Saturday, December 10, 2011

Snowfall Friday

Nice little snowfall in Fairbanks-land Friday.

Some totals include:
Fairbanks Airport: 2.9 inches (most any day so far this winter)
Fairbanks Mid-town: 2.5"
UAF West Ridge: 2.4"
Goldstream Creek: 2.1"
Keystone Ridge: 5.4"

The much higher amount here on the ridge was probably an elevation effect: low level west winds lifted a 1000' up from the Minto Flats, with the atmosphere unstable enough for that lift to enhance snow crystal production. Just a guess of course. However, on my home from work late Friday evening the snow amounts did not look to increase much until I started up the hill.

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