Thursday, December 9, 2010

Continued cooling but stratus looming

Here's Thursday afternoon's RAOB along with the Wednesday afternoon launch. The cooling is modest below 125 meters above the valley floor, but much more greater above.

Meanwhile, the 122pm AST NOAA-19 Polar Orbiter image shows the Fairbanks bowl flanked by "warm" stratus to the south and east. The clouds will not impact temperatures too much in the hills, but are worth 20 degrees (or more) on valley bottoms. One of the many joys of winter forecasting in Interior Alaska

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