Objective Comments and Analysis - All Science, No Politics
Contributions by Richard James and Rick Thoman
Monday, February 4, 2013
Cold Still Reigns…For Now
Here's an update of Fairbanks standardized daily temperature anomalies thus far this winter. For those keeping score at home, the average temperature December 1st through February 3rd at the Fairbanks Airport is -9.4F, a substantial 3.4 degrees F below normal. October 1st through February 3rd the mean temperature is -1.4F, a whooping 4.9 degrees F below normal. The 1 to 2 week forecast from the Climate Forecast System has been consistent in keeping most of Alaska quite mild in the mean…so I expect that those impressive seasonal anomalies will decrease during the course of this month.