Fairbanks, Alaska Having Their Coldest March On Record

March temperatures in Fairbanks have been plummeting for 35 years, and so far this has been the coldest March on record there, averaging -23C. March 1981 was 20C (36F) warmer than this month.

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15 Responses to Fairbanks, Alaska Having Their Coldest March On Record

  1. Andy DC says:

    Griff is convinced that Alaska has been experiencing unprecedented warmth over the last few years. Terrible warmth that has endangered the Iditarod and threatened the entire miserable Alaskan way of life, due to lack of cold and snow.

    Your chart clearly reveals yet another another alarmist fairy tale. A couple mild years recently, but well within the range of natural variability. An actual cooling trend since 1980!

    How is Griff going to argue against the cold, hard facts of life?

    • Griff says:

      “Griff is convinced that Alaska has been experiencing unprecedented warmth over the last few years. Terrible warmth that has endangered the Iditarod …”

      If I believe that, it is because the Alaskans are telling me that:

      https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/weather/2017/01/09/alaskas-2016-was-warmest-year-on-record-by-a-wide-margin/

      “Alaska just completed its warmest year on record, a mark set by a staggering margin, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported on Monday.
      The state’s average 2016 temperature of 31.9 degrees Fahrenheit was 5.9 degrees above the long-term average, and 1.6 degrees higher than the previous record annual average, set in 2014.
      That is more than a record; it is “extreme,” said Rick Thoman, climate science and service manager for the National Weather Service in Alaska.
      “Typically, the annual temperature bounces around within a degree or two,” Thoman said. “Half a degree is a substantial difference; 5.9 is beyond the pale.”
      The last three years, in fact, have been the three warmest for Alaska since record-keeping began in 1925, and the four of Alaska’s five warmest years on record have been in the 21st century.”

      And
      http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/2016-44th-annual-iditarod-march-5-snow-shortage-alaska/55735568

      A string of record warm years with last year ‘more than a record; it is “extreme,” ‘

      A extreme cold event does not remove the evidence of recent warmth in Alaska or give any assurance the future is not warm or warmer or that the race is always going to continue.

      • RAH says:

        Extreme exaggeration of the import of a few warm years just makes you look foolish. Especially when the three year “record” includes a year with a “super El Nino” right in the middle.

      • Gerald Machnee says:

        Griff:
        That is not what the Alaskans say.
        That is a NASA/NOAA report. Enuff said. Tell me what they have done to the 1930’s record for the USA.

      • rw says:

        Is Fairbanks no longer in Alaska? Or has March 2017 been declared part of 2016? If not, then I don’t see how your ‘facts’ refute this post. (I suspect they won’t impress anyone in Fairbanks at this time.)

  2. Ben Vorlich says:

    Steve,
    Only yesterday I read about the terminal decline in the Baffin Island Ice Cap so when I came across this article today I was expecting pictures with snow and ice all around as these pictures were taken in the early 20th century, even the ones taken in summer. However many, even those on Baffin Island, show little or no snow and ice.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4345830/Images-Inuits-eking-living-frozen-wastelands.html

  3. eliza says:

    Trump has not drained the swamp. Needs to be much much more stronger re stupid GOPs left.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Eliza,

      Trump has no one backing him up but us. So get on the phone and chew some RINO/DemonRat ASS.

      Demand RINO Ryan get replaced as Speaker of the House if he can’t even get the healthcare repeal bill through a REPUBLICAN house when the GOP has promised us they would repeal it for the last six years. The GOP has ZERO EXCUSE. They had Republicans 237 seats vs. Democrats 193 seats. They had SIX YEARS to write the darn bill. It should have been ready to pass on January 23, 2017.

      Don’t blame Trump for the Uniparty backstabbers in the GOP. WE voted for them and it is up to us to control the SOBs.

      • RAH says:

        I just watched some election night videos to cheer me up. As I did I thought about what has happened. The fact is that when Obamacare crashes it won’t be just the Democrats that look bad but the Republicans that opposed this bill will probably be in for some backlash.

        • Gail Combs says:

          It is just about recess. I expect some Republicans will be feeling that backlash right quick.

          Small business owners and their employees are NOT going to be happy with continuing Obummercare and no relief. Small firms with fewer than 100 workers employed 34.3 percent of US workers and create 63 percent of the net new jobs. Many of these are Trump supporters. Those are the people who are going to be screaming at their representatives.

          • SxyxS says:

            The destruction of the middle class=small firms/business is the terminal goal,
            so that everything can be produced and controlled by big corporatiind.
            That’s what obamacare is all about.

            Same thing happened when Obama ‘saved and ‘regulated’ the banks.
            The gave billions to the big ones(while the small ones paid the bill)
            and the regulations were created that way that small banks were regulated to death.

            According to an Zero Hedge article a few years ago:Before banking crisis the big banks controlled >35% of money suplly in the usa,
            just few years after the crisis they controlled
            more than 50%.
            Usually after such a huge crisis one may think their 35%
            share should shrink by 50% and drop below
            17.5%,
            instead it grew by 50%.

      • Robertv says:

        Obamacare Lives To Die Of Natural Causes

        https://youtu.be/DTZ1lzI3Sek

      • McLovin' says:

        Not so. He has Vlad.

  4. HL Mencken says:

    Steve,
    How quickly this conversation drifted away from the subject of your post. I wish your regulars would refrain from wandering into non sequitur. It is up to you to enforce
    the rules of order. The failure of the House to pass the GOP health care bill yesterday has little or nothing to do with the March cold spell in Fairbanks.
    HL

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