Cold In Alaska

While Illinois enjoys a relatively mild winter, things are far different in Alaska. A colleague alerted me to these reports coming out of Alaska. I don’t know which is more impressive: the nighttime lows or the daytime highs.

REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION ROUNDUP
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
958 PM AKST SUN JAN 29 2012

 ALL VALUES ARE FOR 18 HOURS BETWEEN 3AM AND 9PM ALASKA
 LOCAL TIME TODAY
:
 SNOWFALL AND SNOW DEPTH DATA AVAILABLE ONLY AT AUGMENTED
 SITES
 PRECIPITATION DATA RELIABLE DURING THE WINTER ONLY AT
 AUGMENTED SITES
.B PAFG 0129 Z DH18/TXL/TNL/PPL/SF/SD
:
: ID           STATION            HI    LO    PCPN   SNOW SNOW
:                                                    FALL DEPTH
PAFA  : FAIRBANKS AIRPORT      : -38 / -51 /  0.01 /     /
PAEI  : EIELSON AFB            : -36 / -52 /    T  /     /
PANN  : NENANA                 : -26 / -54 /  0.00 /     /
PAMH  : MINCHUMINA             : -33 / -53 /       /     /
PAIN  : DENALI PARK            : -24 / -49 /       /     /
PABI  : DELTA JUNCTION         : -21 / -50 /  0.00 /     /
PAOR  : NORTHWAY AIRPORT       : -27 / -48 /    T  /     /   15
PAEG  : EAGLE                  :     /     /  0.00 /     /
PFYU  : FORT YUKON             : -51 / -62 /       /     /
PARC  : ARCTIC VILLAGE         : -42 / -54 /       /     /
PABT  : BETTLES                : -37 / -59 /  0.00 /     /   32
PAHL  : HUSLIA                 : -45 / -60 /       /     /
PAGA  : GALENA                 : -49 / -59 /    T  /     /
PAKV  : KALTAG                 : -44 / -56 /    T  /     /
PAMC  : MCGRATH                : -24 / -49 /  0.00 /     /   35
PAFS  : NIKOLAI                : -26 / -49 /    T  /     /
PANV  : ANVIK                  : -24 / -27 /       /     /
PAHC  : HOLY CROSS             : -25 / -30 /       /     /
:
PABR  : BARROW AIRPORT         : -19 / -24 /    T  /     /
PPIZ  : POINT LAY              : -19 / -24 /    T  /     /
PAWI  : WAINWRIGHT             : -14 / -20 /  0.00 /     /
PATQ  : ATQASUK                : -20 / -26 /       /     /
PAQT  : NUIQSUT                : -19 / -25 /  0.00 /     /
PASC  : DEADHORSE              : -18 / -25 /  0.00 /     /
PABA  : BARTER ISLAND          : -30 / -36 /  0.00 /     /
PAKP  : ANAKTUVUK PASS         : -31 / -36 /       /     /
:
PAOM  : NOME                   : -20 / -35 /  0.00 /     /
PAOT  : KOTZEBUE               : -32 / -39 /    T  /     /
PAPO  : POINT HOPE             :  -9 / -22 /       /     /
PAVL  : KIVALINA               : -24 / -27 /    T  /     /
PAWN  : NOATAK                 : -35 / -42 /       /     /
PAFM  : AMBLER                 :     /     /       /     /
PASH  : SHISHMAREF             : -17 / -24 /       /     /
PADE  : DEERING                : -19 / -38 /    T  /     /
PABL  : BUCKLAND               :     /     /       /     /
PAIW  : WALES                  :  -5 / -12 /       /     /
PATE  : TELLER                 :     /     /       /     /
PAGL  : GOLOVIN                : -27 / -35 /       /     /
PAKK  : KOYUK                  : -15 / -29 /       /     /
PAUN  : UNALAKLEET             : -17 / -27 /       /     /
PACM  : SCAMMON BAY            : -17 / -22 /       /     /
PAMK  : SAINT MICHAEL          : -23 / -26 /       /     /
PAEM  : EMMONAK                : -17 / -20 /       /     /
PASM  : SAINT MARYS            :  -9 / -17 /       /     /
.END

