Category: Weather

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
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
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
May Weather

May Weather

Posted: May 3, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Weather

Spring brings more weather varieties in May than in any other month.  There is a swift transition as the gap between late chills and early heat is so narrow.  Mountains retain their last snow, and may even be coated one more time, while the generous sun can send thermometers soaring… Read More
June Weather

June Weather

Posted: June 1, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

June eases from spring to summer, delivering some of the longest, finest days of the year.  Although a dreary day comes in now and again, much of the weather has become a local affair.  Showers and thunderstorms skip about to soak one farm, and leave another bone-dry.  But leading the… Read More
May Weather

May Weather

Posted: May 1, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather, What's Happening

May is nearly as busy as April in the variety of weather gyrations to be expected. Most Mays record at least a few snowflakes, and about every 5 to 10 years some accumulating snow. Likewise, temperatures approaching 90 occur once or twice in a decade. Most of the time… Read More
April Weather

April Weather

Posted: March 30, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

No other month has contributed so richly to New England’s reputation for changeable weather as has April.  With the strength of the sunshine now equaling that of August, and the lingering cold refrigerated by the ice and snow near Hudson Bay, just about anything is possible.  This balancing act almost… Read More
March Weather

March Weather

Posted: March 4, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather, 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