Friday, December 30, 2011
50 Years Ago Today
It was 50 year ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play...
Opps, wrong event.
It was 50 year ago today though that one of the greatest Interior Alaska cold snaps of record was ending. At the left is the front page of the News-Miner.
The temperature was 40 below or lower at the Fairbanks Airport from 11am AST Dec 20th until 4am Dec 30th, 232 consecutive hours, and -55F or lower from 10pm AST Dec 27th until 1am Dec 30th, 50 consecutive hours.
Low temperatures for the event included:
Fairbanks Airport: -62F , all-time record for December
College Observatory -66F, all time record
Eielson AFB: -61F all-time record for December