Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fairbanks AK, cold start to January 2012

12 of the first 18 days of January 2012 have seen low temperatures at or below -40 in Fairbanks AK. This includes -48 F on both 14 and 15 January, the coldest temperature in nearly 6 years. The temperature departure … Continue reading

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Hard freeze hits San Francisco Bay Area, 17 January 2012

Temperatures reached into the high teens and low 20s in parts of the SF Bay Area this morning (17 Jan 2012): *Napa 1 E: 16.6 F Vacaville: 18 Fairfield: 18 Napa Airport: 19 Santa Rosa: 21 Livermore: 24 * Reported … Continue reading

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-48 F recorded at Fairbanks AK, 14 Jan 2012

The temperature last night dropped down to -48 F at Fairbanks, the coldest temperature of the winter so far. This very cold air is associated with unusually high surface pressure. The highest sea-level pressure reported from Alaska this morning may … Continue reading

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38 consecutive days of precipitation at Yakutat AK ends 14 Jan 2012

With a cold dry day on 14 Jan 2012 the 38 consecutive day period with measurable precipitation came to an end at Yakutat AK. Every day from 7 December through 13 January 2012 saw measurable precipitation averaging 0.56 inches per … Continue reading

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Nome reaches above zero for 1st time in 3 weeks, 14 Jan 2012

Nome AK reached +1 F on 14 January 2012, the first time the temperature has climbed above zero since 23 December when the high temperature reached +4 F. So far through the first 14 days of January 2012 Nome has … Continue reading

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81 mph wind observed at Crown Point OR on 12 January 2012

Strong east winds were observed today (12 Jan 2012) in the Columbia Gorge as a high pressure center moved south through the intermountain region today. The pressure gradient reached a maximum of 9.6 hPa between The Dalles and Troutdale at … Continue reading

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Large range of temperature across the West, 4 Jan 2012

On 4 Jan 2012 the temperature ranged from a scorching 91 F at San Gabriel CA (latitude 34 N) to -55 F at McGrath AK (latitude 63 N), a difference of 146 degrees F across 29 degrees of latitude, or … Continue reading

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Cordova AK buried in more snow, 6 January 2012

As described here in the Cordova Times we find Cordova AK has experienced a very snowy early winter through the 1st week of January 2012. In fact, in the hour ending 9 AM AST today (6 Jan 2012) Cordova has … Continue reading

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Cold start to January 2012, McGrath Alaska

The low temperature on 5 January 2012 at McGrath of -45 F followed a five day period from 31 Dec 2011 – 4 Jan 2012 with low temperatures at or below -50 F.  During this period the temperature averaged -38 … Continue reading

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Record January warmth, 72 at Pendleton OR on 4 Jan 2012

The Pendleton Oregon city coop observer reported 72 F on 4 January 2012, a new January record for that location.  The previous record had been 71 recorded back in January 1935.  There have now been 5 years in which the … Continue reading

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