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Fairbanks retakes the lead

Graphic credit: National Weather Service – Fairbanks

I do realize that some people find the long summer days of Interior Alaska difficult to deal with. I am not one of those people; I absolutely revel in them. Arguably, the land of the midnight sun has the best summers and we have no shortage of activities to fill the many sunlit hours.

Graphic credit: NOAA

Officially, spring has arrived, but winter is not giving up just yet. Atqasuk on Alaska’s North Slope saw -53F on Sunday morning. The Interior was considerably warmer with Denali Park at -27F, Fort Yukon -13F and Fairbanks a balmy -8F.

As the graphic above illustrates, Alaska and Canada have had a string of amazing northern lights viewing. Even with the waxing moon, the aurora has been dominating the northern skies of late, putting on some impressive shows.


All good things must come to an end

Fairbanks has ended its 73 day run of 24 hours of Daylight & Civil Twilight.  The Dark Side is gaining power.


The Big Q

Now that we are past Christmas, and looking towards the new year, Interior Alaskans find themselves asking the Big Question:

How many minutes of daylight did we gain today?

A: Today was 1 minute and 28 seconds longer than yesterday.