Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cold and Darkness in Alaska aka The Winter Solstice

It's time for my semi annual post regarding my fascination with the midnight sun in the summer...and the lack of it during the winter.  Here are the stats for Fairbanks, AK (it's about 6pm here in Upstate NY)

Today's statistics:
DECEMBER 21 2010..........SUNRISE  1059 AM AKST   SUNSET  241 PM AKST

The weather:  right now it is currently minus 13.


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST     
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR     
                                                  NORMAL             
..................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)                                                     
 YESTERDAY                                                           
  MAXIMUM        -21    303 AM  40    1909   3    -24      -11       
  MINIMUM        -31    613 PM -48    1933 -16    -15      -24 
 
 More in another post.

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