Monday, February 21, 2011

Storm winding down

The storm is winding down now. but not before producing a 53 mph gust at the airport, where the storm total snowfall is 18.5 inches. At the left is the 3pm Monday surface analysis from Environment Canada. The the big storm exiting Interior Alaska? That's right, there isn't one. This is the classic pattern for heavy snow in the Fairbanks area: high pressure over the north Pacific/western Gulf of Alaska and southwest winds aloft. Of course, they don't all come with this much wind.


  1. Very interesting picture - as you say, storm exiting? Not. I have been in Fairbanks for a few of these.

  2. Another interesting aspect is the huge amounts of snow in town (and southeast). I don't have an explanation at this point.