Monday, September 19, 2011

The Beat Goes on

Overnight low temperatures:

Fairbanks International Airport: 35F
UAF West Ridge: 33F

Barrow: 34F

Monday morning guidance (technically, MOS) actually does not have Fairbanks IA with a low of freezing or below for the next week, though two days have a low of 33F. Far be it from me to put much faith in this, but clearly this could go on for some time to come: since it almost certainly will not get to freezing in the next few days, this will be one of the latest of record, and continuing the now six year long streak of very late first freezes. The latest "first freezes" at Fairbanks IA are:

1. Sep 27 1974
2. Sep 25 2006
3. Sep 23 2009
Sep 23 1982
4. Sep 22 2010
Sep 22 1978
Sep 22 1973
5. Sep 21 2008
Sep 21 2007


  1. Hi there,
    I really enjoy reading your blog about Alaska weather. Alaska seems to get warmer and warmer every year, as if mother nature had decided that this is where global warming should take its worst toll. Anyhow, keep up the good work.

  2. Yep, in some areas the trends are strong. And Barrow STILL has not been below freezing.