Category Archives: Alaska

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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104 deg F temperature range across Alaska, 4 January 2012

Over the past 24 hours the temperature has ranged across 104 degrees F over the state of Alaska: ALASKA TEMPERATURE EXTREMES. HIGHEST TEMPERATURE LAST 12 HOURS. 49 AT ANNETTE AND KETCHIKAN LOWEST TEMPERATURE LAST 24 HOURS. -55 AT MCGRATH

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-55 F at McGrath AK on 4 January 2012

Today, 4 Jan 2012, marks the 5th consecutive day with minimum daily temperature at or below -50 at McGrath AK. This morning saw the lowest temperature of the 5-day period with -55 F following a high temperature yesterday of -45 … Continue reading

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Valdez AK reports record December snowfall

The Alaska Dispatch today (30 Dec 2011) had an article about this year’s early winter weather:  Wacky Start to Alaska Winter And the National Weather Service in Valdez AK reported on the record December snowfall in Valdez:   NATIONAL WEATHER … Continue reading

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Cold Air Settles in over Alaska on 30 Dec 2011

The interior of Alaska is experiencing the coldest temperatures yet this winter.  The high temperature at Bettles AK was -41 F earlier today with -49 F this evening.  This surface map shows temperature and wind conditions across Alaska at 6 … Continue reading

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May-June 2011 temperatures across the West

The Eagle AK coop site (1949-present) near the Yukon River has never reported a temperature below 31 F this late in June.  Yet today, the nearby Eagle AK ASOS site observed a minimum temperature of 28 F, the 1st subfreezing … Continue reading

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Possible UHI effect at Barrow Alaska – 25 May 2011

With a NE wind this morning the town of Barrow Alaska lies downwind of the Climate Reference Network site (BARRO) and upwind of the ASOS site (PABR) located on the southwest side of town.  Could UHI effects explain the rather … Continue reading

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