Alaska Climate Research Center

The Alaska State Climate Center
The Alaska State Climate Center
The Alaska State Climate Center
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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: March 16, 2023

March 16 2023:  The sea ice has decreased since last week, by a bit higher rate at 1.46%, from the level on 03/09/2023 of 14.569 M km2 to 14.357 M km2 for this week; and so it looks like we are now definitely in the sea ice …

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February Snow Update

There are not many weather stations in Alaska that have continuous, long term snow measurements.  Fairbanks, Anchorage, Bettles, and Juneau have the longest and most consistent records of snow fall and snow depth and are great for comparing current snow levels to the climatological normal. February was quite snowy at all four stations: Bettles received …

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