Sunday, November 18, 2012

Why is It Dry and Cold?

Why has it been unusually dry and cold in Interior Alaska thus far this month? The image at the right, from the NCAR/NCEP reanalysis, plots the mean sea level pressure for the first 16 days of November. High over the Brooks Range and low over the eastern Gulf of Alaska. Hard to get much snow north of the Alaska Range with that pattern.

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