Thursday, May 9, 2013

Fairlbanks Temperatures…Warming but Still Cool

Here's an update of daily mean temperatures in Fairbanks for 2013. As usual, the gray shading is plus or minus one standard deviation from the 1981-2010 mean. Although Wednesday was the warmest day of the year thus far, with the first 50ºF max temperature since October 7th and a  daily mean of 36ºF, this was still 1.6 standard deviations below normal. The 215 days with a high less than 50ºF is the fourth longest such streak, although more than two weeks shorter than the 1963-64 record.

1 comment:

  1. Watch the bouncing ball of 500-hPa height anomalies of cold Canadian air over Alaska from early April to early May.