Well below zero in Alaska

“Well below zero at Mt McKinley, AK with over half foot of snow likely!” says reader. “You might want to question why you never hear about this!!”

Today
Snow showers. Patchy freezing fog before 10am. High near 0. Southwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Tonight
Snow showers. Low around -12. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Wednesday
Snow showers. High near -12. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Wednesday Night
Snow showers. Low around -13. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Thursday
Snow showers. High near -12. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday Night

Snow showers, mainly before 1am. Low around -12. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

(This is at elevation 18,999 ft, so probably not unusual.)

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-151.008&lat=63.071#.W2mo7NVKiUl

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link


4 thoughts on “Well below zero in Alaska

  1. even further down, it’s already snowing at Atigun Pass,AK after being 64F there in late July. That’s pretty cold for early August!

    Tonight
    A slight chance of rain and snow before 10pm, then a slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
    Wednesday
    A slight chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 1pm and 4pm, then scattered rain after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 38. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    Wednesday Night
    Scattered rain showers before 10pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and 1am, then a slight chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    Thursday
    A slight chance of snow before 10am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 10am and 1pm, then scattered rain showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
    Thursday Night
    Scattered rain showers before 1am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
    Friday
    A chance of rain and snow showers before 1pm, then scattered rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
    Friday Night
    A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
    Saturday
    A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10am, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.
    Saturday Night
    A chance of rain and snow showers before 4am, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
    Sunday
    A chance of snow showers before 10am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.
    Sunday Night
    A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.
    Monday
    A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
    Monday Night
    A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
    Tuesday
    A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.

    https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-149.477&lat=68.133#.W2qEvNVKiUk

    even at Fairbanks it’s only expected to be upper 50’s tomorrow after being summer-like in late July.

  2. oh but oh but
    someones sayin that alaskas burning up!!!
    now why am i finding that a tad hard to believe?
    reading this i think i know why;-) lol

  3. The link points to 63.08°N 151.02°W (Elev. 18999 ft) It’s not unusual to have snow conditions in the middle of summer at almost 19k ft. especially in northern latitudes such as Alaska.

    Mount Kenya is practically on the equator at 17,057 ft and is snow capped during the summer. “Above 4,500 metres (14,800 ft) most of the precipitation falls as snow,[14] but as the air is very dry there is not much of this. Therefore, the major source of water in the alpine and nival zones is the nightly frost.[2][12] This plays a very important role in feeding the glaciers, however there is yet no accurate way to measure the contribution this makes. Lower down, in the dry season, dew every morning has a similar role, and it is estimated that the majority of the small streams are fed in this way.”

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