Regional Climate Projections: Southcentral Alaska
Publication Number: ACC-00113
Author/Sponsor: Scott Rupp
Available Online Only. SNAP climate projections for Southcentral Alaska show an overall increase in temperature of about one degree per decade. Warmer, drier conditions will likely result in significant reductions in snowpack and cause further shifts in native and invasive species. Warmer weather and insect-killed trees could also lead to an increase in forest fires. However, longer growing seasons and milder winter could expand agricultural potential in this region.