Saturday, August 21, 2010
A nice dawn webcam shot from atop Knob Ridge, near Dot Lake in the upper Tanana Valley.
Temperatures fell to freezing in many of the usually cooler valleys this morning, including the Fairbanks area. Goldstream Creek had 28F, Woodsmoke coop station near North Pole and Chena Hot Springs reported 30F and Eielson AFB 33F. This is around the average date of first freeze in these areas. Somewhat to my surprise, there was no frost evident in Goldstream Valley about 730am on the way home this morning.
East of Fairbanks, Tok #2 coop 28F (same location as the Tok CWOP) and OBrien Creek on the Taylor Hwy 28F. The lowest reliable temperature reported this morning was 23F from the RAWS on the Salcha River, about 15 miles upriver from the Richardson Hwy bridge.