Monday, October 8, 2012

Rain and Snow

Central, Alaska. Courtesy of the FAA
Fairbanks was soaked Sunday night and Monday with about three quarters of an inch of rain. Although I can't be sure because of mixed rain rain and snow events, it looks like the 0.76 inches of rain from late Sunday to Monday afternoon is the third greatest rain event of record in Fairbanks for the month of October. The snow level remained pretty high through the event. Here at Keystone Ridge there was some wet snow at times but it only briefly accumulated before melting. Above 2000 feet MSL there was more: coming home from work Monday afternoon I observed about 3 inches of wet snow at 2400 feet on Murphy Dome Road. The Eagle Summit SNOTEL, at 3600 feet elevation, evidently had about five inches of snow.

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