Objective Comments and Analysis - All Science, No Politics
Contributions by Richard James and Rick Thoman
Monday, September 12, 2011
What no sea ice means
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
240 PM AKDT MON SEP 12 2011
THE TEMPERATURE AT BARROW...THE NORTHERNMOST CITY IN ALASKA...
HAS NOT BEEN BELOW FREEZING...32 DEGREES...SINCE JUNE 29TH. THIS
74 DAY STREAK IS BY FAR THE MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS THAT BARROW HAS
EVER HAD WITHOUT THE TEMPERATURE DROPPING BELOW FREEZING. THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 68 DAYS WAS SET TWO YEARS AGO.
THE TEMPERATURE IS NOT EXPECTED TO GO BELOW FREEZING AT BARROW FOR
AT LEAST A FEW MORE DAYS.
RT SEP 11
This is a direct result of the pack ice being 150 miles north of Barrow and nearshore water temperatures in the 40s.
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