It's a raw summer day in Barrow with drizzle, mist, 34 °F, and winds gusting to 30 mph. The UAF webcam reveals bits and pieces of sea ice along the beach.
A strong cold front went through yesterday just after midday, bringing a sharp temperature drop after late-morning warmth of near 60 °F. In advance of the front, a substantial amount of rain accompanied the warm, moist airmass: the daily precipitation total of 0.55" and the two-day total of 0.70" are the highest respective precipitation amounts in Barrow in over three years.
Today's pocket of cold air is apparent in the following time-height temperature cross-section for Barrow, which shows a computer forecast for the lower atmosphere beginning at 10 am ADT yesterday; time increases to the right and the vertical axis is pressure in mb. Surface temperatures near or a little below freezing are possible for the rest of today and into tonight.