Sunday, March 4, 2012

Big Snowfall Differences

Here's a plot of cumulative seasonal snowfall (through March 03) for Keystone Ridge and the Fairbanks Airport. The snowfall on the ridge is close to normal; the airport is only about 77% of normal. This is the biggest difference between the two sites in the 16 years of observations on the Ridge. The NRCS snow course data for March 1st is dribbling in, and shows that the below normal snowfall is confined to an area from Fairbanks eastward into the upper Chena and Salcha Basins, while north and west of Fairbanks, snowfall is close to or even a bit above normal.

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