Objective Comments and Analysis - All Science, No Politics
Contributions by Richard James and Rick Thoman
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Courtesy of Alaska Climate Research Center
As sometimes happens, especially with storms moving northwestward from the North Pacific into the Bering Sea, the occluded front has fractured, with the high clouds out-racing and becoming disassociated with the surface front. When this happens, what low level moisture there is stripped out crossing the Alaska Range and a large area of temporarily clear skies develops. That's what happen Saturday afternoon, resulting in a sunny and mild weekend day for Fairbanks, with temperatures in all but the lowest spots jumping up into the upper 20s and lower 30s.