Dry winter

Mar. 3rd, 2016 03:42 pm
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FAIRBANKS — The 2015-16 winter in Fairbanks was the driest ever recorded, and it wasn’t even close.

Technically, astronomical winter still reigns for another 18 days, but meteorologists measure winter’s length differently. Meteorological winter in the northern hemisphere runs from the beginning of December through the last day of February.

Even with the extra day of Feb. 29, the winter in Fairbanks was by far the driest since precipitation recording began 105 years ago. 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.

Nearly all of the snow accumulation in Fairbanks this year came prior to meteorological winter. Between September and November Fairbanks received near-record snowfall, and yet total snowfall accumulation by March 1 is slightly below normal.

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

Not only has the 2015-16 winter been “remarkably” dry, according to the National Weather Service office in Fairbanks, it’s also been exceptionally warm. 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.

On average, Fairbanks experiences 25 days at or colder than 30-below during each cold season. This year there were none. That doesn’t necessarily mean there won’t be any. March, on average, has two days where temperatures fall to 30-below. However, meteorologists with the National Weather Service are forecasting above normal temperatures in March. They’re also forecasting below normal precipitation.

Fairbanks wasn’t the only part of Alaska to experience a wild winter. Barrow, King Salmon and Sitka experienced the warmest winters on record. Juneau and Anchorage, which was notably forced to take snow by train from Fairbanks for the Iditarod, experienced its second warmest winter on record.

Wow. A bunch of the snow has melted from the warm temps and some of the sidewalks are bare! It's just fine with me if it doesn't reach -30. :P It's kind of amusing we had to send snow to Anchorage haha

Sig Hansen, one of my favorite Deadliest Catch captains, had a heart attack while filming for the show. He passed out and when he woke back up, he wanted to keep fishing LOL. He was airlifted to Anchorage. I'm glad he's doing ok, I was so worried when I saw the headline on Facebook!

6. Something in school you really liked doing that everyone else bitched over )

Today's trivia: The American secret service tried to spike Hitler's carrots with female hormones to change him into a woman

Yay survey

Nov. 12th, 2008 11:39 am
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When was the last time you thought about the person you liked?: Hmmm...I can like Sig Hansen from Deadliest Catch right? Hehe
How did thinking about them make you feel?: *grins*
So there's music playing right? What is it?: "Majesty"-Gamma Ray
How hot do you like your showers?: Hottish
Who was the last person that sent you an actual letter? Like in the MAIL?: Uhhh..Kathryn??
Have you ever sniffed nail polish remover?: *shrugs*
Do you know anyone who's tried to kill themselves?: Umm
Can you stand country western music?: Ugh haha..but still part of me has to like it cause I grew up in Texas :P
Have you ever wanted to set the whole world on fire?: And with these wings we'll set the world on fire, you and I, the lie of lies!
Do you think we should kick Miley Cyrus off the planet?: Heh..how about all the way to Pluto?
DoEs It BoThEr YoU WheN PeOpLZZzzZ tALk LyK thiSS?!?: Ugh yes
Last alcoholic beverage?: A sip of beer..ewww haha
Do you wear socks to sleep?: No
Where did your last kiss take place?: I haven't kissed anyone romantically
Republican or Democrat?: I voted all Democrats in the last election haha
Does it turn you on when people bite your lower lip while kissing?:
Have you ever ridden a horse?: Yeah
Do you text like a ridiculous amount?: No
Define the word fuck without using the word sex, or mad, etc.: Uh why?
Do you like sending hate mail?: I don't send hate mail
Mac or PC?: Both?
Do you know anyone with a pet hedgehog?: No
What's your lucky number?: 16
Do you believe in luck?: Hmm
Biggest fear?: Public speaking, etc
Where do you go/want to go to college?: Hmm
What's the most played song in your iTunes?: "The Devil and the Savant"-Edguy and "Never Ever"-HammerFall
Have you ever been out of the country?: Yeah
Last person you told that you loved them?: Mom
What's your favorite animal?: Cats
Is emo annoying?: Ugh
Have you ever blown out a pair of headphones?: I've listened to them so much it didn't really work great..
Do you post bulletins about people without saying their name?: I don't post bulletins about people
Favorite season?: Summer
What's your favorite cereal then?: Cheerios
Ever lied about your age on the internet?: Yeah
Have you ever read a whole book in one day?: Uh
What do you hate to be called?: Hmm
You miss summer, right?: WARMTH AND TRAVELING AAAAH
Missing anyone?: Hmm
Do you like burt's bees?: *shrugs*
Do you get along with your mom?: Not always
What about your dad?: Not always
Do you like lamb?: Hmm
When was the last time you had your nails done?: Never professionally?

this is sig hansen hehe. YAY NORWEGIANESS )

Today's stupidest quote: For best results, start with clean bathtub before use (on a bottle of bathtub cleaner)

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