The temperature reached +33F on Sunday at the Fairbanks airport. That ends the consecutive days streak of below freezing temperatures at 107 in Fairbanks.
The record streak of below freezing is 158 days, which happened in the winter of 1971-72.
I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed Sunday.
One of the advantages of being self-employed, is that most people do not want you working on their homes during a holiday week.
Which means I get some time to play in the snow. More is coming to the Interior. It should start up again Tuesday night, and snow right through Thanksgiving, and on into Friday morning.
The high temperature in Fairbanks is expected to rise to 28F on Thanksgiving Day, with a low of 21F.
The average high temp for the day is +7F, with an average low of -10F. The warm weather is expected to last into the middle of next week.
Utqiagvik Streak Ends
Graphic credit: NOAA
Utqiagvik (Barrow) Alaska had an incredible run of 152 days in a row with the daily average temperature above normal. The streak ended on November 25, when the temperature hit the daily average.