Saturday, August 3, 2013

Fairbanks Temperature Updates

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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