Russian law enforcement in the Bering...
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake was recorded in the Pacific Ocean just before 3 a.m. Alaska time Friday morning. An initial estimate of 7.1 magnitude was later downgraded by the U.S. Geological Survey. For about an hour portions of the Aleutian Chain was...
Tags: Alaska, Disasters, Todd Walker, Tsunamis, Earthquakes
Channel 2 NewsAt a recent conference in South Carolina, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan presented a conceptual plan to transform the Ship Creek area downtown -- something that could mean big changes for the area if fully realized. Sullivan says he's considering an...
Tags: Politics, Regional Authority, Fishing
Channel 2 NewsThe Aleutian Islands are a far-flung chain of islands that jut off the Alaska Peninsula like a pharaoh's beard. More known for volcanoes, World War II campaigns and as a drop-off point for "The Deadliest Catch" television show, the islands are a...
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