Category Archives: Alaska

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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Nome and Valdez AK report record snowfalls

Nome received its biggest April snow day on record while Valdez was blanketed with 27.8 inches of snow yesterday. RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK 102 AM AKDT FRI APR 8 2011 …RECORD SNOWFALL IN NOME ON THURSDAY… … Continue reading

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Sea Ice off Barrow Alaska, time-lapse view

The Sea Ice Group at the Geophysical Institute – Univ of Alaska, has prepared this time-lapse view looking NNW of the seasonal evolution of the sea-ice cover off Barrow from October 2008 through August 2009. Other years are also available … Continue reading

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Major storm last evening in the Bering Sea

A major cyclonic storm moved into the Bering Sea late yesterday causing high winds throughout the Aleutian Island chain. Particularly hard hit was the village of False Pass where winds were estimated to have reached 100 to 110 mph. This … Continue reading

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