 COOPERATIVE OBSERVATIONS
 ALL VALUES ARE FOR 24 HOURS ENDING AROUND 9AM ALASKA
 LOCAL TIME TODAY
.B PAFG 0129 Z DH17/TX/TN/PPD/SF/SD
:
: ID           STATION            HI    LO    PCPN   SNOW SNOW
:                                                    FALL DEPTH
PATA  : TANANA                 : -47 / -61 /  0.00 /     /   20
GSCA2 : GOLDSTREAM CREEK       : -41 / -55 /  0.00 /  0.0/   17
FYKA2 : FORT YUKON #2          : -39 / -65 /  0.00 /  0.0/   22
FAOA2 : COLLEGE OBSERVATORY    : -38 / -48 /  0.00 /  0.0/   17
STHA2 : MILE 42 STEESE HWY     :     /     /       /     /
DNPA2 : DENALI PARK HQ         : -27 / -37 /  0.00 /  0.0/   23
HLYA2 : HEALY 2NW              : -30 / -41 /  0.00 /  0.0/    8
LMHA2 : LAKE MINCHUMINA        : -39 / -50 /  0.00 /  0.0/   18
CHSA2 : CIRCLE HOT SPRINGS     : -49 / -58 /  0.00 /  0.0/   20
PRCA2 : PORCUPINE RVR AT COLEEN:     /     /       /     /
RUBA2 : RUBY 14NE              :     /     /       /     /
BIGA2 : DELTA JUNCTION 20SE    : -40 / -58 /  0.00 /  0.0/   19
DDAA2 : DELTA 6N               :     /     /       /     /
PACA2 : PORT ALCAN             : -36 / -49 /  0.00 /  0.0/   13
CQNA2 : CHICKEN COOP           : -43 / -59 /  0.00 /  0.0/   14
EGLA2 : EAGLE                  : -40 / -57 /  0.00 /  0.0/   18
CCVA2 : COLVILLE VILLAGE       : -17 / -37 /    T  /    T/    8
WITA2 : WHITESTONE FARMS       : -38 / -52 /  0.00 /  0.0/   11

.END
 COOPERATIVE OBSERVATIONS
 ALL VALUES ARE FOR 24 HOURS ENDING AROUND 2PM ALASKA
 LOCAL TIME TODAY
.B PAFG 0129 Z DH23/TX/TN/PPD/SF/SD
:
: ID           STATION            HI    LO    PCPN   SNOW SNOW
:                                                    FALL DEPTH
GCQA2 : GILMORE CREEK          : -23 / -47 /  0.00 /  0.0/   16
DRYA2 : DRY CREEK              : -32 / -54 /  0.00 /  0.0/   26
TOFA2 : TOK FORESTRY           :     /     /       /     /
ACLA2 : ALPINE CREEK LODGE     :     /     /       /     /
.END

 COOPERATIVE OBSERVATIONS
 ALL VALUES ARE FOR 24 HOURS ENDING AROUND 6PM ALASKA
 LOCAL TIME TODAY
.B PAFG 0129 Z DH03/TX/TN/PPD/SF/SD
:
: ID           STATION            HI    LO    PCPN   SNOW SNOW
:                                                    FALL DEPTH
TOKA2 : TOK                    :     /     /       /     /
TOAA2 : TOK #2                 : -27 / -51 /  0.00 /  0.0/   22
GALA2 : GALENA                 : -50 / -65 /  0.00 /  0.0/   32
WSMA2 : WISEMAN                :     /     /       /     /
KOBA2 : KOBE HILL              :     /     /       /     /
PALP  : ALPINE                 : -18 / -31 /    T  /    T/   29
MISSI : MISSING                :     /     /       /     /
DIKA2 : KANDIK RIVER           : -52 / -64 /  0.00 /  0.0/   22
.END

 COOPERATIVE OBSERVATIONS
 ALL VALUES ARE FOR 24 HOURS ENDING AROUND 10PM ALASKA
 LOCAL TIME TODAY
.B PAFG 0129 Z DH06/TX/TN/PPD/SF/SD
:
: ID           STATION            HI    LO    PCPN   SNOW SNOW
:                                                    FALL DEPTH
AURA2 : AURORA/FAIRBANKS       : -40 / -51 /    T  /    T/   17
CSKA2 : CLEAR SKY              : -42 / -60 /  0.00 /  0.0/   18
NOPA2 : NORTH POLE             :     /     /       /     /
FMTA2 : FAIRBANKS MIDTOWN      :     /     /       /     /
.END
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