Saturday, April 2, 2011

Interesting March Factoid

March had the greatest average daily temperature range of any month of record in Fairbanks.
The average high was 25.4 and the average low was -10.8, for a mean diurnal range of 36.2 degrees. At the Goldstream Valley Coop site, the mean range was a stunning 43.6 degrees (29.5, -14.1).

Here on the ridge, the mean range was an almost exactly normal 14.0 degrees

This illustrates both the power of the sun and the efficiency of radiation cooling.

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