Objective Comments and Analysis - All Science, No Politics
Contributions by Richard James and Rick Thoman
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
No Snow in Golden Heart City
Fairbanks is still waiting for the first measurable snow of the autumn, and it's getting quite late in the season to still be waiting for that important event. At the right is a histogram of dates of first measurable (0.1" or more) of the autumn since 1930. Only in 13 of the past 82 years has the first measurable snow been October 10th or later. Cooler weather looks to be in place now, but after Monday's soaker there is no precipitation at all in the forecast for the next several days. In recent years the latest dates for first measurable snow are last year, October 13th, and 1979, October19th.