The cold arctic air that should be affecting our area, because it is winter, is trapped once again in Alaska. As we enjoy well above average temperatures in the 40s and 50s, parts of Alaska unfortunately have to endure bone-chilling highs in the -30s. This will change as our next winter system, which will be here by this weekend, taps into the cold air just enough to drop our temperatures back to average by next week. If the long-range GFS computer model plays out, a clipper system just might bring that arctic air mass too far south and bring us back to relativity with below average temperatures by next week. So, enjoy the warmer temperatures while they last!
This post was written by Cyndi Kahlbaum on February 1, 2012