Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Still Chilly on the Slope

Parts of the North Slope dropped well below zero this morning. Lows included 20 below at Umiat and 13 below at the Ikpikpuk River gauge and Deadhorse. Barrow hit 10 below. This is nowhere near record lows: the record today at Barrow is 27 below set in 1924, and based on a much shorter period of record, the record low at Umiat for April 26th is 35 below in 1949. Photo from Barrow Tuesday afternoon looking northwest. Courtesy of the UAF Sea Ice Project

1 comment:

  1. Hardly looks like spring to look at that picture until you realize the sun is high in the sky.