Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

October Weather

October Weather

Posted: September 28, 2018| Categories: Skywatch Almanac Weather, What's Happening

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
April Weather

April Weather

Posted: March 29, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

Spring in April is like a new-born lamb,  just getting to its wobbly legs – one moment bouncing, and the next tumbling and tripping.  The strengthening sun will bounce temperatures into the 60s or 70s.  In a few rare years, thermometers have leapt to 90 degrees.  However, one sharp cold… Read More
March Weather

March Weather

Posted: March 1, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Uncategorized

Most of us do not care for transitions, though there are tempting moments of excitement and hope.  Yet the changes often blind-side us, upsetting the routines that bring us comfort and security.  March’s transitions are volatile, unreliable, so that even the tradition of maple sugaring is at the mercy of… Read More
February Weather

February Weather

Posted: January 31, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

February may have good reason to be the host of winter’s deepest cold and snow, with snow reaching its greatest depth, and the nights still longer than the days, sending thermometers well below zero on clear night.  Yet there are changes in the making.  The biggest difference in the sun… Read More
January Weather

January Weather

Posted: January 2, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

Winter deepens in thought and deed each January, even though there is a noticeable change in the daylight by month’s end.  Average minimum temperatures are near zero, the temperature at which snow begins to squeal and creek underfoot, and daytimes are most often below freezing as well, making January home… Read More