Friday, February 25, 2011
The attached plot of surface observations from 1pm AST Friday, though corase, shows it windy from the Bering Strait to the Yukon border as a decent surface low tracks eastward north of the Arcti Coast, supported by roaring winds aloft. The Prudhoe Bay area has had winds gusting to around 60 mph since around midnight. It had been very mild; high temperature of 33F at Deadhorse on Thursday, but temperatures are now falling rapidly.
Here in Fairbanks, it looks like 3-6 inches of snow overnight is the rule. Although windy, there is much less drifting than the storm Sunday and Monday, as the snow is denser and temperatures much milder.