Monday, September 5, 2011

Chilly Morning

Autumn is in full swing across Interior Alaska. Here's a photo from Livengood Monday morning (from the FAA) showing the golds of September.

It was completely clear Sunday night/Monday morning, with an aurora through in for good measure. Throw in a seasonable airmass and not much wind, and it's no surprise that Monday was the coolest morning thus far this early autumn, with a fairly widespread frost or freeze in the valley.

Lows reported thus far include:

Goldstream Creek: 25F
Chena Hot Springs: 28F
Woodsmoke PW: 28F
Eielson AFB: 31F
UAF West Ridge: 35F
Fairbanks Airport: 37F
Keystone Ridge: 41F

In the hills this was not the coolest night of the season; here on Keystone Ridge it was the coolest night in almost a month.

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