Objective Comments and Analysis - All Science, No Politics
Contributions by Richard James and Rick Thoman
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Here's the 3pm Saturday RAOB from Fairbanks. I've plotted temperatures on the left and wind speed of the right for the lowest 1500 meters of the atmosphere. Temperatures vary between -1 and -5C and winds speeds are on the way. Free air wind speeds are nearly always higher than that reported from surface stations at similar elevation (excepting ridge top locations, e.g. like Mt Washington, New Hampshire).