Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fairbanks Cold Snap Update

For the week ending Nov 21, the average temperature at Fairbanks was -30.1F. This is, by far, the coldest 7-day average temperature so early in the season and the coldest week in November in the WB/NWS era (since 1930). In the early years, when observations were done by cooperative observers, the week ending on Nov 30th in 1909 and 1927 were colder.

Clouds and some light snow have arrived and overnight temperatures have been mostly in the 20s below in the valleys. On exposed hillsides and channeled valleys a breeze picked up too. Here at Keystone ridge at 6am, -10F with northeast winds about 15mph with gusts to about 25 mph. Air quality is good!

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