Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

October Weather

October Weather

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

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 Notes

September Weather Notes

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
July Weather

July Weather

Posted: July 7, 2021| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

The height of summer has arrived, when hazy, lazy days can be counted on, and the weather slips into the familiar mode of “hazy, hot, and humid”.  Though the sun reached its maximum in June, it takes a while for the land and water to warm up, thus the warmest… Read More
April Weather

April Weather

Posted: March 31, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather

You could say that April is a case of the “heart is willing, but the weather isn’t able”.  We want spring, but the weather’s agenda will not be swayed.  It does include some “spring” interludes as the Sun strengthens, turning a frosty morning into a splendid afternoon.  However, should clouds… Read More
March Weather

March Weather

Posted: March 2, 2021| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

Winter’s reign is at an end, but most years will not see it go quietly.  The sun is as strong as that of September, while the remnants of arctic cold linger across Canada.  Should they collide in just the right fashion with mild spring rains heading north, winter recaptures its… Read More
February Weather

February Weather

Posted: February 1, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

We are now entering the second half of winter, which has a very different character.  There is still a tremendous capacity for snow and cold, so it is not surprising that February holds the record for the snowiest month in many places, as well as the coldest.  Yet the sun… Read More
January Weather

January Weather

Posted: December 31, 2020| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

While the January Thaw may be thought of as a staple of our weather, January rarely fails to deliver the most consistently cold weather of the year. Following the shortest daylight of the year, the lengthening days are hardly enough to off-set the polar region’s continual loss of heat, helping… Read More
December Weather

December Weather

Posted: December 1, 2020| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

The darkest days of the year are not helped by the fact that they are also the cloudiest. This darkness is complete across the arctic regions, and nearly so in the sub-arctic, providing an increasing source of cold air that causes the average  temperatures to drop nearly 15 degrees, and… Read More
November Weather

November Weather

Posted: November 2, 2020| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

November’s beauty is an acquired taste.  After all, it would not be possible to compare it side-by-side with the foliage of October, nor of the post-card scenes of December.  November’s attributes are more subtle as it truly is the transition month between fall and winter.  Only the bronze of beech… Read More