Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

September Weather

September Weather

Posted: August 30, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

The shortening days and growing nights find their balance in September, but the weather scales are still tipped in favor of the warm weather.  The land and ocean store the summer heat, releasing it during the fall, which is why it is so much warmer than March, which gets an… Read More
August Weather

August Weather

Posted: July 27, 2022| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

August appears to enjoy complimenting its green with shades of yellow and brown and gold. The flowers of late summer, dominated by the goldenrod, are primarily in the yellow and gold range. The tawny tassels of corn are dancing in the hot afternoon breeze, and the lawns sear brown when… Read More
July Weather

July Weather

Posted: June 29, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

Summer is most at home in July, the month least likely to see frost or snow. Daylight lingers its longest, the evening sunset within a minute of two of its latest of the year. The days only shorten by a half hour, giving the Sun plenty of time to heat… Read More
June Weather

June Weather

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

“Swallows fly high, clear blue sky. Swallows fly low, prepare for a blow.” Though it is a bit premature to say that summer is in full swing, June certainly has all the elements at its disposal. The longest daylight hours can push thermometers toward that elusive 100 degree mark in… Read More
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