Objective Comments and Analysis - All Science, No Politics
Contributions by Richard James and Rick Thoman
Monday, December 5, 2011
Here's the 3am Monday Surface Analysis from Environment Canada. The 975mb low near Banks Island is responsible for the re-surge of winds across the area this morning.
Fairbanks North Star Borough Schools and State Offices are closed today (Monday) due to poor road conditions. FNSB Borough Offices and UAF are open. Fort Wainwright has "late arrival" policy in place.
Record High Temps for December set Sunday:
North Pole: 49F (old record 47F on Dec 29 1982)
Eielson AFB: 48F (old record 47F on Dec 24 1985)
UAF West Ridge: 45F (old record 44F Dec 24 1985)
The high of 47F at Fairbanks International is the highest temperature of record in December except for Dec 4-8, 1934, when every day had a high in the 50s.
There were some big snow amounts:
Bettles: 14.3 inches Sunday
Ruby 14NE: 13.5 inches (cooperative station upriver from Ruby)
Galena: 8.0 inches
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