Saturday, December 17, 2011

Strong Inversion

Mostly clear skies the past day or so have allowed a typically strong inversion to develop in Fairbanks. Here's the temperature in the lowest kilometer of the atmosphere from the 3am AST Saturday sounding.

Low temperatures on the ground through 10am Saturday morning reflect this:

Fairbanks Airport: -10F
Chena Hot Springs: -10F
Woodsmoke PWS: -9F (near North Pole)
Goldstream Creek: -9F
College Road: -7 (NRCS SNOTEL near Fairgrounds)
UAF West Ridge: +2F
Two River PWS: 7F
Keystone Ridge: 18F
Cleary Summit: 22F

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