Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Barrow Still Hot

Here's an update of the analysis of the ongoing ultra-warm autumn at Barrow, now that there is some sea ice in the area. Through the first 13 days of November the average temperature at Barrow is 9 degrees above normal (compare to Fairbanks, which is more than 8 degrees below normal for the same period). The plot shows the daily temperature departure from normal since September 1. Since September 11th, only two days have had an average temperature even slightly below normal. It is entirely possible that this will be the warmest autumn (September-November) of record in Barrow (current record is 25.8F set in 1998). 

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