Thursday, March 3, 2016

Climate Change Sucks, Part II

This winter driest on record in Fairbanks

Some choice quotes:

"The 2015-16 winter in Fairbanks was the driest ever recorded, and it wasn’t even close."

"During the three-month period, the Fairbanks area received only 2.5 inches of snow, coming in well under the previous record holder. Prior to this year, the 1918-19 winter held the record for driest in Fairbanks with 4.9 inches of snow, nearly double this winter’s snowfall."

"Of the 52.6 inches of snowfall recorded in Fairbanks before March 1, 50.1 inches of it is more than three months old [emphasis mine]."

"For just the second time since temperature recording began 109 years ago, Fairbanks did not experience a single day at or colder than 30-below zero."

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