Sunday, May 15, 2011

First 60 Degree Day in Fairbanks

The high temperature Saturday in Fairbanks was 65F, the warmest day of the year so far and the first day it's been 60F or higher. This is two weeks later than the mean date for the first 60 degree temperature of the year. Since 1970, only twice has the first 60 degree temperature been later than May 14th. Here on Keystone Ridge, the high was 57F, and in the nearly cloud-free sunshine the snow patches decreased notably. The mild weather should allow for green-up to be sometime this week. Of course, in the northern Interior, spring has a ways to go. Here is a Sunday morning photo from the FAA webcam at Arctic Village.

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