Objective Comments and Analysis - All Science, No Politics
Contributions by Richard James and Rick Thoman
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Calm before the storm
A shallow inversion has held all day Thursday in Fairbanks, keeping temps down well below freezing. Above the inversion the winds are roaring, with 55 mph winds at 850 mb on the 3pm AST RAOB. The Snotel on Eagle Summit has sustained winds almost 30 mph as of 6pm. This will work down to the ground when the front comes through later this evening, when temps will jump up before falling all day tomorrow.