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Published On: Tue, Oct 6th, 2015

Record September snow in Alaska continues cold 2015 trend

September 2015 turned out to be a record breaking month for weather in both Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska. With heavy snowfall burying the interior, and flood-inducing rains, 11.2 inches of snow blanketed Fairbanks International Airport to close out the month.

2015 already proved to be a record shattering year for snow. Massachusetts broke multiple records and caused misery for drivers, homeowners and insurers. February was the snowiest month in Boston since 1872, with 64.8 inches of the white stuff. New records were also set for the snowiest 30-day period, with 94.4 inches between January 24th and February 22nd, and the all-time snowiest winter at 110.6 inches set shortly thereafter.

“Ice dams” quickly became the dominant topic of conversation at work, home and in the news.

Alaska stated off October with thousands of citizens without electricity and crazy weather forecast ahead.

Mountain passes in Colorado were seeing snow halfway through September and the Sierras in central California are under winter weather advisories with up to six inches of snow possible in some spots as the early winter details have began running on reports.

“The polar jet stream has taken a sharp southward plunge over Alaska, the northeast Pacific Ocean and western Canada, locking in a chilly, wet pattern over our 49th state…This is quite a sharp turnaround. The first eight months of 2015 were the second warmest such period in Alaska on record, topped only by 1981,” new data shows.

A bit of a turn around from the global warming alarmists, screaming doom and gloom during the warmer months.

Even weather.com sends mixed messages with reports that “first five months of 2015 topped the warmest such period on record for the globe” sharply contrasting their earlier statement that “February 2015 ranked as one of the coldest Februaries on record for many major cities.” Reading too much into the weather? Likely.

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Public domain image/Wikimedia Commons

 

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