Friday, March 2, 2012

Temperature numbers... blahblahblah

Unpredictable Fairbanks winter continues with warm February

The first three weeks of December were the warmest on record. That was followed by six weeks of bitterly cold temperatures that produced the fifth-coldest January on record. And now... Thanks to the warmest February in 10 years in Fairbanks, the average temperature from December through February, a three-month period characterized by large temperature swings from one month to the next, was only 1.5 degrees colder than normal...

After enduring one of the coldest Januarys in more than 100 years, residents in Alaska’s second-largest city were treated to the 20th-warmest February on record, according to the National Weather Service’s monthly weather summary released Thursday.

The 20th-warmest on record, when we only have records dating back maybe a hundred years? C'mon, Minor News! You're not even trying any more, are you? What about, the warmest February during a leap year that had no blue moons? Or, the largest average temperature swing between a January and a February? Did we make that? Eh?

1 comment:

mdr said...

you know reporters have to write something to attract/shock/debate readers.