|Alaska Fire Service, 8am June 30, 2012|
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
|Photo by RT|
Eagle (co-op) hit 90F on Saturday, a new record for the date, breaking the previous record of 88F set in 2004. Elsewhere, Fairbanks Airport hit 86F, while North Pole Aurora reported 85F. Up on Keystone Ridge, the high was 82F.
There were more than 2000 lightning strikes in the Interior scattered from the Yukon border west to Norton Sound. A few spots received a good downpour: Nenana received half an inch of rain in 30 minutes, but overall rain amounts were low.
|Courtesy of the FAA|
Saturday, June 23, 2012
|June 23 2012 1200 UTC 500mb Analysis|
The 500mb analysis at the right, courtesy of Environment Canada, shows a classic pattern for hot summer weather in Interior Alaska with a closed high centered over the central Yukon.
Specific high temperatures include:
Eagle (Co-op): 87F
Mid-town Fairbanks: 83F
Fairbanks International: 82F
Goldstream Creek: 82F
North Pole: 82F
Keystone Ridge: 78F
Saturday looks to be a few degrees warmer as the airmass continues to warm.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
|Photo courtesy of the UAF Sea Ice Group|
UAF's Barrow sea ice webcam has been down for a couple of weeks, but came back to life Wednesday. Here's the view Thursday morning, looking northwest from downtown Barrow. Some of the water visible is melt water on top of still stranded shorefast ice, but with lots of open water southwest of Barrow, the ice will likely go quickly, especially this weekend when winds become more easterly.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The temperature topped out at 80F at the Fairbanks International Airport on Tuesday for the first time this summer. This is a week later than the average date of the first 80F temperature over the past 60 years. Fairbanks has never had a summer in the 106 years of observations when the temperature did not reach 80F, though in 1966 the high temperature for the summer was an even 80F.