Sunday, September 12, 2010

Frosty Morn

This was the frostiest morning in the valley thus far this autumn, with some frost on lawns even in urban Fairbanks. Leaving work at 7am there was a bit of frozen dew on the car windshield. Most valley stations had the lowest temperatures thus far season: Fairbanks Airport 35F, UAF West Ridge 33F, Goldstream Creek 26F, Salcha River RAWS 22F. North Pole finally made it to freezing, with a low of 30F, the latest first freeze there in more than 40 years of records. The frosty photo is from the corner of Murphy Dome and Sheep Creek Roads about 725 am.

Meanwhile, under the warm ridge, temperatures at elevation remain balmy: low of 47F here on Keystone Ridge, and the Caribou Peak RAWS, at 2500' MSL north of Chatanika, had a low of 50F.

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