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Arctic Sea Ice Extent: January 13, 2022

January 13, 2022: Over the past week, the sea ice has now increased at a rate of of 1.83% from the level on 01/06/2022 of 13.536 M km2 to 13.788 M km2 for this week.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent: January 6, 2022

January 6, 2022: The sea ice has now increased from 3 weeks ago at a rate of of 10.41% from the level on 12/16/2021 of 12.127 M km2 to 13.536 M km2 for this week.

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 considerably across the state on the shortest day of the year.  For example, locations north of the Arctic Circle will not see the sun rise on the solstice, while the …

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Arctic Sea Ice Extent: December 16, 2021

December 16, 2021: Over the past week, the sea ice has now increased from last week at a higher rate of of 4.69% from the level on 12/09/2021 of 11.558 M km2 to 12.127 M km2 for this week.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent: December 9, 2021

December 9, 2021: Over the past week, the sea ice has now increased from last week at a lower rate of of 1.12% from the level on 12/02/2021 of 11.428 M km2 to 11.558 M km2 for this week.

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.   Temperatures in the 30s and 40s below zero Fahrenheit occur during this time of year, however, Fairbanksans may be wondering how recent low temperatures compare to the norm. From the …

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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.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent: November 25, 2021

November 25, 2021: Over the past week, the sea ice has now increased from last week at a lower rate of of 4.72% from the level on 11/18/2021 of 10.084 M km2 to 10.584 M km2 for this week.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent: November 18, 2021

November 18, 2021: Over the past week, the sea ice has now increased from last week at a slightly lower rate of of 6.49% from the level on 11/11/2021 of 9.430 M km2 to 10.084 M km2 for this week.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent: November 11, 2021

November 11, 2021: Over the past week, the sea ice has now increased from last week at a higher rate of of 7.76% from the level on 11/04/2021 of 8.698 M km2 to 9.430 M km2 for this week.