Wednesday, March 2, 2011
February 2011 will be long remembered in the annals of Fairbanks weather lore, with back to back storms that are close to "blizzards" as Fairbanks ever gets (which is to say, not that close). Still, 30 inches of snow any month in Fairbanks is a lot. Temperatures in the valley were actually not terribly far below normal, only 2.7 degrees at the Airport. Due to all the storminess, inversions were much weaker than normal, so it was much farther below normal at elevation. Here on Keystone Ridge, over seven degrees below normal for the month.