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Adding insult to injury after breaking the all-time snowfall record this past winter.


“July, a month during which Alaskans fire up the grill and head outside to fish, turned out to be the fourth coldest on record,” says this article by Suzanna Caldwell.

“According to the National Weather Service, the temperature in Alaska’s largest city averaged 56.3 degrees for the month.  That was only slightly warmer than 1971, the coldest July on record, which averaged 55.4 degrees. Typically, July is the hottest month of the year.

“But this July saw just three days of 70 degrees or more, with a high of 73 on July 18. On three other days, the temperature dropped to 45, the coolest for the month.

“This winter the city broke the all-time snow record with more than 133 inches.

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/chilly-july-was-fourth-coldest-anchorage-history

Thanks to Wanda for this link

See also:
Alaska’s mountain snow refusing to melt this summer
http://iceagenow.info/2012/08/alaskas-mountain-snow-refusing-melt-summer/

 

4 Responses to Fourth coldest July in Anchorage history

  1. Juergen says:

    On the other side of Alaska.

    Did you see the Arctic Row team trying to do a non-stop, unsupported row across the Arctic Ocean.

    They are stuck right now because of a weather system “seldom seen in the Arctic”.
    http://www.arcticrow.com/2012/08/04/a-tough-spot/
    “the storm is pushing mass amounts of ice in the direction of Barrow”

    The last three tweets of @arcticrow

    Large sheets of ice are swiftly moving into Barrow, exposing the team to a dangerous pinch against coast

    Team is backtracking to take cover. Incoming storm is a rare event in strength – even for the Arctic.

    Once safe, team could be iced in for up to 10 days before ice retreats.

    The original route is showing a very optimistic view. http://www.arcticrow.com/route/

    Poor souls. First they had technical problems and now the weather is against them.

  2. ES says:

    Approximately 500 miles to the east of there, in the Mackenzie River valley in Canada, it has been just the opposite. In June, Fort Good Hope had five days above 30C, three were all time records, and for a couple days they were the hottest place in Canada. The average high is 21.3. Other places like Tuktoyaktuk has broken their all time record several times this summer.

    • caliboy says:

      Which only goes to show how powerful that river of air called the jet stream truly is. When it gets stuck in a pattern it can effect great weather/climate changes that have nothing to do with CO2 and everything to do with air pressure and psycrometrics/thermodynamics.


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