Category Archives: General

Whidbey Island Naval Air Station warm anomaly

In western Washington we have an ASOS site at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station (KNUW) whose temperature often runs considerably higher than surrounding sites. For example, the high temperature today about 2 miles south of KNUW ASOS on Whidbey Island was 52 … Continue reading

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Intense Cold Continues at Eureka Canada

March came in like a polar bear up in Eureka on the Arctic coast of Canada with a max temperature of -55 F and a min temperature of -60 F on 1 March 2013, the 2nd consecutive day to reach … 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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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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Temperature reaches 90 F in southern California, 4 Jan 2012

El Cajon with 90, Camarillo with 90, Fullerton with 90, and San Gabriel with 91 were the 4 readings in southern California which reached 90 F on 4 January 2012.  To put these into perspective, the record highs for January … Continue reading

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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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Heavy rain on Vancouver Island, 3 Jan 2012

Heavy rain was observed on central Vancouver Island yesterday (3 Jan 2012) with 5.24 inches observed in the 12 hours from 10 AM to 10 PM PST at Estevan Point. The 24-hour total reported at 4 AM today was 7.13 … Continue reading

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2011 precipitation at SeaTac Airport

December 2011 precipitation at SeaTac Airport of 2.24 inches was 38% of the 1948-2010 63-year mean of 5.86 inches. It was the 4th driest in the past 64 years. The 3 drier Decembers were 1976 with 1.86 inches, 1978 with … Continue reading

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Eureka at 80 N reaches freezing point

Yesterday (22 May 2011) Eureka on Ellesmere Island reached the freezing point for the 1st time since 9 Sept 2010 with a high temperature of 33 F. Eureka Nunavut, May 2011: DY STA   TP HHMM N CIG VSBY    WEA   SLP    … Continue reading

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