IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 09 January 2017

Few Fairbanks Days Warmer

Posted: 09 Jan 2017 05:32 AM

When it gets cold in Iowa, it seems common to compare our temperatures with a location that is always assumed to be very cold, like Alaska. The large scale weather patterns are such that when it gets very cold in Iowa, it is often not relatively cold in Alaska. The featured chart displays the daily differences in high and low temperature for Ames with Fairbanks, AK. Just a few days during our recent few weeks has Fairbanks been warmer, while most days are significantly colder with an average difference around 35 degrees! So if somebody suggests that you move to Alaska to experience warmer weather, you will want to make the move a very brief one or find a warmer part of the state than Fairbanks.

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