Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The Fairbanks airport observing site saw its first freeze this morning, with a minimum temperature of 30°F. Temperatures were at or below freezing for at least 4 hours. This is about a week ahead of the long-term normal for first freeze, and about 2 weeks ahead of the normal of the past 20 years. The chart below shows the long-term history. It's nice to see that the era of late freezes, noted by Rick in the early days of this blog, appears to be over for now.