Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

February Weather

February Weather

Posted: January 30, 2019| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

While there are signs hinting at Spring – longer, sunnier days, and warmer afternoons urging the first run of maple sap in the milder sugar woods – the weather does its best to disguise such phantoms of hope.  Permitting a day or two of blue skies and light winds, the… Read More
January Weather

January Weather

Posted: January 8, 2019| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

The month of January is named after the Roman god “Janus”, the two-faced deity, often associated with doors.  Of course we could also apply this to January’s weather, which commands the coldest and snowiest weather most every winter.  Yet within the month is winter’s contradiction, the January thaw.  Though it… Read More
December Weather

December Weather

Posted: December 4, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

More so than any other month during the winter, snow is welcomed by most in December.  Perhaps it is because the cliché of a white Christmas is thrust upon us with every greeting card and every holiday advertisement.  But I suspect there is more to it than that.  Consider the… Read More
November Weather

November Weather

Posted: November 2, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

November was known to the Anglo-Saxons as “winde monathe”, a tribute to the increase of storms this time of year.  Lingering warmth in the southern states and in the oceans, represents a lot of energy and moisture.  Should an early outbreak of cold collide with the warmth, then a major… Read More
October Weather

October Weather

Posted: September 28, 2018| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

Many of us have a sense of denial that creeps over us in October, and often we hope that October will help us with our delusion.  Any frost that comes along to finish off the garden is frequently followed by a spell of warm, gentle weather often referred to as… Read More
September Weather

September Weather

Posted: August 28, 2018| Categories: Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

Mornings that are misty and cool, afternoon’s that enjoy a deep blue sky swept clean of the summer’s haze by a fresh breeze, each signaling the arrival of September.  The longer nights give the atmosphere a chance to lose a bit more heat, and the cooler, heavier air drifts down… Read More
August Weather

August Weather

Posted: July 31, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

Even as the summer becomes more entrenched over the region, the signs are there that summer’s glory will not last much longer.  Is that a reason to dampen summer plans?  Hardly!  In so many ways there is a full half of summer yet to go, with temperatures averaging as warm… Read More
July Weather

July Weather

Posted: June 28, 2018| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

The rewards of summer are handed out each July, which maintains the warmest weather of the year.  Sure, June can crank up the heat and humidity, and August occasionally is hotter than July.  But if you are looking for consistency then look no farther than the hazy, blue-green hills, and… Read More
June Weather

June Weather

Posted: May 30, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

I find it curious how June is romanticized, as though it had some exemption to the usual chaos that characterizes our weather.  Like much we find in legend and lore, a single, ideal day becomes memory, and then blends into expectation, and finally blossoms into reputation.  June is certainly capable… Read More
May Weather

May Weather

Posted: April 25, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

True spring weather can be found in the merry month of May, though it can frequently be wedged between a frosty, or even snowy reminder of the winter past, and a generously warm preview of summer.  As the storm track retreats north into Canada, our weather is punctuated by weather… Read More