Saturday, August 6, 2011

It was NOT 97 degrees at Northway in July

Okay, I guess have have to say this: It was NOT 97 degrees at Northway in July.

There is a news story going around about record highs in all 50 states in July, including 97F at Northway on July 11th. 97F would be an all-time record high for Northway.

Except that the high temperature on July 11th at Northway was 77F.

The 97F high temperature was encoded in an observation, but the temperature sensor was bused (probably the aspirator fan failed). The FAA observers did correct the daily max temp after the original observation went out to the world.

Other high temps that day were in the upper Tanana Valley region were in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

Moral of the story is the same as always: constant vigilance.

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