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    Springtime in Alaska

    3/5/20 Fairbanks AK -40F with ice fog. Coldest March since 1992.

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    we even still have snow in anchorage...
    kinda like decades ago...

    remember when they used to do the ceremonial iditarod run to eagle river, but had to quit because we wouldn't have any snow left in march.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike mcs repair View Post
    we even still have snow in anchorage...
    kinda like decades ago...

    remember when they used to do the ceremonial iditarod run to eagle river, but had to quit because we wouldn't have any snow left in march.....
    Hey, if they need some they can get it from my drive!

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    South Dakota forecast for Saturday is 72. Warmest winter I can remember. Our lake opened up today.
    "Sometimes a Cigar is just a Cigar"

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    Palmer is reporting 32G42 right now and judging by how much snow is blowing I believe it. The problem is after 18 hours of wind there's still snow to blow! Watching the swirls and shear in front of the house is very telling. Turbulence illustrated by snow. It ain't a Cub kind of day. Supposed to get cold now, too. Not Fairbanks cold but colder than I care for. C'mon spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdrvr View Post
    South Dakota forecast for Saturday is 72. Warmest winter I can remember. Our lake opened up today.
    Yeah Dave, you live in southern South Dakota.
    Its much worse here up north.
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    In the western Canadian arctic we've had a succession of large high-pressure areas move over us during most of this winter. Temperatures considerably below normal with moderate winds giving windchills in the minus 50 to minus 60C range. No major storms though, and my fabric hangar appreciates that.

    I don't know what they are like in the US, but in this country you'll never hear the media reporting on LOWER than normal temperatures.
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    NunavutPA-12 Larry, Hmmm. I see it's about -35F in Kugluktuk with winds at 17....chill for you folks is below -60's and forecast to remain so into the weekend. Truly brisk condx. Fairbanks is the same temp (-35F) but nearly calm. Smoke stacks rising up about 50' then sideways means low level temp inversion at the surface. I take the dog out with her boots on these days.

    Follow your weather here. Update and change models to get forecast opinions: https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/anal...020030606&fh=0

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    Minus 41 this morning but calm.
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    It's a warm 0*F and light snow this AM in Fairbanks but colder next week. Nunavut is cold!

    This Tweet (https://twitter.com/judah47) for March 6th 2020 shows why Larry is -41 and may stay that way for a couple of weeks. The Stratosphere at 10 hPa (~100,000') is windy and cold (the dark blue negative pressure height plot), and that cold is forecast to be transferred to lower levels through the Troposphere to the surface (1000 hPa). With cold air aloft the only hope for warmth is cloud cover to hold in surface heat and reduce upward infrared radiation. In Alaska we get warm air from the Ocean...Nunavut is too far away from open water.

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    Gary,

    You might want to drink a bit less coffee, and take the dog for more and longer walks.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvivion View Post
    Gary,

    You might want to drink a bit less coffee, and take the dog for more and longer walks.....

    MTV
    Hey Mike just had a nice walk with the dog and 1 cup of Java. I'm fixin' on sending Montana some Arctic chill soon. It'll be sometime later next week so get out your woolies and prepare.

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC12D-4-85 View Post
    Hey Mike just had a nice walk with the dog and 1 cup of Java. I'm fixin' on sending Montana some Arctic chill soon. It'll be sometime later next week so get out your woolies and prepare.

    Gary
    Been wimp weather here this winter....so far. Fair bit of snow in February, but not much in the way of cold.

    And, I have to say that is not a big disappointment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC12D-4-85 View Post
    Hey Mike just had a nice walk with the dog and 1 cup of Java. I'm fixin' on sending Montana some Arctic chill soon. It'll be sometime later next week so get out your woolies and prepare.

    Gary
    Be nice Gary! I'm just about ready to start calving and am kind of enjoying the thought of non-freezing temps and no snow for the next couple months!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtailjohn View Post
    Be nice Gary! I'm just about ready to start calving and am kind of enjoying the thought of non-freezing temps and no snow for the next couple months!
    John
    Ok John, I'll try for western Montana only. It might take a slider ball to the right to make it work out. We'll see.

    This will update daily temps so pay attention to the temps and precip: https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/anal...020030718&fh=6 It can vary by model.

    The NWS nearby Kalispell forecast: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClic...2#.XmR-KC2ZMt8

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    Now the first link above shows cold for Lower 48 starting 3/14 to 3/20. Prepare.

    And accompanying snow: https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/anal...020030718&fh=6

    Gary

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