Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Brrrrr -- It's Chilly In Alaska

Much below normal temperatures continue to grip Alaska this morning with minuses showing up from Anchorage to Bettles!

As of this blog posting, it was -6 in Anchorage and -14 in Fairbanks -- both stations were reporting snow.

It really gets cold in the interior with -43 at Bettles and -42 at Tanana.

A strong cold front has blew through portions of Washington and Oregon with strong winds overnight. Gusts to 70 mph at Hoquiam and 58 mph at Bellingham were reported. Seattle saw winds near 40 mph.

Crystal Mountain, Wash. saw wind gusts clock in at 115 mph!

Astoria, Ore. saw 2.71 inches of rain on Monday setting a new daily record. From what I just looked at on the extended forecast models...there might be several more daily records falling across the Pacific Northwest in the days to come. A wet pattern looks to be setting up now through Thanksgiving.

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