Monday, December 17, 2012

Warming Aloft

Temperatures have started to rise above the valley floor in Fairbanks-land. On the right are plots of the temperature in the lowest 1000 meters from Sunday morning and Monday morning soundings. Above about 25 meters above the ground the sounding is warm Monday morning than Sunday morning, with the most dramatic warming between 200 and 400 meters AGL. Since then temperatures have continued to rise: at 10am temperatures are up to 11 below on Cleary Summit, 14 below at Wickersham Dome and 16 below on Keystone Ridge.

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