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Northwest Alaska is "hot": Nome average temp the first 26 days of Nov is 9.8F (5.4C) above 1981-2010 normal. That's second highest on record. Same time, Utqiaġvik 15.4F (8.4C) above normal, tied for 2nd highest of record. Graphic courtesy @khaustein #akwx #Arctic @Climatologist49
The lack of #seaice around Alaska isn't just a North Slope concern. Daily average temps this autumn at Gambell, on the northwest tip of Sivuqaq (St. Lawerence Island) are increasing far above normal as the lack of ice becomes important. #akwx #Arctic @KNOMnews @Climatologist49
Thanksgiving Day temperatures in Fairbanks since 1904. It's been as warm as 43F (1943) & as cold as -50F (1927). Last year was 3rd mildest. Today will not be in the top ten, but will be warmer than the average. And yes, trend is toward warmer Thanksgivings. #akwx @Climatologist49
Fairbanks, Alaska, has extended their perfect record of having a White (snow covered) Thanksgiving to 117 out of 117 years. #akwx @AlaskaWx
Thanksgiving average daily temperature in Alaska since 1950. Coldest was 1994 (average temp -18.6°F) and the warmest was 2007 (average temp +29.6°F). The 70-year statewide average temp is +8.4°F. Expect this year to be ~ +15°F to +20°F. #akwx @AlaskaWx
On average, there is a 30°F difference between Thanksgiving Day temps in Alaska versus the Lower 48 [gridded average]. It's been as large as a 56°F difference, and as little as 5°F different. This year looks to be in the 20°F-25°F range. #akwx @AlaskaWx
Check out the latest from Ikaaġvik Sikukun, Elders Advisory Council lead environmental science for Kotzebue Sound. #akwx @Climatologist49 @KotzNews @tammaq13
Check out this @IkaagvikSikukun newsletter for the latest community-driven research in #Kotzebue, Alaska. Lots of cool information including #Indigenous perspectives, seal research, sea ice updates, and background on filming a project documentary. https://uaf-iarc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ikaagvik-Sikukun-news-FALL-2020_WEB.pdf
Year-to-date temperature and precipitation anomalies in Alaska using climate divisions defined by traditional language/cultural boundaries. #akwx @AlaskaWx
Bering Sea ice extent at this point in the season has always been quite variable, but the trend is dramatic. The typical #seaice extent for November 23rd nowadays has declined by 75% since the early 1980s based on @NSIDC data. #akwx #Arctic @Climatologist49 @ZLabe @IARC_Alaska
Nerd alert: just starting to dig into the just released 1950-78 @CopernicusECMWF ERA5 monthly data. Here's a plot comparing Alaska North Slope October average temp, NCEI vs. ERA5. Correlation is great. NCEI warmer but bias decreasing.🤔 #akwx H/T @WorldClimateSvc @Climatologist49