26 May 2009, 10:15am
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Fairbanks a good place to live if you’re an ice cube

by Ned Rozell, Alaska Tracks.com, March 30, 2007, [here]

As of tonight, the temperature at the official thermometer at Fairbanks International Airport has not risen above freezing during the month of March. Or February. Or January. On one day in December, during a chinook wind, the temperature got above freezing for a few hours. Then it got cold again.

Martha Shulski of the Alaska Climate Research Center crunched some numbers for March, so far. She found that Fairbanks, with an average temp of -8.3 F this month, has never been colder as long as records have been kept here. Anchorage has a new record cold March too, with 13.5 degrees. Another spot with long-term records and its coldest March so far is Gulkana, at -1.1 F. … [more]



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