Friday, November 19, 2010

Through November 18th, average temperature departure for the month thus far:
Barrow: +8.7F
Fairbanks: +7.1F
Anchorage: +5.5F
Valdez: +4.9F with a whooping 2.3" of snow for the month!
Kotzebue: +2.1F
McGrath: +1.9F
Nome: -1.3F

So for Mainland Alaska, southwest cool, elsewhere mild. A classic El Niño pattern. Except wait, it's a moderate La Niña! Note that Barrow is reflecting the decreased Arctic sea-ice coverage; historically Barrow temps don't show much correlation with ENSO.

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