Category Archives: Alaska

500 hPa: Alaska warmer than Arizona today

Up at the 500 hPa level, this morning finds a considerably warmer temperature at Yakutat AK, with -19 C, than at Tucson AZ where the temperature is -31 C.  The warmest 500 hPA temperature this month (Jan 2013) at Yakutat … Continue reading

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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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-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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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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