Objective Comments and Analysis - All Science, No Politics
Contributions by Richard James and Rick Thoman
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Temperatures so far this this month have been significantly below normal, as the updated standardized daily temperature anomaly chart at the left shows. Through Wednesday, the high temperature at the Fairbanks Airport for the spring has been 61º on April 16th and again on May 12th. However, that's set to change as the first really warm weather of the season is in the cards, as high pressure aloft builds and has already put an end to the daily convection. Over the past 80 years the mean date for the first 70º temperature in Fairbanks is May 21st, and this year will be very close to that date.