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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 …

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Halloween Weather Extremes

Weather conditions on Halloweens past across Alaska have covered a wide range: from mild to bitter cold, dry to rainy (or snowy).  Below is a …

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First Snowfall Date

With winter fast approaching, one commonly asked question we get is “What is the average date of the first snowfall of the season?”  The answer …

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Denali – Mountain Weather and Climate

The world’s 3rd most prominent and 3rd most isolated mountain, Denali, in the Alaska Range, has attracted climbers since the early 20th century. Denali is known to “create …

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Climate Normals

The New Climate Normals

On May 4, 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed new climate normals spanning the 1991 – 2020 timeframe. These 30-year averages are …

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