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Our departure maps are updated daily to show the difference between the current temperature and expected temperature, based on 30 years of previously values.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent: December 2, 2021

December 2, 2021: Over the past week, the sea ice has now increased from last week at a higher rate of of 7.39% from the level on 11/25/2021 of 10.584 M km2 to 11.428 M km2 for this week.

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December in Fairbanks

While the contiguous United States experiences abnormally high temperatures, the first weekend of meteorological winter brings another round of bitterly cold temperatures to the Interior of Alaska.  The National Weather Service forecasts low temperatures for the morning of December 4 to range from -30°F to -45°F at low elevations, with some locations potentially dropping to …

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