Recalling 1981, the year of Alaska's lost summer | Alaska Dispatch
Alaska has cooled a bit according to a recent study by climatologists,
they note that most of that colder weather happened in winter, with
summer temperatures holding steady for the first decade of the century.
Alaska’s all-time high temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit (the same
as Hawaii’s) happened on June 27, 1915 in Fort Yukon.
That was a
long time ago. More recently, a chilly trend has gripped Fairbanks. In
fact, 2012 was the coldest year of the new century in Fairbanks, and the
second coldest there in the last 40 years. But Fairbanks isn't the only
chilly place in the 49th state. Average temperatures at 19 of 20
long-term National Weather Service stations displayed a cooling trend
from 2000 to 2010, according a recent study by Gerd Wendler, Blake Moore
and Lian Chen of the Alaska Climate Research Center. [Via SC]