Monday, November 14, 2011

November Chill Starts


Temperatures are falling smartly now over most of the Interior as the airmass cools and cloud cover begins to break. Here is the NOAA-19 infrared image from 5am AST Monday. Some lows through 10am AST temperatures include 38 below at Arctic Village, 36 below at Norutak Lake, west of Bettles, 33 below at the Beaver Creek RAWS southwest of Fort Yukon and 32 below at the Coldfoot SNOTEL and the Jim River DOT camp at Mile 136 Dalton Highway.

Record lows at Fairbanks are 33 below on Tuesday (in serious jeopardy) and 41 below on Wednesday, which also might go down.

We are now close enough to winter solstice that there will be very little solar based diurnal trend.

1 comment:

  1. Rick, it may even turn colder next week. There are indications that an even colder airmass will drop south into much of northern Alaska early next week. The latest GFS has record low 500 mb heights and near record low 850 mb here in Fairbanks.