Thursday, January 24, 2013

No Inversion Morning

Lest you think there's always a surface based inversion in Fairbanks during mid-winter, here's a rare example from this morning with no inversion and no significant snow falling. The wind from the surface right up through 1000 meters AGL was 10 to 15 knots. By late morning wind chills were getting nippy in exposed higher elevations: the Caribou Peak RAWS north of the Chatanika at 2500' at noon was down to 15 below with sustained 14 mph winds. Not up to North Slope standards, but enough to notice.

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