Here's some updated Fairbanks temperature and anomaly plots to compliment Brian's post Friday. First, the plot of the daily mean temperature reflected around the 1981-2010 normal:
The sustained, though not monolithic warm weather since late May is evident. Next is the raw daily departure from normal (and for good measure the year to date running departure):
As we all know, absolute temperature departures from normal are much smaller in the summer than in the snow cover season. So, of course I have to include a standardized departure plot, which accounts for the much smaller temperature variability in the summer.
This is the five-day running standardized departure, which smooths the day to day variation and clearly illustrates that we've had a lot of unusual weather since late March.
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