“The mercury hit 30 below for the first time this winter at Fairbanks International Airport on Thursday morning, and the National Weather Service says it probably will drop to 40 below in Fairbanks by the weekend,” says this article in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
“If it doesn’t cloud up over the weekend, we’ve certainly got a decent shot of 40 below at the airport,” said meteorologist Rick Thoman with the National Weather Service in Fairbanks on Thursday.
Thursday marked the sixth day in a row the temperature at the airport didn’t climb above 10 below. Wednesday was the first day with a high temperature of 20 below or colder — it was 21 below — at the airport.
It was even colder in the eastern Interior, where a low of 52 below was recorded in Chicken on the Taylor Highway. A low of 44 below was reported in Eagle and Dry Creek. It was 43 below at Circle Hot Springs.
The cold snap is a fitting end to what will be one of the coldest Novembers on record. Through Wednesday, the average temperature for the month was minus 7.5 degrees, which is 11 degrees below normal, Thoman said. Thursday marked the 16th day of the month the temperature hit 20 below or colder.
Thoman said this November and last will be the coldest back-to-back Novembers on record.
Forty degrees below zero is a “cold snap?” Oofta! Sure glad I don’t live in Fairbanks.
Thanks to Marc Morano for this link