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Snow: End of Season Summary

With temperatures warming and green up in Fairbanks just around the corner, it’s safe to say that the snow season has come to a close.  At some locations, the 2021-2022 snow season was one for the history books due to notable snow- (and rain) storms and record breaking snowpack accumulations.  …

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Snow Summary

The end of February is fast approaching, and with it meteorological winter is coming to a close in the northern hemisphere.  However, that does not …

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Tonga Eruption Shockwave

Saturday, January 15, 2022: The explosive eruption of Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai sent a shockwave around the world.  Such extensive atmospheric gravity waves triggered by a volcanic …

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Winter Solstice Daylight

This year, astronomical winter starts on December 21 at 6:59 AKST.  The amount of daylight, as well as the timing of sunrise and sunset, vary …

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December in Fairbanks

While the contiguous United States experiences abnormally high temperatures this month, another round of bitterly cold temperatures is in store for the Interior of Alaska.  …

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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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