Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

May Weather

May Weather

Posted: May 1, 2022| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

“Thunder in May fills the barn with hay” Visions of flowers and newly green hills bring out a smile as bright as the May sunshine. It marks the destination that makes all the earlier frustrations melt into the blue sky and long, lingering afternoons. However, the actual arrival of May… Read More
April Weather

April Weather

Posted: March 30, 2022| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

Sugar snow.  Poor man’s fertilizer.  Call it what you will, we know that April snow is only as serious as we imagine it to be.  Sure, we may have to shovel it, or drive through it, or wait a little longer to get the baseball field dried out.   But we… Read More
March Weather

March Weather

Posted: March 1, 2022| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

No month has quite the same flair for the dramatic as March.  No doubt the potential for a back-breaking snowstorm is high on the list, yet a sudden shift in the wind, sweeping the clouds away can permit the sun to deliver an encouraging taste of spring.  Stir these ingredients… Read More
February Weather

February Weather

Posted: February 1, 2022| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

What would February be without Ground Hog Day?  We could all use a little encouragement with winter only half over, but the days are noticeably longer, and the sun can usually take  the sting out of the coldest of mornings.  In  general we see more sun this month than in… Read More
January Weather

January Weather

Posted: January 1, 2022| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

Although the winter is less than two weeks old on the calendar when the month starts, the weather has wasted little time in plunging thermometers well below zero, often to their lowest levels of the year. The weather pattern is dominated by frigid arctic air masses that hail from the… Read More
December Weather

December Weather

Posted: November 29, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

Although some winters have already started by the time December roles around, every so often a December arrives without its usual cold and snow. As each day passes, a rather noticeable anticipation builds. December’s reputation for snow and cold is well earned, and even though temperatures might tease us… Read More
November Weather

November Weather

Posted: November 2, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

Finding the silver lining in November’s clouds is a case of numerous opportunities for those who have a willing spirit. Finding the pleasantries and treasures in a month that features the cloudiest weather of the year means acquiring an optimism that is almost unquenchable. If you can, there are plenty… Read More
October Weather

October Weather

Posted: September 29, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

What a frenzied pace October has, rushing to complete some last warm, sunny days, yet moving right along to frosty mornings and perhaps the first fits of snow, often enough to dust the mountain tops while the brilliant foliage lingers below. It seems to mimic our own rush through this… Read More
September Weather

September Weather

Posted: August 28, 2021| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

Summer lingers in August, even though the days grow shorter, but September is not that forgiving. Just when long evenings would be most helpful to complete the summer’s harvest, and stack the wood before chilly mornings and grey afternoons become the rule, night drops its curtain 2 hours earlier by… Read More
August Weather

August Weather

Posted: August 2, 2021| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

Summer continues all the same, and yet somehow it has changed. August is nearly as warm as July, warmer in fact in four years out of every ten. The days are still long, the hills are still green and the lakes are just as inviting as ever. The garden is… Read More