A plow truck clears snow as it moves down the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A plow truck clears snow as it moves down the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

A plow truck clears snow as it moves down the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion) A plow truck clears snow as it moves down the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

More snow forecast for central peninsula

The snow was expected to start Tuesday night

Less than a week after a snowstorm shut down schools and businesses around the central Kenai Peninsula, the National Weather Service said Tuesday more snow was on the way.

A Special Weather Statement predicated a low pressure system would bring snow to the Kenai Peninsula, the Gulf Coast, the Anchorage Bowl and Matanuska Valley.

The snow was expected to start Tuesday night, with around 3 to 6 inches of snow forecast for the western Kenai Peninsula, which includes Kenai, Soldotna and Homer. Five to 10 inches was expected to arrive on the eastern Kenai Peninsula, which includes Portage Valley, according to the weather service.

Predictions for this event haven’t been entirely consistent, “which has led to low confidence in snow amounts,” according to the weather service.

Last week, 5 inches of snow were predicted for a storm that ultimately brought 14 inches of snow to some areas. NWS said that snowfall totals are subject to change as the forecast evolves.

For regularly updated forecasts, check weather.gov/anchorage.

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