Monday, September 17, 2012

Wind Recap—Updated

Photo by Rod Combellick via Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Here are some maximum wind gusts reported Sunday (mostly in the evening) in Fairbanks-land:

Salcha River RAWS: 49 mph
Caribou Peak RAWS: 46 mph
Stuart Creek RAWS: 45 mph (east of Eielson)
Lincoln Creek Ridge PWS: 43 mph  (my neighbor across the hill)
Cleary Summit RWIS: 43 mph
Eielson AFB: 40 mph
Fairbanks Airport: 28 mph

The News-Miner reported some power outages in the area, and the winds brought the Dry Creek fire back to life, as seen in this dramatic photo taken about 930pm ADT Sunday from Chena Ridge.

The SNOTEL on Eagle Summit on the Steese Highway reported a peak wind of 65 mph, and in the Delta Junction area, Fort Greely had a peak wind of 71 mph with a 60 mph gust at the Bolio Lake RAWS.