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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Rain, Rain, Go Away…
I don't want to say it, but here it is: the numerical models are increasingly suggesting the threat of rain in Fairbanks-land Sunday into Monday. Here is the GFS forecast from Wednesday valid 3pm AST Sunday. Notice the flow from just northwest of Hawai'i right into Interior Alaska. Now it will be a close shave on whether the flow aloft will be southerly enough allow for chinook drying in Fairbanks: that scenario is likely in Delta, or if it will stay just cold enough for the precipitation to be mostly or wholly snow as is likely at, say, Tanana. Stay tuned.