Thursday, June 16, 2011

Drought Breaker?

All of the Fairbanks area has received rain over the past several days, but amounts vary widely, as is usual for this time of year. The wettest areas have been on the east side of town: North Pole picked up 1.1 inches of rain Tuesday and Wednesday. Much less on the northwest side of town, including here on Keystone Ridge and on the Hastings Fire. Just 0.14 inches of rain here Tuesday and Wednesday. The Airport has had 0.20 inches. So while not a drought breaker, the rain definitely helps in the short term. In order to squash the fire season, we need frequent rains over a several week period. Drought

Here is a photo looking north from our house about 130am ADT Thursday. In spite of it being 44F, mosquitoes were still nasty.