Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Weather Contrast

The weather has been bad today in western Alaska, with wind, snow, and rain moving up from the south.  Kotzebue developed a white-out this afternoon with 40-50 mph winds.


But far to the east on the other side of the ridge axis, it has been a stunning day (after a chilly start) in eastern Alaska and the Yukon, with lots of glorious sunshine.  Here's the webcam view from Dawson:

And in video format:

Here's the 3am 500mb analysis, courtesy of Environment Canada: click to enlarge.  Note that ridge axis right over Alaska.

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