Friday, December 30, 2011

It's a Cold One

A cold airmass covers mainland Alaska today, with temperatures mostly 20 below or lower. Through noon Friday the lowest temperatures have been 51 below at both Tanana and Huslia. In Fairbanks-land, the Airport has been to 36 below and Eielson 39 below, but even in the hills most places haven well into the 20s below, including 25 below at Keystone Ridge and 23 below at the Parks Highway RWIS at the FNSB border. Cloud cover will periodically moderate temperatures somewhat east of 150W the next few days but only a slight, short lived warming of the airmass is now expected New Years Day.

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