Friday, April 12, 2013

Hottest year ever update from the fastest-warming place on Earth: Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks hits -23F, six degrees colder than the 1955 record

Winter just won’t let go in Interior Alaska | Alaska Dispatch
Winter just won’t let go in Interior Alaska. On Thursday morning, the Fairbanks International Airport recorded a low of minus 21 degrees, the first time the April temperature has dipped below minus 20 since 1992.

Thursday’s cold doesn’t approach the record low for the day, set in 1911 at minus-32. But two other nearby stations did hit record lows. At the Eielson Air Force Base southeast of Fairbanks, temperatures dipped to minus 23, breaking the old record of minus 17 set in 1955. At the College observatory on the University of Alaska Fairbanks, located on a hill above the Tanana Valley, a low of minus 15 broke the old record of minus 7, set in 1985.

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